More than 500 incidents are now being looked at by the U.S. government
The report released Thursday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said that since its first June 2021 unclassified report on what are now called Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs), it is now aware of 510 such reports.
That is significantly more than the 144 incidents reviewed in the initial report, only one of which could be explained.
The new report said the Pentagon’s new office looking at UAP reports has looked at 366 new reported incidents and initially determined that about half of them have “unremarkable characteristics.”
Twenty-six are being attributed to drones, 163 characterized as balloon or balloon-like entities, and six are attributed to clutter.
The long-awaited report was originally expected to be released by last Oct. 31, the deadline set in the congressional legislation mandating annual updates to the first-ever unclassified U.S. intelligence report