As we anxiously await a mandated report to Congress from the Pentagon on what it knows about UFOs, a former Navy Pilot says that he and his fellow pilots encountered UFOs on almost a daily basis.
During an unprecedented recent interview on 60 minutes, Ryan Graves recounted for a national television audience his history with unidentified aerial phenomena — UAPs, better known as UFOs. While he seemed composed and nonchalant about it, he told the host that such encounters had become routine.
“Every day,” Graves said, in response to a question of how often he or his fellow airman had encounters with UAPs. “Every day for at least a couple years.”
The retired lieutenant’s matter-of-fact remark stopped “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker, who cut in: “Wait a minute. Every day for a couple of years?”
“Mhmm,” Graves replied.
Graves’ statements come ahead of the long-anticipated report to Congress from the Department of Defense that required the Pentagon to make public everything the government knows about UFOs.
The report, which will be released sometime in June, was mandated by an obscure provision in last year’s $2.3 trillion appropriations bill and requires that the director of national intelligence to work with the secretary of defense on a “detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence” gathered by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI.
As we reported earlier in these pages, former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe hinted back in March that the report would be big. Since then, other officials have said it would probably be an interim report with more to come in the months that follow.
During the same “60 Minutes” interview, Luis Elizondo, a former senior intelligence officer and a go-to UAP spokesperson told Whitaker that an unknown object tooling around US airspace unidentified should be considered a national security risk.
“I’m not telling you that it doesn’t sound wacky,” Elizondo said. “What I’m telling you is it’s real. The question is, what is it? What are its intentions? What are its capabilities?”
Sometimes, there are simple explanations for the objects, he said; but sometimes there aren’t.
Of greatest concern to Elizondo are those sightings that intelligence experts can confidently say are not drones, balloons, or space junk but show signs of novel technology.
“Ultimately, when you have exhausted all those what-ifs, and you’re still left with the fact that this is in our airspace and it’s real, that’s when it becomes compelling, and that’s when it becomes problematic,” Elizondo said.
Another former Naval Officer, Sean Cahil, retired US Navy Chief Master-at-Arm appeared on the May 10 broadcast of CNN’s Prime Time. He reiterated Elizondo’s concerns to a disbelieving Chris Cuomo.
Cahil told Cuomo, referring to the leaked Navy footage and his own personal experiences, “what we saw and what has been described by Mr. Elizondo outstrips our arsenal by at least 100 to 1000 years at the moment.”
He went on to tell a still incredulous Cuomo that the report will likely reveal, “something unexplained that we have not identified yet. I hesitate to speculate on the source, but what I have seen, I do not believe is present in any arsenal of human technology at this time.” Concluding, “We do not know what this is, but it’s out there, and it’s going to take all of us to figure it out together.”
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