U.S. intelligence has found no evidence that the aerial phenomena witnessed by Navy pilots in recent years are extraterrestrial spacecraft.
However, these espionage services are still unable to explain the unusual movements sighted that have puzzled scientists and the U.S. military. Senior administration officials are already preparing a report on the matter.
The soon-to-be-released document determines that a vast majority of the more than 120 incidents that have occurred over the past two decades did not originate from the U.S. military or other advanced U.S. government technology, officials said.
That conclusion appears to rule out the possibility that Navy pilots who reported unexplained sightings may have stumbled upon programs the government intended to keep secret, the newspaper said.
That fact is the only conclusive finding in the classified intelligence report, which will be presented to the U.S. Congress on June 25, officials said.
And while that document will provide some firm conclusions, the ambiguity of the findings means the government cannot definitively rule out theories that some phenomenon observed by military pilots could be an extraterrestrial spacecraft.
U.S. intelligence officials believe that at least some of the flying phenomena could be linked to experimental technology from Russia or China, and there is concern among military and intelligence officials that those countries are experimenting with hypersonic technology and are far ahead of the U.S. in that field.