FAA Couldn’t Confirm UFOs
Last month, we told you about retired Navy officer Ryan Graves’ encounter with what could have been alien aircraft.
Beginning in 2015, Graves and other members of his F/A-18 fighter squadron reported seeing what they thought were UFOs nearly every day in the restricted area southeast of Virginia Beach. Unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, is how the military refers to these craft.
Despite not always being able to explain such instances, the Federal Aviation Administration has consistently ignored them. Now it appears that NASA is attempting to investigate UFOs or UAPs.
NASA is Interested
According to CNN, NASA’s new administrator plans to spend his first month in office researching unidentified flying objects. In an interview with CNN, Bill Nelson, a former Florida senator and astronaut, claimed that no one knows what the high-speed objects seen by Navy pilots are, but he does not believe they are evidence of extraterrestrials approaching Earth.
If such were the case, Bill Nelson, a former Florida senator and astronaut, remarked, “I think I would know.”
“We don’t know if it’s from another planet. We’re not sure if it’s a threat. We’re not sure if it’s an optical illusion. Because of the qualities stated by the Navy jet pilots, we don’t believe it’s an optical phenomenon… So, in a nutshell, we’d like to know.”
Nelson’s declaration comes as the country waits for the Pentagon to disclose the much-anticipated unclassified intelligence report on the mystery UFO. That study is likely to be released on June 25 and will provide more concrete conclusions about UFOs.
As a result, the news, conjecture, and hot takes around the possibility of alien visitation have been busy in recent weeks. One NASA scientist, for example, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that the agency should treat UFOs with the same seriousness as Mars exploration.
China Military Comes in Play with AI
Artificial intelligence is being used by China’s military to investigate UFO encounters.
According to The South China Morning Post, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is looking into what it calls “unidentified air circumstances.” China’s version of the US military’s “unidentified aerial phenomena” appears to resemble this.
In a 2019 report to China’s top information technology scientists obtained by the South China Morning Post, Chen Li, a researcher with China’s Air Force Early Warning Academy, said, “The frequent occurrence of unidentified air conditions in recent years… brings severe challenges to our country’s air defence security.”
Despite the fact that this is likely to inspire even greater conjecture about extraterrestrial visitation, many Chinese academics and officials feel that the majority — if not all — of UFO sightings are either man-made or natural. Their American colleagues, on the other hand, are warming to the idea that it could be aliens.