New York Post: Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said he believes UFOs could exist after his friend’s plane was “paused at 40,000” feet – and hopes humans would be friendly to extraterrestrials if they ever make contact, according to a report.
The former chief spook — who ran the agency from 1993 to 1995 — spoke Friday to the Black Vault’s YouTube channel, where he promoted his new book with co-author Ion Mihai Pacepa, “Operation Dragon: Inside the Kremlin’s Secret War on America.”
“There have been over the years now events of one kind of another, usually involving some kind of aircraft-like airframe,” Woolsey said in the interview.
“I never thought there was anything to all this, it always seemed pretty far out to me,” he continued.
“But there was one case in which a friend of mine was able to have his aircraft stop at 40,000 feet or so and not continue operating as a normal aircraft,” Woolsey continued, adding that the source was someone he “respects.”
“What was going on? I don’t know. Does anybody know?” he said. “There had just been enough things like that that have occurred that I think there will be a lot of examination of what’s going on over the course of several months or years.”
He added: “I’m not as skeptical as I was a few years ago, to put it mildly, but something is going on that is surprising to a series of intelligent aircraft, experienced pilots.”