Watch: Obama Offers Serious Take on Puzzling Nature of Navy UFO Encounters

By Tim Binnall

In an intriguing turn of events, former President Barack Obama recently talked about the UFO phenomenon during an interview and, differing starkly from similar instances in the past, offered a serious assessment of the situation. The interesting exchange, which can be seen above, occurred this past Monday night when he appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. During the segment, bandleader Reggie Watts asked him about the simmering story surrounding Navy pilots spotting unidentified aerial phenomena and, undoubtedly echoing the thoughts of so many people who have been following these latest events, how it might be connected to aliens.

Responding to the extraterrestrial aspect of Watts' question, Obama initially made the obvious joke that "there's some things I just can't tell you on air." He then said that, upon taking office, he had actually asked if there was "a lab somewhere where we're keeping the alien specimens and spaceship" and he was told that was not the case. The anecdote elicited laughs from the hosts and the audience, but then the former president's demeanor changed and he said "but what is true, and I'm actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don't know exactly what they are."

Regarding these UAPs, he said, "we can't explain how they move, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so I think that people still take seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is." While Obama's answer to the question did not exactly provide any new insight into the phenomenon, what's noteworthy is that his response to the question was markedly different from previous media appearances wherein he largely treated it as a joke. This refreshing change in tone from the former president is in keeping with the overall seriousness which has been afforded the subject over the last few years and, one hopes, a promising sign of things to come when it comes to getting to the bottom of the mystery.

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