According to a report published on January 12, the US government is reviewing 510 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). In which hundreds of cases have not been explained.
The report of the director of National Intelligence (DNI) said he received 247 information related to “unidentified anomalous phenomena” (UAP) since June 2021, the time the US public The report’s publisher is looking at 144 cases of suspicious aerial sightings.
In addition, the report also reviewed 119 other reported cases in old records from the past 17 years, bringing the total number of cases recorded to 510.
According to the report presented to Congress, the majority of new reports come from US Navy and Air Force pilots.
Of the more than 500 reported cases, nearly 200 phenomena have been resolved, including balloons, drones, birds, weather phenomena and plastic bags flying in the air.
However, other records have yet to find an explanation. This is the focus of investigations by the Pentagon, intelligence agencies and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) because of concerns about the risk of espionage.
The report highlights that UAPs continue to pose a danger to flights and can pose a threat to data collection from adversaries. Some UAPs show unusual flight characteristics or behavior that require further analysis. The DNI also said many cases could be due to weather phenomena, faulty sensors or human mis-analysis.
For years, Congress has urged the military and intelligence community to take UAP reports seriously. The US military is concerned that some of the UAPs previously discovered by military pilots may be rival technology that US scientists have never known.
Previously, the Pentagon called these phenomena “unidentified aerial phenomena”, but now changed to “unidentified anomalies”, which includes aerial phenomena, in space and at sea.