Christopher Mellon on military's UFO encounters

Christopher Mellon, deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence under presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, joins ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ to discuss UFO sightings by the U.S. military. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:

When it comes to UFOs, or what the Pentagon refers to as “unidentified aerial phenomena,” the United States has “a massive intelligence failure on its hands,” said Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence.

“It’s extremely disturbing to think that, after spending hundreds of billions of dollars for so many years, and believing our airspace to be secure, in fact, we’ve had vehicles operating restricted military airspace with impunity on a recurring and sustained basis for many years,” said Mellon, who served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

The Pentagon declassified three videos taken by U.S. Navy pilots last April which show unidentified objects flying at high speeds in the Earth’s atmosphere along with audio of Navy pilots expressing shock and awe.

The U.S. Navy formalized a reporting process in 2019 for pilots to report incidents of UFO sightings, saying in a statement that there have been “a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated airspace in recent years.”

Congress is set to be briefed on UFOs in June, but Mellon told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that it is unlikely the classified information that will be shared with senators will be shared with the public. That’s because details about strategic defense systems, like those used to prevent nuclear warfare, could be disclosed, and that would put U.S. safety at risk.

Mellon advised that an important next step for the federal government when it comes to unidentified aerial phenomena would be to “overcome our self-inflicted ignorance, and start collecting data.”

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32 Comments on “Christopher Mellon on military's UFO encounters”

  1. Those Triangles are OURS. Don’t believe the FALSE FLAG LIES that Are being Spread by these people that act like THEY DON’T KNOW about our own Technology. The sky people are NOT HERE to HURT US.

  2. The number one reason why content like this isn't sincere nor actually about the viewer — this is a sub-3 minute clip about a serious and deep issue, and when the guy is mid-explanation, "I'm out of time, thank you" from Shep. This is why long-form, flexible content like Rogan is beating the pants off of commercial-driven content. When you cut off your expert so that you can cram in yet more ads, you are showing the show isn't really about what the viewers think it is. It's just a billboard. Find some flexibility or lose viewers.

  3. The truth would be too big of a blow to society at large, Think about it… If we truly knew we were dealing with an extra terrestrial advanced civilization, religion would be blown out of the water. The catholic church would crumble, peoples belief systems would collapse, there would be chaos, anarchy. The government would have even less credibility. it would be a total disaster.

  4. Obama, like the Navy pilots & Pentagon men, scripted , choreographed & orchestrated to facilitate a bread & circus hoax for the gratefully gullible masses. 'Live immediacy' film of UFOs a digital simulation, smoke & mirrors, all well within modern special effects capability.

  5. Go listen to Dr. Steven Greer he has been talking about what is going on with the "UFO" subject for many years now, there exist unacknowledged special acces projects which take money from the taxpayers and use it to fund these projects, they build anti-gravity craft and reverse engineer crashed and shot down extraterrestrial vehicles, the deep state or the shadow government and the psychopathic elite that runs this world from behind the curtains has been planning to stage an alien invasion since the 50s in order to impose martial law and establish a new world order and a global one world government to unite all the people of the earth to support interplanetary war, so basically they are preparing to stage this false flag event in the near future this is why all of a sudden for the past 2 years more and more mainstream media outlets have been reporting on so called "UFOs" and saying they are a threat, in order to fool all the people on earth and convincing most that what the media is saying and what the governments are saying is true, when in fact the opposite is true, the ETs are not a threat, WE are a threat, the ETs are actually prepared to intervene in the case of global nuclear war, because they do not want to see us destroy our planet and cause an extinction event, they have actually demonstrated this many times by flying over nuclear missile silos and turning off entire power generation systems, they are actually on earth to protect and observe US they are helping us, but how can you help someone who does not want to help himself? it is almost impossible for them, i truly hope people of our world stop sleeping and stop ignoring the most pressing concerns and dangers we all face now and in the future, because if not, then we are going to find out the hard way that we were doing wrong all along…

  6. It should be all unclassified to the public or you are gonna hear so many conspiracy theories developed that it will be nuts!

