Citing US administration officials involved in the document, which is due to be presented later this month, The New York Times reported today that most phenomena experienced by US military pilots in recent years remain without conclusive explanation.
In 2020, the Pentagon released video footage from 2004 and 2015 taken by US Navy pilots showing encounters with what appear to be UFOs.
After decades of secrecy about this matter, Congress in 2020 ordered the US administration to inform the general public of the activities of the Pentagon unit responsible for studying these phenomena, which is responsible for the US Navy.
According to Agence France-Presse, the report by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) concluded with certainty that the vast majority of the more than 120 reported incidents were not related to technologies tested by the US military, according to officials cited by the New York Times. times.
However, this is the only final conclusion of the document, which does not categorically exclude the possibility that they are planes of extraterrestrial origin, according to CNN, without revealing its identity.
Some of these sources even admitted to the US newspaper that the fact that part of the report is still classified as a defense secret may fuel speculation about classified information from the US government about the existence of extraterrestrials.
It is still difficult to explain the ability to accelerate and change the direction of objects photographed by the pilots, as US intelligence services fear, according to one New York Times source, that China or Russia are testing hypersonic technologies, which move at 10 or even 20 times the speed of sound.
To encourage pilots to report sightings without fear of ridicule, the Pentagon established a protocol for its military to designate observations not as “unidentified flying objects” but as “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
The goal is for military and intelligence professionals to have as many images at their disposal as possible so that they can be analyzed.
“The more data we collect, the more we can bridge the gap between knowledge and the unknown, and the more we can avoid strategic surprises regarding opposing technology,” said US Department of Defense spokeswoman Susan Gough.