UFO Sightings Are Likely Secret Military Tests, US Says

A Pentagon report submitted to Congress concludes that the surge in UFO sightings during the 1950s and 60s was largely a result of advanced US spy planes and space technology tests.

The report dispels notions of the existence of extraterrestrial life and stories about its engagement with humans on Earth.

The research, conducted by the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), also underscores the influence of popular culture on public perceptions.

No Evidence of Alien Encounters

Officials assert that “no evidence” supports claims of alien life encounters by the US government.

The report contends that most UFO sightings were attributable to ordinary terrestrial objects and dismisses widespread beliefs influenced by pop culture.

The VZ-9 Avrocar undergoing testing at NASA’s Ames Research center in California in 1960 (BBC)

While acknowledging the persistence of alien-related narratives, the Pentagon remains objective, emphasizing the lack of substantiated evidence.

The report also mentioned technologies responsible for historical UFO reports, including high-altitude balloons and secret reconnaissance flights.

The AARO pledged to issue another report examining contemporary sightings and rumors about

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