A series of unidentified aircraft sightings has led to the drafting of new guidelines for military personal to report their encounters, according to Politico.
Highly advanced aircraft have interrupted the U.S. Navy’s activities by entering their airspace, posing possible risks to military personal, the service has said. And according to former Pentagon officials, the Navy can longer ignore the piling amount of sightings, pushing them to acknowledge and investigate the unidentified aircraft.
“As part of this effort, the Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities,” reads the statement sent to Politico. “A new message to the fleet that will detail the steps for reporting is in draft.”
The letter read that sightings of unidentified flying objects have increased. In the past two years, a video of an “unidentified aerial phenomenon,” or a UAP, captured by the Navy, was been released by the Department of Defense.
Can No Longer Be Ignored
Chris Mellon is a former Pentagon intelligence official. He told Politico that the introduction of a formal system for reporting UAP would be a significant change.
“Right now, we have situation in which UFOs and UAPs are treated as anomalies to be ignored rather than anomalies to be explored,” he told Politico. “We have systems that exclude that information and dump it.”
Another former Pentagon official, Luis Elizondo, said that after he retired, the Pentagon grew indifferent of the UFO sightings. Elizondo was also the head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP): the now-dissolved UFO Research office of the Pentagon.
“If you are in a busy airport and see something, you are supposed to say something,” Elizondo told Politico. “With our own military members, it is kind of the opposite: ‘If you do see something, don’t say something.'”
Elizondo is now the Director of Global Security & Special Programs at To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science. The Academy has uploaded various video they obtained from the Department of Defense.
Their most recent upload is of an unidentified aircraft that is “boxed” by a fighter jet.