Navy Adds UFO Reporting Guidelines

06 May 2019

OSR blog post

The United States Navy has added guidelines for reporting UFOs. Read on to learn more about these new guidelines.

Hundreds of sightings of unidentified flying objects have prompted the United States Navy to put in place procedures and guidelines for reporting. After years of complaints from senior officials, the Navy has taken a serious step toward UFO identification. Past practice has been to disregard the sightings of mysterious objects. However, those decisions may reflect a possible weakness in national security.

Navy UFO Reporting

Chris Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence and staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee, stated the following.

“I don’t believe in safety through ignorance,” he said, scolding the intelligence community for lack of “curiosity and courage” and a “failure to react” to a strong pattern of sightings. Reports indicate that observations by Navy pilots have increased to levels not previously seen. They are seeing things that currently do not exist in our arsenal of specialized aircraft technology.

In some cases, pilots claim to observe small spherical objects flying in formation. Others say they’ve seen white, Tic Tac-shaped vehicles. Recent videos released show a Navy F18 pilot auto tracking an object below his. His reaction is one of sheer amazement at something traveling right along with him. Looking at the same video, it is interesting to note the lack of exhaust. Aside from drones, all engines rely on burning fuel to generate power. These vehicles show no indication of fuel burning engines.

Previous UFO Government Agency

In 2017, the Pentagon first confirmed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). This government operation launched in 2007 to collect and analyze “anomalous aerospace threats.” The agency covered advanced aircraft fielded by traditional U.S. adversaries. In addition, it looked at commercial drones and possible alien encounters. It generated at least one report. A 490-page volume that described alleged UFO sightings in the United States and numerous foreign countries over multiple decades

Luis Elizondo, a former senior intelligence officer, made the following statement regarding national security.

If I came to you and said, ‘There are these things that can fly over our country with impunity, defying the laws of physics, and within moments could deploy a nuclear device at will,’ that would be a matter of national security,”

He went on to say that the Department of Defense had actually treated pilots unprofessionally in the past. Pilots were told to stand down or dismiss the things that they had seen.

“Despite overwhelming evidence at both the classified and unclassified levels, certain individuals in the [Defense] Department remain staunchly opposed to further research on what could be a tactical threat to our pilots, sailors and soldiers, and perhaps even an existential threat to our national security,” Elizondo stated.

With this new program, the reporting of these objects may warrant further investigation.

Either This Or That

We often think in terms of this or that. For example, if it’s not a secret government spaceship, then it must be aliens. That is where most people go with thoughts of UFOs. However, Elizondo makes the case that more possibilities may exist.

“But, if Mother Nature has taught us one thing, the answer may not be an “either-or” calculus. Some of the other possibilities could include a foreign adversarial technology, a multi-dimensional capability, or even a spatial-temporal aspect that we have yet to discover. And of course, as much as I disagree with the idea, it could have a spiritual/religious relevance. (Elizondo, 2019)

Even though the Navy will begin collecting data, they will not share it with the public. At least that is what they say for now. Public pressure may warrant document release in the coming years. We shall wait and see what they find.