Pentagon UFO report: A voyage to unravel the suspicion

In the wake of much conjecture, the Pentagon and the Director of National Intelligence have published a long-awaited report on their investigations into unexplained aerial phenomena. The declassified paper, titled “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” looked at 144 cases in which military pilots saw something they couldn’t explain between November 2004 and March 2021. For months, proponents of the theory that UFOs symbolize something greater than ourselves have built anticipation for this film’s premiere.

After a lengthy delay, the first report on the unexplained aerial phenomenon (UAP) was eventually published on June 25th, 2021. Although just nine pages long, it provides the most explicit and comprehensive description of UAP by the United States government to date.

An Executive Summary of the Report

  • As previously known, the Pentagon released video footage from US navy aviators depicting mysterious aircraft with speeds and maneuverability surpassing known aviation technology. But without any apparent sources of propulsion or flight-control surfaces, which had been included in the report at the time.
  • Witnesses “reported unique UAP movement patterns or flying characteristics” in 18 instances, perhaps indicating sophisticated technical capabilities. In the study, UAP/EFOs “appeared to stay motionless in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver suddenly, or move at great speed, without apparent methods of propulsion.” The report also states that Radio-frequency (RF) radiation related to observations of unidentified aerial pollutants was examined by military aircraft.

So, what’s the verdict?

Few details have surfaced, at least in terms of these items and where they came from. “Our ability to make strong conclusions regarding the nature or purpose of UAP” is hindered because of the absence of “high-quality reporting” on the events, according to the evaluation. The study offers several potential hypotheses for what the UAP was, but they still do not know.

The Conclusive evaluation findings-

  • None of the items seem to be linked to a covert US weapons program or produced by foreign rivals.
  • The concentration of sightings around US military sites may be due to collecting distortion.
  • “radar, infrared, electro-optical, weapon seekers and visual observation” were all used to detect the UAP. Also, UAPs may be of many varieties.
  • “Anomalous flying characteristics” may be the result of “sensor malfunctions, jamming, or observer misunderstanding” and “need further study.”
  • The study says UAP “clearly poses” a danger to flight safety in increasingly congested skies and “may pose a challenge” to national security, especially if created by foreign enemies. The potential adversary has found a breakthrough or disruptive technology,” the warning says. The US must gather and analyze more data, consolidate reports, and streamline the screening and processing of reports.

Do the reports mention aliens?

Nothing. Aliens are never mentioned in the study, and none of the alleged UAP is extraterrestrial in origin. That doesn’t mean the task group hasn’t considered it.

The study proposes five reasons for UAP-

No explanations are given for these strange items. However, there are five potential interpretations offered by the report:

  • Aerial blight, such as swarms of birds, balloons, drones, or other flying objects.
  • “Granules, wetness, and temperature variations that some infrared and radar equipment may detect” are examples of common natural atmospheric occurrences.
  • Technology created in the United States, i.e., classified technology produced by the United States or its industrial partners.
  • Technology created by hostile governments or non-governmental organizations (on Earth), such as Russia or China.
  • Other, a catch-all word for interactions with insufficient information to establish classification (which could include UAP of extraterrestrial origin).

Unusual flying characteristics thwart investigators’ efforts

“The low quantity of high-quality information on the unexplained aerial phenomenon (UAP) limits our ability to draw strong conclusions regarding the nature or purpose of UAP,” the nine-page study said.

However, even with that obstacle, the study still concludes that these items “certainly represent a safety of flight problem and may pose a threat to US national security.”

Following the report’s publication, the Pentagon issued a statement announcing formalizing its UFO research program.

It was ordered by Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hick to establish a formal mission for work being done by the UAP Task Force, which came from a letter from Deputy Secretary Hicks.

According to Hicks, “it is essential that the United States maintain operational security and safety at DoD ranges,” adding since many of the sightings have occurred near military locations, the issue is one of national security.

The time frame set by Hicks was two weeks for the completion of reports on UAP observations.

What prompted the publication of this study now?

UFOs have always intrigued Americans, but recent events have prompted legislators to call for more openness from the federal government. When the New York Times reported in December 2017 on a $22 million Department of Defense initiative championed by former Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid, the matter gathered traction.

To investigate military contacts with UAPs, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was created. It would have made headlines in the 1990s if daily news coverage hadn’t drowned out it.

Several recordings of UFO sightings were published over the following several years, piquing the attention of legislators and Defense officials. After being informed of the phenomenon in June 2019, senators allegedly “came out of the woodwork” to support the notion of a UFO report. It was included in the December stimulus package’s Intelligence Authorization Act for the 2021 budget year.

After this, what can we expect next?

One more report must be given to Congress within 90 days, this time from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Defense, outlining how data gathering on UFOs may be improved. The New York Times reports that “officials indicated they would supply legislators with monthly updates after that.”