Pentagon officials confirmed before the US Congress this Tuesday that they were confident their military had found it.or by unidentified air objects or phenomena, and increased the number of alerts received since 2004 to 400.
For the first time in more than 50 years, Congress hosted a hearing where they testified about UFOs.United States Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, Ronald Moultrie and Scott Bray, deputy director of US Naval Intelligence.
In the session before a House Intelligence subcommittee, some MPs stressed that the purpose of the hearing was to break the stigma For the military to notify their superiors when they encounter such an incident.
Democrat André Carson, chair of the subcommittee representing an Indiana district, recalled: More than half a century ago, the US Government put an end to the “Blue Book” project, It analyzed 12,618 UFOs detected by the nation’s Air Force between 1952 and 1969.
Years later, in 2017, Lawmakers have learned that the Department of Defense has quietly launched a similar project to monitor what the US has stopped calling UFOs. naming unidentified weather phenomena; and last year Congress wrote the rules for this initiative.
An office for analyzing UFOs
Moultrie announced in fiscal 2022 (starting last October). The Pentagon has created an office to oversee the collection, treatment, and analysis of any encounters with UFOs or such phenomena, which are not always objects.
Scott Bray, deputy director of US Naval Intelligence, He cited an official report released almost a year ago that said the country had detected it between 2004 and 2021. A total of 144 unidentified weather events added that number increased to 400.
The reason for this increase is soldiers began to report more and more such phenomena, work to end stigma, thanks to the rise of systems like drones in US airspace and the improvement of sensors and radars to detect them.
The deputy director of Naval Intelligence, after completing the analysis,UFOs are likely to fall into categories such as radar jamming, natural weather events, US government or industry development programs, or xenophobic systems.
“And there’s another box that allows us to put the hard cases and the possibility of surprises and possible scientific discoveries,” he said. Despite his guesses, Bray did not exclude the number of drops of 400because some of these alerts are based solely on references from humans, while others are supported by more objective measurement systems such as sensors or radars.
18 UFOs with no means of propulsion in sight
It caught the interest of Democratic Representative Adam Schiff. Since the June report of last year released by the office of the US Director of National Intelligence, collected 18 unidentified weather phenomena, that they apparently have sophisticated technology and fly without “any discernible means of propulsion.”
In this context, he asked Bray if the US knew anything. foreign enemy capable of flying objects without a distinguishable means of propulsion, The deputy director of Naval Intelligence said they were not aware that any competitor could do this.
“I would say there is a series of events that we cannot explain.”Bray adds that such objects are the ones that attract the most attention.
During the session, Pentagon officials illustrated their words with UFO videos, although often the explanation is simple.
A triangle that could be a drone
According to Bray, in one of these recorded off the coast of the United States, they detected a reflective triangle that could be seen with night glasses and which they thought might be a drone, precisely because using this type of lens will facilitate the reflection of the triangular shape.
Another lawmaker, Republican Eric Crawford, asked Defens officials.if they could present a concrete example of an object whose origin is not natural and it cannot be attributed to man.
Bray quoted a video recorded in 2004 by a Navy fighter aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS “Nimitz”:We have data on that, and it’s something that hasn’t been resolved yet.”