Are Aliens Real? We Asked the Pentagon’s UFO Chief.

From an exit interview by Lara Seligman on headlined “Are Aliens Real? We Asked the Pentagon’s Outgoing UFO Chief.”:

Sean Kirkpatrick is not done talking about UFOs.

For nearly 18 months, he’s been the first head of the Pentagon’s fledgling office tasked with investigating what the government calls “unidentified anomalous phenomena,” which military pilots have increasingly reported seeing in the skies.

Kirkpatrick set up an entire system for collecting data, waded through hundreds of reported UFO sightings and batted down whistleblower claims that the government covered up a program to reverse-engineer alien craft. And don’t forget the Chinese spy balloon episode.