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UAP's or Space Junk?

Human beings have long speculated, hoped, or feared that UFO's would one day show themselves. A new report confirms for the first time that what we now call UAP's are real, but that’s all they’re saying for now.


It’s out there. This week, the Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Unit announced it’s extending its research to explore what it calls, “existing unknowns.”

Jonathan Black teaches aerospace engineering at Virginia Tech. He’s worked at NASA and in the air force, as well as the Department of Defense, and he’s seeing something that’s not been seen before.

“They’re not hiding from the data or trying to suppress the data. They're at least collecting them and reporting on the data. And that's a step that hasn't been available until very, very recently.”

Black says there wasn’t even a mechanism for officially reporting these UAP sightings until 2019.

And it’s not only NASA that’s up there.

Missions to the stars and planets are launched and rockets tested, with greater frequency than ever.

“There are pieces of the rockets that are shed on their way up. There's a lot of material, that is kind of burned, but there is also a lot of things that are just released into the atmosphere. It could be a collection of different particles and gases that are now causing different refractions and sensor anomalies.”

Black describes it as, “Kind of raining down through the atmosphere all the time as we're learning.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted, this month, to require the U.S. Defense Department to give it a detailed report on all the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.

A preliminary assessment by the Pentagon’s UAP Task Force says it will extend its research and development resources to find out what’s going on up there. And that’s a real change from previous policy, when unidentified objects are spotted in the skies.  Jonathan Black is professor of aerospace engineering at Virginia Tech.  He’s says it’s telling that they're currently not hiding or suppressing data.

“Reporting the data is a good way to kind of satisfy the curiosity and even if we weren’t hiding anything in particular; previously.  People tend think you’re hiding things if you’re suppressing data, you’re not collecting it.”

Robbie Harris is based in Blacksburg, covering the New River Valley and southwestern Virginia.