Updated June 11, 2021, 6:33 am
- UFOs have long fascinated mankind. Some believe in the existence of aliens, others do not.
- A report on unexplained phenomena is now to be completed in the USA and is to be submitted to the US Congress in June.
- Ex-President Barack Obama personally fueled the fascination in advance.
Even during his time as US President, Barack Obama was fascinated by aliens and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) – and now he has rekindled this fascination among like-minded people around the world.
“The truth is, when I came into office at the time, I asked, ‘Is there a laboratory somewhere where we keep samples from aliens and spacecraft?'” Said the Democrat, who was between 2009 and 2017 president was, the presenter James Corden in his show on the TV channel CBS. “Then they did a little research and the answer is ‘no’.”
Obama: There is footage of unknown objects in the sky
But then Obama went on – and made UFO fans all over the world sit up and take notice: “What is true, and I’m serious here, is that there are images and records of objects in the sky that we don’t know exactly what they are. We can’t explain how they move, their flight path. They didn’t have an easily explainable pattern. “
When asked about this, Obama’s former deputy and current US President Joe Biden just quipped: “I would ask him again.”
US report on “unexplained phenomena” is due to be presented to Congress in June
Behind the scenes, however, government officials from the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force have been working on a report on the subject for a long time. It is a Ministry of Defense paper in collaboration with secret servicesrecently said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
The working group was set up with the aim of “discovering, analyzing and cataloging unexplained phenomena in the air that could potentially pose a threat to US national security,” as the Department of Defense said. A task force report on their work was required by law.
According to US media reports, a released version of the top secret report will be presented to the US Congress in June. However, it was initially unclear whether it would also be made available to the public and many experts questioned it.
120 mysterious apparitions in 20 years
The background is around 120 conspicuous phenomena that pilots of the US Navy, among others, claim to have observed over the past 20 years. The pilots reported objects that remained in the air for hours with no engine or exhaust visible, sometimes at supersonic speeds and at altitudes of more than 9,000 meters. In part, there are videos and photos that are supposed to prove the existence of these objects.
The “New York Times“reported, citing government officials familiar with the work on the report, that the paper concluded that the phenomena were not due to either the US military or US government technology.
According to officials, the findings mean the government cannot definitively rule out that the phenomena observed by the military pilots are extraterrestrial spacecraft. However, there is also no evidence that extraterrestrials have actually been observed.
The report therefore does not provide precise explanations for the apparitions. Some experts worry that it could be military experiments by China or Russia with supersonic technology.
Expert Koehler has “no great expectations”
He had “no great expectations” of the report, says Hansjürgen Köhler, who in 1976 co-founded the private Central Research Network for Extraordinary Celestial Phenomena (Cenap) in Germany. It has made it its business to examine reports of celestial phenomena.
The report will probably “not bring any sensational results”, since it had already been leaked in advance that the exact background of the incidents could at least not yet be determined.
To the best of his knowledge, however, all the evidence suggests drones, balloons or something like that, says Köhler, who would like to see a similar report in Germany. “The expectations of various UFO fans who dream of crashed saucers and alien corpses will certainly be disappointed.”
Aliens would “not change Obama’s political views at all”
In any case, ex-President Obama, who fueled the hype with his statements, would not let himself be deterred by a possible verifiable discovery of extraterrestrial life, as presented by the presenter Ezra Klein in his “New York Times“Podcast said.
“It wouldn’t change my political views at all. Because they are completely based on the fact that we are tiny organisms on a small patch in the middle of space. (…) We give the best. And the best we do is to treat each other better because we are all we have, and I would hope that knowing that there were aliens would strengthen people’s perception that what we all have in common is one is a little more important. ” (Christina Horsten / dpa / jwo)
An unidentified flying object was reportedly sighted near the city of Fargo, North Dakota, USA. A driver filmed strange lights in the sky on Saturday morning.