An increasing number of unidentified flying objects have been reported in the sky over the past 20 years, a top U.S. defense official told lawmakers at the first UFO public hearing in half a century on Tuesday.
“Since the early 2000’s we have seen an increasing number of unauthorized and / or unidentified aircraft or objects in military-controlled training areas and training ranges and other designated airspace,” Scott Bray, deputy director of Naval Intelligence, told a House security panel.
Bray blamed the U.S. military’s efforts to “disrespect report space and encounter work” as well as technological advances.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat the Pentagon.
Bray, on the other hand, certainly did not rule out that possibility.
“We had no idea what it was or wasn’t,” Bray said.
In June 2021, U.S. intelligence already claimed in a long-awaited report that there was no evidence of extraterrestrials in the sky, while acknowledging that they had no explanation for the dozens of incidents observed by military pilots.
The presence of some drones or birds can be explained by creating confusion in the radar system of the US military.
Others may arise from tests of military equipment or technology performed by other powers, such as China or Russia.
The U.S. military and intelligence are eager to determine if these gases could be linked to a threat to the United States.
“Unknown aerial phenomena are a potential national security threat. And they need to be treated that way,” said Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who chaired the panel.
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