NASA has released its first-ever study of hundreds of alleged UFO sightings over the past decades and concluded there is “no reason” to believe any of them are aliens .
“At this point, there is no reason to conclude that existing UAP reports have an extraterrestrial source,” NASA said in its 33-page report released Thursday.
Rather than using the term UFO, the government calls the unexplained sightings UAP, which refers to an “unidentified aerial phenomenon.”
A reporter questions NASA chief Bill Nelson:
Reporter: “A month and a half ago, David Grusch testified under oath to Congress that the U.S. government was in possession of UFOs.”
Nelson: “Where’s the evidence? Just the facts, just the facts, show me the evidence.” pic.twitter.com/XO6Vg7mQd0
– Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 14, 2023
The agency added: “However, if we recognize this as a possibility, then these objects must have passed through our solar system to get here. Just as the galaxy does not stop at the outskirts of the solar system, the solar system also includes Earth and its surroundings.
NASA also claimed that studying UAPs would require new scientific techniques – such as advanced satellites – and that reporting unidentified aerial phenomena needed to be destigmatized or it could pose a barrier to data collection.
“The negative perception surrounding UAP reporting poses a barrier to collecting data on these phenomena,” the report states. “NASA’s own involvement in UAP will play a critical role in reducing the stigma associated with UAP reporting, which almost certainly leads to data attrition at present.”
The study also noted that to date, most suspected UAP sightings are recorded with sensors and other equipment not intended for such purposes or are captured in accidental or “chance” circumstances. .
“Currently, UAP detection is often incidental, captured by sensors that were not designed or calibrated for this purpose, and which lack comprehensive metadata,” the agency said.
NASA recommended “exploring the viability of developing or acquiring a crowdsourcing system, such as open source smartphone-based applications, to collect imaging and other sensor data from smartphones from several citizen observers” in order to better collect UAP reports from the public. .
“In the search for life beyond Earth, extraterrestrial life itself must be the hypothesis of last resort – the answer to which we turn only after excluding all other possibilities,” it reads in the report.
“As Sherlock Holmes said: ‘Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth,'” NASA added.
The NASA report concluded by recommending that the agency “play a leading role” in efforts to understand UAPs.
“We recommend that NASA take a leading role in the whole-of-government effort to understand UAP by leveraging its broad expertise to contribute to a comprehensive, evidence-based, method-rooted approach scientific,” NASA said.
“NASA is uniquely positioned to contribute to a robust and systematic approach to the study of the UAP, furthering its mission to advance scientific knowledge, technical expertise and exploration,” he said. he declares.
“Positioning NASA’s role should further be situated in the context of a broader whole-of-government approach to understanding UAP,” the report concludes.
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