US Navy Updates Protocol for Reporting UFOs

The guided-missile destroyer USS Carney operates in the Black Sea, Jan. 7, 2018, while patrolling to support regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Turner)

The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for personnel to report unauthorized and unidentified aircraft sightings—what were previously called “unidentified flying objects” or UFOs. The Navy said, in a statement to Politico, that it is not “endorsing the idea that its sailors have encountered alien spacecraft” but rather “acknowledging that there have been enough strange aerial sightings by credible and highly trained military personnel that they need to be recorded in the official record and studied—rather than dismissed as some kooky phenomena from the realm of science-fiction.”

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