The Pentagon will now make some findings from it’s enigmatic UFO unit public information.
Despite claiming that it had dismantled the program, the unit remains in effect and is overseen by the Office of Naval Intelligence, where peculiar encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles remain under surveillance.
While the Pentagon will not discuss the unit, known as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, it does appear on last month’s Senate committee report outlining next year’s budget for the nation’s intelligence agencies. The report said that the program was “to standardize collection and reporting” on sightings of unexplained aerial vehicles, and was to make some of its findings public every six months.
Acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told a CBS affiliate in Miami that he was primarily focused on unidentified aircrafts over U.S. military bases and finding out who was responsible for it.
However, many officials with intel on the unit, including retired Senate majority leader Harry Reid, are interested in the program in hopes that it will provide evidence of otherworldly vehicles from other worlds.
The Pentagon program’s previous director, Luis Elizondo, is also convinced that objects from unknown origins have crashed on Earth with materials retrieved for study.
No crash artifacts have been publicly made available for independent verification. However, some retrieved objects, such as unusual metallic fragments, were later identified from laboratory studies as man-made.