They don’t try to communicate and they don’t react when we try to talk to them. They diverge when we get too close. They move most likely what is known in this world, and violate the laws of physics. At least 11 times they nearly collided with U.S. warplanes. And we have no idea what a UFO is, now known as Unidentified Air Phenomena (UAP).
Representatives of the military recently told a subcommittee of the House Intelligence Committee that fast-moving objects enter U.S. airspace and are regularly documented by experienced civilian and military pilots.
Now that the government has acknowledged that strange things are indeed happening in the sky, the stigma that once attached itself to those who spoke candidly about UAP surveillance is gone. The UAP task force database, a directory of military and civilian pilot observations, has grown from 144 cases registered last June to about 400 reports now.
What do we know? There is no evidence that it is extra- or in-dimensional spacecraft or machines or anything that indicates intelligence. They may be something “natural” for this planet that we just have never encountered before. Pentagon officials are not prepared to call these objects extraterrestrial or evidence of alien visits.
But what do we not know? In an unusual manifestation of bipartisan cooperation, members of both sides pushed the Pentagon leadership to be closer. The intelligence services are fighting over how much they should share with the American people. It would be counterproductive to hide from citizens something as important as visiting aliens, for fear of how we will react.
And what do we know about what we don’t know? It makes no sense to assume that UAPs are hostile, even if they pose a potential threat to national security. And even if they are “alien”, they can do their best not to violate their version of the Basic Directive, not to hinder the development of lower species, and will not communicate with us until we become more developed.
Now that we know that UAPs move across the sky and make 90-degree turns and dive into the ocean rather than pop up, let’s find out what they are. Perhaps working in tandem with our military allies and gaining access to the intelligence gathered by each nation would give us a clearer idea of what humanity is dealing with.