; Date: Fri Jun 04 2021
Today, the New York Times reports that, according to US Intelligence officials, in the report of Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP's) due later this month, the US Government finds there is no evidence that the series of UAP observations were extraterrestrial in origin. The information comes from high level Biden Administration officials briefed on the upcoming report. Does this mean the US Defense Department is getting ready to what they always do with UFO's? Namely, the Defense Dept has for years denied extraterrestrial contact of all kind. Even though the current UFO revelations are compelling, will the DoD say it was all swamp gas or something? Nothing to see here, move along?
We won't know for sure what the Defense Department report will say until it is released. The NY Times report uses phrases like no evidence ... alien spacecraft ... but the sightings remain unexplained. I imagine those who quickly read those phrases are likely to conclude the Defense Department gave a denial. Most will think, nothing to see here, why is everyone making such a fuss? But, that would be an incorrect conclusion.
Read the statement carefully. It doesn't definitively say the observations by US Navy fighter pilots were not extraterrestrial. The statement only says there's no evidence. Of course there's no evidence, because the Navy fighter pilots didn't capture the vehicles in question, they only took video. Then, review the evidence (that video) carefully. US Navy fighter jet pilots really had encounters with vehicles exhibiting capability way beyond the current capability of human technology. There is simply no country on the planet capable of building vehicles that do what the US Navy pilots observed. The US Defense Department have acknowledged the US Navy pilot sightings are real. But, because there's no clear evidence what those aircraft were, the Defense Department cannot come to a conclusion, yet. And, finally, note that the word unexplained is used. That's because they don't have enough evidence at hand to give a clear explanation.
In other words, it was always clear the Defense Department was unlikely to give a real explanation. Those thinking this was The Disclosure that UFO fans have been waiting for were obviously engaging in wish-filled-fantasies. As compelling as the Navy pilot video is, it does not contain concrete evidence. The inability to explain the phenomena is not sufficient to claim that the phenomena is not extraterrestrial. It undeniably exists, but we cannot explain it.
Background on UFO/UAP observations by US Navy Pilots
To start with the background, over the decades since 1948 there have been repeated reports of what appear to be flying craft that appear to be from other planets. The phenomena has been seen by tons of witnesses over the years. But during those years the US Government grew a reputation for making up flimsy stories with which to bury the UFO phenomenon.
As we noted yesterday, Canadian UFO researchers who have tracked this topic for over 30 years say that the vast majority of these reports are explainable. But, about 20% are not explainable. It's those unexplained UFO incidents that are surely what keeps folks engaged with the UFO story.
In the last couple years a set of videos were released from the US Navy that, together, are one of those unexplainable incidents. When you're facing a difficult-to-believe story, it's useful to consider the source of the story. A credible source gives more credibility to a story, than if the source has a reputation for lying.
In this we have US Navy fighter pilots, at least one of whom had completed the Top Gun program. These people are highly trained in not only flying supersonic fighter jets, but are trained in observing what other aircraft are doing. That training is for safely operating high intensity aircraft, as well as successfully dealing with combat situations with aircraft flown by adversarial military forces. Additionally, their airplanes are outfitted with the best sensor systems available anywhere.
Hence, that means their reports have a lot of credibility. What raises the credibility further is that the Defense Department said clearly that the Navy fighter pilot incidents did indeed happen.
In the mid-2000's there was a series of encounters between US Navy fighter jets and unexplainable aircraft. The encounters happened off the coast of San Diego, of Florida, and of Virginia. US Naval warships were routinely seeing radar contacts of blips doing outrageous maneuvers. For example, the blip would appear at 80,000 feet altitude, then traverse to 50 feet altitude in a few seconds, then stop and hover for awhile, before flying somewhere else. A few times the Navy was able to send fighter squadrons out to encounter the blips.
What they saw, and recorded using cameras and radar, was simply unexplainable, and not matching the capability of human technology at this time.
For example, that trick of traveling from 80,000 feet to 50 feet in a few seconds. That's over 15 miles of distance. Traversing that distance in one minute is equivalent to 909 miles/hr, and to do it in a few seconds is well over 10,000 miles/hr. After accelerating to, say, 15,000 miles/hr, flying downward for 15 miles, these craft simply stopped. They did not decelerate to a stop, they simply stopped. Are there any current human aircraft capable of those flight characteristics? No.
The Navy pilots reported many odd things about their behavior. Most telling is that there was no kind of sonic boom. Nor was there any air turbulence. Nor was there an exhaust plume. Nor were there any control structures (wings, etc).
Current human aircraft are incapable of flying at 15,000 miles/hr, they create a sonic boom when flying that fast, they creating air turbulence as they push the atmosphere aside, there is an exhaust plume, and there are wings and rudders and the like.
This is documented, and they have tapes and everything of multiple encounters. The three videos that were leaked are only the tip of the iceberg, since it seems that Navy pilots have had repeated encounters with these craft. What kind of aircraft did those Navy fighter pilots observe? Doesn't this warrant further study?
Did we expect the Defense Department to do anything other than DENIAL?
After years of being "interested" in UFO phenomena, but not seeing any solid evidence or clarity, it's refreshing to learn about these encounters. It was even more refreshing for the US Defense Department to acknowledge that indeed the encounters did happen.
In other words, this isn't dismissible as a cockamamie conspiracy nutso thingymajob. It really happened. These were highly trained US Navy fighter pilots, with the best data recording and aircraft tracking technology in the world. It happened. It's real. Everyone, pay attention. There's something real here, even if it cannot yet be explained.
But... what exactly were those aircraft? That's not known. The videos show some attributes of the aircraft, but nothing about the propulsion system, who the occupants are, or anything of real interest.
We simply cannot expect the Defense Department to be able to make a determination at this time. We should not be surprised that the Defense Department is unable to explain the phenomena because the evidence we've seen so far is too sketchy. It's possible there is further evidence that the Defense Department will not release. But to speculate on what that might be would lead us down a rabbit hole into fantasy land. The UFO field is way too full of fantasies as it is.
We have to acknowledge that the US Defense Department has for 70 years or more followed a policy of creating official denials of all UFO sightings.
The primary role of the Defense Department is not to fulfill our fantasy wish for UFO information. They have a task of defending the sovereinty of the United States of America. Referring back to yesterday's report on Canadian UFO reporting, the Royal Canadian Air Force is the agency which collects and analyzes UFO reports. But the program under which it does that, CIRVIS, has the primary goal of receiving reports about potential invasions from human adversaries like Russians. The CIRVIS program itself is run by the RCAF wing that is the Canadian half of NORAD.
According to Reuters the Defense Department is primarily interested whether those contacts were Chinese or Russian aircraft.
The Defense Department is required to deliver a report, to Congress, by June 25, 2021, detailing information about the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon.
According to the Huffington Post the report will contain details from over 120 sightings by US Navy pilots. While most of the report will be unclassified, it will contain a classified annex.
Bottom line is that the Defense Dept will likely handle this in a way to downplay the possibility of this being extraterrestrials. But, we have to look at the data and decide for ourselves whether the data is consistent with current human technology, or whether it is immensely advanced beyond what humanity can currently do. If it's the latter, then where do these craft come from?