The new head of NASA Bill Nelson said that reports about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) require serious study. He said this in an interview with Politico, published June 10.
Nelson said that several years ago, as a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, he had access to reports from military pilots who had recorded such phenomena. He also conducted personal interviews with them.
“These pilots were catching them (UFOs. – Ed.) with radar. They followed them and saw that they were moving so fast that it was impossible to believe. So this is a phenomenon that we need to explain,” said the new head of NASA, explaining his mandate to check reports of unidentified phenomena.
Nelson took over the NASA administration on April 30 of this year.
The American edition of The New York Times, citing senior officials on June 4 published a material stating that Washington doubted the extraterrestrial origin of UFOs.
It was specified that the U.S. intelligence community found no evidence that the unidentified flying objects observed by American pilots in recent years, as well as the technology used by them, were alien in nature. At the same time, things were mentioned that could not be explained. In particular, the speed and rapid change of direction of some objects.
Earlier, on May 21, the U.S. defense department officially confirmed that the video with UFOs published by the American documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell was authentic. The Pentagon said that the material will be reviewed by the agency’s task force on unidentified aerial phenomena, which was created last year to “obtain information about the nature and origin” of such objects.