The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported 144 encounters with UFOs between 2004 and 2021.
Senior military leaders say the Pentagon’s new effort to investigate UFO reports has so far turned up no evidence that aliens have visited or crashed on Earth.
However, the Pentagon’s efforts to investigate odd, unidentified objects – whether they are in space, in the sky or under water – have led to hundreds of new reports that are now being investigated, US defense officials said Friday. .
In June 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that between 2004 and 2021, there were 144 encounters with UFOs, 80 of which were captured on multiple sensors.
So far, “we haven’t seen anything, and we’re still too early, that would lead us to believe that any of the objects we’ve seen are of alien origin”, Ronald Moultrie, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, told reporters.
Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon’s newly formed All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) – which is investigating the sighting – did not rule out the possibility of extraterrestrial life and said he was taking a scientific approach to the research.
“I will just say that we are preparing to make our analysis very thorough and rigorous. After more than a year of focusing on UFOs since AARO was founded in July, Kirkpatrick said, we are Will pass
“We have a lot of reporting,” Kirkpatrick said.
When asked about the number of new reports of possible UFO sightings, Kirkpatrick said “several hundred”.
Sightings of aircraft that do not match known technology or violate the laws of physics have long been cited by amateur observers and detectives as evidence of extraterrestrial life, with many speculating that the US government has UFOs. There is more evidence than appears. ,
Officials said an updated report from the director of national intelligence, which would provide specific statistics on new UFO reports received through 2021, is expected by the end of the year.
In May, the US Congress held its first hearing on the subject of UFOs in more than half a century, with many members expressing concern over whether the objects were alien or potentially new, unidentified technology from China, Russia or any other possible source. Being flown by an adversary, the unknown poses a security risk.
Beyond unidentified objects, there is plenty of new technology – such as future stealth bombers and stealth fighters, drones and hypersonic missiles being fielded by both the US and China – that could be mistaken for UFOs.
Kirkpatrick said his office is coordinating with the Pentagon and the US intelligence community to obtain signatures of new US technology to rule those aircraft or drones out as possible UFOs.
He said a “very clear mechanism” would be established with the Department of Defense and the US intelligence community to ensure that his office could identify and rule out US technology from potential UFO sightings.