This Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its long-awaited report on UFO sightings in the past 20 years. In most cases, it leaves more questions than answers. ODNI inspected 144 reports on what it calls “unknown aerial phenomena” or UAP dating back to 2004.
Among them, 18 incidents may involve advanced technology that the United States cannot explain. The report states: “Some UAPs seem to remain stationary in the high-altitude wind, move against the wind, suddenly maneuver or move at a fairly fast speed, but there is no obvious way to advance.” ODNI said that there is no evidence that any cases involve countries such as Russia and China or Secret technology developed by alien entities, but these explanations are not ruled out.
“Of the 144 reports we are processing here, we have no clear indication that there are any non-ground explanations for them-but we will go wherever the data takes us,” a senior government official told CNN.
With the exception of a single report where intelligence officials can determine the cause of the incident, ODNI has too little data to derive what happened in most of the reports it inspected. What it does say is that there is no one possible explanation for all the events it examines.The agency’s investigators tried to divide the report into five categories: air clutter (such as Wrong balloon), naturally occurring phenomena, secret technologies developed by the US government, secret technologies developed by rivals such as China or Russia, and ultimately attractive “other” categories. However, ODNI believes that most sightings involve “physical objects.”
The report concluded that ODNI pointed out that understanding these events requires a unified and standardized approach across government agencies. It also hopes to invest in technologies such as machine learning algorithms to check reports. Government officials will provide Congress with updates on their data collection efforts within 90 days, and will be updated regularly thereafter.
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