More unexplained sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be disqualified in June – including that they broke the sound barrier without producing a sonic boom.
Speaking to Fox News, quoted by LiveScience, John Ratcliffe, a former director of National Intelligence, said that UFO sightings are “difficult to explain”. The Trump administration official hoped to release the reports during his tenure, but which will only be released by the Pentagon on June 1.
According to the Newsweek, the next Pentagon report will include more sightings and reports of objects to move in seemingly impossible ways or breaking the speed of sound without a sonic boom to accompany you.
According to Ratcliffe, these unexplained sightings Occurred all over the world and include events captured by automated sensors – and not just by human eyes.
“There are cases where we do not have good explanations for some of the things we have seen,” he said.
The reporting and declassification of these sightings are required by the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2021.
However, this is not the first time that the military has released strange reports – and even videos – of UFOs, formally known as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).
In April 2020, the United States Navy released three videos that appear to show aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound. In addition, in January, the CIA revealed three decades of documents about mysterious incidents reported or investigated by the agency.
Senate intelligence reports reveal that the Pentagon is still looking for UFOs or UAPs. However, it should be noted that the military is generally more concerned with the possibility of these UAPs being secret aircraft or weapons developed by other nations than in finding evidence of extraterrestrials.
On the other hand, sightings may not even represent advanced technology from Earth. There are those who suggest that the apparent extreme speed of the aircraft in the videos released in April last year could be an optical illusion called parallax.
This effect occurs when an object close to the camera lens appears to be moving, sometimes very quickly, as the camera moves, simply because it is closer to the lens than the objects at the bottom. Thus, objects can be as mundane as airplanes or weather balloons.
Some of the sudden movements in the videos may be just the camera zooming in or sharpening the image, according to the Vice.
There are also declassified experimental aircraft that can break the speed of sound without the huge sonic boom. The NASA aircraft X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, which is still under construction, was designed to fly faster than sound, without doing more than a soft thump to listeners on the ground.
It is not known whether other Governments have similar and secret technology in testing or use.
Maria Campos, ZAP //