WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 23 — The consensus is that the only alien invasion that can be documented so far is the one happening at the U.S.-Mexican border. However, the notion that extraterrestrial aliens might be real cannot be dismissed. “After all,” says Marik von Rennenkampff, who served in the State Department and the Defense Department, “why would Congress establish and task a powerful new office with investigating non-‘man-made’ UFOs if such objects did not exist?”
In fact, a new government entity was established last year to check and study the rising numbers of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena [UAP], what used to be known as Unidentified Flying Objects [[UFO]. It’s called the U.S. Department of Defense All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office [AARO] and it just released its findings that show UAP sightings have surpassed the 510 mark.
As Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie has said, no stone will be unturned in the quest to thoroughly investigate UAP phenomena’s– including non-Earthly lifeforms and strange atmospheric phenomena. In other words, the agency “has been searching for extraterrestrial life. There are astrobiologists who have been doing this too … And so our goal is not to potentially cover up something if we were to find something. It is to understand what may be out there, examine what it may mean for us, if there are any, from a defense perspective, any national security implications or ramifications, but then to work with organizations, as appropriate, if it is a weather phenomenology with NOAA, if it is a potential for extraterrestrial life or indication of extraterrestrial life with someone like NASA.”
And a new Pentagon report reveals that so far most reports on the subject “lack enough detailed data to enable attribution of UAP with high certainty. Having a larger database of sightings could conceivably help investigators solve lingering mysteries.”
Back to Mr. Von Rennenkampff. In an OpEd published by The Hill last August, he wrote: “In Congress, where legislation is drafted, debated and enacted, clear and concise definitions are of paramount importance. As military aircrews increasingly encounter unidentified flying objects (UFOs), lawmakers recently made several striking revisions to the definition of UFO. Key among them: The explosive implication that some UFOs have non-human origins.”
He goes on to report that over the past 70 years, man-made objects such as unidentified aircraft, balloons, satellites and drones have been included in UFO reports. And now, all of a sudden, Congress says man-made objects “should not be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena.” The implication, he says, is “that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee believe (on a unanimous, bipartisan basis) that some UFOs have non-human origins. After all, why would Congress establish and task a powerful new office with investigating non-man-made UFOs if such objects did not exist?”
Just last week, Erik German and Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analysts, published an Opinion article noting that back in 1952, in the aftermath of numerous UFO sightings, Major General John Samford, officer in charge of US Air Force intelligence at the time, held a televised press conference. In it, he pointed out that many of those sightings were actually aircraft or “aberrations of weather and light;” some were hoaxes. “Nevertheless,” he said, “there remained a certain percentage of reports that have been made by ‘credible observers of relatively incredible things’ … But less than a year after Samford’s press conference, a government panel of scientists, military and intelligence officials convened to study evidence and testimony from more than 20 purported UFO sightings. It concluded that UFOs did indeed pose a strategic threat to the US – but not because of aliens, but rather because America’s civil air defense could be overwhelmed by reports of UFOs.”
John Grimaldi served on the first non-partisan communications department in the New York State Assembly and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Priva Technologies, Inc. He has served for more than thirty years as a Trustee of Daytop Village Foundation, which oversees a worldwide drug rehabilitation network.