James Woolsey, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States (CIA) from 1993 and 1995, is causing quite a stir among those who are interested in extraterrestrial phenomena and ufology.
The reason for this is that, according to his recent interview for a YouTube channel, James Woolsey believes in the existence of extraterrestrial entities after his friend’s plane was “paused at 40,000” feet – and expresses optimism that humans will be amicable toward them in the event of widespread contact.
In the interview with the YouTube channel “The Black Vault Originals,” Woolsey promoted his new book with co-author Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former Romanian acting spy chief who defected to America in 1978, entitled “Operation Dragon: Inside the Kremlin’s Secret War on America” in which they focus on the Cold War, Soviet Union, and the JFK Assassination.
During that interview, Amb. Woolsey went into great depth regarding the origins of his book, laying the foundation to show that Nikita Khrushchev likely orchestrated JFK’s assassination and that Lee Harvey Oswald as trained by the KGB, carried it out.
When the subject of UFOs was brought up, the discussion took an interesting turn. In addition to this subject, the former intelligence chief under the administration of President Bill Clinton mentioned the numerous reports of “unidentified aerial phenomena” that have surfaced in recent years.
“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,” he continued.
“But 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 went on to say that the source was a person he “respects.”
“What was going on? I don’t know. Does anybody know?” he said. “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.”
He added: “I’m not as skeptical as I was a few years ago, to put it mildly, but something is going on that is surprising to a series of intelligent aircraft, experienced pilots.”
During the discussion, Black Vault podcaster John Greenwald Jr. stated that other intelligence officials have also left the door open to the possibility of extraterrestrial life on the planet.
Ex-CIA Director John Brennan said that believing there are no other forms of life beyond those on Earth is “presumptuous and arrogant.”
“I think some of the phenomena we’re going to be seeing continues to be unexplained and might, in fact, be some type of phenomenon that is the result of something that we don’t yet understand and that could involve some type of activity that some might say constitutes a different form of life,” he said on the podcast “Conversations with Tyler.”
The Department of Defense issued a statement in April 2020 confirming three unclassified Navy recordings from 2004 and 2015, all of which depicted “unidentified aerial phenomena.” The videos drew Brennan’s attention, and he described them as “quite eyebrow-raising.”
The Navy tapes were initially released to The Stars Academy, a UFO study organization formed by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge.
The UFOs were observed traveling at tremendous speeds and doing aerial maneuvers that appeared to be impossible. One of the videos showed a black circular object flying far in advance of a plane, while another captured a little item racing over the terrain on the ground.
Another filmed a circular object that appeared to be speeding up, then slowing down — and moving closer to the pilot’s camera.
The Pentagon announced that it created an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. In an interview with Greenwald, the Black Vault’s host stated that the plethora of documents on UFOs that was just unveiled by the CIA was purposefully difficult to sort through because they were stored in an “outdated” file format.
“The CIA has made it incredibly difficult to use their records in a reasonable manner,” he said. “In my opinion, this outdated format makes it very difficult for people to see the documents, and use them, for any research purpose.”
The most recent advances coincide with an increase in public interest in UFOs, as evidenced by an increase in sightings of UFOs. According to data from the National UFO Reporting Center, sightings increased in 2020 when compared to the previous year, with more than 6,600 sightings reported during that time frame.