To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders
Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications
| Last updated
A UFO expert has claimed that the 'clock is ticking' on new revelations that could have worldwide significance.
Nick Pope has explained how a task force, set up by the US government, has shared some findings with its British counterparts.
According to the Metro, Mr Pope claims that sources have told him that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is looking into sightings despite its official position that it has no interest in UFOs.
He told the publication: "There's a momentum building up and there's no smoke without fire. The clock is now ticking on the Senate Intelligence Committee's demand for a report on the UFO phenomenon from the Director of National Intelligence.
"A response is due within 180 days of the enactment of the Covid-19 relief bill, because this bill contained the Intelligence Authorization Act, where the UFO requirement was articulated.
"But the US Department of Defense has known since June of the committee's request, and the US Navy's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force is probably already working on drafting the response, so we may get it sooner than the late June deadline.
"This report, important though it may be, is only one part of a wider process. There's a lot going on and we're going to see some big UFO stories in 2021."
The author, who used to work for the MoD, reckons British officials have had a look at the research from the US already.
He went on to add: "I'm aware that the UAP Task Force has shared some interim findings with the UK and other allies, but I don't know if the MoD has formally engaged with the US on this, or has simply noted the findings.
"Officially, the position of the MoD is that they're no longer interested, and haven't been since UFO investigations were terminated at the end of 2009.
"However, I understand from reliable and well-placed sources that this isn't entirely correct, and that sightings are still being looked at, in the margins of other defence business, with terms like 'UFO' being scrupulously avoided, to try to avoid creating Freedom of Information Act liability.
"In relation to how the military investigates UFOs, radar data is important, but so is measurement and signature analysis. 'This is a key part of the arsenal when it comes to military UFO research, but it's a term unfamiliar to most of the UFO community.
"The UFO phenomenon is global, so no single nation has a monopoly on any of this."
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read