Reporting of UFOs is serious, not science fiction

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It takes courage for a U.S. Navy or Air Force pilot to report a unidentified flying object. UFOs are now termed ‘unexplained aerial phenomena.’ It takes similar courage for a newspaper to say anything about the phenomenon.

I congratulate the Post-Dispatch for having the courage to support new military guidelines for reporting pilot sightings.

It’s an important step for pilot safety and national security. But it’s also a small step to support what’s happening out there. Dozens of civilian unexplained aerial phenomena sightings are reported daily by the Mutual UFO Network and other responsible organizations. And whether these are natural phenomena, advanced aircraft or visitors (Maybe not extraterrestrial? Maybe inter-dimensional? Maybe something else entirely?), this deserves to be calmly and clearly studied.

Date: 2019-05-12T15:00:00-0500
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Date: 2019-05-11 19:11:00
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U.S. Navy drafting new guidelines for reporting UFOs

The Navy isn’t endorsing the idea that its sailors have encountered alien spacecraft ‘ but it also does not want to dismiss strange aerial sightings by credible military personnel. | Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other personnel to report encounters with “unidentified aircraft,” a significant new step in creating a formal process to collect and analyze the unexplained sightings ‘ and destigmatize them.

The previously unreported move is in response to a series of sightings of unknown, highly advanced aircraft intruding on Navy strike groups and other sensitive military formations and facilities, the service says.

Publisher: POLITICO
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Publisher: WIRED
Date: 2019-05-07T13:00:00.000Z
Author: Jay David Bolter
Twitter: @wired
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What The Hell Is Going On With UFOs And The Department Of Defense?

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Publisher: The Drive
Author: Tyler Rogoway
Twitter: @thedrive
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