Chatter about UFOs among current and former government officials appears to be ramping up ahead of the June 1 release of a UFO report by the Pentagon and spy agencies.
A TMZ reporter caught up with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at Reagan National Airport on Monday and questioned him about UFOs, according to Mediaite. Rubio, who is also a member of the Senate Committee on Intelligence, revealed he is concerned about UFOs buzzing over US military bases.
"There's stuff flying over military installations, and nobody knows what it is and it isn't ours," he said, adding that it's logical to want to identify these unidentified flying objects. "It's common sense, right?"
Rubio said objects are flying over military bases, "and we don't know what they are."
"I think the worry is that there's stuff flying over our facilities, and we don't know what they are," said the senator. "You know what I mean? So that's the concern. Maybe it's the other logical explanation to it."
The TMZ reporter asked Rubio if aliens from another galaxy or China possess a more significant threat to US military installations. The senator responded that he doesn't know the origins of the unidentified objects.
"There's stuff flying over the top of our military installations and they don't know who's flying it, they don't even know who it is," Rubio added. "So that's a problem. We need to find out if we can."
The senator added that aliens must be more technologically advanced than humans if they "made it all the way here" when "we can't get there."
"We don't know what that stuff is that's flying over the top of our installations, let's find out," he added. "Maybe it's another country, and that would be bad news too."
Rubio's interview with TMZ came one day after former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe spoke with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo Friday about UFOs and unexplained sightings. Here's the interview:
Wow. Maria Bartiromo gets former DNI John Ratcliffe to talk about UFOs ahead a deadline for the government to disclose what it knows about them...— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) March 19, 2021
"Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things...there is actually quite a few more than have been made public" pic.twitter.com/qu4VlzrZw1
The conversation about UFOs among current and former government officials has been increasing in recent months since former President Trump's COVID-19 relief and government funding bill began a 180-day countdown for the Pentagon and spy agencies to release what they know about UFOs. The complete report is expected to be published on June 1.
... and the question readers should be asking is why now? Will the release of UFO documents by the federal government act as a distraction?