A highly anticipated government intelligence report on unidentified flying objects finds no evidence of alien spacecraft — but it also doesn’t say it’s not aliens, according to a new report.
Scores of odd aerial sighting in recent years that have baffled scientists and the military remain a mystery, according to a New York Times report Thursday night.
Citing senior government officials who have been briefed on the largely inconclusive finding of the report, which will be presented to Congress later this month, the Times also reported top-secret U.S. technologies have been all but ruled out in most of the incidents, leaving a major question hanging: So if they weren’t ours, what were they?
The report investigated more than 120 incidents over the past two decades, many from U.S. military pilots, with unusual sightings captured on video and sensors. A number of sightings described craft that flew with no discernible propulsion system, flying at speeds and making maneuvers that seem to defy physics.
If experimental U.S. aircraft are ruled out — as the report apparently does — that leaves two main possibilities: Either secret, advanced aircraft from other countries, most likely Russia or China; or something not of this Earth.
Russian and Chinese developments in hypersonic aircraft are a major concern to the U.S. military, and if the recent UFO sightings can be attributed to that, it would signal a major advance in technology beyond what the U.S. is capable of — and a major national security concern.
And while the possibility of extraterrestrial spacecraft may seem outlandish, the government report did not entirely rule it out, the Times reported.
An unclassified version of the report is expected to be presented to Congress before June 25. Officials admitted to the Times that the presence of redacted portions will do little to end speculation that the government is hiding evidence of aliens.
Whatever the aerial phenomena may be, the number of credible and unexplainable reports has transformed the issue of UFOs from crackpot to very serious, as the Washington Post and The New Yorker have recently reported.
“What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are,” former President Barack Obama said in an interview earlier this week.