Here's something more to keep an eye on, relative to those attempting to white-wash public perception of the ET presence here.
"Many Military UFO Reports Are Just Foreign Spying or Airborne Trash (nytimes.com)"
Posted by msmash on Friday October 28, 2022 @10:52AM from the how-about-that dept.
Government officials believe that surveillance operations by foreign powers and weather balloons or other airborne clutter explain most recent incidents of unidentified aerial phenomenon -- government-speak for U.F.O.s -- as well as many episodes in past years. From a report:
The sightings have puzzled the Pentagon and intelligence agencies for years, fueling theories about visiting space aliens and spying by a hostile nation using advanced technology. But government officials say many of the incidents have far more ordinary explanations. Intelligence agencies are set to deliver a classified document to Congress by Monday updating a report made public last year that said nearly all of the incidents remain unexplained. The original document looked at 144 incidents between 2004 and 2021 that were reported by U.S. government sources, mostly American military personnel.
This article is based on interviews with American officials familiar with the findings of the Pentagon and intelligence agencies' examination of the incidents. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the classified work. Some of the incidents have been formally attributed to Chinese surveillance -- with relatively ordinary drone technology -- and others are also thought to be connected to Beijing. China, which has stolen plans for advanced fighter planes, wants to learn more about how the United States trains its military pilots, according to American officials.
source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/22/10/28/1453212/many-military-ufo-reports-are-just-foreign-spying-or-airborne-trash [ contains paywalled NYT link to original article ]