But the existence of top secret locations, most famously the US airbase commonly known as Area 51 in Nevada, has fuelled speculation that governments are not telling the entire truth.
Now an explosive documentary by American show 60 minutes has broadcast leaked footage claiming to be of UFOs.
It also reportedly obtained a Pentagon report which described them as a “national security threat”.
“They did not have an easily explainable pattern.
“And so I think that people still take it seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”
News of both the report and documentary was shared by the widely followed Twitter account News For All.
The account cited a Politico Playbook post on rumours circulating in Whitehall about the report.
It said: “There are increasing rumors among well-informed government insiders that the publication of a US government report on UFOs due next month could become one of the stories of the summer, or indeed, century.”
Conservative politician Cabot Phillips reacted to the show and said he couldn’t “believe the new UFO report from the Pentagon” wasn’t bigger news.
“The USS Princeton and USS Nimitz tracked an aircraft that traveled 60 miles in 3-4 seconds, after being confronted by an F-18 fighter squadron in the Pacific.
“We’re just now finding out there have been so many sightings by our military that the Senate Intel committee is holding a public hearing next month because it’s a ‘national security threat’.”
The outspoken politician went on to claim the sighting could only be one of three things.
These were “advanced US technology being tested”, “China or some other foreign military” or its “other-worldly”, he claimed.
He then went on to warn that people should stop ridiculing anyone who brings up UFOs as being unhinged.
He said: “I know we’ve all spent years laughing at anyone who brings up UFOs, but if the US military and intelligence community is to the point where they’re calling it a national security threat, it’s probably time to take them seriously.”
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