The government of USA has no explanation for the dozens of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen by its Army pilots.
A Pentagon report released this Friday ensures that of 144 UFO sightings since 2004, all but one remain unexplained.
And it doesn’t rule out the possibility that the objects are extraterrestrial.
The US Congress demanded the report after the US military reported numerous cases of objects moving erratically in the sky.
The Pentagon then established an unidentified aerial phenomena task force last August to examine the reports.
The group’s job was to “detect, analyze and catalog” these events, as well as “obtain information” on the “nature and origins” of UFOs, the Pentagon said.
What does the report say?
The interim report released Friday says that most of the 144 reported cases of “unidentified aerial phenomena” occurred in the past two years, after the US Army put in place a standardized notification mechanism.
In 143 of the reported cases they lack “sufficient information to attribute the incidents to specific explanations.”
And they affirm that there are no “clear indications that there is a non-terrestrial explanation”, although they do not rule it out either.
UFOs “probably lack a single explanation,” says the report. Some could be objects from another country like China or Russia; others could be natural atmospheric phenomena such as ice crystals that radar systems could detect.
The report also suggests that some could be “attributable to classified developments and programs of US entities”.
The only case they were able to identify “with great confidence” was “a large deflated balloon,” according to the report.
They added that UFOs pose “a clear flight safety problem and may pose a challenge to the national security of the United States.”
The task force is now “looking for novel ways to increase the compilation” of reports, adding that “additional funds” could be used to “further study the issues raised in the report.”
What evidence is there
The US Department of Defense published in April 2020 videos of various UFOs that were filmed by the US Army.
On an episode of CBS ‘”60 Minutes” last month, two former pilots claimed to have seen an object in the Pacific Ocean that appeared to reflect their movements.
One pilot described it as a “little white tic-tac-like object,” referring to a popular long white peppermint candy.
“And that’s exactly what it looked like, except it was traveling very fast and very erratically and we couldn’t anticipate which direction it would turn or how it was maneuvering or the propulsion system,” former pilot Alex Dietrich told the BBC.
“It had no apparent smoke or propulsion trail. It had no apparent flight control surface to maneuver as it maneuvered ”.
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