The official US Government report on UAP/UFOs covers 5 points. Here are summaries in point form followed by extracts from the official reports... sprinkled with news reports to see what the media is talking about. Then a little bit of analysis.
1. We have limited our data set to a review. We only recently set up a proper process for submitting UFO/UAP reports. Only UFO/UAP reports between 2004 and 2021 are considered but they do seem to be real objects. i.e. all reports of UFOs not in the last 20 years that comes from mostly military sources are ignored in this report.
Official Report: The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) considered a range of information on UAP described in U.S. military and IC (Intelligence Community) reporting, but because the reporting lacked sufficient specificity, ultimately recognized that a unique, tailored reporting process was required to provide sufficient data for analysis of UAP events.
• As a result, the UAPTF concentrated its review on reports that occurred between 2004 and 2021, the majority of which are a result of this new tailored process to better capture UAP events through formalized reporting.
• Most of the UAP reported probably do represent physical objects given that a majority of UAP were registered across multiple sensors, to include radar, infrared, electro-optical, weapon seekers, and visual observation.
Important point: Of 144 reports from military sources, only 1 has been identified as something that CAN be explained. And that was a deflating balloon. All other reports remain unexplained and many were on military training grounds or around military operations.
Official Report: These reports describe incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2021, with the majority coming in the last two years as the new reporting mechanism became better known to the military aviation community. We were able to identify one reported UAP with high confidence. In that case, we identified the object as a large, deflating balloon. The others remain unexplained.
• 144 reports originated from USG sources. Of these, 80 reports involved observation with multiple sensors. o Most reports described UAP as objects that interrupted pre-planned training or other military activity
US releases UFO report with 'no explanation' for 143 sightings | DW News - The United States government has released a highly anticipated report about Unidentified Flying Objects sightings in the US. According to the report the government can't explain as many as 143 objects that were encountered by military aircraft in the last several decades. Despite speculation in social media, the US government's report doesn't entertain an extraterrestrial explanation for sightings. But it does say that identifying the objects or phenomena may be beyond the existing means of the American military.
An American version of the news report;
CBS This Morning: UFO report: U.S. has no explanation for over 140 "unidentified aerial phenomena" - A U.S. government report on UFOs could not find an explanation for 143 sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena. The report says there's no evidence the objects came from outer space or a foreign adversary. David Martin reports.
2. Some UFOs/UAPs are awesome!
Official Report: In a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics. These observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis
This point seems to be taken from a position of "we don't believe it" as the explanation later on in the report on this point is a bit more definitive in its language:
And a Handful of UAP Appear to Demonstrate Advanced Technology
In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics.
Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernable means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings.
The UAPTF holds a small amount of data that appear to show UAP demonstrating acceleration or a degree of signature management. Additional rigorous analysis are necessary by multiple teams or groups of technical experts to determine the nature and validity of these data. We are conducting further analysis to determine if breakthrough technologies were demonstrated.
Recently there have been many sightings and reports of “unexplained aerial phenomena or UAPs, and the bottom line from a long-awaited report is that the government can’t explain most of them. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.
3. The report says that they have decided to make five possible categories for all UAP/UFO observations reported:
Official Report: There are probably multiple types of UAP requiring different explanations based on the range of appearances and behaviors described in the available reporting. Our analysis of the data supports the construct that if and when individual UAP incidents are resolved they will fall into one of five potential explanatory categories: airborne clutter, natural atmospheric phenomena, USG or U.S. industry developmental programs, foreign adversary systems, and a catchall “other” bin.
These categories are later described in the official report as:
Airborne Clutter: These objects include birds, balloons, recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or airborne debris like plastic bags that muddle a scene and affect an operator’s ability to identify true targets, such as enemy aircraft.
Natural Atmospheric Phenomena: Natural atmospheric phenomena includes ice crystals, moisture, and thermal fluctuations that may register on some infrared and radar systems.
USG or Industry Developmental Programs: Some UAP observations could be attributable to developments and classified programs by U.S. entities. We were unable to confirm, however, that these systems accounted for any of the UAP reports we collected.
Foreign Adversary Systems: Some UAP may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity.
Other: Although most of the UAP described in our dataset probably remain unidentified due to limited data or challenges to collection processing or analysis, we may require additional scientific knowledge to successfully collect on, analyze and characterize some of them. We would group such objects in this category pending scientific advances that allowed us to better understand them. The UAPTF intends to focus additional analysis on the small number of cases where a UAP appeared to display unusual flight characteristics or signature management.
The last "catchall" other category opens up the alien question, for which there isn't enough evidence, for or against (kinda, there are only 2 possibilities in my opinion and one of them is aliens, the other is a secret American based program.);
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4. This is the most important point: The report actually says thats UFOs/UAPs threaten National Security and airplane flying conditions. This means they are real and more advanced than us in avionics. This is important enough to repeat. The UFOs/UAPs I consider to be "real" are ones showing up at military training grounds - as described in the report - with impunity. Showing they are technologically more advanced than our military.
