Washington, United States: There is no proof that unexplained airborne phenomena noticed by US military personnel in recent years are aliens, but officials still can’t explain the mystery aircraft, according to an upcoming government assessment published by The New York Times on Thursday.
Senior administration officials informed on the contents of the highly anticipated investigation, according to the newspaper, were able to certify that the strange vessels were not the result of secret Pentagon technology.
However, an examination of over 120 instances over the last two decades found no explanation for the craft’s odd motions, which include remarkable acceleration, direction changes, and the capacity to abruptly dive.
While senior officials informed the New York Times that there is no evidence of alien technology behind the events, they also said that it is impossible to rule out.
Intelligence and military authorities are becoming concerned that the phenomenon could be China or Russia experimenting with hypersonic technology, according to a senior individual briefed on the issue.
Officials informed the New York Times that the next report, which is due to be given to Congress by June 25, will include a confidential annex, fueling speculation that aliens are to blame for the encounters.
Last year, the Pentagon published films of in-flight interactions with the odd aircraft shot by US Navy pilots.
Former officials with access to classified intelligence stoked the uncertainty even further.
“What is true — and I’m actually being serious here — is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are,” former President Barack Obama told “The Late Late Show” last month.
The US military no longer describes them as unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, instead of using the term “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
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