UFO sightings are “frequent and ongoing,” a naval intelligence official told congressional committee members.


Deputy Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald S. Moultrie and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott W. Bray testify before Congress.

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UFO sightings are “frequent and ongoing,” a naval intelligence official told members of a congressional committee Tuesday morning.

In his opening remarks before the committee, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray told members of the Congressional Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Counterproliferation that sightings of UFOs or “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAPs) English), according to the new Pentagon terminology, have been common in military fields since the year 2000.

Bray’s testimony forms part of the first congressional hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years.

Joining Bray was US Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie, who oversees the Pentagon’s Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG).

AOIMSG was created to investigate UFOs with the publication of a UFO intelligence report in 2021.

The report concluded that more than 140 UFO sightings since 2004 could not be explained and were not light tricks or sensors.

“It’s clear that many of the sightings are physical objects, based on the data that we have,” Bray said at Tuesday’s hearing.

Most of these sightings fall into one of five categories, he says: airborne disorder, domestic weather events, US industry development programs, foreign adversaries, or “other.”

Finally identifiable sightings have included Mylar pieces from commercial and military balloons and drones, Bray said, and improvements in military sensors may be responsible for some of the increased sightings.

At the same time, both Bray and Moultrie noted that many sightings remain unexplained and potentially dangerous.

Bray noted that there have been 11 near misses between UFOs and military assets. AOIMSG is establishing a formal reporting process to help reduce the stigma around UFO sighting reports in order to collect more data and better understand any potential risks.

“When we start to worry about the safety of our personnel and bases, there is no higher priority,” Moultrie said. “We believe that making UAP notification mission imperative will be key to our success.”

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