The U.S. government is keeping score on what some call UFOs. And the number of reports is going up.
The unclassified version, which was posted by the Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, shows 291 UAP reports were submitted to the government between Aug. 31, 2022 and April 30. That puts the total number of reports since 2019 at 801.
“None of these UAP reports have been positively attributed to foreign activities,” the summary concludes. But all the cases remain under investigation.
“Most reports still reflect a bias towards restricted military airspace,” the annual report says. That means most of the information comes from military personnel and sensors. But it adds many UAP reports “are probably the result of sensor artifacts, equipment error, misidentification or misperception.
“None of these reports suggest the UAP maneuvered to an unsafe proximity to civil or military aircraft,” the summary continues.
A map embedded in the summary shows four main hot zones for UAP reports: the eastern half of the U.S., the Pacific Northwest, the Middle East from roughly Israel to the Persian Gulf and an area from Japan to eastern China.
A detailed breakdown shows 47% of the UAPs during the past fiscal year had a reported shape. One-fourth of them were round or spherical. Another six percent had “irregular shapes.”
Only 21% of the UAPs had lights on them. Only one of the reports was water-based, with the rest in the air.
Newsweek noted none of the UAP sightings were above 62,000 feet, a height where they would be considered from outer space.
The AARO was created in July 2022 to address complaints that the government has been covering up UFO activity for decades.
“There are some indicators that are concerning that may be attributed to foreign activity, and we are investigating those very hard,” Kirkpatrick said.
One high-profile example of that could be the Chinese balloon that drifted across North America in February, then was shot down off South Carolina. Knewz noted in June that the U.S. government concluded the balloon had technology for taking pictures and video.
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Conflicting reports remain over whether that balloon actually sent data to China in real time.
The Chinese government insists the balloon was for tracking weather, not spying.
Kirkpatrick continues to deny claims Knewz mentioned in July, when David Grusch told a Congressional hearing that the government is hiding UFOs and “non-human” creatures from other planets.
“If anybody thinks that they know where those things are, they should be coming to talk to us,” Kirkpatrick said.
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