A highly anticipated report detailing the U.S. intelligence community's knowledge of UFOs will reveal that officials still can not explain the movement of the mysterious objects, but they have found no evidence they are alien spacecraft, according to a report Thursday.
For months, public interest in the report's findings have been stoked by fresh revelations of UFO sightings from retired military personnel and the release of unclassified video showing mystery objects seen by United States fighter pilots. Sources tell the New York Times that the classified report reaches few firm conclusions, but states that investigators have found that nearly none of more than 120 incidents reported by pilots over the last 20 years were the result of advanced U.S. military technology, and changes in wind speed during some of the encounters rules out weather balloons.
USA officials will say in a highly-anticipated report that they can't rule out the possibility that Navy pilots have encountered aliens, the New York Times reports.
Experimental technology, possibly hypersonic technology, from USA rivals including Russian Federation or China, the report is expected to say.
Ryan Graves, a former US Navy pilot, told CBS's 60 Minutes last month that he was among the military aviators who spotted "unidentified vessels" flying off the coast of Virginia every day for two years, starting in 2019.
"What is true, and I'm actually being serious here, is that there's footage and records of objects in the skies that we don't know exactly what they are", Mr Obama said.
Although it seems virtually impossible to find a topic that can unite all Americans, the Pentagon's upcoming report on UFOs appears to have aced the task.
In March, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News of the report's creation, saying that it will describe "difficult to explain" sightings. The program analyzed radar data, video footage and accounts provided by the Navy pilots and senior officers. It was officially shut down in 2012 when the money dried up, according to the Pentagon. But government officials said they also wanted to remove the stigma for service members who report UFO sightings in the hope that more would be encouraged to speak up if they saw something. "We're good at manufacturing arguments for each other", Obama said.
The Pentagon past year released videos taken by US Navy pilots showing in-flight encounters with the unusual aircraft. The Pentagon has been given 180 days to compile the report, which some officials say is not enough to provide a detailed insight into the issue.
Former President Donald Trump referred to them in May 2020 as a "super-duper missile".
The US Defence Department has long resisted releasing details about UFO sightings but will this month release a report. David Fravor, said in an interview later with The Times. As mentioned earlier, some officials say, however, that it will likely be delayed or even scrapped altogether.