Washington — Pentagon officials testifying at a House Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, a previously classified video of an unidentified aerial phenomenon, a reflective sphere speeding past a military fighter jet. Shown a fleeting color video of an object.
A momentary image taken from the window of an FA-18 fighter shows a distant spherical object. The pilot also reported observing the object. The unexplained image is an example of how difficult it is to determine what a short video clip will display.
Pentagon officials also played the video, displaying images taken through a night-vision lens, and showing a glowing green triangle moving through the air. The first video confused military personnel. However, the small triangle in the second recording, created a few years later, was determined to be a drone.
“This time, other U.S. Navy assets have also observed nearby unmanned aerial vehicle systems. We are now reasonably confident that these triangles correlate with aerial unmanned aerial vehicle systems,” said the Navy Intelligence Department. Deputy Director Scott W. Bray said.
The declassified video was released because lawmakers promised to bring transparency to the investigation of unexplained reports by long-held stigmas, turmoil, and secret military pilots and others. ..
But Pentagon officials said care must be taken not to reveal the exact capabilities of military cameras and other sensors.
“We don’t want potential enemies to know exactly what we can see and understand, or how we reach conclusions,” Bray said. “Therefore, disclosure should be carefully considered on a case-by-case basis.”
The intelligence community criticized this document because it was unable to draw conclusions or provide explanations for most of the events. Of the 143 episodes investigated by the Pentagon, only one could be identified and classified: “Large and contracting balloon”.
Bray’s remarks were intended to explain why it is so difficult to identify images in fuzzy videos. However, MPs claimed on Tuesday that the Pentagon had denied the explanation too much.
Congressman Andre Carson of the Democratic Party of Indiana and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee’s subcommittee said: We will hold a public inquiry.
“We can be afraid that DOD is focused on emphasizing what can be explained, rather than investigating what cannot be explained,” he said. “Today, I’m looking for you to ensure that all conclusions are at the table.”
Personally, many U.S. officials have denied the theory suggesting that the unknown object captured in the video may be an extraterrestrial alien, and such an explanation is likely. Claims that there is no evidence.
Bray sought to counteract speculation that this phenomenon was of extraterrestrial origin.
“No radiation was detected within the UAP Task Force, suggesting that it is of non-Earth origin,” Bray said, referring to an unidentified aerial phenomenon.
Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford said he was more interested in discussing hypersonic programs in Russia and China than in unidentified phenomena. But he said it was important to identify the image.
The inability of the government to identify objects in sensitive areas of activity “is equivalent to the failure of information we definitely want to avoid,” Crawford said. “It’s not about finding an alien spaceship.”
Authorities are also skeptical that this phenomenon may be an unknown Chinese or Russian technique, but admit that if so, it would be a serious concern. That possibility is why, as lawmakers and officials said, the phenomenon needs to be investigated more carefully.
“If you find something incomprehensible or unidentifiable in the airspace, it’s the job of those who outsource national security to investigate and report,” said Adam B. Schiff, a California Democrat who leads intelligence. Said on Tuesday.
Unidentified flying object is a term preferred by the federal government over unidentified flying object, or UFO.
Congress finally held a hearing on this issue decades ago, after the Air Force’s flawed efforts to investigate reports of alien sightings that affected the generation of television shows after the Project Blue Book. It was held.
After last year’s report, intelligence officials promised to renew their efforts. Prompted by Congress, The Pentagon has overhauled its task force We are investigating unexplained events and calling them aerial object identification and management synchronization groups.
In his opening remarks, Carson criticized the Pentagon for not appointing a director to lead the new task force and promised to “bring the organization out of the shadows.”
A military officer who was too embarrassed to report an unexplained phenomenon was hindering “good information analysis,” Carson said.
“Pilot avoided or was laughed at when he reported. Pentagon officials were afraid of the skeptical national security community and either left the problem to the back room or wiped it out completely under the rug. I did. ” “Today we are familiar. UAPs are not explained, it is true. But they are real. They need to be investigated. And all the threats they pose need to be mitigated. I have.”
Not all experts are convinced. Focused on uncovering conspiracy theories, science writer Mick West said that some of the objects seen in the videos recorded by the army are plausible, far more likely than any other-world technology of any kind. , And said he has a dry explanation.
According to West, strange movements can be attributed to sensor movements. Other videos that show fast movements can be optical illusions, and other videos can be caused by glare.