Harry Reid, former Senate Majority Leader, is lobbying his former colleagues to conduct more studies on unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
The Nevada Democrat said the information that they have indicates there is a need to do more to study UFOs. Reid revealed that they have hundreds of people who have witnessed a similar thing, involving something in the sky that moves a certain way.
Reid said they found in the past that pilots were prone not to report when they see something strange because of fear that the bosses will think something is wrong with them, which could significantly affect their promotion.
Reid thinks that these pilots need a place to be able to report something strange, such as UFO sightings. He is keen to work on this with somebody who is an influential member of Congress. He is also planning to sit down and talk to some of these pilots through his contacts with members of the Congress.
The New York Times reported in December 2017 on Pentagon program to study the sightings of unidentified flying objects that came about because of Reid’s advocacy when he was serving the Senate.
Reid said that they spent a significant amount of money on the critical study. To get the money for the project, he lobbied the leaders of the Senate Appropriation’s Defense Subcommittee. Late Senator Ted Stevens was entirely on board because of a UFO he sighted during his time as a military pilot. However, Reid stated that the Pentagon hadn’t done enough since then.