Just Don’t Call Them UFOs
The U.S. military wants pilots to report strange sightings in the sky, but doesn't want any of the stigma that comes with it
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April 27, 2019 - by MARINA KOREN for theatlantic.com
The U.S. military wants pilots to report strange sightings in the sky, but doesn't want any of the stigma that comes with it.
Pilots are about to receive a new memo from management: If you encounter an unidentified flying object while on the job, please tell us.
The U.S. Navy is drafting new rules for reporting such sightings, according to a recent story from Politico. Apparently, enough incidents have occurred in "various military-controlled ranges and designated airspace" in recent years to prompt military officials to establish a formal system to collect and analyze the unexplained phenomena.
Members of Congress and their staff have even started asking about the claims, and Navy officials and pilots have responded with formal briefings.
In some cases, pilots—many of whom are engineers and academy graduates—claimed to observe small spherical objects flying in formation. Others say they've seen white, Tic Tac-shaped vehicles. Aside from drones, all engines rely on burning fuel to generate power, but these vehicles all had no air intake, no wind and no exhaust...