A former CIA director has spoken of his newfound ‘openness’ to the possibility of extraterrestrial life, telling a story about a plane that came to a stop at 12,000 meters, and hoping that humanity was ‘friendly’ to aliens. creatures, if they ever made contact.
R. James Woolsey, who led the CIA from 1993-1995, spoke with The black safe‘s YouTube channel on Friday.
Woolsey, 79, spoke to promote his new book, Operation Dragon – in which he claims Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK on Kremlin orders.
The former intelligence chief, who served under Bill Clinton, said he had heard numerous stories of unexplained aerial phenomena in recent years.
“There have been events of some sort over the years now, usually involving some sort of airplane-like airframe,” he began.
R. James Woolsey, Clinton’s CIA director, spoke on the YouTube channel on Friday
Woolsey is pictured in 1994 talking to National Security Adviser Anthony Lake
Woolsey said the stories “always seemed pretty distant to me.”
He continued, “But there was one instance where a friend of mine was able to stop his plane at 12,000 feet or so and go no further than a normal plane.
‘What was going on? I do not know.
‘Does anyone know?’
Woolsey said the source was “someone I respect.”
John Greenewald Jr, the host, pointed out that other former CIA directors have said they are open to the possibility of alien life.
In December, John Brennan, CIA director from 2013-17, told a podcast that he found it “arrogant” to believe we were alone in the universe.
“Life is defined in many different ways,” Brennan said on the December 16 episode of Conversations with Tyler.
“I find it a little presumptuous and arrogant to believe that there is no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe.”
On March 19, Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said many more sightings had been reported than was publicly known.
John Ratcliffe appeared on Fox News last month to discuss the upcoming report
Navy pilots recorded seeing unexplained objects orbiting in the sky in the summer of 2014
“There have been many more sightings than made public,” he told Fox News.
Some of them have been released. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or picked up by satellite imagery taking downright actions that are difficult to explain.
‘Movements that are difficult to replicate for which we don’t have the technology. Or travel at speeds that transcend the sound barrier without a sonic boom. ‘
Analysts are eagerly awaiting an upcoming report on unexplained aerial phenomena.
The government was given a 180-day deadline in December to disclose what it knew, meaning the report should be released by June 1.
The report, prepared by the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, should, among other things, identify any threats from unidentified aerial phenomena and whether they can be attributed to foreign opponents.
Pictured: A photo from the Project Blue Book archive shows lights falsely identified as a group of UFOs over a Coast Guard air station in Salem, Massachusetts in 1952
Woolsey said he hopes ‘we can be friendly and able to deal with a wide variety of behaviors’
“These people have reported very curious behavior by air,” Woolsey continued.
And it could be something real that is an extraordinary change, for some unknown reason.
Or it could be a complex sequence of what’s going on in the world of cyber, and so on.
‘I just do not know.
‘I’m not as skeptical as I was a few years ago, to say the least.
“Something is going on that is surprising to a range of intelligent, experienced pilots and we will just have to see what it is.”
Asked how he would define his thinking, Woolsey said, “Openness to new things.
Willingness to examine them.
“Hope we can be kind and able to deal with a wide variety of behaviors, in terms of interacting with our fellow humans, or other beings if they exist.”
‘Tic Tac’ UFO: US Navy pilot made visual contact with the object on November 14, 2004
At least six Super Hornet pilots made visual or instrumental contact with the UFO on November 14, 2004.
The encounters, which have been documented in numerous interviews with first-hand witnesses, remain a mystery, and the object’s incredible speed and movements have led to speculation that it was of alien origin.
The original FLIR video of the USS Nimitz encounters leaked online as early as 2007.
Witnesses say clips from the video were widely distributed on the Navy intranet – used to communicate between ships in the transport group – and that an unknown sailor in the group likely leaked it for the first time.
The clip became one of the most touted pieces of evidence in the UFO community when the Pentagon confirmed its authenticity in 2017.
In January, Chad Underwood, the former Navy aviator who recorded the famously leaked music video, broke his silence in an interview with New York Magazine.
Chad Underwood, the former Navy aviator who recorded the famously leaked music video, broke his silence in an interview with New York Magazine in January
He said the elongated, wingless ‘Tic Tac’ shaped object was seen off the coast of Mexico over the Pacific Ocean.
He also revealed that for about two weeks, the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton, part of Carrier Strike Group 11, had intermittently tracked mysterious aircraft on an advanced AN / SPY-1B passive radar.
The radar contacts were so inexplicable that the system even shut down and restarted to check for bugs – but operators continued to track the unknown aircraft.
Then Commander David Fravor said on November 14 that he was flying in an F / A-18F Super Hornet when he made visual contact with the object, which appeared to be diving underwater, surfaced again and disappeared from view when trying to approach it.
When Fravor landed on the deck of the Nimitz, Underwood was just getting ready to take off for his own training run.
Fravor told Underwood about the bizarre meeting and urged Underwood to keep his eyes open.
He remembers seeing a sudden bleep on his radar before tracking it on his FLIR camera.
Underwood was flying an F / A-18F Super Hornet as part of the USS Nimitz (above) aircraft carriers when he encountered an ‘unidentified aerial phenomenon’.
“What struck me the most was how erratic it behaved,” Underwood told the magazine.
“And what I mean by ‘erratic’ is that the changes in altitude, airspeed and aspect were just different from things I’ve ever encountered before flying into other air targets.”
Underwood said the object disobeyed the laws of physics and dropped from 50,000 feet to 30 feet in seconds, which he says is “not possible.” He added that he saw no signs of an engine heat plume or any sign of propulsion.
However, the pilot refuses to speculate whether the object is an alien spacecraft or not.
‘That is not my job. But I saw something. And it was also seen, through eyeballs, by both my commander, Dave Fravor, and the commander of the Marine Corps Hornet squadron who was there too. ‘