The Navy has been withholding information about reports of UFOs, according to a top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee after officially requesting more information on the mysterious encounters.
North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker, who is the Intelligence and Counterrorism subcommittee ranking member, asked Secretary Richard V. Spencer in July to outline the resources being used by the Navy to investigate the sightings. He also asked if officials have found physical proof to support the claims and whether they are aware of any private companies or foreign nations that have introduced breakthrough technologies that could explain the UFO sightings.
In a response through a brief letter on July 31, Navy Undersecretary Thomas Modly stated that the Department of the Navy takes such reports very seriously and continues to monitor them and investigate the sightings.
However, Walker said that the Navy seems to be unwilling to provide his committee with more information about the so-called unidentified aerial phenomena – the term the government prefers over the more traditional “unidentified flying objects” or UFOs. Walker has publicly expressed concern that the craft could pose a threat to American forces or U.S. territory.
He said that he is encouraged the Navy Under Secretary confirmed that encounters of unidentified flying objects are thoroughly investigated but at the same time frustrated with the lack of answers to specific questions about the threat that advanced aircraft flying in the U.S. airspace may pose.
Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher responded saying that the service is prepared to accommodate any further congressional requests for data. Gradisher explained that they hadn’t received any new requests for updates on this matter.
Walker specifically questioned the Navy on unidentified aerial phenomena or unidentified flying objects, not drones, citing reports of mysterious flying objects moving at speeds and displaying maneuvers that go well beyond what is thought to be technologically possible.
In July 16 letter, Walker asked Spencer a series of specific questions on the sightings, including if the Department continues to dedicate resources to investigating and tracking the claims and to what measure. Walker also asked the Department if they found physical evidence or otherwise that supports these claims.
Walker believes in the possibility that the U.S. government agencies already know about the truth, but the rest of us don’t.