The general stated that the U.S. intelligence experts would determine the explanation for the objects. VanHerck is the head of the U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command.
UFOs: The Pentagon's New Push
The Pentagon has launched a new effort in recent years to investigate military sightings of UFOs, which are now referred to as "unidentified aerial phenomena." The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in conjunction with the All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, analyzes the military sightings and has conducted two reports to Congress.
The first report, in June 2021, found 144 sightings of U.S. military aviators that date back to 2004. The report attributed one incident to a balloon but couldn't explain the rest. The second report, from last month, cited 366 additional sightings, mostly of things like balloons, drones, birds, or airborne clutter, but 171 remained unexplained.
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence: No Evidence of Alien Life
Despite the recent push by the Pentagon, Ronald Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, stated that he had not seen anything in the files that suggests an alien visit or crash. The general and the undersecretary agree that further analysis is needed to determine the nature of the unidentified aerial phenomena.