Answers are coming, or so we have been told. For decades, reports of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have littered the airwaves. From the causal everyday man or woman to leaked videos of UFO sightings caught on camera by our nation’s military, UFOs have always been that mysterious part of our lives. Now, an official UFO report concerning all these sightings is coming our way and we should be seeing in it full this month.
In December 2020, President Donald Trump signed off on a coronavirus relief and government funding bill that also included an order to produce a “detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence.” For those interested, the government now calls UFOs “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.” And this UFO report is the result of that.
The compilation of the upcoming UFO report was tasked to the director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense. The report is expected to include other sources as some of the information gathered currently resides in classified files. This report is first expected to be presented to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees.
While it is not known exactly what to expect in the UFO report, there has been much speculation concerning it. Given the decades of sightings the government has dealt with, along with the hundreds of other sightings, there is plenty of material to be shared. Some of the sightings have been discussed but the thought is there is much more to be said than what was initially reported.
According to the legislation passed, the newly formed Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force is to collect all data available about unexplained sightings, then present them in a detailed UFO report. Included in this analysis are the various ways the data was collected as well as any patterns or incidents that may cause concern or potential threat to national security.
The UAP Task Force was formed in August 2020 and is “most concerned with UFOs that are possible foreign aircraft, any new aviation tech that gives rival nations or possible enemies an advantage, or aircraft used to spy on US military installations.”
John Ratcliffe is the former director of National Intelligence and says the new UFO report will include UAP events from across the globe. He made sure to note, via per the Intelligencer, that “there are a lot more sightings than have been made public.” He also added, “we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.”
So, the UFO report, we hope, will include sightings we don’t know about, but will also include the ones we do. As we’ve previously discussed, there have been previously leaked U.S. Navy videos from 2004 and 2015 that showed strange encounters with UAP’s that, to this day, the Pentagon cannot identify.
Also expected to be included in the UFO report was another leaked video that showed a triangular object flying in the sky, accompanied by three photos. Not long after, the Pentagon confirmed that the photos and video were taken by the U.S. Navy.
So, when exactly in June will the public get what they long for? After President Trump signed the bill, the request gave officials 180 days to compile the report, which sets June 2021 as the deadline. The Washington Post, though, has reported that this UFO report is “not technically binding, as the language was included in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the bill, not the bill itself.” What this means is that while June 2021 is the perceived deadline, since it isn’t an official bill, there is a chance it could be delayed.
Also in question is just how much of this UFO report will be made to the general public. While many feel we, the people, have the right to know, Congress may lean on “national security” as their reason for not divulging the nitty-gritty of the report. If we circle back to what White House press secretary Jen Psaki had to say on the matter, The White House takes very seriously any implications the report may provide, stressing that their security of operations, the safety of the WH personnel, and the U.S. airspace are of major concern. “We take reports of incursions into our airspace by any aircraft identified or unidentified very seriously and investigate each one,” Psaki said during a recent press briefing.
According to The New York Times, which was given some early insight on what the UFO report will detail, there is but one conclusive finding which will be presented, that being that “a vast majority of more than 120 incidents over the past two decades did not originate from any American military or other advanced US government technology.”
Of course, if American technology is being discounted, the concern now falls to technology possibly created by our rival powers such as China or Russia.
The next few weeks should be interesting for those interested in UFO/UAP sightings. With the number of sightings by the general public on the rise, what Congress decides to share with the nation in this UFO may not be all there is to find out. We know that whatever we share, the world will also be privy to.