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So, What’s Happening with UFOs?

July 1, 2021
The latest government report on UFOs, or rather, UAPs, reveals little. Why does the government continue to hold back, despite growing video evidence?

What you’ll learn:

  • The new name for UFOs
  • How the government classifies UAPs
  • Not much else

I just finished reading the government’s latest report on unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The report issued Friday, June 25th by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is titled “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. I was excited to see the report—I hoped to bring ED readers some exciting new information about UFOs….oops…now called unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). Unfortunately, there’s little new to report and, as the overused expression says, the report raises more questions than it answers. So, let’s talk about that.

People have been seeing UFOs for decades in the U.S., and by some reports, they have been observed for centuries worldwide. It probably all started with the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico crash of a UFO, as it was initially called—then covered up with a weather balloon story. Some of those involved have said the craft was like a flying saucer and that extraterrestrial biological entities (ETs) were recovered. The government still denies any details about the incident and most subsequent observations have been similarly dismissed.

After years of increasing numbers of UFO observations, the government pretty much denies that it has any significant knowledge about them. This new report is a product of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). It’s simply an update on the subject based on data collected by the Navy and Air Force pilots and the intelligence community who have witnessed some UAPs over the 2004 to 2021 period.

To better identify and classify UAPs, the UAPTF uses five general categories:

  • Airborne clutter: birds, balloons, drones, debris, etc.
  • Natural atmospheric phenomena: moisture, ice crystals, thermal variations, etc.
  • Government or industry development programs: classified objects under development.
  • Foreign adversary systems: UAP technologies developed by China, Russia, or other nations for intelligence gathering or weapons.
  • Other: insufficient data to identify.

Unexplained UAPs

That last category is the most interesting—it’s where many if not most UAPs would be categorized. These were observed visually, on radar, infrared, electro-optical, or other sensors, but still could not be identified. Many of these UAPs can hover in a stationary position or move against the wind without any visible means of support. And they frequently make abrupt movements and fly at extreme unexplained speeds. Many military sightings were accompanied by RF energy detection.

The report can’t explain over 140 sightings that it mentions. And there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that the observed objects are from outer space or a foreign adversary.

As the report states, the UAPTF is especially concerned about flight safety and national security. It plans to increase its collection of UAP data, classify it in more detailed ways, and perform improved analysis to learn more. Data analytics will include AI, machine-learning algorithms, pattern recognition, and other data-analysis methods. Additional funding will be needed.

And that’s about it. I hope that the Congressional Committees who requested this report are satisfied with it. Most of us would probably like much more. Interest is on the rise throughout the U.S and the world to learn the truth. For example:

  • Are UFOs real?
  • Are ETs real?
  • Why doesn’t the government tell us more?
  • Are ETs and UAPs dangerous and potential enemies?
  • What can we do about UAPs?
  • What is or was going on in the so-called Area 51?
  • If UFOs aren’t important, then why did the U.S. establish a Space Force in 2020?

The UFO community is large and growing. People are curious and want to learn about UFOs and ETs.

Chariots of the Gods

An initial interest in UFOs outside the Roswell event occurred with the book Chariots of the Gods by Eric Von Daniken in 1968. Daniken didn’t actually declare that UFOs and ETs were real, but he cleverly asked hundreds of questions about their existence. He identified a massive amount of growing archaeology that can’t be explained via traditional ways. Millions of copies of the book were sold, and it’s still an interesting read and viable source about UFOs and ETs.

Further interest in space and all of the related questions increased in 1969 with the first manned moon landing and subsequent Apollo moon expeditions in the 1970s and beyond. In the meantime, sightings of UFOs have continued to escalate. And what about all those space-related movies/TV shows like Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and a host of others? Huge popularity.

Today multiple non-government efforts are underway to find answers. The long-running TV series Ancient Aliens on the History channel is extremely popular, regularly covering the subject and doing research for answers. It clearly identifies unexplained archaeological sites and asks the pertinent questions about who built them, when, by who, and why. The evidence they reveal is overwhelming and can’t be ignored.

Independent data collection and analysis is being carried out by a non-profit, non-government organization called the Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON. MUFON occasionally presents information in their Hanger 1 TV series. George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM radio show regularly covers UFOs, ETs, and related subjects, too.

In conclusion, we can probably assume that UFOs are real. However, they may be mainly unmanned drones based on the extreme G forces beyond human or ET endurance that many UFOs seem to demonstrate. The government continues to hold back, cover up, and avoid the subject. National security is the main reason, and that makes sense.

Still, national security can be protected even if we were all to know the truth about UFOs and ETs. And engineers like us would love to know what advanced, secret, and awesome electronic components and techniques that could be introduced to us by the ETs themselves.

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