Former NASA astronaut says we are 'not alone' in the universe after reviewing a declassified report on 144 UFO sightings

144 UFOs have been spotted and are under investigation.
144 UFOs have been spotted and are under investigation. Photo credit: GETTY / US Navy

NASA Administrator and former astronaut Bill Nelson says we may not be alone in this galaxy after reading the declassified US intelligence report on the series of UFO sightings by Navy pilots.

Nelson told CNN "we are not alone" after reviewing the report on Monday. 

"Yes, I've seen the classified report. It says basically what we thought. We don’t know the answer to what those Navy pilots saw, they know that they saw something, they tracked it, they locked their radar onto it, they followed it, it would suddenly move quickly from one location to another."

Over 140 sightings were recorded in the report, none of them so far have had a scientific explanation but are currently being reviewed.

"What I ask our scientists to do is to see if there’s any kind of explanation, from a scientific point of view, and I’m awaiting their report," says Nelson.

Nelson says he spoke with some of the Navy members who spotted the UFOs while he was still serving as Florida's senior senator from 2001 to 2019.

"… I talked to the Navy pilots when we were briefed in the Senate Armed Services Committee, and my feeling is that there is clearly something there. It may not necessarily be an extraterrestrial, but if it is a technology that some of our adversaries have, then we better be concerned," Nelson told CNN.

Investigators involved with the nine-page report refused to rule out the UFOs may have an otherworldly origin according to the DailyMail.

Nelson also says despite tensions continuing to rise between China and the US, the most advanced tertiary enemy could not be responsible for the military's recent UFO encounters.

The recent UFO sightings by the US military have been over the Atlantic ocean.

Nelson believes the Pentagon's recently declassified report leaves more questions than answers, but that will soon change as NASA technologies continue to advance.

"Are we alone? Personally, I don't think we are...We are already finding examples of other planets around other suns, when we launch the James Webb [new model] telescope in November, it will appear back in time, almost to the beginning and additional information will find more planets,' he said.