A landmark report detailing exactly what the US government and military knows about UFOs will be made public imminently.
The US Congress passed legislation in December mandating the Department of Defence and the National Intelligence Director to produce a report about ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ within six months.
That deadline is reached today, with those around the world who believe the truth is out there now eagerly awaiting its contents.
Former president Barack Obama hinted at the significance of the report during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden last month.
“What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t exactly know what they are,” Mr Obama said.
“We can’t explain how they move, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern, and so I think that people still take seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”
US politicians, including senior figures like Republican Senator Marco Rubio, have been pushing for an in-depth and open investigation.
Those calls were sparked in part by the emergence of several leaked videos of encounters with UAPs by military assets like fighter jets and warships, many of which the Pentagon has confirmed are authentic.
The report will be unclassified and is expected to contain everything the US Government knows about UAPs, The Washington Post reports.
It will examine if unidentified aerial phenomena constitute a threat to US airspace, Deadline reports.
And it could even reveal that objects of unknown origin are in the possession of authorities, former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently speculated.
The report is unlikely to conclude that highly advanced extraterrestrials are the cause of encounters, but it may not rule them out.
It’s expected that recommendations for further UFO research and funding will be included within the dossier.
America has files on ‘many encounters’
A few months ago, John Ratcliffe, who served as director of National Intelligence for Donald Trump, told Fox News that sightings and encounters had occurred “all over the world”.
“And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by navy or air force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for,” Mr Ratcliffe said.
“Or travelling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.”
Mr Trump himself discussed the upcoming report with conservative commentator Dan Bongino last week.
He said: “I‘m a believer in what you see, but there are a lot of people out there who are into that. I get that so much: ‘Is it true, sir?’
“I‘m not such a believer, but some people are, so I don’t want to hurt their dreams or their fears.”
Last week, a chilling video was leaked that appeared to show a US Navy warship being swarmed by 14 “spherical” UFOs travelling at up to 254km/h.
The video was leaked to Jeremy Corbell, a documentary filmmaker, who has been behind a recent string of UFO footage. He posted the clip on his Instagram page to his 200,000 followers, showing the USS Omaha’s radar screen with audible chatter in the background from the crew.
Numerous objects can be seen swarming across the green and black screen in the ship’s combat information centre.
Parts of this article originally appeared on The Sun and were reproduced with permission