This mysterious UFO picture came from a secret Pentagon report (Credit:

This is the image of a UFO captured hovering 35,000 feet over the Atlantic that comes from a report by a secret Pentagon task force.

Two classified intelligence ‘position reports’ were issued by the American Department of Defence’s Aerial Phenomena Task Force – one in 2018 and one earlier this year.

The reports were circulated widely in the US intelligence community but have recently made it into the public domain.

The striking photograph, published by The Debrief on Thursday, came from the report published in 2018.

It appears to have been captured by the backseat weapons operator of an F/A-18 fighter jet.

Is this some kind of alien spacecraft? (

Experts are at a loss to explain the object, but the best hypothesis is that it could be a GPS dropsonde – an atmospheric measuring device dropped by meteorologists over a hurricane.

As well as offering a list of other explanations, the report expressly stated there was a legitimate possibility the ‘unidentified aerial phenomenon’ (UAP) represented ‘alien’ or ‘non-human’ technology.

A dropsonde is a small weather reconnaissance instrument developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

‘These revelations are extraordinary, and give the public a genuine peek behind the curtain when it comes to how the US government is handling the UFO issue,’ Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs for the UK Ministry of Defence, told

‘What this new information does is confirm that the US government is taking the UFO phenomenon more seriously than ever before,’ he added.

‘I anticipate further revelations shortly.’

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