“We Can’t Explain How They Moved”: Barack Obama on the Existence of UFOs

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Barack Obama spoke about unidentified flying objects on The Late Late Show.

Former President Barack Obama joined The Late Late Show earlier this week, where he offered an interesting perspective on (surprisingly frequent) sightings of unidentified flying objects. The interview comes just weeks before the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Defense will present an unclassified report on “unidentified aerial phenomena” to two Congressional committees.

“When I came into office, I asked ‘is there the lab somewhere where we’re keeping the alien specimens and space ship,” Obama joked. “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are. We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is. But I have nothing to report to you today,” he concluded.

Last April, the Pentagon released three videos of “unidentified aerial phenomena.” The footage quickly made the rounds on social media, stoking long-held theories on the existence of aliens, and government knowledge of extraterrestrial life. The release has lead to an impending unprecedented report from the federal government.

In the recent COVID-19 relief and spending bill, a stipulation was added to the Intelligence Authorization Act for the year 2021. The section calls for a report featuring detailed analysis of UFO data and intelligence collected by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, as well as the FBI. The report must also “describe in detail ‘an interagency process for ensuring timely data collection and centralized analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government’ and designate an official responsible for that process.”

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