Still wondering why the US government’s preliminary disclosure on UAPs was light on details? A recent response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed why the government may be hiding what they know.
On June 25, an intrigued public was eagerly awaiting to dig into a report released by the US intelligence community about what it knew about “unidentified aerial phenomenon” or UAPs – the new buzzword replacing the term UFO.
Previous releases of video showing strange aerial sightings by Navy pilots had people around the world both mesmerized and baffled, which led to expectations the report would provide explanations.
The US government UAP report examined 144 reports of UAPs and promised to provide answers. Until it didn’t.
The report was a major disappointment to UFO enthusiasts. In all 144 cases, investigators could only explain one. Further, they found no evidence that the sightings represented extraterrestrial life or a major technological advancement by a foreign adversary, CNN reported.
In conclusion, the Pentagon report said: “We were able to identify one reported UAP with high confidence. In that case, we identified the object as a large, deflating balloon. The others remain unexplained.”
But is that really true? Or is the government not telling us everything? You decide, as The Black Vault recently learned something that might point to the latter explanation.
A recent response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case filed by The Black Vault returned an unexpected response. It was denied in full and the reason was very revealing.
The government response seems to imply there may indeed be explanations to more of the 144 cases the Pentagon report reviewed but isn’t telling us. Further, there may be a lot of cases we’ll never know about. Here’s what The Black Vault discovered…
The response to the freedom of information request The Black Vault made stated that every UFO/UAP case submitted to the UAP Task Force (UAPTF) is “exempt from disclosure” and entirely classified.
The letter received by The Black Vault cited “national security” under the exemption of 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(1), “which protects national security information concerning the national defense or foreign policy from disclosure, provided that it has been properly classified in accordance with the substantive and procedural requirements of Executive Order 13526.”
In a recent article, The Black Vault said it filed an appeal of the final decision. It also stated that the U.S. Navy did not respond to its request for comment on how much material was denied or what classification the information is currently held under.