The mystery of extraterrestrial existence remains. US intelligence said Friday, June 25, in a long-awaited report that there was no evidence of their existence.
There is no “Probably not a single explanation” to these phenomena, states this report published by the services of the national director of intelligence. “We currently do not have enough information in our databases to attribute these incidents to specific causes. “
In this report, which lists incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2021, the American intelligence services admit having no explanation for more than 140 phenomena. But all the information collected remains “Largely inconclusive”, they say.
Out of 144 incidents studied, only one could be explained. It was a big balloon that was deflating. Eighteen of them showed unusual movements or flight characteristics that surprised those who observed them. Some could be explained by the presence of drones or birds creating confusion in the radar systems of the American military. Others could result from tests of military equipment or technologies carried out by other powers, such as China or Russia.
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The Pentagon released videos taken by US Navy pilots in 2020 showing in-flight encounters with what appear to be UFOs. One of these videos is from November 2004 and the other two are from January 2015.
After decades of secrecy, Congress last year ordered the executive to brief the general public on the activities of the Pentagon unit responsible for studying these phenomena.
The US military is investigating whether these phenomena can be linked to threats against the United States. The American intelligence services fear that China or Russia test hypersonic technologies, moving at 10, even 20 times the speed of sound, and very maneuverable, according to one of the American officials quoted in the American press.
According to Mark Warner, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the number of such incidents has tended to increase since 2018.
“This report which does not bring a clear conclusion is only the beginning of efforts to explain what causes risks to aviation in many parts of the country and the world., he said in a statement. The United States must be able to understand and reduce the threats to our pilots, whether they come from drones, weather balloons or the intelligence capabilities of our adversaries. “