UFOS are as American as apple pie and the saucers they’re both served on. A country of immigrants looking for new lands and opportunities, colonists looking to exploit resources, explorers by nature, we can’t help but project wonder onto the continued aerial phenomena; we’ve got kinship. UFOs have, in one manner or another, left a strong imprint on American cultural folklore for roughly the past century with no sign of abating. Being the stuff of legend does not, however, make the unexplainable, or in this case, ‘unidentifiable’, any less real.
Project Sign begat Project Grudge, which begat Project Bluebook, which spawned the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Now, there is the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Taskforce, a program within the Office of Naval Intelligence. Most recently, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a brief, nine-page declassified UAPTF report, “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”.
At first read, the report…
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