- “Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” Ratcliffe told Fox News last week.
What’s going on?
The $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief bill signed by former President Donald Trump in 2020 included legislation that would unveil everything the government knows about UFOs, The Washington Post reports.
- A stipulation within the legislation calls for the director of national intelligence to link up with the secretary of defense on a report on everything the government knows about unidentified flying objects.
What’s in the report?
Ratcliffe said the report will have information on sightings from “all over the world.”
- “There are instances where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things that we’ve seen,” he said, according to USA Today. “And when that information becomes declassified, I’ll be able to talk a little bit more about that.”
When will we see it?
Those findings may be coming soon. Trump approved the measure on Dec. 27, 2020. The mandate included a 180-day time limit to release information, which means the report could come out around June, according to The Washington Post.
Could it be delayed?
There are two reasons the report may be delayed, per The Washington Post.
- Agencies miss these deadlines sometimes without much punishment.
- The call for such a report was in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the bill, and not the physical bill itself.
One unnamed source told The Washington Post: “In other words, it isn’t statute, but the agencies/departments generally treat report language as bill language.”