The US government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by military planes, according to a highly anticipated intelligence report released Friday.
That report, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was meant to shed light on the mystery of those dozens of flying objects, spotted from 2004 to 2021, but instead said it didn’t have adequate data to put all but one of them into a category.
That one UAP – shorthand for “unidentified aerial phenomena” – was a large, deflating balloon, the report said.
“The others remain unexplained,” the report, which was required by Congress, added.
While the report explicitly stated that “unusual” activity had been reported on multiple occasions, it also did not rule out that those incidents were the result of errors or “spoofing.”