The United States government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) reported by military planes, according to a highly anticipated intelligence report released Friday.
That report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), was meant to shed light on the mystery of those dozens of flying objects, spotted from 2004 to 2021, but instead said it didn’t have adequate data to put all but one of them into a category. While the report explicitly stated that “unusual” activity had been reported on multiple occasions, it also did not rule out that those incidents were the result of errors or “spoofing.”
The Department of Defense established the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force in August to investigate and “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of unidentified flying objects. Earlier that year, the Department of Defense declassified three videos taken by Navy pilots — one from 2004 and two from 2015 — that showed mysterious objects flying at high speeds across the sky.
The three videos had leaked years earlier, but Pentagon officials said they declassified the footage to “clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”
The U.S. govt has released a report on UFOs — here is what we know so far:
▪️143 sightings since 2004 remain unexplained
▪️18 of the sightings "appear to have some sort of advanced propulsion or advanced technology"
▪️The Pentagon has not ruled out alien origins 👽 pic.twitter.com/eJyjeUVc5e
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 25, 2021
“We were able to identify one reported UAP with high confidence. In that case, we identified the object as a large, deflating balloon. The others remain unexplained,” the report says, using the Pentagon’s terminology for UFOs.
According to the report, there were 18 incidents reported in which the UAPs that were seen featured some sort of “unusual movement patterns or flight characteristics” including propulsion or other technology that wasn’t evident and that could be advanced. Eleven of the incidents reported were near misses with military planes, the report said.
Wow CIA now announcing that as many as 60% of UFOs are actually special purpose alien craft designed to pick up analog TV broadcasts of the Great British Bakeoff, but haven't yet come to a firm conclusion why the aliens love that show so much
— Pwn All The Things (@pwnallthethings) June 25, 2021
No additional incidents or videos were released Friday as part of the report.
this Pentagon UFO report is wild. pic.twitter.com/jrkJpDtwCT
— Satan (@RealS8nn) June 25, 2021