- The Pentagon documented 274 UFO reports.
- Is the government investigating?
- Are they hiding more?
The Pentagon issued a report that has caused an uproar.
The purpose of this report was to analyze and understand the possible threats UFOs could pose to US security.
On Tuesday, Pentagon spokesperson Pat Ryder explained this report was generated in accordance with the requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Additionally, the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence delivered the Annual UFO Report to Congress.
It has been revealed that during the period between August 2022 and April 2023, there were a total of 274 UFO reports.
UFOs are also known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP).
This report included sightings between August 31, 2022 and April 30, 2023.
It also included any sighting that had occurred in previous periods, that had not been included in a previous report.
Were there more UAP sightings?
The Department of Defense All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) received a total of 291 UAP reports during this time.
Of these reports, 274 occurred during the specified period, while the remaining 17 date from between 2019 and 2022.
Pat Ryder underscored the importance of ensuring the security of U.S. personnel, facilities and operations on land, air, sea and space.
He stated that the United States takes reports of incursions into its air, land or maritime space very seriously.
Is the government investigating?
As of April 30 of this year, AARO had been reviewing a total of 800 UFO reports.
Exactly a month ago, NASA announced the creation of a specialized department dedicated to the study of UAPs.
This was due to concerns that the sightings were not being investigated properly.
NASA promised full transparency in case any important discovery is made.
The government doesn’t know what the objects are
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson highlighted the importance of understanding the frequent “anomalies in the sky.”
A study titled “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena” was conducted by independent experts appointed by NASA.
This concluded that currently UAP detection is occasional and is done with sensors not designed or calibrated for it, lacking complete metadata.
Last July, a congressional subcommittee urged the government to release data on unidentified flying objects.
The government confirms the existence of UFOs
David Grusch, a former intelligence officer, declared on Capitol Hill that the government is hiding both ships of extraterrestrial origin and “non-human remains.”
Lawmakers from both parties are calling for the Pentagon to end secrecy on the issue.
It was at a hearing at the US Capitol in July that the existence of UFOs was confirmed.
Several witnesses took the floor to describe their encounters with the UAP.
More reports are expected
The United States government receives dozens of reports every month of UAPs.
Sean Kirkpatrick, who heads the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office at the Pentagon told CNN, «hundreds, if not thousands» of more reports are expected in the near future.
Almost all of the new reports concern objects observed in the air; only one comes from a maritime sighting.