U.S. intelligence on Friday admitted that there was no evidence of aliens’ presence and could not explain the dozens of phenomena seen by military pilots.
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“There is probably no single explanation for these phenomena,” the report, published by the Director of National Intelligence Services, said.
“We currently do not have enough information in our databases to attribute these events to specific causes,” he said.
In the report, which lists events between 2004 and 2021, the American Intelligence Service acknowledged that more than 140 phenomena were unexplained. But they said all the information gathered was “mostly vague.”
Of the 144 cases studied, only one was described. It’s a big balloon.
Eighteen of them showed unusual movements or flight characteristics that surprised those who observed them.
Threats or UFOs
Some can be explained by the presence of drones or birds that create confusion in the radar systems of the American military. Others may be caused by tests of military equipment or technologies made by other powers, such as China or Russia.
For example, the American Intelligence Service fears that China or Russia are testing hypersonic technologies, moving at 10 or 20 times the speed of sound and causing too many maneuvers.
Curiosity about these phenomena fueled the publication of videos taken by U.S. Navy pilots last year that showed encounters on the plane with what appeared to be unidentified flying objects (UFOs). One of these videos is from November 2004 and the other two are from January 2015.
After decades of secrecy, Congress ordered the executive to explain to the general public the activities of the Pentagon unit responsible for studying them.
The report does not specify the possibility that these phenomena are associated with extraterrestrial life. But he does not rule it out.
The U.S. military and intelligence are primarily involved in determining whether these phenomena are linked to threats against the United States.
“This unrecognized aviation phenomenon raises questions about aviation safety and the national security of the United States,” the report said.
According to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, the number of such incidents will increase from 2018 onwards.
“This report, which does not come to a definitive conclusion, is only the beginning of efforts to explain the causes of aviation accidents in many parts of the country and around the world,” he said in a statement.
“The United States needs to understand and mitigate threats to our pilots from drones, air balloons or the intelligence capabilities of our adversaries,” he said.