• Barack Obama confirmed the existence of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) that the government can’t explain
  • The former president said these UFOs' movement "did not have an easily explainable pattern"
  • This comes ahead of a Pentagon report on UAPs that is expected to be released in June

Former President Barack Obama has weighed in on unidentified flying objects, admitting there really are sightings that the government can’t explain.

There has been a renewed interest in UFOs after videos captured by the Navy showing mysterious sightings were made public. The pandemic has also seen an increase in the number of UFO sighting reports being made.

Ahead of a Pentagon report on what the government is calling unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), Obama laughed off rumors that the government has a lab with "alien specimens and spaceships" but confirmed the existence of flying objects whose movement has never been seen before.

"When it comes to aliens, there are some things I just can’t tell you on air," Obama joked during his appearance Monday night on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," before adding, "What is true, and I'm actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don't know exactly what they are."

While Obama did not give his own theory on what these mysterious objects could be, the former president said, "We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern."

"So I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is. But I have nothing to report to you today," he continued.

Obama isn't the only one who has commented on the growing number of UFO sightings. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," Florida Senator Marco Rubio urged American lawmakers to take UAPs seen by the military seriously.

"I want us to take it seriously and have a process to take it seriously," Rubio said. "Maybe it has a very simple answer, maybe it doesn't."

According to the senator, "anything that enters an airspace" that is not supposed to be there should be considered a "threat."

He also acknowledged the tendency of various government agencies to downplay the gravity of the situation.

“There’s a stigma on Capitol Hill,” Rubio said. “I mean, some of my colleagues are very interested in this topic and some kinda, you know, giggle when you bring it up. But I don’t think we can allow the stigma to keep us from having an answer to a very fundamental question.”

In March, Rubio suggested that intelligence agencies might not be able to deliver the report on UFO sightings by the June 1 deadline. The report is said to contain information about UFOs that have never before been made public.

A UFO flying away from a plume in this frame from the 2014 Chile helicopter video. CEFAA