UPDATED 10:03 AM PT – Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Former top Pentagon officials and current lawmakers are calling for the government to release their latest information on UFOs. In recent months, requests for declassifying information regarding UFOs have grown increasingly louder. This comes as research from former top Department of Defense officials, including Luis Elizondo and Christopher Mellon, is finally coming to light.
Elizondo ran the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program for nine years until resigning in 2017 over the department’s lack of enthusiasm for probing UFOs. However, he did manage to strongarm officials into releasing videos that uncovered Navy pilots encountering flying objects taking on the shapes of Tic Tacs, which resembled cubes within spheres and triangles.
Mellon, who served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense for Intelligence during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, helped get the footage to the public by leaking the video to the press back in 2017.
Great chat. Airs tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/kabmRVqY3N
— Christopher K. Mellon (@ChristopherKMe4) May 4, 2021
Sightings like these caught the attention of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who is now leading the charge on Capitol Hill in order to obtain a detailed assessment of what we know about UFOs.
Rubio, while still chairing the Senate Intelligence Committee, called on the Pentagon and Director of National Intelligence in December to release a declassified report on the subject. He was also successful in convincing President Donald Trump to agree to a provision, ordering the release of the report in the $2.3 trillion appropriations bill for 2021.
Rubio aims to shake off the stigma surrounding UFOs and extraterrestrial life forms. He hopes, instead, it will start being treated as a serious threat to national security. The Pentagon and DNI are expected to present the declassified report on UFO sightings to Congress next month.