The US Department of Defense decided to form a working group to investigate unidentified flying objects encountered by Air Force pilots, CNN reported citing sources in the military department.
“Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist will oversee the working group, which is expected to be officially presented in the coming days,” the channel reports.
CNN recalls that in July, concerns about unidentified flying objects were expressed in the US Congress, where they did not exclude that these objects could be of terrestrial origin and be means of a survey of “potential opponents.”
Over the years after World War II, the United States has formed groups of various levels to study UFOs several times.
At the end of April, the Pentagon published videos on its website that captured “unidentified phenomena.” According to the agency, one of the three unclassified videos of the US Navy was shot in November 2004, the other two in January 2015. All of them in 2007 and 2017 hit the Internet without Pentagon approval, their authenticity was recognized in the Navy. Later, the military published several reports in which pilots talk about meetings with UFOs that occurred from June 27, 2013, to February 13, 2019.
In June, US President Donald Trump said that he knew a lot of exciting things about the alleged UFO crash in New Mexico in 1947 and did not rule out that information about this incident could be declassified. In various sources, the version gained the popularity that the object crashed near the city of Roswell was an extraterrestrial ship, and its pilot was an alien, whom the US government captured and classified. According to the official position of the US Air Force, the object discovered in Roswell was a weather probe used as part of a secret program.