A US Army veteran who witnessed a UFO shooting through the sky while serving in the Sinai Desert claims that he was told to “keep his mouth shut” by a superior in a report in The Daily Mail.
The shocking allegations came as the US held its first public hearing on UFOs on Tuesday. The hearing included evidence of “unidentified aerial phenomena” and testimony from top officials from the Pentagon.
The hearing was scheduled after Congress requested a report on UFO sightings across the country in June of last year. The report included nearly 150 reports of UFO sightings, only one of which could be explained.
That report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was meant to shed light on the mystery of those dozens of flying objects spotted from 2004 to 2021. Instead, it was determined that, as a result of inadequate data, only one of the sightings could accurately be categorized.
The report and hearing drew considerable interest from the public, and many people who claim to have witnessed UFOs have spoken out about their experiences.
US Army veterans Sergeant Travis Bingham, E4 Specialist Vishal Singh, and Private First Class Dovell Engram were amongst the witnesses who spoke out publicly, as the veterans stated—in speaking to The Daily Mail—that they had an encounter with a UFO in the Middle East in 2014.
US Army veterans claim there was no way to report UFO sightings
Bingham, Singh, and Engram told the paper that they witnessed a series of bright objects shooting through the sky in the Sinai Desert and had no way of officially reporting the sighting at the time.
All three of the soldiers, who were stationed at Observation Post 3-1 near the Israel-Egypt border, were trained scouts and were well-versed in identifying aircraft, and each one stated that the objects they saw were unlike any man-made aircraft they’d ever seen. The object they witnessed moving through the sky seemed to be spinning in a spiral.
According to The Daily Mail, one of the men was told by a superior to keep quiet about the sighting. They were also afraid that if they spoke out about it they would all be sent for a psychological evaluation, which could have had negative effects on their careers.
The soldiers all observed the UFO as they were monitoring the border for suspicious activity. Bingham, who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, described the sight to The Daily Mail.
“I would describe it as a big object with several smaller objects, which appeared to be communicating, or scuffling, like a dogfight in the air,” he said. “We knew it wasn’t our military and it was baffling…”
“The objects were glowing – you could clearly see them with the naked eye, and it was clear how fast they were moving,” Bingham maintained, adding that “To this day, I’ve never seen anything like the craft, covering such distance with extreme speeds.”
The men, like many other military personnel who have witnessed UFOs, complained that they had no way to officially report the sighting.
Congress passed a bill in December to rectify the oversight and provide a proper set of procedures for soldiers to report sightings of UFOs and suspicious aircraft.