A panel of independent scientists and experts convened by NASA to investigate Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) or UFO sightings has concluded that these unexplained lights in the sky are not evidence of extraterrestrial beings. However, NASA scientist Dan Evans acknowledged that the presence of UAP raises concerns about airspace safety and the need to evaluate any potential risks associated with these phenomena.
The 16-person panel was formed in response to a surge of public interest in UAP sightings, particularly after the US government declassified footage showing unidentified objects performing seemingly impossible maneuvers without clear propulsion methods. After the panel released its 36-page report, NASA administrator Bill Nelson called for the use of artificial intelligence and other methods to further understand these sightings. Furthermore, NASA has appointed a new director to oversee ongoing UAP research.
While the panel found no evidence to support the extraterrestrial origin of UAP, it did acknowledge that some sightings could not be immediately identified as known human-made or natural phenomena. The possibility of unknown alien technology operating in Earth’s atmosphere was not ruled out.
The report’s release follows the testimony of David Grusch, a 14-year veteran Air Force intelligence officer, who claimed during a Congressional hearing in July that the US government has been withholding information about UAP from the public for decades. Grusch stated under oath that he had knowledge of a long-term UAP crash retrieval and reverse-engineering program, and that the government possessed aircraft of nonhuman origin and had recovered biological samples from crash sites.
In a press briefing, Nelson emphasized that the study’s key takeaway is that there is still much to learn about these phenomena. He reiterated that the panel did not find evidence of an extraterrestrial origin for UAP, but also acknowledged that the nature of these sightings remains unknown.
The release of NASA’s findings coincided with a controversial presentation in the Mexican Congress, where evidence purporting to be mummified alien corpses from Peru was showcased. However, the journalist and researcher behind these claims have faced skepticism and debunked similar assertions in the past.
In conclusion, while NASA’s panel found no evidence to support the existence of extraterrestrial beings, it recognized the need to address airspace safety concerns related to UAP sightings. The report highlighted the importance of continued research and the utilization of advanced technologies to improve our understanding of these unidentified phenomena.