Pentagon is forming new group to research UFOs

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The US Department of Defense is forming a new group to investigate UFO sightings in limited airspace.

The group’s formation came after a report by the Director of National Intelligence, with the US Navy, aimed to investigate more than 140 UFO sightings in restricted US military airspace since 2004.

According to this ReutersThe new group will be called the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group and will be overseen by officials from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Joint Staff, and the Director of National Intelligence.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks released a statement explaining that the presence of UFOs and unidentified weather phenomena in limited military airspace is potentially dangerous to aircrew and threatens US national security.

While UFOs are typically associated with extraterrestrials, by definition they are simply unidentified flying objects. As drones and other drones continue to spread into arsenals around the world, there could be any number of ground-based UFOs that enter US airspace.

Videos of sighted objects turned out to show shocking levels of technological advancement, such as the ability to move without observable propulsion or accelerate faster than any known aircraft. Some skeptics have suggested that the seemingly inexplicable movements were actually caused by light tricks or camera angles.

The US government has frequently used UFO/UAP stories to discredit, distract and obscure its own actions. Most famously, in 1997 the CIA acknowledged that many of the UFO sightings reported in the 1950s and 1960s were actually citizens seeing the U-2 and SR-71 high-altitude spy planes. The CIA and the US Air Force published fake news, deliberately misleading the public, by linking the sightings to temperature changes and ice crystals, rather than revealing their top-secret drone program.

Unfortunately, the agency report that created the new group offered few explanations for the new phenomenon that seemed to energize UFO watchers.

The new observation group will replace the U.S. Navy’s Unidentified Air Incidents Task Force, established to detect, identify, classify objects and assess and mitigate the threats they pose.

The group will primarily monitor “special use” airspace, including ongoing military operations, fire rangers and other restricted areas for national security uses.