Agencies can share information, even about UFOs

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Everyone seems to want in on the Pentagon’s budget bonanza, the most recent being a group that believes our skies are being penetrated by aircraft that can only be called alien. It’s time, they say, for this relevant information to be shared by the different agencies that investigate such phenomena. And, it wouldn’t cost much.

An example: A Toledo-born naval fighter pilot who saw an unidentifiable object that looked like a Tic Tac in the sky over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego is telling his story now, 14 years later.

Some think that what Commander David Fravor saw was a high-tech invention of the Russians or Chinese. By now, one would think the existence of such a fantastic machine would be known. He said it was an oblong, all-white tubular device with no windows and no wings. It had no exhaust, and its energy source and form of propulsion were unknown. It wasn’t a plane, a helicopter, a drone, or anything he’d seen in his years as a Navy jet pilot.

Commander Fravor thinks it came from another world.

Though he has a commendable sense of humor on this subject, Commander Fravor, a decorated 24-year naval aviator, is dead serious about what he saw. And his career compels us to treat his observations with respect.

In an op-ed published March 9 in the Washington Post  and referenced in a Newsweek magazine article days later, another retired Pentagon official claimed Commander Fravor is one of several U.S. pilots who have spotted mysterious flying objects that need to be taken seriously.

Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, also wrote a more recent sighting was along the East Coast in 2015,

Yet Pentagon leaders should not dismiss sightings of unexplained objects by members of the military.

People like Mellon are properly calling for the sharing of information from various services and agencies, in order to avoid the “stovepiping” that afflicts government bureaucracies that pile on information vertically. Information about these sightings should be spread around. The level of funding required would be a flyspeck in the military budget, not an endless boondoggle. And, it might provide some serious investigations.

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