(CNN/Meredith) -- The Pentagon is starting to open up about something it has been almost completely quiet about for decades – UFOs.

When military officials released three videos this spring of Navy pilots encountering UFOs in 2004 and in 2015, they seemed out of this world.

Now, the Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force is expected to start publicly releasing more information about such encounters. It’s unknown exactly when that information will be made public.

Learning that some information will be made public has prompted questions from elected officials.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, acting chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence, said there are mysterious crafts of unknown origin flying over US military installations. Rubio wants investigations into what they are and where they are coming from.

“I would say that, frankly, that if it's something from outside this planet that might actually be better than if we've seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary that allow them to conduct this sort of activity,” Rubio said.

The real worry is that these UFO’s might be advanced military airplanes, spaceships, or weapons capable of astonishing things.

Virginia Senator Mark Warner was briefed on UFO reports last year. Despite conspiracy theories that have plagued the nation for decades about aliens, Warner said the US military is now taking issue with these UFOs.

“One of the key takeaways I'd have is that the military and others are taking this issue seriously, which I think in previous generations that may not have been the case,” Warner said.

A retired Navy pilot said he encountered a UFO in 2017.

“As I got close to it, it rapidly accelerated to the south, and disappeared in less than two seconds,” Cmdr. David Fravor said.

For many years, government investigations into these encounters were shrouded in secrecy. Now, the curtain may be lifted a bit with the Pentagon making some findings public.

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