According to the newly released unclassified version to a report that Congress received in 2022, U.S. intelligence agencies received 366 unidentified reports from airborne objects between March 2021 to August 2022.
A majority of the new reports — totaling 510 over a 17-year period — originated from U.S. military pilots and operators, who say they observed strange flying objects while on duty, according to the report, which the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released in unclassified form Thursday. After a first pass, just over half the new sightings were categorized as ordinary objects. But the government agencies that investigated the Unidentified Airborne Phenomena(UAP) determined that 171 of them required further investigation.
Sixteen UAPs were reported as airborne clutter. 26 were drones, 163 were balloons or similar objects. The rest “demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities.” (RELATED STORY: Multiple People Report UFO Suspections Over Wisconsin and Michigan)
“RIrrespective of the Many reports do not contain sufficient data to enable attribution.