The US government released it’s long-awaited UFO report today, concluding that “if and when individual UAP incidents are resolved they will fall into one of five potential explanatory categories: airborne clutter, natural atmospheric phenomena, USG or U.S. industry developmental programs, foreign adversary systems, and a catchall ‘other’ bin.”
The report, titled “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”, was published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Friday. It was in response to a requirement the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence included in a provision of the most recent defense spending authorization bill. They asked the intelligence community to produce a public report of unclassified anomalous aerial threats. This demand was spurred by former military officials and a growing number of Senators who argued the issue involved national security in the wake of the seminal New York Times story from December 2017 that revealed a previously undisclosed US government program to study aerial threats.
A series of former US military pilots and intelligence officials have spoken out about what they’ve seen and alerted officials to several potentially alarming implications:
The unknown objects are foreign technology representing technological advancements far ahead of US capabilities, and therefore an extreme threat to national security;
The objects are US technology being tested against unsuspecting US military pilots in situations the pilots have publicly described as dangerous;
The objects represent something not of this planet.
The report noted that the US governments lacks “data to indicate any UAP are part of a foreign collection program or indicative of a major technological advancement by a potential adversary.”
In August 2020 the Department of Defense established a “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” task force to study and monitor the issue, but Politico reported in March that Pentagon investigators were meeting resistance from military and intelligence officials. “Just getting access to the information, because of all the different security bureaucracies, that’s an ordeal in itself,” said Christopher Mellon, a former Pentagon intelligence official who has been key to getting the topic taken seriously over the last few years, told Politico.
Read the full report below: