The UFO report released Friday says the U.S. government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by military planes.
That report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was meant to shed light on the mystery of those dozens of flying objects, spotted from 2004 to 2021, but instead said it didn’t have adequate data to put all but one of them into a category.
That one UAP — shorthand for “unidentified aerial phenomena” — was a large, deflating balloon, the report said.
“The others remain unexplained,” the report, which was required by Congress, added. In 143 of the reported cases, they “lack sufficient information in our dataset to attribute incidents to specific explanations”.
Crucially, the UFO report said there were “no clear indications that there is any non-terrestrial explanation” for the aircraft, but also did not rule it out.
Congress demanded the report after the US military reported numerous instance of objects seen moving erratically in the sky.
The Pentagon then established the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force last August to look into the reports.
The group’s job was to “detect, analyze and catalogue” these events, as well as to “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of UFOs, the Pentagon said.
Former US President Barak Obama opened up about the existence of UFOs and alien life in an interview on CBS late in May. “When it comes to aliens, there are some things I just can’t tell you on air,” Obama said, smiling. Obama told CBS that he was eager to find out about UFOs and real alien encounters when he became President.
“Truth is that when I came into office, I was like, ‘Alright, is there a lab somewhere where we’re keeping the alien specimens and spaceships?’ And they did a little bit of research and the answer was no,” Obama explained regarding the subject.
UFO Report does not mention aliens
While the report explicitly stated that “unusual” activity had been reported on multiple occasions, it also did not rule out that those incidents were the result of errors or “spoofing.”
“In a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics. These observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis,” the report said.
The report does not mention aliens or even vaguely hint at an extraterrestrial explanation for the reported sightings, but makes clear that much of the phenomena may be beyond the existing means the government has to identify such objects.
Recently-leaked footage from the U.S. Navy shows an unidentified flying object (UFO) was spotted flying erratically in California in the Summer of 2019 before it plunged downward under the surface of the ocean beneath it.
The Congressional publication The Hill — not noted for its sensationalistic journalism — noted in a recent report that “A recently leaked video captured by the U.S. Navy shows an unidentified flying object off the coast of San Diego moving across the sky before suddenly disappearing into the water.
“The video, obtained by documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, was filmed in the Combat Information Center of the combat ship the USS Omaha on July 15, 2019.” The combat Information Center, or CIC, is the brains of a warship, processing information from which commanders make observations of enemy movements and direct attacks on targets.
Such places are also not the typical origins of fantastic, easily disproved sightings of spacecraft from other worlds.
“The US Navy photographed & filmed ‘spherical’ shaped UFOs & advanced transmedium vehicles; here is some of that footage,” Corbell said in a Tweet.
“Filmed in the Combat Information Center of the USS Omaha / July 15th 2019 / warning area off San Diego @ 11pm PST. No wreckage found. No craft were recovered.
You can access the full report here.