The US military pilots witnessed dozens of unidentified flying objects in the sky for which the government said it has no explanation.
According to a Pentagon report issued on Friday, about 144 such cases had been reported since 2004. All but one remains unexplained.
It does not rule out the possibility that the objects are extra-terrestrial.
Congress demanded the report after the US military informed about strange objects seen moving erratically in the sky numerous times.
And then an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force was established by the Pentagon, last August to look into the matter.
Its job was to “detect, analyse and catalogue” these unidentified events, as well as to “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of a UFO, the Pentagon said.
What did the reports reveal?
The interim report was released on Friday. It stated that most of the 144 cases of the “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), came in the last two years. Just after the US Navy put in place a standardised reporting mechanism.
Moreover, the 143 reported cases “lack sufficient information in our dataset to attribute incidents to specific explanations”.
But more importantly, it said there were “no clear indications that there is any non-terrestrial explanation” for the aircraft, but also did not rule it out.
The report said UAP “probably lack a single explanation”.
There was one case that they could identify “with high confidence” but was identified as “a large, deflating balloon”, the report said.
It further added that the UAP posed “a clear safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to US national security”.
However, now the Taskforce is “looking for novel ways to increase collection” of reports and collect more data, adding that “additional funding” could “further study of the topics laid out in this report”.
Is there any UFO evidence?
In April 2020 the US Department of Defense released videos of the UAP’s. It said they had been taped by the US Navy.
Last month in a CBS News 60 Minutes episode, two former Navy pilots discussed seeing an object in the Pacific Ocean that seemed to mirror their actions.
One pilot described it as a “little white Tic-Tac-looking object“, referring to the white oblong bundles.
“And that’s exactly what it looked like, except it was travelling very fast and very erratically and we couldn’t anticipate which way it was going to turn or how it was manoeuvring the way that it was, or the propulsion system,” witness and former Navy pilot Alex Dietrich told BBC News.
“It didn’t have any apparent smoke trail or propulsion. It didn’t have any apparent flight control surfaces to manoeuvre in the way that it was manoeuvring.”