Sunday, April 18, 2021
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Pentagon officially confirms UFO task force

Posted on Saturday, 15 August, 2020 | Comment icon 18 comments

The UAPTF has now been established. Image Credit: YouTube / Northrop Grumman
The US government has confirmed that it has set up a body dedicated to investigating the UFO phenomenon.
Yesterday we reported that there had been rumors that the Pentagon was going to unveil a new UFO task force and sure enough, less than 24 hours later, this news has been officially confirmed.

Known as The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), the new body was set up by deputy defense secretary David Norquist to bolster existing efforts to investigate the phenomenon under the Office of Naval Intelligence.

An official statement by the Department of Defense reads:

"On Aug. 4, 2020, Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved the establishment of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF).
The Department of the Navy, under the cognizance of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, will lead the UAPTF.

The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.

As DOD has stated previously, the safety of our personnel and the security of our operations are of paramount concern. The Department of Defense and the military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace very seriously and examine each report. This includes examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing."

The official formation of such a body is another step in the right direction and further serves to emphasize that the Pentagon seems to be taking the phenomenon very seriously.

It will certainly be interesting to see what, if anything, UAPTF actually finds.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (18)

Tags: UFO, Pentagon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by SeekTruth on 16 August, 2020, 17:57
They never said some are alien.
Comment icon #10 Posted by khol on 16 August, 2020, 18:08
Granted testimonies are not hard evidence. Without it nothing can be proven conclusively. Its what we need, not interrpretations of something seen...however the multiple reports coming from personell regarding these incidents needs to be considered IMO..  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Raptor Witness on 16 August, 2020, 19:05
You haven’t been paying attention ..... but last stand is the general idea. What happens is, men are recruited as allies ..... on the wrong side. So of course, they must first publicly announce which side they want U.S. to take. Believe it or not, begins with the UFOs.   7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into ... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by jmccr8 on 16 August, 2020, 19:24
Comment icon #13 Posted by DieChecker on 16 August, 2020, 19:30
Presidential Election 78 days. US Presidential Election Trump needs any positive spin he can get. Including convincing nutbar ufo believers there will be Disclosure if he's re-elected. We can assume one third of voters are believers. And likely that crosses political affiliation. If he can pull some Dems, or Independents, away....
Comment icon #14 Posted by SeekTruth on 17 August, 2020, 0:13
I'm utterly unconvinced of your musings.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Trelane on 17 August, 2020, 5:14
There's really nothing mysterious if you understand current analysis and trends of peer to peer and near-peer threats.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Rolci on 23 August, 2020, 1:51
So if these governments have already run all these projects throughout all these decades, is there really a WHOLE LOT they can learn now with new projects? What is there they will find, in your opinion, that NONE of these projects, in ANY of these countries, could find, in ALL THESE YEARS??? They just HAD TO start a new project NOW? I'd love to see a prediction from last year by someone seeing this coming, because it really does make sense doesn't it? It's like it was inevitable, there just had to be a new project into UFOs. Because the  Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program Air For... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by LeonKennedy on 23 August, 2020, 2:13
Better late than never.  Although I'm sure alot of us know this has been probably set up decades ago if not longer. 
Comment icon #18 Posted by khol on 23 August, 2020, 4:14
They have found and concluded in the past there wasnt any national security risk. They will most likely find the same thing with these latest apparrent incursions.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


What happens if you die during a trip to Mars ?
It hasn't happened yet, but it is inevitable that one day, someone will die during a mission in deep space.
Woman is planning to marry a chandelier
Amanda Liberty, who previously had a relationship with a drum kit, now intends to marry a chandelier.
Could we hide the Earth from alien visitors ?
What if it were possible to hide from a hostile alien civilization by 'cloaking' the entire planet ?
SpaceX awarded $2.9bn to build lunar lander
NASA has chosen SpaceX to build the landing vehicle that will carry the next humans onto the lunar surface.
Stories & Experiences
The voice of something not human
11-17-2020 | Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
Shadow figure demon ?
11-14-2020 | USA
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 View: More videos
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 (c) 2001-2021
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