America’s Top Spy Chief Talks Aliens, Possible UFO Encounters

by Clayton Edwards

Americans have been seeing UFOs for decades. In fact, some say that we started seeing them right after we dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and our nuclear capabilities drew the attention of extraterrestrial civilizations.

Kenneth Arnold, a pilot, spotted the first flying saucers in June of 1947. He reported seeing objects like saucers flying over water. The infamous Roswell Incident took place in July of that year. These sightings sparked a debate that still rages to this day. People on one side of the debate claim that intelligent beings from another planet pilot the unidentified crafts. However, those on the other side of the debate are ready with a long list of ways to explain away any alien involvement. For decades, the United States government has been on that side of the debate. Now, however, it looks like things are slowly changing.

America’s Top Spy Speaks on UFOs

Avril Haines, America’s Director of National Intelligence is someone who is taking the UFO phenomenon seriously. Recently, she spoke at an event in Washington called Our Future in Space, according to The Sun. During her talk, someone asked her about the unidentified crafts reported by US service members.

In part of her answer, Haines said, “Always there’s also the question of ‘is there something else that we simply do not understand, which might come extraterrestrially?”

Haines noted the need for better reporting structures for the UFO phenomenon. This way, the intelligence community can get a better grasp of what the crafts are and what threat they might pose to America and its military.

About this, Haines said that the US intelligence community needs to “get better” at collecting and integrating data surrounding UFO sightings. Furthermore, she noted the need to “deepen” their analysis of the sightings and what they could mean.

The US Military and Unidentified Crafts

In recent years, members of the United States military have reported encounters with UFOs. However, their reports go beyond blurry photos that officials can just wave away. In several cases, they’ve captured images and video of unidentified crafts on instruments from planes and ships. For instance, a few years ago, a pilot recorded the infamous “tic-tac” craft. Additionally, there was the “rubber duck” craft in the Southwestern US. Also, many members of the Navy have reported strange crafts buzzing American ships at sea.

What This Means for UFO Research

Many people who spoke out about UFO sightings in the past were maligned. To many, those people are just “crazy” or “making things up.” It’s a running joke in the Ufology community that seeing an identified craft can ruin your life. With the government’s top spy alluding to the possibility of aliens existing, this stigma may start to fade over time.

The truth is out there, and it seems that we’re one step closer to finding it.