US ‘has no explanation’ for UFO sightings

US has no explanation' for UFO sightings
The report was written by a task force set up by the US Department of Defense, known as the Pentagon. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: The US government has said it has no explanation for dozens of unidentified flying objects, popularly known as UFO, seen by military pilots.

On Friday, the Pentagon released a report of a 144 reports made about the phenomena since 2004, all but one remain unexplained.

It doesn’t rule out the possibility that the objects are extraterrestrial.

Congress demanded the report after the US military pilots reported numerous instance of flying objects (UFO) seen moving erratically in the sky.

The Pentagon then established the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force last August to look into the reports made by the military pilots.

The Pentagon said that the group’s job was to “detect, analyse and catalogue” these events, as well as to “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of UFOs.

The Pentagon report said most of the 144 reported cases of the “unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)”, came in the last two years, after the US Navy put in place a standardised reporting mechanism.

In 143 of the reported cases, they “lack sufficient information in our dataset to attribute incidents to specific explanations”.

Crucially, the report said there were “no clear indications that there is any non-terrestrial explanation” for the aircrafts, but also didn’t rule it out.

The report said that UAP “probably lack a single explanation”. Some could be technologies from another nation like Russia or China, others could be natural atmospheric phenomena like ice crystals that could register on radar systems, while the report also suggested some could be “attributable to developments and classified programs by US entities”.

The Pentagon report said that the one case they could identify “with high confidence” was identified as “a large, deflating balloon”.

It added that the UAP pose “a clear safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to US national security”.

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