The long-awaited UFO report by the US Director of National Intelligence has finally been released. The report noted that all but one of the 144 UFO sightings reported by military personnel in the past year were unsolved. Acknowledging this lack of intelligence, the Pentagon declined to rule out possible extraterrestrial life for some of these objects, but insisted that there was no evidence to confirm whether this was the case. The report was originally requested by Congress in response to a myriad of accounts of years of Unexplained Airborne Incidents (UAP). The Pentagon set up the anonymous Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) in August 2020 to determine the nature and origin of these countless landmarks.
“UAPTF has focused its review on reports between 2004 and 2021,” the authors of the document explained, adding that in most cases the US Navy was thanked for implementing a standardized reporting protocol over the past two years. However, after analyzing the data available for each of the 144 views during this period, the taskforce concluded that “a limited amount of high-quality reporting on anonymous aerial events hinders our ability to make firm decisions about the nature or intent of the UAP.” The majority of these cases alone cannot be explained.
Only one incident was reported “with high confidence” during this period, and was confirmed by the UAPTF as “a large, isolated balloon”. Although the remaining 143 cases remain a mystery, the report’s authors estimate that “if and when the UAP incidents are resolved individually, they will fall into one of five possible explanatory sections.” These categories are then listed as “airborne disturbances, natural atmospheric phenomena, USG [U.S. government] or U.S. industrial development programs, foreign defense systems and a cache” other “bin.”
Providing more details about some of the encounters reported the report explained that there were 11 “documented instances where pilots reported near a miss with a UAP”, and 18 more incidents involved “unusual UAP movement type or aircraft characteristics”. . For example, “some UAPs are seen to be stationary together in the air, moving against the wind, moving abruptly, or moving at sufficient speeds without isolated means of expansion.” The Pentagon says it is conducting further analysis to determine if the objects described in the report demonstrate up-to-date technology developed by viewers in another country or another world.