NASA chief Bill Nelson, who took over in May 2021, asked agency researchers to study UFO sightings reported by US Navy pilots over the past two decades. This was announced by CNN TV channel.
“Now that I’m here at NASA, I reached out to our scientists and asked, ‘Could you, from a scientific point of view, conclude what these objects are,” Nelson told CNN’s Rachel Crane in an interview , which the TV channel published on June 4.
“We just want to know what it is – we have to analyze everything that is happening around. And this is what we will try to do, ”he added.
News of UFO sightings emerged in late 2017, when The New York Times and Politico reported that Navy pilots repeatedly spotted strange objects performing maneuvers that were far more sophisticated than what their planes could do.
Later, the US military admitted that it was studying UFO crash sites. They also have at their disposal some anomalous objects, the properties of which are used in advanced technologies. The US Department of Defense created the Aerospace Advanced Threat Identification Program (AATIP) to investigate UFO sightings.
The US government has confirmed it is in possession of the alleged UFO image in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by UFO researcher Anthony Bragaglia more than three years ago. Now, three years later, he has posted an official response on his website.