• The nature of Pentagon's task force was described in an intelligence report
  • The Pentagon plans to determine if UFOs pose a threat to national security
  • A former Pentagon consultant admitted to finding materials from "off-world vehicles"

A special unit within the Department of Defense that was established to investigate UFO sightings is preparing to publicize its findings. A contractor who worked for the Pentagon described the objects encountered by the UFO unit as “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.”

The secretive unit operating under the Pentagon’s guidance is known as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, which is part of the Office of Naval Intelligence. The nature of its work was described in a Senate Intelligence Committee report submitted on June 17.

According to the report, the unit investigates the sightings of mysterious objects made by military assets, such as the previous UFO encounter of U.S. Navy pilots. It is reportedly preparing to release the findings of its investigations to the public.

As noted by a spokesperson for the Pentagon, the main objective of the task force is to analyze the exact nature of the mysterious object to determine if they pose a threat to the U.S.

“The mission of the task force will be to detect, analyze, catalog, consolidate, and exploit non-traditional aerospace vehicles/UAPs posing an operational threat to U.S. national security and avoid strategic surprise,” the spokesperson told Fox News.

Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, who pushed for funding for a federal UFO program, believes that the U.S. government or the Pentagon may have retrieved materials from crashed UFOs.

“After looking into this, I came to the conclusion that there were reports — some were substantive, some not so substantive — that there were actual materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession,” he told The New York Times.

In a statement, Eric W. Davis, who previously worked as a consultant for the Pentagon’s UFO unit, confirmed the existence of the materials. He noted that examinations failed to reveal the origins of the materials or how it was made.

Due to their unknown nature, Davis referred to the objects where the materials came from as “off-world vehicles.” He believes that the objects were not made on Earth.

“We couldn’t make it ourselves,” he told The New York Times.

A photograph of a screen shows infra-red video of taken from a Mexican Air Force patrol aircraft of 7 bright objects flying over the eastern coastal state of Campeche on March 25, 2004. REUTERS