Everything Worth Knowing From the Pentagon’s UFO Report
It was rumored that the truth about the existence of alien life became known, but only now, after the publication of the government report on the UFO, it finally appeared. Well, sort of.
The report, compiled and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on Friday, was hyped as a potential blockbuster after breathless news coverage prior to its publication . It was rumored that the government had unlocked its holdings of previously classified files on extraterrestrial life, giving conspiracy theorists the widespread credibility they had long sought.
These rumors, however, did not lead to the type of seismic revelations that some people wanted, as the nine-page report basically confirms what we already knew: there has been a surge in mysterious unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) sightings in recent years. (The government used its own terminology throughout the report, replacing UAP with UFO.) Beyond that, however, we still don’t know much.
What’s in the government’s UFO report?
The report was compiled by ODNI and the FBI and delivered to Congress, which subtly added a funding clause to last year’s $ 2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief package bill. Last August, it was announced the formation of an Unidentified Aerial Activity Task Force to investigate the spike in sightings that had an ardent supporter in the form of Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who spoke out against the stigma of UFO research earlier this year. Harry Reid, a former Democratic senator from Nevada, has also been a proponent of UFO research, proposing a similar endeavor in 2017.
The overall conclusion of the report is that these mysterious sightings still baffle the government: of 144 UAP sightings made by military aircraft between 2004 and 2021, 143 cannot be explained or identified according to the current US government capabilities. … According to the report, the included UAPs were detected by “multiple sensors, including radar, infrared, electro-optical, search weapons, and visual surveillance.” One UAP that was identifiable turned out to be a deflated balloon, according to NBC News.
It is assumed that the government intends to further examine these sightings, as the report identifies five categories that will ultimately define all UAP sightings: “[A] unrest, natural atmospheric events, US or US industrial development programs, foreign enemy systems, and garbage bucket “other.” While all UAP observations showed “unusual flight performance,” the report quickly ruled out any possibility of speculation, noting that the strange flight patterns could have been the result of “sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperceptions and would require additional careful checks. . “
Government officials, while officially declaring that the unclassified report is publicly available, are noticeably evasive. An official told NBC News on Friday, “We have no clear indication that there is any extraterrestrial explanation for them, but we’ll go where the data takes us.” The official added that there is also no data to determine if any of these sightings are the product of technologically advanced foreign adversaries.
This report was anticipated by some media turmoil, including a 60-minute snippet that quoted Luis Elizondo, a former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, as describing aircraft that certainly sounded, well, foreign: According to him, these are flying vehicles that can increase “overloads from 6 to 700, that can fly at 13,000 miles per hour, that can evade radar, and that can fly through air and water, and possibly space.”
Two high-profile sightings, both of which were filmed in 2004 and 2015 and subsequently declassified by the US Department of Defense, have also fueled a public thirst for confirmation of the presence of aliens. The videos were declassified in 2007 and 2017 and made for viral soundbytes as they were posted online and then reappeared as part of a government investigation.
Those who are longing for irrefutable proof of the existence of aliens are likely to be dismayed that the word “alien” never appears in a government report. Nevertheless, despite all the observations, except one unconfirmed, there are probably still many people who hope that the country’s top leadership will confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life flying in our airspace – one day.