The Flying Objects Remain…Unidentified

They’re not called UFOs anymore, they’re called UAPs (Unmanned Aerial Phenomena). And they actually are real–even the government says so. It’s just that there’s no evidence they’re extraterrestrial in origin. 

This was the takeaway from last week’s public briefing to Congress, by Pentagon officials, on military reports of UAP sightings. It was the first of its kind in 5 decades. 

If it’s surprising that such a seemingly explosive briefing was held by Congressat all, it’s even more surprising that it happened with virtually no fanfare. Following 2021’s report on UAPs, Pentagon officials were quietly questioned this past Tuesday by members of the House Intelligence Committee, and they outlined what we’ve learned (not much) and what we don’t know (a lot) about the many, many sightings documented by military pilots over the past 20 years. These sightings include reports of “objects moving without observable propulsion or with rapid acceleration that is believed to be beyond the capabilities of Russia, China or other terrestrial nations.”

However, officials were quick to qulaify that the “objects seen in the videos recorded by the military [were likely to] have plausible — and dry — explanations [beyond] than any kind of extraworldly technology.”

Without question the most buzz of the hearing was generated by Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher, who pointedly questioned the Pentagon officials about some of the UFO Conspiracy World’s favorite stories, to surprisingly non-confrontational effect. About whether they were aware of the “Wilson-Davis Memo,” an unverified 2002 document that Politico describes as purporting “to reveal a secret meeting with the then-director of the Defense Intelligence Agency outlining a labyrinth of secret government programs hidden from top officials and congressional oversight committees about crashed UFO materials and efforts to reengineer the technology,” the Pentagon simply claimed not to be. And about “a high-profile report of a “glowing red orb” that was reportedly observed over Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana in 1967, “in which 10 of our nuclear ICBMs were rendered inoperable.” Government documents made public in the ensuing years also suggest that a technical malfunction, however rare, could have been responsible.

“I have heard stories, I have not seen official data on that,” Bray responded.

“I would like you to look into it,” Gallagher said.

“We’ll go back and take a look at it,” Bray agreed.”

So they could be of terrestrial origins. One prominent “conspiracy debunker” believes they’re explainable as balloons and such. But, it is possible they’re unmanned drones from another planet, doing extra-planetary research, like a hyperspeed version of our Mars Rover. And, sadly, it could it be that alien life came to earth in search of intelligent life, found that the dominant species knew it was intentionally destroying their planet, and continued to build weapons strong enough to destroy all humans on earth and simply turned around and went home.

We don’t know, but I’m sure someone will take a look at it and get back to us.

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