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'There's no question it's Vlad': Former Senator Harry Reid says UFOs buzzing US warships are Russian, not alien and tells Biden to set up taskforce to counter the threat

 A former senator has blamed UFOs filmed buzzing US warships on Vladimir Putin, saying there was 'no question' that Russia was involved. 

Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid called for the US to establish a UFO program, after the Pentagon confirmed evidence of unidentified flying objects over Navy warships off of California in 2019. 

In an interview with Mysterywire.com, Reid, who has pushed before for a UFO program, discussed the potential origin of the mysterious flying objects, which the interviewer suggested may be Chinese.

'Always remember, Russia, the former Soviet Union, is run by a man who ran the KGB. They had as many as 30,000 agents at one time, KGB agents. So, Russia's involved in this, no question about it,' Reid said.

He added that UFOS were 'something that cannot be ignored' and that President Joe Biden should be briefed on the matter. 

'I believe that there should be an ongoing entity, within the Pentagon would be the best place for it, whose sole job is to stay on top of the issue of UFOs,' Reid said. 

Former senator Harry Reid has called for the US to establish a permanent UFO program following Pentagon confirmation of the authenticity of a set of images and videos showing unidentified flying objects over Navy warships off the coast of California in 2019 [File photo]

Former senator Harry Reid has called for the US to establish a permanent UFO program following Pentagon confirmation of the authenticity of a set of images and videos showing unidentified flying objects over Navy warships off the coast of California in 2019 [File photo]

'Russia's involved in this, no question about it,' Reid told Mystery Wire in a video interview

'Russia's involved in this, no question about it,' Reid told Mystery Wire in a video interview

While Senate majority leader, Reid pushed to launch the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a Pentagon-run effort to study reports of UFOs.

The $22million-program began in 2007 and ended in 2012, according to the Pentagon.

However, the New York Times reported in 2017 that 'backers' said the program still existed even though Pentagon funding stopped in 2012.  

The program reviewed potential threats from UFOs to aviators using classified materials.

In 2020, a similar program called the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force was confirmed; it is run by the US Office of Naval Intelligence.

Reid's comments came after photos were leaked from a Pentagon investigation of UFOs by the UAP Task Force, which was gathering evidence for a report for Congress due in June, according to Mystery Wire.  

The images, obtained by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, show unidentified objects flying above four US destroyers, including the USS Kidd Navy destroyer, in 2019. 

One appears to be a pyramid-shaped object while others look like drones or balloons; however, the Navy has listed them as unknowns. 

In a statement, a Pentagon spokesperson told Mystery Wire: 'I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel. The UAPTF has included these incidents in their ongoing examinations.'  

In an interview, Reid blamed the UFOs filmed buzzing US warships on Vladimir Putin, saying there was 'no question' that Russia was involved [File photo]

In an interview, Reid blamed the UFOs filmed buzzing US warships on Vladimir Putin, saying there was 'no question' that Russia was involved [File photo]


One of the images leaked from the Pentagon report appears to be a pyramid-shaped object (pictured) hovering over the USS Russell

One of the images leaked from the Pentagon report appears to be a pyramid-shaped object (pictured) hovering over the USS Russell 

A week before, Admiral Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said he had no idea where the mysterious Tic Tac-shaped drones that menaced four destroyers in July 2019 originated. 

Gilday led an investigation into the incident. The group of what some have called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) chased the destroyers for up to 100 nautical miles off the coast of California.

Flight logs revealed as many as six mystery aircraft swarmed the warships close to a sensitive training area at the Channel Islands at speeds of up to 40mph and with greater maneuverability than US military drones.

When asked directly if the Navy had confirmed the identity of the drones at a media event last Monday, Gilday responded: 'No, we have not.

Gilday's response appears to rule out the theory that the drones could have come from a secret US military program. That has led to growing speculation that they were either built by a rival military power or 'something else beyond our understanding is going on'. 

Reid praised the response of the Pentagon and federal government as 'honest'.

'The federal government no longer, including people at the Pentagon, no longer criticize or harass or stop promotions of people who report these occurrences. In fact, they have done just the opposite in recent months, they now tell their pilots, (inaudible), to report these unusual circumstances.

The Pentagon has confirmed that images and videos showing unidentified flying objects buzzing over Navy warships off the coast of California 'were taken' by branch personnel

The Pentagon has confirmed that images and videos showing unidentified flying objects buzzing over Navy warships off the coast of California 'were taken' by branch personnel

Other images show what were thought to be drones; however, the Navy has listed them as unknowns

Other images show what were thought to be drones; however, the Navy has listed them as unknowns

'And I appreciated the honesty of the Pentagon. Because when asked, what were these things, they say we don’t know. Rather than try to say they were balloons from some kind of a weather experiment. They say we don’t know. And that’s honest. That’s being honest,' Reid told Mystery Wire. 

