Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe spoke with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo Friday about UFOs and unexplained sightings.
"When we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain," Ratcliffe told Bartiromo.
"Movements that are hard to replicate that we don't have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom," he said.
In December, President Trump's COVID-19 relief and government funding bill began a 180-day countdown for the Pentagon and spy agencies to release what they knowing about UFOs. The complete report is expected to be published on June 1.
Ratcliffe told the Fox News host that Americans would be surprised by the number of UFO sightings over the years.
"When we talk about sightings, the other thing I will tell you is, it's not just a pilot or just a satellite, or some intelligence collection," he explained. "Usually, we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things, and some of these are unexplained phenomenon, and there is actually quite a few more than have been made public."