A respected ex-Senator, former astronaut, and current NASA official says that recent encounters between the US military and UFOs could be contacts with something “otherworldly.”
In a recent frank discussion, NASA administrator Bill Nelson spoke passionately about his agency’s mission to seek out life beyond Earth. In his comments, Nelson pivoted almost immediately to a series of US military encounters with mysterious flying objects, many of which appeared to maneuver in extraordinary ways while in restricted airspace.
According to reporting by The Hill, After speaking with several of the naval aviators who observed the unknown craft, NASA’s chief is convinced that the pilots “saw something, and their radars locked onto it.” Asked to speculate about the nature of the phenomena, Nelson – an Army veteran, former senator, and ex-astronaut – responded, “Who am I to say that planet Earth is the only location of a life form that is civilized and organized like ours?”
As surprising as his answer may be, Nelson is only the latest high-level official to hint that UFOs may have otherworldly explanations.
Asked in June about the military’s recent encounters with mysterious craft, former President Bill Clinton – like Nelson – responded by pondering the vastness of the universe and the high probability of life existing beyond Earth. Similarly, former President Obama speculated about the extraordinary implications if recent incidents did indeed involve otherworldly objects. Of note, Clinton and Obama retain access to top-level intelligence briefings.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Queried about the Navy’s encounters with UFOs, former CIA director John Brennan speculated that the objects might “constitute a different form of life.” Channeling Clinton, Obama, and NASA’s Nelson, Brennan stated that “it’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe.”
In much the same vein, former CIA Director James Woolsey, a longtime UFO skeptic, recently signaled openness to the possibility that such encounters have otherworldly explanations.
John Ratcliffe, former President Trump’s director of national intelligence, is particularly vocal about UFOs.
In a series of interviews, Ratcliffe ruled out secret US technology and cited “high confidence” intelligence assessments to eliminate foreign adversaries as possible explanations for the most compelling UFO encounters. According to the former head of US intelligence, some UFOs exhibit “technologies that we don’t have and, frankly, that we are not capable of defending against.”
Perhaps more importantly, Luis Elizondo, former director of a Pentagon unit that analyzed military encounters with UFOs, has suggested that the most compelling incidents have extraterrestrial explanations. Ditto for Christopher Mellon, the top civilian military intelligence official during the Clinton and second Bush administrations. At the same time, US intelligence analysts are reportedly considering the possibility that recent encounters involved “non-human technology.”