In December of 2017, the Department of Defense released videos of encounters with UFOs. We also discovered that up until 2012, there was a program for reporting them, but that it went away. Started in 2007, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program cost around $22M a year - almost impossible to find in the $600 Billion Defense budget.
Now the US Navy has started something to give pilots a protocol for reporting Unidentified Flying Objects.
"There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years," the Navy told Politico in a statement. "For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.
"As part of this effort, the Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities. A new message to the fleet that will detail the steps for reporting is in draft."
The videos were first published by the New York Times, but they were so spectacular, that everyone jumped in. "I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," retired US Navy pilot Commander David Fravor told ABC News in an interview in December 2017.
"I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close," he said.
The truth is apparently out there. And now the US Navy plans on getting pilot reports.