Washington | An official US report on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) concluded that there is no evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials, without clarifying the mysterious phenomenon observed by US military pilots, according to US media.
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On Thursday, the New York Times quoted US government officials who were briefed on the results of the report due to be issued at the end of this month, that most of the phenomena seen by US military pilots in recent years are still difficult to explain.
The Pentagon released videos taken by US Navy pilots last year showing encounters in flight with what appear to be UFOs. One of these videos is from November 2004 and the other two are from January 2015.
After decades of secrecy, Congress last year ordered the executive branch to brief the public on the activities of the Pentagon unit responsible for studying these phenomena, which was entrusted to the US Navy.
This report, which is under the authority of the Directorate of Intelligence (DNI), concludes with certainty that the vast majority of more than 120 such incidents are not related to technologies tested by the US military, the New York Times reports.
But that is the only confirmed conclusion in the document and the report does not categorically rule out the possibility that the planes are of extraterrestrial origin, according to CNN, citing officials who also spoke under cover.
Some officials quoted by The New York Times acknowledge that the fact that part of the report will be kept secret in defense threatens to fuel speculation about classified information from the United States government about the existence of extraterrestrials.
hard to explain
It is still difficult to explain the acceleration of the objects photographed by the pilots and their ability to change direction. US intelligence agencies fear that China or Russia is testing hypersonic technologies, which move at 10 or even 20 times the speed of sound, and are highly maneuverable, according to one of the officials.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Friday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been briefed on preparing the report. “We take seriously any foray into our field of operations,” he added.
The American public’s fascination with aliens has been renewed with a recent report from the very serious US television magazine “60 Minutes” about the forthcoming publication of this report.
Shortly after, former President Barack Obama mischievously wore diapers and admitted during a humorous show that he asked upon arrival at the White House if there was a secret laboratory where “we keep extraterrestrial samples.” and spaceships.” He added with a smile: “They did some research and the answer was no.”
“What is true – and here I am – is that there are videos and pictures of objects in the sky that we don’t know exactly,” Mr. Obama added.
To encourage pilots to report these appearances without fear of ridicule, the military no longer describes them as “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs), but as unidentified aerial phenomena.”
The goal is for military and intelligence experts to have as many videos as possible at their disposal in order to analyze them and identify as many aircraft as possible, which the Pentagon considers more espionage than their visit.
“The more data we collect, the more we can reduce the gap between specific and unidentified data, and the more we can avoid strategic surprises with respect to hostile technologies,” said US Department of Defense spokeswoman Susan Gough.