US intelligence report does not confirm that UFO sightings are linked to aliens… nor rule it out
There is no evidence that aerial phenomena witnessed by military pilots in recent years are alien spacecraft, according to a US intelligence report.
But the report’s unclassified version, expected to be released to Congress by 25 June, is understood to conclude that most of the more than 120 incidents over the past two decades did not originate from any US government technology.
This means what has puzzled scientists and the military is left unexplained, according to senior administration officials cited in new articles first published by The New York Times.
Some of the incidents were captured on video and naval pilots can be heard speaking in amazement about the objects flying in front of them.
The report does not rule out the possibility that the phenomena was a result of technologies developed by other countries and one official said there is no indication that secret US programmes are to blame.
In December, the US Congress ordered the director of national intelligence to summarise and report on the government’s knowledge of unidentified aerial phenomena – UAPs, better known as UFOs.
But the information due this month is a status report rather than the final word, one official said.
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Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough declined to comment, only saying that the UAP task force is “actively working with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the report and DNI will provide the findings to Congress”.
When asked about the report, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki initially responded: “It’s always a little wacky on Fridays.”