Video of “Unidentified Aerial Events” from the US Department of Defense (DoD / Handout) from April 28, 2020
A Pentagon official told U.S. officials Tuesday that there has been a “growing number” of unidentified objects in the sky for 20 years, without going so far as to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life.
For the first time in more than 50 years, the US Congress has held a public hearing dedicated to “unidentified aerial events”.
“Since the early 2000s, we have seen an increase in the number of unauthorized or unidentified items,” said Scott Bray, deputy director of U.S. Navy intelligence.
The official said that “significant efforts” by the U.S. military to “tarnish the surveillance reporting process” and lead to technological advances.
However, he pointed out that he did not find anything that could “suggest a non-Earth origin” for these events. But did not categorically rule out the possibility.
In June 2021, U.S. intelligence already stated in a long-awaited report that there was no evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials, while acknowledging that it could not explain the dozens of events observed by military pilots.
Some may explain the presence of drones or birds creating chaos in the radar systems of the U.S. military. Others may arise from tests of military equipment or technologies carried out by other powers, such as China or Russia.
During a public hearing on unidentified objects at the US Congress in Washington (AFP / Jose Louis Magna) on May 17, 2022, Scott Pray, Deputy Director of U.S. Navy Intelligence.
The U.S. military and intelligence services are trying to determine if these “unidentified aerial events” can be linked to threats against the United States.
Democrat Andre Carson, the leader of the parliamentary committee behind the investigation, warned that “unidentified aerial events are a potential threat to national security.” “And they should be treated like that.”
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