By The Blaze. The U.S. Navy is coming up with new guidelines that will make it easier for pilots and Navy personnel to report sightings of unidentified flying objects. . .
While these new guidelines that encourage reporting of unidentified objects may excite believers in extraterrestrials, they have nothing to do with alien spacecraft sightings. Rather, the Navy is concerned about aircraft it doesn’t know about entering U.S. military airspace.
In a statement to Politico, a spokesperson for the Navy explained, “There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years.”
This is especially problematic now that drones have become popular. In December, a drone entered the airspace of London’s Gatwick airport, causing panic and delays.
Being able to analyze these sightings could help to better detect the presence of hostile aircraft and other “hazards to aviation safety.” These UFO sightings happen often enough, Politico reported, that Navy leadership believes they can no longer be ignored. The Navy told Politico in a statement that it “takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.” (Read more from “The U.S. Navy Is Making It Easier for Its Pilots to Report UFOs” HERE)
Frustrated Pilots Got Navy to Stop Dismissing UFOs
By Daily News Philly. A recent uptick in sightings of unidentified flying objects — or, as the military calls them, “unexplained aerial phenomena” — prompted the U.S. Navy to draft formal procedures for pilots to document encounters, a corrective measure that former officials say is long overdue.
“Since 2014, these intrusions have been happening on a regular basis,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, told the Washington Post on Wednesday. Recently, unidentified aircraft entered military-designated airspace as often as multiple times per month. “We want to get to the bottom of this. We need to determine who’s doing it, where it’s coming from, and what their intent is. We need to try to find ways to prevent it from happening again.” . . .
Luis Elizondo, a former senior intelligence officer, told the Post that the new Navy guidelines formalized the reporting process, facilitating data-driven analysis while removing the stigma from talking about UFOs, calling it “the single greatest decision the Navy has made in decades.” (Read more from “Frustrated Pilots Got Navy to Stop Dismissing UFOs” HERE)