Texas: Bizarre ‘UFO’ spotted over Denton County
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On Friday, the Pentagon released its report of UFO and UAP sightings by military personnel. Out of 144 reports made by pilots and naval forces since 2004, only one could be explained by investigators.
The interim report said most of the 144 sightings came in the last two years following the US Navy introducing a reporting system for UFOs.
In 143 of all sightings, the report says they “lack sufficient information in our dataset to attribute incidents to specific explanations”.
But in a blow to extraterrestrial hopefuls, the Pentagon said there was “no clear indications that there is any non-terrestrial explanation” for the sightings.
However they did not rule out the possibility, and added UAP sightings “probably lack a single explanation”.
UFO news: The Pentagon released its report into UAP’s on Friday (Image: GETTY)
UFO news: Of 144 reported sightings since 2004, only one had an explanation (Image: GETTY)
Some of the sightings were suggested by the Pentagon to be technologies from China or Russia.
Others causes could possibly be natural atmospheric phenomena or “attributable to developments and classified programs by US entities”.
No matter the cause, the report held UAP pose “a clear safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to US national security”.
The taskforce behind the report is now “looking for novel ways to increase collection” of reports and gather more information, adding that “additional funding” could “further study of the topics laid out in this report”.
UFO news: The Pentagon has said they do not believe the sightings are extraterrestrial, but have not ruled out the theory (Image: GETTY)
Ahead of Congress receiving the Pentagon’s report into UAP’s, Senate members flagged concerns over national security.
Mark Warner, Democratic chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, told Fox 8 television: “If there are objects flying over military installations that could pose a security threat … [it] needs to be declassified and revealed to American public.
“If there’s something out there, let’s seek it out, and it is probably a foreign power.”
Marco Rubio, the Republican senator and vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said ahead of its release: “There is stuff flying in our airspace.
“We don’t know what it is. We need to find out.”
UFO news: Ahead of Congress receiving the Pentagon’s report, Senate members flagged concerns over national security (Image: GETTY)
Marik Von Rennenkampff, analyst in the state department’s bureau of international security and nonproliferation, also told The Guardian foreign powers would have had to undergone a breathtaking technological leap to be behind the UAP’s.
He said: “China has well-documented issues with basic jet engines, they rely on espionage to develop their most advanced weapons systems. So, I struggle with China having developed this.
“Russia has a defence budget that is a fraction of the United States, and much of its military infrastructure is crumbling so I struggle with that too.
“So if it is China or Russia, then that’s extraordinary.
“I don’t know how they did it, and it would be a monumental failure of intelligence collection on the part of the United States, orders of magnitude worse than 9/11.”