As a declassified U.S. Central Intelligence Agency report reveals, the United States is tracking 510 UFO sightings, many of which have been reported flying over sensitive military airspace. But what exactly does this mean?
As you already know, a UFO is not an alien ship (or it shouldn’t be, although who knows…). Simply, all air agents that are not identifiable are classified as such, and they are usually drones, birds, flying debris or even balloons. Sometimes they are very silly things, but it would not be the first time that one of these elements is a spy radar, a missile or another international threat.
The sightings also do not stop growing. As of June 2021, 247 sightings had been reported, 144 compiled in the previous assessment. Now, another 119 reports from the records of the last 17 years have been revealed, bringing the total to 510.
“Some of these UFOs appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities, and require further analysis,” the report explains.
In 2017, the Pentagon recognized for the first time the existence of AATI (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification), the government-funded program to investigate these elements and their potential threat. “Strange elements continue to be sighted in restricted or sensitive airspaces, which increases concern for our safety”, continue the report”. “We are continuing to assess whether these numbers are due to the number of active aircraft and sensors, combined with focused attention to detect anomalies“.
Last month, Ronald S. Moultrie, the Pentagon’s undersecretary of defense, echoed this belief in a conversation with the media: “We haven’t seen anything that would lead us to believe that any of the objects we’ve seen are of foreign origin. But, in the absence of being able to resolve what something is, we assume it may be hostile.”