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In 2021, the US military released a report revealing there had been around 143 sightings of UFOs, or as they’re now referred to, unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). Then, in May, the military increased that number of sightings to more than 400 “incidents.”
So, NASA has decided that enough is enough, and it’s time to figure out what these things are. After all, if you can manage to identify them, they suddenly stop being unidentifiable. So, it’s putting together an independent team of researchers this fall to try and figure out what’s behind these UAP sightings.
The team is set to try and identify what data is out there on UAPs, and figure out the best ways of collecting data going forward.
NASA, and for that matter, the US military, has stressed that it doesn’t believe these UAPs to be extraterrestrial in origin. In layman’s terms, they probably aren’t aliens. But, two Pentagon officials have said they are beyond the government’s ability to explain.
But hey, you never know. And nor does NASA administrator Bill Nelson, who said in a livestream chat, “I’ve talked to these pilots and they know they saw something, and their radars locked onto it. And they don’t know what it is, and we don’t know what it is. We hope it’s not an adversary here on Earth that has that kind of technology. But it’s something.”
So while the odds aren’t exactly on your side, if the NASA administrator can at least jokingly say it might be aliens, then so can you.