A little-known stipulation of the $2.3 trillion appropriations bill signed in December mandated that a report detailing what the government knows about UFOs be released this year.
That report, if released, will contain "compelling" information, according to Luis Elizondo, the former director of the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
"My business is an investigator," Elizondo told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I was an intelligence officer for the U.S. government, so my business is to find the truth whatever the truth is. We apply the same methodology we did investigating terrorist operations and operatives as we did with this. The information is compelling."
Former Director of National Intelligence Dan Ratcliffe said last week, during a Fox Business interview, that the information in such a report must be made public, and when it is, the report will be major because "there are a lot more sightings than have been made public," The Washington Post reported.
The Post reported the omnibus bill's provision contained the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which included a heading called "Advanced Aerial Threats."
The bill, signed in late December, gives 180 days for the director of national intelligence to work with the secretary of defense on a report that details everything the government has learned about UFOs, including "a detailed description of an interagency process" that the data will be analyzed across the federal government.
Ratcliffe told Maria Bartiromo that such a report could include sightings from all over the world.
"We are seeing, let's call them, vehicles, if you will, in U.S. airspace that are displaying performance characters well beyond anything we can either replicate or in some cases understand," Elizondo said.
And when asked about the possibility the report will show that UFOs can break the sound barrier without there being a sonic boom, Elizondo explained that much of what has been observed "isn't breaking the laws of physics."
"It is breaking our understanding of the current laws of physics that we are looking at," he said. "If you look at quantum physics, there's a lot of modeling that suggests this performance can be explained if you have a deep understanding of quantum physics."
The vehicles, said Elizondo, are "displaying instantaneous acceleration, hypersonic velocity."