What the US Government released about UFOs in plain English

You can read the report in PDF form straight from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence here: 


It’s a boring 9-page document full of military jargon that admits that UFOs are real, but we don’t know what they are and the government is going to need more money to buy better sensors to spot them. The third page of the report sums up everything with an “executive summary”.

The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) considered a range of information on UAP described in U.S. military and IC (Intelligence Community) reporting, but because the reporting lacked sufficient specificity, ultimately recognized that a unique, tailored reporting process was required to provide sufficient data for analysis of UAP events.

Blah blah blah… All those words just to say, “Yeah dem UFOs are real, but we don’t know what they are, and oh yeah, we call them UAPs now.” The fifth page goes on to explain that there are probably five explanations for UAPs.

Airborne Clutter:

These objects include birds, balloons, recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or airborne debris like plastic bags that muddle a scene and affect an operator’s ability to identify true targets, such as enemy aircraft.

So they want to hold on to their original explanation from way back in the day, weather balloons.

Natural Atmospheric Phenomena:

Natural atmospheric phenomena includes ice crystals,
moisture, and thermal fluctuations that may register on some infrared and radar systems.

USG or Industry Developmental Programs:

Some UAP observations could be attributable to developments and classified programs by U.S. entities. We were unable to confirm, however, that these systems accounted for any of the UAP reports we collected.

So it could be explained by people seeing the next top-secret fighter jet like the SR-72 or some cool new super drone.

Foreign Adversary Systems:

Some UAP may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity.


Although most of the UAP described in our dataset probably remain unidentified due to limited data or challenges to collection processing or analysis, we may require additional scientific knowledge to successfully collect on, analyze and characterize some of them. We would group such objects in this category pending scientific advances that allowed us to better understand them. The UAPTF intends to focus additional analysis on the small number of cases where a UAP appeared to display unusual flight characteristics or signature management.

So anything that can zigzag unnaturally and fly faster than us gets put into the “other” category. The rest of the document admits that the Navy is finding most of the UAPs, but the Air Force and FAA are on it too. No pilot wants people to think they’re crazy so many have not and will not report seeing anything they think is out of this world. At no point in the document does it mention recovered UFO technology or aliens. I’m pretty disappointed. I’ve been waiting all year to read this admission that the government doesn’t know shit. Hell, we all knew that.

Hopefully, this is just the first step of revealing or discovering more information regularly. Do you think the government is lying? I don’t think they are lying, but I suspect they have some juicy 4K video of UAPs they’re not sharing with us.