THE first ever annual report into UFOs is being released to Congress by US intelligence and could lift the lid on whether they exist.
The dossier into what are officially called Unexplained Aerial Phenomena comes in the wake of a Pentagon report and Congressional hearing.
2Video of a US Navy pilot’s encounter with an ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’Credit: AFP2One of the objects was said to look like a Tic TacCredit: US NavyIts release follows the landmark Congressional hearing in Washington in May and last year’s Pentagon report into UAPs, which studied 144 reports of UAP encounters.
Some of the incidents in the new classified report have reportedly already been attributed to Chinese intelligence using drones in a bid to find out how the United States trains its military pilots.
Other explanations are said to include weather balloons and radar appearing to show objects that don’t exist.
But officials have stressed that other incidents still cannot be explained, reports ABC News.
Bu one Congressman has already questioned why the report’s contents are being kept under wraps.
Rep. Tim Burchett – a long term advocate for disclosure – tweeted: “Why is the updated UAP report on Monday going to be classified?
“Americans deserve to know if these incidents have natural explanations, if foreign adversaries are spying on us, or if there’s *something else* going on.”
The report is being presented by the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to Congress, as she is required to do by the 2022 Defense Bill.
At the congressional hearing earlier this year Pentagon officials said that the number of UAP incidents under investigation had risen to more than 400.
“There is no single explanation that addresses the majority of UAP reports,” Sue Gough, a Defense Department spokesperson, said in a statement ahead of its release.
“We are collecting as much data as we can, following the data where it leads, and will share our findings whenever possible. We will not rush to conclusions in our analysis”
UFO discussion in the US has shifted from conspiracy theories to a genuine national security concern after a string of servicemen and defence officials came forward regarding their strange encounters.
What is going on with UFOs in the US?UFOS have stepped from fringe conspiracy theories to a genuine national security debate in the US.
Pentagon officials took the unprecedented step to confirm a trio of remarkable videos which showed US encounters with UFOs.
The debate is still open as to what the phenomena caught on film were – but it made clear to everyone, something is in the skies.
Perhaps the most striking was a video known as the “Tic Tac” – which showed an unidentified object being pursued by fighter planes.
The US also confirmed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – a Pentagon $12million programme set up to study UFOs before being disbanded in 2012.
Eventually, it was replaced by the UAP Task Force in June 2020 after a vote by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.
Defence chiefs have since confirmed a number of leaked UFO videos and photos which were submitted to the Task Force for investigation.
Why this sudden rush for transparency?
No one outside the secretive wings of the US government currently knows for sure.
And as a tacked on addendum to a 5,500 page Covid relief bill passed in December, the the Director of National Intelligence’s office was ordered to compile a report on UFOs within 180 days.
The UAP report dropped as expected on June 25, and while not giving much away – it did not rule anything out either as much of it remains classified.
The US appear to have acknowledged that UFOs – whatever they are – are real and are a potential threat to national security as they appear to be able to enter restricted airspace with total impunity.
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have both discussed the topic and seemed to acknowledge something is going on – a massive turnaround from previous total denial the government had anything to do with UFOs.
Is it aliens? Officially the US position is simply, “we don’t know yet”.
And the most striking of which was the trio of leaked videos showing UFOs operating near US warships and being pursued by fighter planes, known as the Tic Tac, Gimbal and Go Fast.
Earlier this year the Pentagon released 1,574 pages of real-life X-Files related to its secretive UFO programme after a four-year battle.
The Sun Online first requested a copy of all “files, reports or video files” related to the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) on December 18, 2017.
It includes government commissioned scientific reports and letters to the Pentagon regarding the UFO programme.
The haul includes reports into research on the biological effects of UFO sightings on humans, sets out categorisations for paranormal experiences, and studies into sci-fi-style tech.
AATIP was a secretive Pentagon programme that ran between 2007 and 2012 to study UFOs.
It was outed by former intelligence official turned whistleblower Luis Elizondo, who headed up the programme, back in 2017.
Bombshell videos of unexplained UFO sightings by US military personnel – investigated by AATIP – were also first published at the time.
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