The relief package passed by Congress in December 2020 assigned the task of delivering a UFO report. The Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are responsible for the submission of the report to Congress within 180 days. With the deadline coming near, many speculations have been made on the findings of the report.
While the discussion on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) has been around for many decades, the report is absolutely the first of its kind. The U.S. has a long list of organizations dedicated to research and studies unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP). The list includes the Center for the study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), the center for UFO studies, the International UFO Congress, and many more. The UAP Task Force was added to the list recently in August 2020. According to their website, “The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPS that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. National Security.”
What will the report unfold?
The highly anticipated report will be a thorough analysis of the UAP events and data that have been collected over the years by the FBI, the UAP Task Force, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. The report will shed light on UFO sightings undoubtedly. John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, said the report will address many more sightings. This will include sightings that are yet unknown to the public. He further added, ‘The report will cover events from all over the world’.
As far as the scope of the report is concerned, it will describe the imagery captured by satellites and Navy pilots. In addition, the report will take into account the data from automatic sensor systems placed in several locations. The report will represent a detailed account of the UFO sightings to date. Overall, the report will be a comprehensive analysis of potential security dangers.
Events leading to the UFO report
The existence of UFOs has become a mystery for the American people. The government has conducted closed-door briefings and studies on the subject matter. However, recently, the government stepped forward to make the findings transparent. It initiated with the disclosure of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program championed by Harry Reid.
The circulation of UFO videos published by the New York Times and To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science in 2017 sparked the public interest in UFO programs of the Government.
Pentagon then officially declassified those three videos last year in April, to clear the public misconceptions surrounding their authenticity. The Department of Defense acknowledged that the circulating videos were indeed Navy videos. Out of the three, aviators captured one in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015.
The footage is of a moving object at an abnormal speed. In particular, the abnormal acceleration and sudden stops left the aviators wonderstruck.
Does it confirm aliens?
Some officials have gone on saying these sightings could be of random objects like balloons, and professional drones. Likewise, there are other factors that affect the visualization of pilots seeing UFOs. These factors include reflection from the sun, the speed of the objects, and weather conditions.
Not being able to describe an object does not necessarily impose the belonging of the object to another solar system. The reference of such objects as “alien” can be wrong in that sense.
Moreover, the research is set out to discover the potentiality of connections of these anonymous objects with China, and Russia. This could lead them to explore the vulnerabilities and possess a risk for US soil.
In an interview with 60 minutes, David Frabor, former Navy pilot, said the object that he encountered was built with technology and brains beyond the scope of the understanding of the U.S.