Joe Biden ducks question about UFOs, directs reporter to go back to Barack Obama: 'I would ask him again'

Obama, under whom Biden served as the vice president, recently fueled speculation about the mysterious objects saying there was no explanation for them


                            Joe Biden ducks question about UFOs, directs reporter to go back to Barack Obama: 'I would ask him again'
President Joe Biden recently avoided questions on UFOs and asked the media to ask former president Barack Obama (Twitter/Jeremy Corbell, Getty Images)

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are being hotly debated in the US at the moment, especially after frequent reports of their sightings by America’s forces have surfaced of late. The country’s political and media circles have started taking the issue seriously and words uttered by former president Barack Obama have fueled the speculation about the mysterious objects.

In June, US intelligence agencies are expected to hand over the Congress a report on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) and it has already sparked interest and speculation over how the government has handled sightings of the objects in the sky and whether any worldly explanation can be given for them. Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell recently shared a new video of a UFO sighting allegedly captured by the US Navy in 2019. President Joe Biden was asked about the UFOs on May 21 but he avoided a definite answer. During a joint news conference at the White House where Biden was present along with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, a reporter asked the president: “President Obama says there is footage and records of objects in the sky — these unidentified aerial phenomena — and he said : "We don’t know exactly what they are. What do you think?”

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A warning sign marks the boundary of Area 51, March 12, 2000 in Rachel, Nevada. This sleepy Nevada town is located just a stone's throw from the secret U.S. military base known as Area 51. (Getty Images)

Biden, who served as Obama’s deputy during the latter's presidential term, responded jokingly: “I would ask him again”. He then thanked everyone and exited the dais so quickly that he forgot to take out his translation earpiece. Recently, Obama admitted on ‘The Late Night Show with James Corden’ on CBS that the American government cannot exactly explain the videos of the UAP. According to the former president: “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are”. He said: “We can't explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”



 

 



 

 

While Obama’s words have renewed speculation over UFOs, the upcoming report, which has been prepared by the director of national intelligence and the defense secretary, aims to publicize what the Pentagon has known so far about UFOs and data analyzed from encounters with them.

US has massive intel failure on UFOs, says former White House official

Earlier this week, Christopher Mellon, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence who has featured in talks and a documentary about UFOs, expressed disappointment saying the US has “a massive intelligence failure on its hands” when it came to the mysterious flying objects. “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,” Mellon, who served in the Bill Clinton and George W Bush presidencies, said.