The Pentagon finally released a highly-anticipated report on unidentified flying objects, commonly called UFOs in everyday conversation. The report, which calls them “unidentified aerial phenomenon,” or UAPs (doesn’t sound as good as UFO, huh?), is the most direct report regarding such phenomenon ever released by the US government.
The report isn’t very long, coming in at only nine pages. It makes conclusive statements about only one incident, claiming that the UAP in that incident was, of course, a weather balloon. However, many UFO enthusiasts are surprised that the report doesn’t include more information about the possible extraterrestrial origins of many UAPs.
The report makes no mention of extraterrestrial origins for any UAPs, in spite of the public assumption that such phenomenon is unlikely to be caused by any technology developed on Earth. For over a century, people have spotted bizarre objects in the skies, objects that defy the laws of physics and appear to be from beyond the stars.
The report specifically mentions UAPs that “appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernible means of propulsion.” That doesn’t sound like the kind of aircraft that any humans have developed.
Some have assumed that the relative tame UFO disclosure is simply a prelude to a more sweeping revelation. After all, now is a weird time to disclose this information unless there is something bigger on the horizon. The official report concludes little about the UAPs, aside from confirming their sightings and describing their characteristics.
There is a larger appetite than ever before among members of Congress for the US military to be more transparent about their encounters with UAPs. It’s possible that more classified information about extraterrestrial phenomena could be released in the months or years to come, with this first report simply serving as an “appetizer”.
Another possibility is that the Pentagon is trying to measure the public’s response to the news to see how we might react to definitive reports of encounters with alien life. Is the world ready for the disclosure of the existence of alien life forms? If such life forms have already visited Earth and made contact with our species, why have we not been informed yet?
Former President Barrack Obama recently answered a question about the paranormal on the Late, Late Show with James Corden. “Look, the truth is, when I came into office, I asked, ‘Is there the lab somewhere we’re keeping the alien specimens and spaceship?’ They did a little bit of research and the answer was no,” Obama told the show’s music director, Reggie Watts.
“But what is true — and I’m actually being serious — is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are. We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory, they did not have an easily explainable pattern. I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is. But I have nothing to report to you today.”
In short, there’s more out there. We just haven’t quite figured out what it is—yet.