By Tim Binnall
In a recent interview with Fox News, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe shared insights on the UFO phenomenon and suggested that a forthcoming government report on the subject could contain significant revelations. His intriguing comments were made during a conversation with Maria Bartiromo this past Friday evening. Positing that the former Trump administration official saw "the most intelligence than anybody has seen other than the president," the host noted that the government is required to issue a report on UFOs to the public later this year and asked Ratcliffe if such strange objects have been seen.
Although he chuckled when Bartiromo initially broached the topic, the former DNI offered a serious response, saying that the government has "lots of reports about what we call 'unidentified aerial phenomena.'" He went on to confirm that the government will be issuing a proverbial UFO report in a few months and claimed that he "wanted to get this information out and declassified before I left office," but was unable to pull off such a feat. "Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public," Ratcliffe said, explaining that these reports come from "Navy or Air Force pilots or have been picked up by satellite imagery."
These puzzling objects, he revealed, "engage in actions that are difficult to explain," move in a manner seemingly impossible by our current technology, and "exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom." Ratcliffe revealed that there are "quite a few of those" incidents on record and postulated that information on these cases is "being gathered and will be put out in a way that the American people will see." As for what could be behind these inexplicable sightings, he indicated that "when we see these things, we always look for a plausible explanation," citing weather effects or potential foreign technology, but conceded that "there are instances where we don't have good explanations for what we have seen."
Pressed by Bartiromo for more information on where these objects have been seen, Ratcliffe marveled that "there have been sightings all over the world." Dismissing the notion that such reports come from a solitary witness, he clarified that "usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things." Ultimately, the former DNI mused that "I think it'll be healthy for as much of this information to get out there as possible so that the American people can see some of the things that we've been dealing with." Fortunately, we won't have to wait all that much longer to see what, if anything, gets revealed to the public as the government report on UFOs is set to be released on June 1st.