So US intelligence finally released its report on what it knows about a series of unknown flying objects that have been seen moving through military airspace over the last several decades. To put it short, the answer according to the report is very little, as I predicted, but the fact that the intelligence community released the classified documents marks one of the first times the US government has acknowledged that these sightings by Navy pilots and others are worthy of legitimate investigation.
For lawmakers, intelligence and military personnel working on unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP), the bigger concern with the cases is not that alien life is visiting earth, but rather that a foreign adversary like Russia or China might be fielding some kind of technology in American airspace that the United States doesn’t know about. That is one of the reasons this unclassified report will likely disappoint UFologists who had hoped it might offer definitive proof the U.S. government has made contact with extraterrestrial life. But let’s be honest they would never admit to that if they were getting the upper hand in technology from said extraterrestrial.
“For years, the men and women we trust to defend our country reported encounters with unidentified aircraft that had superior capabilities, and for years their concerns were often ignored and ridiculed,” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement on Friday. “This report is an important first step in cataloging these incidents, but it is just a first step. The Defense Department and Intelligence Community have a lot of work to do before we can actually understand whether these aerial threats present a serious national security concern.”
Most of the 144 sightings covered in the report were recorded by U.S. Navy pilots, although there were some reports from other government sources, a clear “reporting bias” in the data set. Investigators tried to categorize the 144 sightings into five categories: airborne clutter, like birds or weather balloons, natural atmospheric phenomena, U.S. government or industry developmental programs, foreign adversary systems, and an obligatory: “Other.”
“There is a wide range of phenomena that we observed that we ultimately put into the UAP category,” the official said. “There is not one single explanation of UAP.”
But in the 143 unexplained cases, one was explained away, investigators simply lacked the necessary data to categorize the sightings. Some reports included no technical data at all for engineers to examine but rather were solely verbal recollections by pilots. OH and the report does not include any additional videos or UFO sightings.
A Personal note here…
As has been stated by many others and myself (Will) included, this is information the government does not wish to share and never has. They will look for every way to stonewall and falsify the information to the public. I have pointed out in many shows and my own included that the powers that be only talk about the most recent cases and never mention the older cases from Project Blue Book as if that information is not valid. An example is their fear that this “new” technology can be from a foreign adversary. Really there is nothing new? This has been recorded officially since the 1940’s…
I will dig more in to this report as time goes and will talk about it some at Scarefest and if possible DragonCon (If I can read all of it by then.) Even though there is nothing really new here it does speak volumes on how the US government has kept an eye on the phenomenon and how they have been skirting some facts that they are nor admitting to.