Pentagon announces launch of new UFO task force to 'very seriously' probe mysterious aircraft

THE Pentagon has launched a new task force responsible for identifying and explaining the origins of UFOs that fly into American airspace.

Defense officials revealed Tuesday that the new group will replace the US Navy’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.

It was created to help officials in Washington gain an understanding and an insight into unidentified aerial phenomena.

The new body is named the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group.

Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense, said the AOIMSG will detect and identify objects in Special Use Airspace (SUA) and assess any potential national security threats.

A Department of Defense statement said: “Incursions by any airborne object into our SUA pose safety of flight and operations security concerns, and may pose national security challenges. 

“DOD takes reports of incursions – by any airborne object, identified or unidentified – very seriously and investigates each one.”

The group will probe whether or not the strange orbs that have been reportedly buzzing the US military are unknown technology from Russia and China or potentially something more alien.

UFOs are now considered an issue of national security – decades after the subject was viewed as a frivolous conspiracy theory.

The UAP Task Force report published by the Pentagon over the summer admitted there have been unexplained encounters between the US military and mystery objects – such as the infamous 2004 TicTac sighting.

The report, which analyzed 144 alleged sightings, did not explicitly spell out a possible alien connection, but couldn't rule the potential hypothesis out.

The current consensus in the science world is that no one can say for sure whether aliens exist.

Avril Haines, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), admitted aspects of strange encounters remain that the intelligence community doesn't understand.

She told the Our Future in Space forum in Washington DC: “The main issues that Congress and others have been concerned about is (the) safety of flight concerns and counterintelligence issues.

"Always there’s also the question of 'is there something else that we simply do not understand, which might come extraterrestrially?”

Haines appeared to slightly hesitate when mentioning the word “extraterrestrially”.

Bill Nelson, the administrator of Nasa, admitted that UFOs could be alien technology from a parallel universe.

He said: I’ve talked to those [military] pilots and they know they saw something, and their radars locked on to it.


“And they don’t know what is. And we don’t know what it is. We hope it’s not an adversary here on Earth that has that kind of technology.”

Air Force captain Robert Salas believes UFOs were delivering a message to humanity when he claimed a giant orb shut down nuclear weapons that were under his control.

The alleged incident happened on March 24 1967 in Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

He told The Sun that he was in charge of ten missiles and when the “object” was in the sky, he lost the weapons due to a “control failure”.

Salas branded the shutdown an “impossible occurrence” as he claimed the Minutemen missiles were operating on independent systems.

The Pentagon dossier said the unexplained aerial sightings could be secret aircraft from China or Russia — or a "non-government" terror group.

Former Ministry of Defence official Nick Pope previously told the Sun: “Whether it's Russia sending drones dangerously close to aircraft carriers or whether it really is something from further away, it is a defense and national security issue and you can’t just dismiss it.”

Republican lawmaker Tim Burchett warned that “something is going on that we can’t handle”.

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