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6            No Evidence of Alien Technology or UFOs

         U.S. Finds No Evidence of

        Alien Technology in Flying
         Objects, but Can’t Rule It

                      Out, Either

        A new report concedes that much
          about the observed phenomena

            remains difficult to explain,
          including their acceleration, as
        well as ability to change direction

                     and submerge.

                   By Julian E. Barnes
                     & Helene Cooper

        WASHINGTON —  American intelligence
                                                         The final report will also include a classified Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot
        officials have found no evidence that aerial
                                                         annex, the officials said. While the annex will who was with the Navy for 10 years, told The
        phenomena witnessed by Navy pilots in recent
                                                         not contain any evidence concluding that the New York Times in an interview, “These things
        years are alien spacecraft, but they still cannot
                                                         phenomena are alien spacecraft, the officials would be out there all day.” With the speeds he
        explain the unusual movements that have
                                                         acknowledged that the fact that it would remain and other pilots observed, he said, “12 hours in
        mystified scientists and the military, according
                                                         off limits to the public was likely to continue to the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”
        to senior administration officials briefed on the
                                                         fuel speculation that the government had secret
        findings of a highly anticipated government
                                                         data about alien visitations to Earth.           In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot had a near
                                                                                                          collision with one of the objects, and an official
                                                         Many of the more than 120 incidents examined mishap report was filed. Some of the incidents
        The report determines that a vast majority of
                                                         in the report are from Navy personnel, officials were recorded on video, including one taken by
        more than 120 incidents over the past two
                                                         said.  The report also examined incidents a plane’s camera in early 2015 that shows an
        decades did not originate from any  American
                                                         involving foreign militaries over the last two object zooming over the ocean waves as pilots
        military or other advanced U.S. government
                                                         decades.                                         question what they are watching.
        technology,    the    officials   said.   That
        determination would appear to eliminate the
                                                         Intelligence officials believe at least some of the The Defense Department has been collecting
        possibility that Navy pilots who reported seeing
                                                         aerial phenomena could have been experimental such reports for more than 13 years as part of a
        unexplained aircraft might have encountered
                                                         technology from a rival power, most likely shadowy,  little-known Advanced Aerospace
        programs the government meant to keep secret.
                                                         Russia or China.                                 Threat Identification Program within the
                                                                                                          Pentagon.  The program analyzed radar data,
        But that is about the only conclusive finding in
                                                         One senior official briefed on the intelligence video footage and accounts provided by the
        the classified intelligence report, the officials
                                                         said without hesitation that U.S. officials knew it Navy pilots and senior officers.
        said.  And while a forthcoming unclassified
                                                         was not American technology. He said there was
        version, expected to be released to Congress by
                                                         worry among intelligence and military officials The program began in 2007 and was largely
        June 25, will present few other firm conclusions,
                                                         that China or Russia could be experimenting funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada
        senior officials briefed on the intelligence
                                                         with hypersonic technology.                      Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at
        conceded that the very ambiguity of the findings
                                                                                                          the time. It was officially shut down in 2012,
        meant the government could not definitively
                                                         He and other officials spoke on the condition of when the money dried up, according to the
        rule out theories that the phenomena observed
                                                         anonymity because they were not authorized to Pentagon. But Luis Elizondo, who ran the
        by military pilots might be alien spacecraft.
                                                         speak publicly about the classified findings in program at the time, said that he continued it
                                                         the report.                                      until 2017. After the publication of a New York
        Americans’ long-running fascination with
                                                                                                          Times article later that year about the program
        U.F.O.s has intensified in recent weeks in
                                                         Russia has been investing heavily in and criticism from program officials that the
        anticipation of the release of the government
                                                         hypersonics, believing the technology offers it government was not forthcoming about reports
        report. Former President Barack Obama further
                                                         the ability to evade  American missile-defense on aerial phenomena, the Pentagon restarted the
        stoked the interest when he was asked last
                                                         technology. China has also developed program last summer as the Unidentified Aerial
        month about the incidents on “The Late Late
                                                         hypersonic weaponry, and included it in military Phenomena Task Force.
        Show with James Corden” on CBS.
                                                         parades. If the phenomena were Chinese or
                                                         Russian aircraft, officials said, that would The task force’s mission was to “detect, analyze
        “What is true, and I’m actually being serious
                                                         suggest the two powers’ hypersonic research had and catalog” sightings of strange objects in the
        here,” Mr. Obama said, “is that there is footage
                                                         far outpaced American military development.      sky that could pose a threat to national security.
        and records of objects in the skies that we don’t
                                                                                                          But government officials said they also wanted
        know exactly what they are.’’
                                                         Navy pilots were often unsettled by the to remove the stigma for service members who
                                                         sightings. In one encounter, strange objects — report U.F.O. sightings in the hope that more
        The report concedes that much about the
                                                         one of them like a spinning top moving against would be encouraged to speak up if they saw
        observed phenomena remains difficult to
                                                         the wind — appeared almost daily from the something. The goal, officials said, was to give
        explain, including their acceleration, as well as
                                                         summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the authorities a better idea of what might be out
        ability to change direction and submerge. One
                                                         skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported there.
        possible explanation — that the phenomena
                                                         to their superiors that the objects had no visible
        could be weather balloons or other research
                                                         engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they
        balloons — does not hold up in all cases, the
                                                         could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.
        officials said, because of changes in wind speed
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        at the times of some of the interactions.
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