The report indicates that over 140 UAP events have not been explained.
On Friday, June 25, 2021, the long-awaited and highly anticipated UAP report was finally released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The preliminary report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena consists of 9 pages and relays the progress made by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) in understanding UAP and how to characterize them.
The unclassified report is focused on 144 UAP events from November 2004 to March 2021, primarily involving U.S. Navy personnel. It indicates that limited data leaves most UAP unexplained. Furthermore, the report reveals, “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.”
In a section on Advanced Technology, the report goes on to say that 18 of the 144 documented UAP incidents involve unusual flight characteristics and movement patterns. The report also discloses that "the UAPTF has 11 reports of documented instances in which pilots reported near misses with a UAP."
Contrary to popular anticipation, the report does not mention otherworldly technology or extraterrestrial visitors when determining the potential source of most UAP sightings. Instead, it mentions unusual flight characteristics and alludes to the possibility of "sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception.." The report indicates that there is possibly more than one explanation for any UAP event. It offers five potential classifications, which are provided here:
The report discloses that data is being collected by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) from a variety of sources. Among those sources are the U.S. Navy and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Efforts are also being made to collect data from additional government agencies such as the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The report mentions that the USAF began a six-month pilot program in November of 2020 to collect data in the most likely areas to encounter Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Additionally, the report states that the FAA "captures data related to UAP during the normal course of managing air traffic operations. The FAA generally ingests this data when pilots and other airspace users report unusual or unexpected events to the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization." The FAA regularly monitors for anomalies, which may assist the UAPTF in identifying and analyzing any potential threat.
This is one of the first times the United States Government has publicly addressed sightings of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena by Navy personnel and others. This report follows the recent historical releases of UAP videos that were deemed authentic by The Pentagon.
The full 9-page report can be downloaded at: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/reports-publications/reports-publications-2021/item/2223-preliminary-assessment-unidentified-aerial-phenomena