No evidence mystery UFOs are alien spacecraft, report finds: NYTimes

  • No evidence mystery UFOs are alien spacecraft, report finds: NYTimes

No evidence mystery UFOs are alien spacecraft, report finds: NYTimes

The US military no longer describes them as unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, instead using the term "unidentified aerial phenomena".

What might explain at least some of the reports of UFOs? Republicans and Democrats, former and incumbent officials, and even presidents have spoken on the much-anticipated dossier, which is expected to be released in the coming days. Whatever their origin, the ability of the observed objects to accelerate, submerge and rapidly change direction remains hard to explain, the report is purported to say.

It will be the first into UFO sightings by any major USA defence agency.

Set to be presented to Congress later this month, the intelligence report concluded that most of the more than 120 documented encounters with so-called "unidentified aerial phenomena" were not related to futuristic United States government technology, the New York Times reported, citing senior administration officials with knowledge of the report. Pentagon officials have released several videos of military personnel encountering unidentified aerial phenomena in recent months.

What Could the Dossier Contain?

According to the stimulus bill signed by Donald Trump, the report must contain a "detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence" collected by USA intel agencies as well as the DoD unit known as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, which was created a year ago to detect and analyse sightings of mysterious flying objects.

Nearly none of the encounters appear to involve technology now held by the USA, the paper said, citing the report.

Former President Barack Obama has also confirmed there are UFO sightings that the government can not explain.

Darn it, Will it Confirm the Existence of Aliens?

That report is the one to be released this month.

An unidentified flying object shown in a photo captured by US Navy pilots. The report also examined incidents involving foreign militaries over the last two decades.

"What is true - and I'm actually being serious here - is that there's footage and records of objects in the skies that we don't know exactly what they are", former president Barack Obama told "The Late Late Show" last month. New religions would pop up.

One senior official briefed on the intelligence said without hesitation that US officials knew it was not American technology. The goal, officials said, is to give authorities a better idea of what might be out there.

Last year, President Donald Trump's budget included a provision inserted by lawmakers that the secretary of defense and director of national intelligence submit an unclassified report on what the government knows about UFOs. He, however, refused to answer whether Washington has evidence that extraterrestrial life exists. The officials said that was "about the only conclusive finding" from the report, which does not definitively rule out the possibility that the sightings were alien spacecraft.