The US government seems to be very interested in the sightings. Image Credit: US Navy
Three more senators have reportedly been briefed this week on Navy pilots encountering unidentified objects.
In a recent interview for ABC News, US President Donald Trump told George Stephanopoulos that he had been personally briefed on the matter of US Navy pilots reporting sightings of UFOs.
Now it turns out that three US senators including Sen. Mark Warner - vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee - received a similar briefing on Wednesday.
"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," Warner's spokesperson said in a statement.
Interest in UFOs has been on the rise ever since it was revealed that the Pentagon had been running the secretive Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) from 2007 to 2012.
The program was initiated by then US Senator Harry Reid - himself a vocal proponent of UFOs.
More recently, the revelation that multiple US Navy pilots have witnessed unidentified objects flying at impossible speeds - coupled with the US Navy's move to standardize UFO reporting - seems to indicate that UFOs are something that the US government is taking very seriously.
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