In the US, the Unidentified Air Phenomena project has been handed over to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security. This information saddened many UFO fans. Most of them express distrust of the military and believe that officials will continue to withhold information, according to NBC.
The creation of a new department is spelled out in the National Defense Act, which was adopted in December 2021 in the United States.
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Ron James, a spokesman for the non-profit Mutual UFO Network, which deals with such phenomena, believes that data on unidentified flying objects will continue to be subject to excessive control by officials.
“This is a subject with a provable history of secrecy, and anything that lacks a new openness about the information is subject to more, possibly inappropriate control,” said MUFON’s Ron James.
“We don’t see that this means new resources will be dedicated to the matter. We believe that considerable resources have always been dedicated to the matter at some level inside deep government and industry.”
Last year, Luis Elizondo – who previously headed up a unit that was responsible for assessing military UFO reports – also expressed his concerns surrounding the move.
“If we want 70 more years of secrecy on this topic, then the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security is the perfect place to put it,” he said.
Recently, public interest in this topic has returned after the appearance of a number of videos taken by US military pilots. In the video, you can see unknown objects that move in the air at ultra-high speed, and also perform unique maneuvers.
Whether this is really alien technology remains to be seen.
“Our national security efforts are based on air supremacy, and these phenomena represent a challenge to our dominance. The United States needs a coordinated effort to control them and understand if these aerial phenomena belong to foreign governments,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.