A highly anticipated US intelligence report stated that dozens of mysterious UFO sightings claimed that most of them were unexplainable, but some could be alien spacecraft.
The unclassified report stated that researchers could only explain one of the 144 UFO sightings witnessed by U.S. government personnel and sources from 2004 to 2021. These sightings usually occurred during military training activities.
According to the report, 18 of them, some of which were observed from multiple angles, appeared to exhibit unusual movement or flying characteristics, which surprised those who saw them, such as staying still in high altitude and strong winds, and without noticeable advancement. Move at a very fast speed in the case of the way. .
According to the report, some of these 144 may be explained by natural or man-made objects (such as birds or drones interfering with pilot radars) or natural atmospheric phenomena.
It said that the others may be secret defense experiments by the United States, or unknown advanced technologies created by Russia or China.
It said that there are some that seem to require more advanced technology to determine what they are.
The Office of the National Intelligence Director's report stated that the report said sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) “may lack a single explanation.”
“We currently lack enough information in our data set to attribute events to specific explanations.”
The report did not mention or rule out the possibility that certain sighted objects may represent extraterrestrial life.
The military and intelligence communities have studied them as potential threats.
The report stated: “UAP clearly constitutes a flight safety issue and may pose a challenge to the national security of the United States.”
Some may be intelligence gathering operations of American competitors, or represent other advanced technologies, so that the U.S. military has nothing similar.
The report was issued after more UFO sightings by military pilots were made public and the pilot and radar videos were leaked. These videos showed strange behavior of flying objects without any explanation.
It emphasizes that the pilots and their aircraft are not equipped to recognize abnormal objects floating in the sky.
Of the 144 incidents in the years covered by the report, the only incident explained was a large deflated balloon.
The nine-page report released on Friday did not discuss any specific events.
This is the public version of the more detailed and confidential version provided to the armed forces and intelligence committees of Congress.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner said that since 2018, the frequency of UFO reports “seems to be increasing.”
Warner said in a statement: “Today's rather uncertain report is just an effort to understand and clarify what brings these risks to aviation across the country and in many parts of the world.”
“The United States must be able to understand and mitigate threats to our pilots, whether it comes from drones, weather balloons or enemy intelligence capabilities,” Warner said.
At the Pentagon, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks issued a memo ordering more systematic reporting of UAPs encountered during military training and testing.
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said: “Invading our training grounds and designated airspace will cause flight safety and operational safety issues, and may pose a challenge to national security.”
Bryant said the department “takes reports of intrusions-any identified or unidentified air objects-very seriously and investigates them.”