By Nathan Lockley 25/6/21
So the report has dropped
Here’s my first thoughts on the report, and a quick explanation of its contents:
They believe most of the UAPs are physical objects. Some will still have natural and logical explanations but with limited data they were unable to categorise them. More extensive research is needed on further sightings and reports. There are probably multiple types of UAP.
The US navy established a standardised reporting mechanism in March 2019. Most cases investigated were done so because they had evidence collected by systems they believed to be reliable.
They investigated 144 reports. 1 was identified was a large deflating balloon. The others all remain unexplained. 80 of these involved multiple sensors.
People in high places and military are still afraid to come forward and report sightings with the stigma still attached and the risk of losing their job.
They have admitted data bias when claiming sightings appear more often near military facilities as they are the main reports investigated.
They claim further analysis is needed to variety speeds and manoeuvres seen in some reports of UAPs
They probably lack a single explanation
There are 5 categories the UAP sightings will be placed into, these are:
Airborne clutter; birds, balloons, UAV or airborne debris
natural atmospheric phenomena; ice crystals, moisture & thermal fluctuations
USG or industry developmental programs; some UAP sightings in future may be classified US programs
Foreign adversary systems; Russia, China etc
Other; these could be due to limited data, but they admit some could need additional scientific knowledge to explain.
I think this is a very good start and nothing more than what we expected. An explanation of what they have seen, what they plan to do about it going forward and a few admissions that they may have explanations beyond our scientific understanding. This is a good first step. Now on to the next one! Keep this as transparent and open to the public as possible, and don’t let them make it all go quiet!
To those of us in the UFO community it may seem like there is a lot missing and a bit of a let down. But this is a preliminary report aimed mainly at those who are not in the community and haven’t done any of their own research. We need to remain optimistic that the current momentum keeps going and we continue to learn more. With the possible ‘security threat’ these UAPs may pose, the government will have to continue to be seen to investigate and not just cover it all up again.