It should soon be easier for US pilots to report UFOs. Image Credit: US Air Force
Senior officials are putting together new guidelines to help pilots and other personnel report UFO sightings.
Recently it emerged that between 2007 and 2012 the Pentagon had been involved in a secretive $22M project known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program which was set up to investigate credible sightings of unidentified flying objects over US air space.
Among these were reports by US military pilots of unknown objects traveling at impossible speeds without any visible means of propulsion, or hovering without any apparent means of lift.
Now it appears as though the process of reporting a UFO is about to become a little bit easier as evidenced by the upcoming introduction of a new formal reporting process.
"There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years," a spokesman told Politico
"For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [US Air Force] takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report. As part of this effort, the Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities."
"A new message to the fleet that will detail the steps for reporting is in draft."
Exactly what this means for the investigation of military UFO sightings remains unclear, but at least more pilots will be likely to come forward if they've seen something.
"Right now, we have situation in which UFOs and UAPs are treated as anomalies to be ignored rather than anomalies to be explored," said former Pentagon intelligence official Chris Mellon.
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