An growing variety of unidentified flying objects have been reported within the sky over the previous 20 years, a high US protection official advised lawmakers Tuesday within the first public listening to on UFOs in half a century.
“Since the early 2000s we have seen an increasing number of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft or objects in military controlled training areas and training ranges and other designated airspace,” Scott Bray, deputy director of Naval intelligence, advised a House safety panel.
Bray attributed the rise to efforts by the US navy to “destigmatize the act of reporting sights and encounters” in addition to to technological advances.
However, he mentioned the Pentagon had detected nothing “that would suggest it’s anything non-terrestrial in origin” behind these phenomena.
On the opposite hand, Brey additionally didn’t definitively rule out that risk.
“We’ve made no assumptions about what this is or isn’t,” Bray mentioned.
In June 2021, US intelligence had already claimed in a long-awaited report that there was no proof of the existence of extraterrestrials within the skies, whereas acknowledging that they’d no clarification for dozens of phenomena noticed by navy pilots.
Some may very well be defined by the presence of drones or birds creating confusion within the radar programs of the US navy.
Others may stem from assessments of navy gear or applied sciences carried out by different powers, akin to China or Russia.
The US navy and intelligence are primarily inquisitive about figuring out whether or not these aerial objects could also be linked to threats towards the United States.
“Unidentified Aerial Phenomena are a potential national security threat. And they need to be treated that way,” mentioned Democratic Representative Andre Carson of Indiana, who was chairing the panel holding the listening to.
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