  7. We knew they are real. That said, what is Bay Xiden doing while distracting normies with this crap?

  8. The government is going to tell you, we who believe in Him, were abducted by aliens when He returns.

  9. As a USN sailor stationed aboard the ammunition ship USS Mauna Kea (AE-22) in 1972 while in the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of Vietnam, we were shadowed on a clear night, (appropriately 2200 hours, 10 pm for you civilians), with unlimited visibility, by a UFO. It performed seemingly impossible maneuvers by any conventional aircraft, as it would accelerate from one horizon to the next in the blink of an eye, stop, and do it repeatedly over a period of about 15 minutes. It was witnessed by multiple trained observers before assuming a stationary position relatively close aboard on the port side of the ship, at a height of roughly under 500 feet, and then abruptly shot straight down, disappearing into the water, with calm seas of 0-1 feet. CIC (Combat Information Center) reported no radar contacts. I suspect it/they were interested in the nuclear weapons we were "not" carrying, clandestinely transferring them by underway replenishment (UNREP) under cover of darkness, to another ship, but that's just my guess
    Operator: OUT

  10. How about the Russian Navy, the Maoist, Japanese, UK, French Navies, are they experiencing the same thing?

  11. We have to develop the UFO technology ourselves.
    We need to team up with Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and NASA to develop war aircraft that equals or surpasses the aeronautical abilities of the UFOs.
    We can start with drones and eventually do manned craft that are even better than those craft.

  12. "Evil spirits" rebuked in the name of Yashua "joshua"( mentioned in the book of zachariah) happened last year in central texas last year a week into covid STD SCARE. …LUKE 10:18

  13. If white supremacy could infiltrate our military whose to say aliens can’t. At best you should expect the pentagon’s report to read , “ check mate”!!!

  14. 0:43 from the HUD indications, this aircraft seems to be turning right?'s being pitched during a roll, it's doing a continuous pitch-back turn, or it's supposed to be according to her HUD screen, but the behaviour of the UFO and the clouds is different from what we are supposed to be seeing if the aircraft was doing a pitch-back!.obviously the UFO is supposed to be moving in a circle shaped route and the aircraft is following it in lag-pursuit, the aircraft should be approaching the object during this chase as well..there is something definitely wrong with this video..

  15. Key videos are available for download here: ""

    Take a look at the information displayed on the typical FLIR video. In particular look at the relative bearing at the top of the screen. You will see that changes with time and keeps the image of the "UFO" centered in the display. As long as the tracking is maintained the "UFO" appears to move with respect to the sea or cloud background. Just the opposite is true.

    If you want a practical analog, consider a child riding in the back of a car as it drives through an area with mountains in the background. If the child absent-mindedly locks his gaze on a specific telephone pole, it will appear to be very fast moving compared to the mountains in the background. The same thing is happening in the "UFO" videos, the tracking system is locked onto, and specifically tracking, the object of interest. You don't realize that because the tracking is automatic by the gimbal-mounted FLIR camera (Your gaze is Fixed on the object, not the sea surface or cloud background.).

    You can see it, however, by observing the relative bearing angle displayed at the top center of the display.

    There is one video named "Gimbal". It's interesting in that at the very end of the video, the object of interest dashes off "at incredible speed" to the left. The object didn't dash anywhere, what happened is the tracking system either lost track or hit an angle limit and the object could no longer be kept in centered view. That's exactly what you would expect when tracking fails to keep the object centered, or at least in the field of view.

  16. Our Gov’t knows nothing about aliens or UFO’s , i’m here to tell you folks , WE ARE IT ! they reported what they knew back in 2011 and its the same now

  17. Expect “Everyone” will be talking about aliens in the next weeks. To have a context PLEASE watch the opinion of the respected UFO specialist Dr. Steven Greer /watch?v=en0GsxgwMmA

  18. Theyre DEMONS ok, yes theyre alot smarter than humans because theyre fallen angels/offspring. And yes theyre technicallynot human, but theyre NOT WHAT YOU PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE THEY ARE, THEYRE NOT HERE TO HELP. Theyre partners with satan ok, theyre here to lead us away from God away from Jesus Christ ok, and you will agree its working. Only the top military mngmnt guys know the truth probably going to pay for this and its risky so PLEASE LISTEN WHAT IM SAYING IS TRUE!!!

  19. Theyre "trying to keep a secret" is all just part of the act, they WANT MANKIND TO BELIEVE THEYRE ALIENS, THEYRE NOTHING BUT DIRTY OLD EVIL SPIRITS IN BODIES THEYVE MADE.

  20. Ive had many experiences with these rats ok, theyre to be ignored and avoided. They omly know high level tech because GOD MADE IT AND THEY USED TO BE ARIUND GOD..

  21. a bunch lies, why are govt' officials investigators not equipt with sharp focus cameras? they have a huge budget and no clear view ever. lies nothing but lies.

  22. It’s funny how they talk as if the government is just now going to start paying attention to these. They’ve known for a long time

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