UFO Report from United States Government

04 Jul 2021

OSR blog post

In 2020, the US government ordered the Pentagon to research reports of UFO sightings. The much-anticipated report was released in late June. Read on to learn about the report findings and what it means for future UFO investigations.

What did the United States Pentagon find when it looked at over a hundred reports of UFO sightings? The 144 unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) that occurred between 2004 and 2021 could only debunk one. In addition, they could not explain what these objects were and who owned them in the UFO report.

UFO Report

The nine-page report stated that none of the 143 objects were from the United States. The one that they debunked was a deflated weather balloon.

  • 80 reports involved observation with multiple sensors. Most reports described UAP as objects that interrupted pre-planned training or other military activity.
  • In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics. These movements include an incident from the USS Princeton. Navy pilots witnessed objects entering space during this incident, then dropping to 80,000 feet, and then to sea level in seconds. These objects did not catch on fire during re-entry.
  • Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernable means of propulsion.
  • A small amount of data appears to show UAP demonstrating acceleration or a degree of signature management. In these reports, these objects moved without concern to physics.

In another incident, the pilots reported an interaction with a UAP that lasted for several minutes. At one point, the object peeled away, one of the pilots, Cmdr. David Fravor later said in an interview. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” he said.

Safety Concerns

The report included reports of safety concerns for the U.S. military. UAP poses a danger if they can collect classified information or knowledge of US weapons systems. In particular, the collection of technology by Russia, China, or some other adversary may impact countries globally.

  • They have 11 reports of documented instances in which pilots reported near misses with a UAP.
  • The report states that they currently lack data to indicate any UAP is part of a foreign collection program. It also could not conclude that a country such as Russia has obtained these major technological advancements. “We continue to monitor for evidence of such programs given the counterintelligence challenge they would pose.” (UFO Report, 2021) They went on to say that reports of UAP detected near military facilities or by aircraft carrying the USG’s most advanced sensor systems cause concern.

Why does Russian come to mind when speaking of UAP? Russia has been investing in hypersonic technology. Hypersonic weapons travel 5 times faster than the speed of sound. This means a weapon could travel greater than a mile per second. China has also developed hypersonic weaponry and included it in military parades. The US Military does not know if these technologies are a result of hypersonic technology. If so, then they have the greatest chance of evading American missile-defense technology. If the phenomena were Chinese or Russian aircraft, that would suggest the two powers’ hypersonic research had far outpaced American military development. UFO Report

Moving Forward

Immediately following the report, the US military ordered a standardized method of reporting future encounters. By doing this, they are opening the door for real investigation by scientists and experts. The taboo that has existed for over 70 years has prevented a true scientific investigation. The release of this report will now make it harder for government agencies to deny UFO reports.