Sen. Marco Rubio told “60 Minutes” during an interview that was broadcast on Sunday the time for snickering about so-called ‘UFOs’ is over.
Not only are they real, but the growing consensus is the various craft seen and recorded by U.S. military personnel dating back to at least 2004 are not ‘Russian’ or ‘Chinese’ technology.
They come from somewhere else.
“Some of my colleagues are very interested in this topic and some kinda, you know, giggle when you bring it up. But I don’t think we can allow the stigma to keep us from having an answer to a very fundamental question,” Rubio, vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said.
He went on to add that regardless of where these things are coming from, be it an earthly rival or something from beyond our galaxy, they are still violating U.S. airspace and as such are potential threats to national security. So we have to find out more about them.
“I want us to take it seriously and have a process to take it seriously,” he told the newsmagazine. “I want us to have a process to analyze the data every time it comes in. That there be a place where this is cataloged and constantly analyzed until we get some answers.”
“Maybe it has a very simple answer. Maybe it doesn’t,” he added.
Rubio certainly isn’t alone in his suspicions.
In a recent interview, Luis Elizondo, a career U.S. intelligence officer who once ran the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program which was established by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2008, called the lack of more information about all of these Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP, which replaces the UFO designation) sightings an intelligence failure bigger than the one that led to the 9/11 attacks.
“Let’s just go down the rabbit hole here for a second and let’s just assume this is some sort of adversarial or foreign technology that, several decades now, has managed to leapfrog us and evade all 18 members of the intelligence community despite our best human intelligence, signals intelligence, imagery intelligence…that would be an intelligence failure that would eclipse just about anything else this country has ever faced, especially if this has occurred for decades,” Elizondo told the New York Post earlier this month.
Elizondo also sat for an interview with 60 Minutes, and what he had to say about the kind of craft that American military personnel have encountered was truly chilling.
“Imagine a technology that can do 6-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space,” he said.
“And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing,” he added.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson a few weeks back, intelligence expert Tom Rogan was even more specific, saying he believes, based on the data he’s seen, that these vehicles appear to be “intelligently controlled.”
(Credit: Fox News)