Sources Share What They Know About Coming UFO Report

Sources Share What They Know About Coming UFO Report

The Pentagon has been given 180 days to compile the report, which some officials say is not enough to provide a detailed insight into the issue.

Former US President Barack Obama said there really are UFO sightings that the government can't explain.

In the 2010s, many United States officials became interested in the topic of extraterrestrial life and UFOs after current and former servicemen shared stories about them.

"The report determines that the vast majority of more than 120 incidents", The Times reveals, "did not originate from any American military or other advanced US government technology, the officials said".

And while a forthcoming unclassified version, expected to be released to Congress by June 25, will present few other firm conclusions, senior officials briefed on the intelligence conceded that the very ambiguity of the findings meant the government could not definitively rule out theories that the phenomenon observed by military pilots might be alien spacecraft.

Experts say that the upcoming dossier will detail encounters of the USA military with UFOs as well as sightings reported by civilians.

Beyond that, nearly no firm conclusions can be drawn, several officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the Times and The Washington Post.

One official told the newspaper there was "worry" among the intelligence and military communities that the phenomena could be experimental technology from China, Russia or another foreign power.

One possible explanation the report will put forward is that the UFOs are advanced technology from other countries, The Times reported. Officials say the objects' ability to accelerate and submerge remains mysterious.

The Defense Department has been collecting such reports for more than 13 years as part of a shadowy, little-known Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program within the Pentagon.

"When we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are hard to explain", Ratcliffe said.

"We don't know exactly what they are, we can't explain how they moved, their trajectory". In 2019, the Pentagon confirmed the authenticity of the videos, which it said showed "unexplained aerial phenomena".

In recent years The Pentagon has increasingly confirmed that leaked footage, which has circulated online for years, is real. Pentagon officials have released several videos of military personnel encountering unidentified aerial phenomena in recent months.

In 2017, David Fravor, one of the pilots recording the footage released in April 2020, described to the New York Times how one of the UFOs he saw "accelerated like nothing I've ever seen".

Ryan Graves, a former US Navy pilot, told CBS's 60 Minutes last month that he was among the military aviators who spotted "unidentified vessels" flying off the coast of Virginia every day for two years, starting in 2019.

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