The U̳F̳O̳s that fly over warships and are reported by American pilots may be of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ origin, the head of US intelligence said.
Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence (DNI), which oversees all 16 US spy agencies, including the FBI and CIA, spoke at the Our Future in Space event at Washington’s National Cathedral.
Haynes was asked about U̳F̳O̳s, which have become a major topic of national security debate in the United States after they have been classified as conspiracy theories for years.
A stunning U̳F̳O̳ Task Force report released by the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ over the summer acknowledged the existence of unexplained encounters between the US military and mysterious targets.
And although in the report, which analyzed 144 observations, there was no unambiguous statement about a possible connection with a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s, he did not rule out other options, including a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s.
At an event where she spoke alongside NASA chief Bill Nelson, leading pundit Professor Avi Loeb and billionaire Jeff Bezos, Haynes appears to have opened the door even further to possible a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ communication.
And she acknowledged that there are things about these strange encounters that the intelligence community just doesn’t understand, highlighting the need for more investigations.
“The main issues that concern Congress and others are flight safety and counterintelligence issues,” she said at the forum.
The question always remains: “Is there something else that we simply do not understand, that can come from outside – e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳?” – she said.
“We are confident that we will not be able to explain each of these U̳F̳O̳ reports with earthly reasons because, frankly, we are not able to understand everything.”
“We need to better gather useful information from the various sensors available to us. And we need to deepen our analysis in these areas.”