UFOs? Ask Obama, Biden quips when asked about unidentified aerial phenomenon
The truth may be out there – but President Joe Biden is not saying it.
The president dodged a question on Friday about “unidentified aerial phenomena” – the subject of renewed interest as the Senate awaits a report from US intelligence agencies on the subject – when a reporter asked him about recent comments from his former boss.
“President Obama says there are pictures and recordings of objects in the sky – these unidentified aerial phenomena – and he says we don’t know exactly what they are. What do you think? ”A reporter asked Biden at the end of a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.
Biden smiled and replied, “I would ask him again” before thanking everyone and going out so quickly that he didn’t take out his translation earpiece.
While UFOs have been a part of American lore for decades, this moment comes as there has been an increase in traction in recent years on UFOs after several leaks of US Navy photos and videos that appeared to show of mysterious flying objects in US airspace.
Earlier this week, Obama appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on CBS and admitted, albeit in a humorous context, that the US government cannot exactly explain the videos of unidentified aerial phenomena.
“What’s true, and I’m really serious here, is that there are pictures and recordings of objects in the sky that we don’t know exactly what they are,” he said. said. “We can’t explain how they move, their trajectory. They didn’t have an easily explainable pattern. And so I think people still take this seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what it is. . “
Obama’s comments were taken to add legitimacy to the growing number of reports and the government’s awareness of them at high levels.
US intelligence agencies are expected to deliver a report on the “unidentified aerial phenomena” to Congress next month, but the report has been delayed. The news generated more speculation about how the government handled the sightings of mysterious flying objects – and whether there is a mundane explanation for them.
The unclassified report, written by the director of national intelligence and the defense secretary, aims to make public what the Pentagon has known about unidentified flying objects and the data analyzed from such encounters.