James Woolsey Jr., former director of the CIA, explained that he is no longer skeptical about UFOs.
Speaking in an interview with The Black Vault creator, John Greenwald Jr., Woolsey told a story that convinced him UFOs could exist. The interview was scheduled during Woolsey’s P.R. tour, in an effort to promote his book, Operation Dragon: Inside the Kremlin’s Secret War on America. The book “finally and definitively” puts to rest “the question of who killed President Kennedy.”
While the interview was primarily centered around secrecy and the assassination of J.F.K, UFOs entered the conversation and according to Greenwald, Woolsey “really did want to talk about UFOs.” Greenwald confirmed in a trimmed version of the interview that Woolsey transitioned the discussion to UFOs.
The conversation sparks continued interest in government knowledge of UFOs, or unidentified aerial phenomena, as more news emerges regarding strange objects over military bases and a pending Pentagon report.
“There have been over the years now events of one kind of another, usually involving some kind of aircraft-like airframe,” Woolsey said in the interview. “I never thought there was anything to all this, it always seemed pretty far-out to me”.
Recently, military personnel has been outspoken regarding their experience with UFOs over military bases, and one Navy pilot even presented his experience to Congress. The nation has awaited the Pentagon’s report on the matter, and officials have been increasingly outspoken about the reality of UFOs and UAPs.
John Ratcliffe, former director of National Intelligence, opened up about UFO sightings and Senator Harry Reid tweeted video evidence of UFOs recorded by Navy air force pilots, stating that “it only scratches the surface of research and materials available”.
Despite Woolsey’s previous skepticism, his belief changed. “There was one case in which a friend of mine was able to have his aircraft stop at 40,000 feet or so and not continue operating as a normal aircraft,” Woolsey explained. “There had just been enough things like that that have occurred that I think there will be a lot of examination of what’s going on over the course of several months or years.”
The government continues its investigation of UFO sightings over military bases, which some say is the product of advanced technology obtained by foreign powers that far exceeds that of the United States.
John Ratcliffe has spoken about sightings and recordings that showcase objects performing actions that are hard to explain, like exceeding the sound barrier without a sonic boom. While these occurrences don’t necessarily indicate little, green aliens, Woolsey is no longer skeptical.