Official Report: UAP THREATEN FLIGHT SAFETY AND, POSSIBLY, NATIONAL SECURITY
UAP pose a hazard to safety of flight and could pose a broader danger if some instances represent sophisticated collection against U.S. military activities by a foreign government or demonstrate a breakthrough aerospace technology by a potential adversary.
Ongoing Airspace Concerns
When aviators encounter safety hazards, they are required to report these concerns. Depending on the location, volume, and behavior of hazards during incursions on ranges, pilots may cease their tests and/or training and land their aircraft, which has a deterrent effect on reporting.
• The UAPTF has 11 reports of documented instances in which pilots reported near misses with a UAP.
Potential National Security Challenges
We currently lack data to indicate any UAP are part of a foreign collection program or indicative of a major technological advancement by a potential adversary. We continue to monitor for evidence of such programs given the counter intelligence challenge they would pose, particularly as some UAP have been detected near military facilities or by aircraft carrying the USG’s most advanced sensor systems.
5. The last point simply asks for more money to do more research.
Official Report: Consistent consolidation of reports from across the federal government, standardized reporting, increased collection and analysis, and a streamlined process for screening all such reports against a broad range of relevant USG data will allow for a more sophisticated analysis of UAP that is likely to deepen our understanding. Some of these steps are resource-intensive and would require additional investment.
What the report states from the start:
1. We don't have enough information to make any conclusions but we are continuing to collect data.
Official Report: This report provides an overview for policymakers of the challenges associated with characterizing the potential threat posed by UAP while also providing a means to develop relevant processes, policies, technologies, and training for the U.S. military and other U.S. Government (USG) personnel if and when they encounter UAP, so as to enhance the Intelligence Community’s (IC) ability to understand the threat. The Director, UAPTF, is the accountable official for ensuring the timely collection and consolidation of data on UAP. The dataset described in this report is currently limited primarily to U.S. Government reporting of incidents occurring from November 2004 to March 2021. Data continues to be collected and analyzed.
2. One of the assumptions in the report is that while some UFOs/UAPs are detected normally - and are real - a small fraction may simply be sensor error.
Official Report: Assumptions: Various forms of sensors that register UAP generally operate correctly and capture enough real data to allow initial assessments, but some UAP may be attributable to sensor anomalies.
Why I think we can removed Russia, China or any other nation as the source of the UAPs/UFOs.
What wasn't mentioned in the news reports was that alot of stories about UFOs/UAPs going back decades has been left out (list complied below). Was the person preparing the report trying to make people feel afraid of Russia or China by leaving out old UFO incidents to make the foreign adversary category feasible? Putin did use the word "hyper velocity" for his new fast stealth missiles recently which is a word the Navy pilots use to describe what they saw and claims to be a world leader in "hyper sonic weapons". Does Putin see an opportunity here? The right does seem to love him, maybe this will make the right fear him more and thus respect him more? Its impossible for Russia to be the source of UFOs/UAPs if incidents of UFOs going back to the 1950s are included (see list of links below). And the report DOES specifically say that it doesn't consider incidents before 2004. If the report's analysis was based solely on info from 2004-2021 with absolutely no awareness of any incidents before that time, only then could conceiving of a foreign adversary be a feasible idea. Intentional or accident?
Anyways, alot of people feel vindicated for thier experiences even when their experiences invalidates one of the categories of the report. Here is one such example of another radar incident but with a civilian this time (reminiscent of the UAP/UFO radar video confirmed as real by the Pentagon). Of course, the radar event in this story predates any event included in the official report by 10 years (its from 1994)
It was the night of March 8, 1994. Working at the National Weather Service, Bushong’s radar was lighting up with stuff he’d never seen before. (July 29, 2021)
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There can ONLY be 2 possibilities for UFOs/UAPs (I'm ruling our lightning balls, magical/natural phenomenon such as rocks flying in formation in the sky for fun), Bermuda Triangle, secret underground civilizations and sea serpents right from the start);
1. American based secret program. Operating so far above the law even the military doesn't know about them or even the President. Seems unlikely given recent events such as declassifying videos and issuing a report on the phenomenon but anything is possible. Also, a secret American program that didn't help in conflicts since the 1950s? Doesn't make any sense.
2. Alien vessels. Maybe amoungst the millions of stars someone got more advanced than us and got here first.
Basically, if you include all stories of UFOs going back to the 1950s then the Russia/China question would be moot as its ridiculous to think our foreign adversaries have had better technology than us through all our conflicts. They would have used it if they had. We are the only ones who could have this technology if its not aliens.