A group of experts studying UFOs convened by Nasa have livestreamed a presentation of their findings.
The ‘independent study group,’ convened by the American space agency last June, consists of representatives from the Pentagon, civilian government agencies, and industry leaders.
One of the most fascinating presentations came from Dr Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).
One video appears to show a metallic, spherical orb flying over a desert in the Middle East, sometime in 2022.
“This is a typical example of a thing we see most of,” Kirkpatrick said. “We see these all over the world and we see these making very interesting apparent manoeuvres.”
He continued: “This one in particular, however, I may point out, demonstrated no enigmatic technical capabilities and was no threat to airborne safety.”
However, Kirkpatrick also said that he could not explain much about the strange metallic orb. “I don’t have any more data other than that. And so, being able to come to some conclusion is going to take time until we can get better resolved data on similar objects.
‘If I were to summarise in one line what I feel we’ve learned, it’s we need high quality data,’ the panel’s chair David Spergel said.
However, AARO was able to conclusively identify many of the aerial phenomena they have studied over the past year.
In one instance, Kirkpatrick showed video taken by test pilots in the western US that appeared to show strange orbs floating in the sky.
According to the Pentagon, the pilots tried to move to intercept the objects, but were unable to catch up.
After analysing the mysterious orbs, AARO realised they were actually commercial jet airliners flying in a typical flight corridor. They were just much further away from where pilots initially thought they were.