The Director of National Intelligence issued a long-awaited study describing whatever the government already knows for certain about unexplained phenomena (UFOs) and the danger they pose, but it came up short on findings.
The Department of the Interior said on Friday evening that it has filed a preliminary report to Congress; this report centers on the progress achieved by the United States Navy’s Unknown Aerial Phenomenon Task Force in comprehending unidentified aerial phenomena.
Government Cannot Explain Most of the Sightings
According to the intelligence study, US intelligence is unable to explain 143 of the 144 UFO sightings and reports made by military aircraft between 2004 and 2021.
The only occurrence that could be classified was a gigantic, deflated balloon, according to the report, but the others remain unsolved.
The DNI stated in their study that the low number of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) limits our ability to draw clear conclusions regarding the nature or intent of UAP.
JUST IN: US government can't explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by military planes, according to highly anticipated intel report. https://t.co/Bn308A5rpm
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The bulk of the unexplained airborne phenomena are likely to be physical objects, according to the study; they were detected by various sensors such as radar, thermal, electro-optical, weapons systems, and direct observation.
Mysterious aerial objects apparently appeared to have peculiar flight characteristics in a small number of occurrences, according to the DNI; although, those findings could be the product of sensor faults, faking, or witness misinterpretation, and require more thorough investigation.
The U.S. govt has released a report on UFOs — here is what we know so far:
▪️143 sightings since 2004 remain unexplained
▪️18 of the sightings "appear to have some sort of advanced propulsion or advanced technology"
▪️The Pentagon has not ruled out alien origins 👽 pic.twitter.com/eJyjeUVc5e
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According to the analysis, there are likely many sorts of mysterious airborne occurrences that require distinct interpretations. Aerial clutter, spontaneous atmospheric effects, USG or US industrial developmental projects, and foreign opponent technologies are among the phenomena, according to the DNI.
Alien Activity is Not Mentioned in the Report
Other inexplicable events are categorized as other, according to the DNI; however, the report makes no mention of aliens or interplanetary activities as a plausible cause.
According to the organization, the incidents are certainly a flight safety risk, but they could also be a homeland security one.
According to the study, some onlookers may have been afraid to disclose what they observed for fear of being slandered.
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The consequences of this stigmatization have diminished as prominent members of the academic, political, defense, and intelligence services engage with the topic actively in public; however, many spectators may still remain silent, hampering scientific exploration of the topic, according to the paper.
The year before, the DNI was entrusted with gathering intelligence on the threat presented by unidentified airborne occurrences.
Last season, Sen. Marco Rubio requested a study on the danger of unexplained aerial phenomena on behalf of the Senate Committee of intelligence. Despite the possible threat, the committee expressed worry that the federal government lacks a single, comprehensive method for gathering and assessing intelligence on unusual aerial occurrences.
According to the DNI, the paper gives policymakers an overview of the problems involved in assessing the possible danger posed by UAP; it also provides a way to design policies, technology, and training for the military to deal with UFO encounters.