According to a report published last Thursday, January 12, 2022, US authorities received 510 UFO reports for analysis last year, three times the number of UFO reports they considered for 2021.
It is indicated that although many of these objects during the study turned out to be drones or balloons, hundreds remained unexplained.
The report was released by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). It states that since June 2021, they have received 247 reports of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” (UAP), and since the beginning of the year they have had 144 observations of suspicious air objects under consideration.
They then uncovered 119 more messages that had been “buried” in old records from the last 17 years, bringing them to a total of 510 messages.
It is noteworthy that most of these reports were sent to them from the pilots of the US Navy and Air Force, that is, from the military.
Of the 510 mysterious objects, about 200 had “unremarkable” explanations: they were balloons, drones, or the so-called “air disorder”, which includes flocks of birds, weather events and airborne plastic bags.
But the remaining 300 or so have never been logically explained, as stated in the public version of the DNI report presented to Congress.
These reports are now the focus of attention from the Pentagon and US intelligence agencies and NASA due to concerns that these are not alien spacecraft, but “unknown spying capabilities of competing countries.”
“UAPs continue to pose a threat to flight safety and pose a possible threat to enemy intelligence gathering. Some of these uncharacteristic UAPs appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or operational capabilities and require further analysis,” the report says.
The report says that many of these still unexplained reports could be due to weather events, faulty sensors, or faulty human analysis.
“Many reports lack sufficient detail to be attributable to UAP with a high degree of confidence.”
The report comes after years of congressional pressure on the military and intelligence community to take what used to be called UFOs, or unidentified flying objects, seriously.
The US military is concerned that some of the UAPs seen by military pilots in the past may represent technology from strategic competitors unknown to US scientists.
Previously, the Pentagon called them unidentified aerial phenomena (unidentified aerial phenomena) but now changed it to unidentified anomalous phenomena (unidentified anomalous phenomena), including air, space and sea areas. However, the abbreviation of the phenomenon has remained the same – UAP, because both explanations begin with the same letters.
“We take reports of intrusions into our designated space, land, sea or airspace seriously and are investigating each one,” Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder said in a message.