Three more U.S. senators received a classified Pentagon briefing on Wednesday about a series of reported encounters by the Navy with unidentified aircraft. These briefings are reportedly just a small part of a growing number of requests from members of key oversight committees to discuss UFOs.
Among the three briefed on Wednesday was Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who is the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His office confirmed the briefing took place. In a statement, Rachel Cohen, his spokesperson, said that Warner believes it’s important to find out why naval pilots keep running into “unexplained interference in the air”. For everyone’s safety, something needs to be done about it.
“If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Sen. Mark Warner’s spokesperson said.
Ever since the 2017 revelation that the Pentagon had set up a program to study the issue at the request of then-Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), interest in these UFO’s has grown drastically. Multiple current and former sailors and aviators who claim to have encountered highly advanced aircraft have been interviewed by officials. The sightings they experienced appear to defy the laws of aerodynamics.
These encounters, coupled with the growing congressional interest is what has led to the recent decision to update the procedures for pilots and other personnel to report such unexplained sightings. They stated that due to a number of request for information both from Congressional members and staff, as well as officials, there will be new guidelines and regulations surrounding the reporting of strange sightings to aviation safety. Little is know about their involvement in the Wednesday briefings and the service hasn’t offered any comment on them either.
It seems as if everything is being kept under wraps by the government and it’s accompanying organizations, as usual. The chances are though, that information about these secret briefings and meetings will eventually be leaked. With increasing worries about unidentified aerial phenomena, there’s likely to be many more meetings such as these ones. It’s still unclear whether or not there are any leads into understanding where these objects came from and why they were in Navy airspace. Will we ever find out what these aircraft are?