The US Government investigated 144 UFO incidents between 2004-2021, Intel reports says
The United States government released the highly anticipated report on "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" or UAP, also known to the general public as UFOs that were witnessed by U.S Navy personnel between 2004-2021 with nearly all remaining unsolved.
The report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, didn't find evidence that the UAPs are aliens or that the they came from space; however, experts could not ascertain precisely what the more than 140 unidentified flying objects are.
UAPs do "pose a hazard to [the] safety of flight and could pose a broader danger" to the U.S. military or display a breakthrough aerospace technology by a potential adversary," the report states.
"In a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics." Still, the report says those "observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception."
"Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernible means of propulsion," the report uncovered.
Most of the sightings do "represent physical objects given that a majority of UAP were registered across multiple sensors, to include radar, infrared, electro-optical, weapon seekers, and visual observation."
The government could only "identify one reported UAP incident as a large, deflating balloon. The others remain unexplained.
A US Navy Ship was surrounded by UAPs in July 2019
The UAP report offer five potential explanations to what the objects are:
Airborne Clutter: Objects like birds, balloons, recreational drones, or airborne debris like plastic bags that muddle a scene affect an operator's ability to identify actual targets, such as enemy aircraft.
Natural Atmospheric Phenomena: Ice crystals, moisture, and thermal fluctuations may register on some infrared and radar systems.
Secret US projects: Some UAP sightings could be attributable to "classified programs by U.S. entities," but the program was unable to confirm.
Russia or China: Some UAP may be technologies deployed by another nation or a non-governmental entity
The final category was called "Other": The report says particular objects remain unidentified due to "limited data or challenges to collection processing or analysis." Plus, the government would need "additional scientific knowledge to successfully collect on, analyze and characterize some of them."
A "pyramid" shaped object was seen floating above a US Navy ship:
What they're saying:
The Washington Post: "The mere existence of the report was a remarkable acknowledgment that human beings have encountered objects that perform feats we cannot explain."