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US report on UFOs finds ‘no explanation’ for sightings

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The US government did not find evidence that any of the 144 reported sightings of aircrafts or other flying phenomena could be extraterrestrial visitations, according to a report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on Friday.

The highly anticipated Pentagon report outlined a plan to better collect data on future unexplained phenomena, The Associated Press and The New York Times reports.

There is no evidence that any of the episodes involve secret American weapons programs, unknown technology from Russia or China or extraterrestrial visitations.

But the government report did not rule out those explanations. Instead, government officials outlined a plan to develop a better program to observe and collect data on future unexplained phenomena.

But only one instance was categorized as ‘airborne clutter’ and believed to be a large, deflating balloon. The rest are uncategorized because of a lack of information.

There is no evidence to date that points to a sci-fi scenario of aliens from another galaxy visiting Earth. But the recent uptick in mysterious airborne objects — spotted mostly by naval pilots over U.S. military installations as well as at sea — has lawmakers worried that a foreign adversary like Russia or China has developed technology that Western governments can’t identify.

Lois Lane

Lois Lane is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Daily Planet. The daughter of General Sam Lane, she grew up learning hand-to-hand combat and survival techniques. After being hired by Perry White at the Daily Planet, Lois coined the name "Superman" and, because of incisive reporting on the Super Hero's incredible adventures, her career is forever linked to the Man of Steel. She remains one of Superman's strongest allies.

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