Former US president Barack Obama has given a hint of his knowledge of UFOs.
"When it comes to aliens, there are some things I just can't tell you on air," Obama said on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Corden's reply: "But you'll tell us off air? Great!"
Obama continued: "But the truth is that when I came into office, I asked, right, I was like alright, is there the lab somewhere where we're keeping the alien specimens and space ship? And you know, they did a little bit of research and the answer was no.
"But what is true, and I'm actually being serious here, is that there are, there's footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don't know exactly what they are, 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. But I have nothing to report to you today."
Obama's comments followed a report on CBS's 60 Minutes last Sunday into the US government's acknowledgment of UFOs.
The US defense department and intelligence agencies are set to release an official report on UFOs next month.
Former navy pilot Ryan Graves told 60 Minutes he had seen UFOS [or what the military calls unidentified aerial phenomena] "every day for at least a couple years".
Lieutenant Graves said pilots training off the Atlantic Coast see UFOs often.
The New Lambton UFO
Dean "Vern" Garner has the most striking UFO story ever told in Newcastle.
Dean told us in 2019 that he saw a massive black triangle-shaped UFO at New Lambton Heights on top of a ridge in 1999.
At about 11pm, he was outside talking to a mate when they saw "what appeared to be a fire, down low behind trees".
"Then the orange light started to rise up. It rose above the eucalypt trees," he said.
"We could see it coming towards us. We were absolutely stunned. This thing was coming towards us at no more than 25km/h.
"It was about 30 metres high, just above the tallest eucalyptus tree. As it approached us, the hairs on our neck and arms stood up. We were in deep shock. We couldn't believe what we were seeing."
A massive triangular-shaped craft flew above them.
"It was travelling so low, you could have thrown a rock and hit it. It was directly above our heads," he said.
"As we stood underneath it, there was no doubt what it was. We knew straight away it was an alien craft from another planet. There's nothing like that on our planet.
"I never thought I'd see a UFO in my life. It seemed to take a minute for the whole craft to pass over our house."
He said the UFO had five lights, including a massive orange light in its centre.
"It was kind of like the inside of an orange when you cut an orange in half," he said.
The orange light itself, he said, was about "three quarters the size of a football field".
The triangular craft was much bigger. It appeared to be made of a substance that he likened to "black glass or titanium".
"This thing was absolutely huge. It was 50 to 100 times the size of a 747," he estimated.
"It was a massive ship. It seemed to float on air. There were no engines, no flames, no sound. It was completely silent. It was absolutely beautiful.
"It came from another world, an advanced world."
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