Later this month, U.S. intelligence agencies will present to Congress a highly-anticipated unclassified report about what they know about UFOs, or as the Pentagon now calls them, Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).
However, the jury is still out on whether the report will contain the answers that UFO enthusiasts are looking for: that recent military encounters with UAPs may be proof of contacts with extraterrestrial life.
UFOs may not be coming from space – but rather from beneath the sea amid a string of strange encounters involving US warships, a former cop turned investigator has claimed.
Gary Heseltine is the vice president of the new International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research (ICER) which is made up of UFO researchers and scientist from 27 countries.
He told The Sun Online recent videos showing encounters between the US Navy and UFOs along with a Pentagon investigation are game changers that pave the way to finally explain the unexplained.
“UFOs are often seen coming in and out of water so suspect that in our deepest oceans and trenches we may well have alien bases,” Mr Heseltine said.
“That sounds crazy but if you think about it we only know 5 per cent of ocean, we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than our own oceans – so that would seem to me why UFOs are seen regularly coming in and out of water.”
Mr Heseltine spent six years working with the Royal Air Force police, 24 years with the British Transport Police, and launched a national database for UFO sightings for cops whiles till a serving officer in 2002 – before retiring from the force in 2013 to focus on his research.
US intelligence officials have been ordered to compile a dossier on UFOs for Congress after a flurry of videos filmed by US Navy and Air Force personnel were leaked – and the report is due for release this month.
Strange videos show encounters with objects which appear to defy all conventional understanding of how aircraft move – with the most recent showing 14 UFOS swarming the USS Omaha.
And as Mr Heseltine points out, often these objects seem to appear over the sea – often appearing to plunge beneath the waves – and the US has even dispatched submarines to investigate them.
UFOs – now more commonly referred to in scientific and intelligence circles as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) – have stepped from being fringe conspiracy theories to a genuine security concern.
And with eager UFO enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the US report compiled by the US Congress, ICER was formed to highlight the global implications that these UFOs could be “non-human intelligence”.
Mr Heseltine also added there appears to be a correlation between UFO encounters and the world’s nuclear capabilities.
He told The Sun Online: “There is a massive correlation between UFOs being seen near nuclear facilities, whether it’s nuclear aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, nuclear weapon storage areas, power plants.
“This would seem to indicate that it’s as if they’re saying ‘we don’t like nuclear weapons’ so they show up.
“Maybe they realise we could destroy this beautiful planet.”
Drawing together the nuclear and underwater theories, Mr Heseltine said: “If you think about it if there was World War 3 and we made toxic all the water then that would affect their habitat.
“That’s why I think think there’s correlation with water – they have bases and we only know 5% of the ocean.”
UAPs have become a hot topic issue as the deadline approaches for the report, with more and more US military footage leaking and pressure mounting on governments to come clean.
And so far there are no definitive public answers as to what appears to be happening in our skies.
However, US officials have started taking the unprecedented step of confirming the authenticity of strange videos filmed by warships and warplanes.
And they have admitted they do not know the origin of the unusual objects as calls grow in the US for widespread disclosure to figure out what – if anything – the world’s governments are hiding on UFOs.
Competing theories on the strange videos continue to rage – with some grounded on Earth claiming the videos capture never-before-seen military aircraft or drones, while others claim it shows otherworldly craft possibly piloted by aliens.
Others however are more skeptical and sometimes even dismissive, claiming the bizarre videos may just be camera tricks, natural phenomena or even outright hoaxes.