THE US has finally released their report into ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ after months of speculation, with the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ says over 100 sightings cannot be explained.
On Friday, the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ released its report of U̳F̳O̳ and UAP sightings by military personnel. Out of 144 reports made by pilots and naval forces since 2004, only one could be explained by investigators.
The interim report said most of the 144 sightings came in the last two years following the US Navy introducing a reporting system for U̳F̳O̳s.
In 143 of all sightings, the report says they “lack sufficient information in our dataset to attribute incidents to specific explanations”.
But in a blow to e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ hopefuls, the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ said there was “no clear indications that there is any non-terrestrial explanation” for the sightings.
However they did not rule out the possibility, and added UAP sightings “probably lack a single explanation”.
Some of the sightings were suggested by the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ to be technologies from C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ or Russia.
Others causes could possibly be natural atmospheric phenomena or “attributable to developments and classified programs by US entities”.
No matter the cause, the report held UAP pose “a clear safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to US national security”.
The taskforce behind the report is now “looking for novel ways to increase collection” of reports and gather more information, adding that “additional funding” could “further study of the topics laid out in this report”.
Ahead of Congress receiving the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳’s report into UAP’s, Senate members flagged concerns over national security.
Mark Warner, Democratic chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, told Fox 8 television: “If there are objects flying over military installations that could pose a security threat … [it] needs to be declassified and revealed to American public.
“If there’s something out there, let’s seek it out, and it is probably a foreign power.”
Marco Rubio, the Republican senator and vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said ahead of its release: “There is stuff flying in our airspace.
“We don’t know what it is. We need to find out.”
Marik Von Rennenkampff, analyst in the state department’s bureau of international security and nonproliferation, also told The Guardian foreign powers would have had to undergone a breathtaking technological leap to be behind the UAP’s.
He said: “C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ has well-documented issues with basic jet engines, they rely on espionage to develop their most advanced weapons systems. So, I struggle with C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ having developed this.
“Russia has a defence budget that is a fraction of the United States, and much of its military infrastructure is crumbling so I struggle with that too.
“So if it is C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ or Russia, then that’s extraordinary.
“I don’t know how they did it, and it would be a monumental failure of intelligence collection on the part of the United States, orders of magnitude worse than 9/11.”