What the Pentagon’s New UFO Report Reveals About Humankind UAP Report

What the Pentagon’s New UFO Report Reveals About Humankind

The document says less about the search for life in the universe, and more about our current cultural climate and distrust of expertise.

AFTER A GREAT deal of speculation, the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have released a long-awaited report about their investigations into unidentified flying objects. The unclassified document, called “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” examined 144 incidents that occurred between November 2004 and March 2021 in which military pilots encountered something they couldn’t explain. Promoters of the idea that UFOs represent something beyond this world have been hyping up the release for months.

In only one case was the report able to deduce an exact nature of what their pilots saw with high confidence—it was a large, deflating balloon. It also concludes that further investigation of the other incidents would likely trace them back to some terrestrial cause, such as airborne debris, natural atmospheric phenomena like ice crystals, or flight vehicles from the US or other countries. But by their very nature, most of the reported cases are difficult to identify.

“The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP,” wrote the authors, using the military’s preferred parlance.

Today’s report follows in the wake of knowledge about a $22 million program known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, set up in 2007, whose existence was made public in a front page story in The New York Times in 2017. Though it contains no indication that any of its incidents could have been caused by things not of this Earth, it will be seen as a major victory by those who have been pushing for increased government disclosures about strange lights in the skies.

“No question, this is the story of the millennium,” says former CIA officer Jim Semivan, who helps run To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a company that researches UFOs and other unexplained phenomena. “This is going to reorder our consensus reality.”

His partner at To the Stars, Tom DeLonge (yes, from the punk-pop band Blink-182), agrees. “There’s no putting the genie back in the bottle,” DeLonge says.

Susan Gough, a spokesperson for the Defense Department, declined requests for an interview, writing in an email that the department “does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examination of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace.”
The new report is less a major turning point in our understanding of life in the universe and more a product of our current cultural climate, a time when expertise and authority are increasingly being called into question. The debate over UFOs instead highlights the limits of knowledge and humanity’s continued need to believe in something beyond our mundane experience of the world.

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It’s important to note that this isn’t the first time the government has acknowledged that its pilots on occasion see things that bewilder them. “The US military has done this before, in multiple ways, at multiple times,” says Kathryn Dorsch, a historian at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Last summer, for instance, the Department of Defense authorized the release of three videos showing purported encounters with unidentified phenomena, which featured oblong dots hovering and moving in eerie ways. In April, the Pentagon also confirmed that leaked video of a bizarre triangular object taken in 2019 was a legitimate recording of something it had yet to explain.


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Pentagon’s UFO Report and the Oumuamua Alien Theory

WASHINGTON — There’s been a lot of talk about UFOs being treated as a reality lately. Congress even ordered a special Pentagon team to deliver an unclassified report on UFOs before the end of June.

A classified version of this report was provided to lawmakers earlier this month, and the BBC says that unnamed officials told U.S. media that the report found no evidence of alien activity, but also did not rule it out.

This did not stop the controversial writer, professor Avi Loeb, from publishing his opinion in the Scientific American, saying that the soon-to-be-revealed U.F.O. report shows that people should buy his new book about “Oumuamua” being an alien spacecraft.

Here are the details:

Professor Avi Loeb published his opinion about the Pentagon’s soon-to-be-released U.F.O. report on the Scientific American website on Tuesday 22 June.

He made use of the opportunity to say that the new focus on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena shows that there is growing evidence that alien spacecraft could exist, and that his book about it should be taken more seriously.

Professor Avi Loeb published an article on the Scientific American website on 22 June, saying the Pentagon’s recent UFO report shows his theory should be taken more seriously.

His theory is that the interstellar object dubbed “Oumumua” that passed near the sun recently, is actually an alien probe.

He based his theory on the fact that grainy images of the object suggest it is a flat object that seems to tumble once every eight hours. It also seemed to accelerate, as if it was pushed away from the sun like a lightsail.

He also claims that, for Oumuamua to be a random natural object, the number of objects like it would have to be many times more than previously calculated by himself.

Critics of Loeb’s theory say the interstellar object is most likely a shard of rock or a loose cloud of dust grains, and its acceleration in the outer solar system was caused by bursts of evaporating ice.

And regarding the U.F.O. report that has to be presented to Congress before the end of this month.

Although no earth-shattering revelations are expected, the existence of a government report on an much-ridiculed issue shows how U.F.O.s have beamed out of the realm of purely science fiction pop culture, and into the world of U.S. national security.

SOURCES: Scientific American, Washington Post


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The U.S. intelligence released a preliminary –and watershed — report on unidentified aerial phenomena or UFOs. The report is the government’s most concerted and serious attempt to understand an issue without the fear of being ridiculed. The report found no evidence of aliens but acknowledged at least 143 unexplained sightings since 2004. NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien joins.

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HUGE NEWS!! NASA begins its own UAP/UFO Phenomenon task force parallel to the Pentagons A.A.P.T.F

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson tells Rachel Crane that the agency has now established its own UAP/UFO Task force. After speaking to several navy pilots who witnessed and recorded several UAP’s off the United States East and West Coast, the task force was established this month. This narrative needs to be done away with. These beings are making their presence known. And it’s time to let the world know we have no been alone throughout this time.


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