An unclassified version of the Pentagon’s report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or so-called “UFOs”, was released on Friday, revealing that over 140 instances of baffling sightings by military aircraft are shrouded in mystery.
In what has been hailed as a “historic moment”, on 25 June the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a much-awaited report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) sightings spotted by US Navy pilots over the decades.
The somewhat inconclusive report, however, failed to determine the studied incidents as being of an extraterrestrial nature, with the intelligence officials stopping of denying it, either.
Aliens have not been found directly responsible for the 140 reported sightings made since 2004. However, the surmise that the craft, displaying baffling technological capabilities, such moving without observable propulsion or accelerating and decelerating at unbelievable speed, might be the work of foreign adversaries has left US security experts deeply troubled.
The Pentagon’s UFO report had been urged by lawmakers, including Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and inserted as a requirement into last year’s intelligence authorisation bill.
Congressional leaders briefed on the intelligence had emphasized the “security threat” potentially implied by the “unexplained aerial phenomena”.
Seeking to somehow explain the sightings, the report has stated that most UAPs fall into five…