Tony Topping tells Dermot & Alison that although there is much hype regarding the recent Pentagon report a number of years ago a department with the MOD known as DI55 (a section of the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence (DSTI) within the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) had done a very interesting report on the UAP phenomena called Project Condign. Written by a Professor now in his eighties who does not want to be in the public eye, DI55 was ahead of the game, you may find the Project Condign Executive Summary Here. And the Pentagon Preliminary UAP Assessment
Although for the public and the media UFO has since become a synonym for alien spaceship,‟ for the military forces of the world it is simply refers to something in the sky the observer can see but does not recognise. In the vast majority of cases, investigations have discovered ordinary explanations for UFO reports such as bright stars and planets, meteors, artificial satellites, balloons, aircraft seen from unusual angles and space junk burning up in the atmosphere. However, there are some cases on record where no common explanation can be found. For the Ministry of Defence, these types of report remain „unidentified‟ rather than „extraterrestrial‟. Some branches of
the MoD, such as the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS), prefer the term UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) to describe those UFOs that remain unidentified. UAP does not existence of an object of extraterrestrial origin.
“there has been lots of talk about UFOs recently but you may have also seen the term ‘UAP’ cropping up more often. UAP is actually a new term for UFO that is supposed to have less of a stigma attached.
UAP stands for ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
UFO stands for ‘Unidentified Flying Object’
Many experts in the field found UFO was being ridiculed and reports were not being taken seriously. It’s thought UAP is a more professional term and it’s becoming increasingly more common as the US begins to seriously discuss “UFO/UAP sightings. The United States Office of Naval Intelligence now has a Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) program. It collects reported sightings of mysterious flying objects. UAP doesn’t necessarily have to refer to a suspected ‘alien craft’ sighting. Some people think using the term UAP will get sightings taken more seriously. It’s thought over 90% of UFO sightings have a reasonable explanation However, recent footage released by the pentagon of strange flying objects is still baffling experts.” Charlotte Edwards