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I don’t want to believe: Defence declines to investigate UFO sightings

The Royal Australian Air Power leader says Australia has no plans to apply the Pentagon by means of officially investigating UFOs, insisting his pilots have now not reported any fresh sightings of unexplained items within the sky.

At a Senate estimates listening to, RAAF Leader Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld used to be quizzed a few declassified US file into the subject launched in June by means of the USA Place of business of the Director of Nationwide Intelligence.

The file, submitted to US Congress, discovered defence and intelligence analysts lacked sufficient data to determine the nature of mysterious flying objects observed by military pilots, together with whether or not they’re complex earthly applied sciences, atmospherics or of an Extra-Terrestrial – Surfing published an article- nature.

Beneath wondering from Vegetables senator Peter Whish-Wilson, the RAAF leader showed he used to be now not “officially mindful” of the file’s findings however had spotted it within the media.

Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld at Avalon
Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld has been the Leader of Air Power since 2019.(ABC: Cameron Absolute best)

Air Marshal Hupfeld informed the committee he had now not observed any reviews of “unidentified aerial phenomena” — or UAPs — in Australian airspace.

“I am not aware of, nor have observed any reviews or data relating to UAPs in an Australian airspace context, and there is not any air force-led activity power that appears into this phenomenon,” he stated.

The RAAF leader used to be then quizzed on whether or not Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Community (JORN) may just hit upon UAPs.

“It is not conceivable for me to decide whether or not the JORN would see one thing like an atypical airborne phenomenon, with out figuring out the development fabrics and different efficiency parameters of such an object, if certainly it used to be an object,” he stated.

A grainy black and white photograph shows a disc-shaped object hovering over a suburban street.
A grainy 1952 {photograph} of a purported UFO over Passaic, New Jersey is without doubt one of the most renowned documented “sightings” in historical past.(Equipped: US Central Intelligence Company)

Overseas Minister Marise Payne later joked that it used to be the primary time she had witnessed a parliamentary exam at the matter of UFOs.

“I will be able to say with some self assurance that, after over twenty years of taking part within the Senate estimates procedure, that is the primary instance on which, in any capability, I’ve had the chance to look at a dialog and a question-and-answer consultation on such a topic.

“So, thanks for bringing it to our consideration,” she informed Senator Whish-Wilson on the finish of the RAAF leader’s proof.

In June, the Defence Division informed the ABC it “does now not have a protocol that covers recording or reporting of unidentified aerial phenomena/ufo sightings”.

“America Division of Protection Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Job Power movements or reporting are out of doors of Defence’s remit,” a spokesperson informed the ABC.