The National UFO Reporting Centre claimed that 2020 saw at least 7,263 sightings of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP) in the US, as compared to 5,796 such objects detected the year before.
In an interview with the New York Post, Luis Elizondo, former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme, gave his thoughts on a soon-to-be-released report by the US Department of Defence that will focus on UFOs, also referred to as “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP) or “Anomalous Aerial Vehicles” (AAVs).
Described by the newspaper as a “noted whistleblower”, Elizondo said that he thinks the report, due in June, comes at a time when “the [US] government has acknowledged the reality of UAP”.
According to the National UFO Reporting Centre, there were 46 such sightings in New York City last year, compared to 35 the previous year. Notably, the figure marked a 283% spike versus 2018, when just a dozen “UFO” sightings were detected.
Elizondo argued that senior US national security officials have been unwilling to release more UAP-related information to the public because “they felt that it made them look inept”.
He also suggested that growing “UAP” activity might be linked to the development of nuclear technology in the US.
“That’s concerning to the point where we’ve actually had some of our nuclear capabilities disabled by these things […]. There is absolutely evidence that UAPs have an active interest in our nuclear…