The Drive revealed last month that US Navy warships stationed off the coast of Los Angeles encountered swarms of mysterious drones pursuing them at high speed in low visibility. 

The Drive obtained ship logbooks and internal emails from the Navy under the Freedom of Information Act, and eyewitness descriptions from staff on board to establish the UAVs had a greater aeronautical capability than previously known drones. 

The sighting has eerie parallels to previous UFO encounters, in particular an infamous 2004 incident when six Super Hornet pilots made contact with a mystery aircraft in November 2004.

Scores of similar sightings have been reported dating back to the 1960s, but most US military investigations into them remain classified. 

Lawmakers have called for the Pentagon for years to open up its classified records about the encounters, citing national security concerns.

In the most recent documented encounter in July 2019, USS destroyers on patrol were suddenly swarmed by flashing, Tic Tac-shaped drones, which were able to travel long distance at high speeds

In the most recent documented encounter in July 2019, USS destroyers on patrol were suddenly swarmed by flashing, Tic Tac-shaped drones, which were able to travel long distance at high speeds

In January, as part of a COVID-19 relief package, Congress set a deadline of June 1 for US intelligence agencies and the Defense Department to release UFOs and unidentified aerial phenomena.

Speaking to the Defense Writers Group in Washington this month, Gilday, the senior ranking Navy officer, was quizzed about his knowledge of recent UFO encounters.  

'I am aware of those sightings, and as it's been reported, there have been other sightings by aviators in the air and by other ships not only of the United States, but other nations — and of course other elements within the US joint force,' Gilday said.

'Those findings have been collected and they still are being analyzed,' he said. 

A detailed account of the 2019 encounter published by The Drive shows that on July 14 2019 just before 10pm two drones were spotted from the USS Kidd.

An onboard intelligence crew responsible for documenting and investigating contact with unknown vessels - known as the Ship Nautical Or Otherwise Photographic Interpretation and Exploitation team - or SNOOPIE - investigated the mystery flying objects.

A detailed account of the 2019 encounter shows the drama began on the night of July 14 2019. Deck logs from the USS Kidd (pictured) show that just before 10pm that night two drones were spotted [File photo]

A detailed account of the 2019 encounter shows the drama began on the night of July 14 2019. Deck logs from the USS Kidd (pictured) show that just before 10pm that night two drones were spotted [File photo]

Within a few minutes of the sighting, reports show the USS Kidd moved into quiet mode, minimizing communications to assess the threat level.

It contacted a nearby warship also on patrol, the USS Rafael Peralta, which also engaged its SNOOPIE.

Several other US Navy destroyers on patrol nearby began noticing strange lights too.

The USS John Finn also reported UAV activity, and noticed a 'red flashing light' at 10.03pm, according to its logbook.

Just over an hour later at 11.23pm, the Peralta spotted a white light hovering over the flight deck.

The drone was able to hover above the destroyer's helicopter landing pad while traveling at speeds of 16 knots and in low visibility. 

The nearly 90-minute encounter was well beyond the capability of commercially available drones. 

The next night, the drones returned, this time as the warships were patrolling closer to the Californian mainland.  

They were first spotted by the Peralta and an investigation began at 8.39pm. At 8.56pm, logs show the USS Kidd had also come into contact with drones.

 'The drones seem to have pursued the ships, even as they continued to maneuver throughout the incident,' The Drive reported.

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Logbooks onboard a fourth ship, the USS Russell, show drones were swarming all over it, dipping in elevation from 1,000 to 700 feet, and seemingly able to move in any direction.

The Russell had separate contact with drones nine times in less than an hour. 

Then at 9.20pm that night, the Kidd noticed 'multiple UAVs' around the ship. 

The Peralta also was swarmed by as many as four drones. It was contacted by a passing cruise ship, the Carnival Imagination, to say it too had spotted up to six drones.

The three-hour frenzy of activity continued until close to midnight, with none of the warships able to say with certainty where the drones came from. 

2 comments:

  1. I don't believe for a secong that Russia or China have anything to do with UFO's. The gov't likes to blame everything on Russia. Russia did this, Putin did that, etc etc etc. At this point I would take the word of Putin over any of our traitors in CONgress, which is all of them. The UFO's are real and aliens have a vested interest in this planet and they probably don't want the stupid ass humans fucking it up more with nukes.

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