The Pentagon’s office responsible for investigating Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), officially known as Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), has launched a new website aimed at giving the public access to classified information about these mysterious sightings.
The All Domains Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) launched this website as part of its mission to increase UAP transparency. Described as a “one-stop shop” for UAP-related information, the website will become a direct resource for both the curious public and government officials.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, the Pentagon’s press secretary, announced that the site would offer a trove of data, including declassified photos and videos of solved UAP cases. In addition, service members, federal employees, and contractors with “direct knowledge” of government programs or activities related to UAP will soon be able to submit reports for AARO review.
“The department is committed to transparency with the American people about AARO’s work with the UAP,” Ryder said.
The website currently features AARO Director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick’s welcome message and brief descriptions of the office’s mission and vision. It also features a collection of videos depicting military encounters with UAPs, both resolved and unresolved. In addition, the website provides a report on UAP reporting trends, revealing the characteristics, altitude and points most commonly associated with these phenomena.
According to Ryder, the site contains classified information “so far”.
UAPs, often observed in a variety of environments including air, sea, and space, have remained enigmatic for years. An intelligence community report in January reported more than 500 UAP sightings since 2004, with many reports coming from U.S. Navy and Air Force aviators and operators.
Director Kirkpatrick said in May that AARO “has so far found no credible evidence of extraterrestrial activity, extraterrestrial technology, or objects that defy the known laws of physics.”
Establishment of AARO created annually in 2021. passing the defense policy bill is a significant step forward in UAP research. This year, lawmakers from both parties are pushing for more UAP disclosures, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Mike Rounds introducing an amendment mandating the creation of a “UAP records collection.”
The launch of the site coincides with increasing pressure from both parties for more information on the UAP. In a recent congressional hearing, former military personnel spoke about mysterious flying objects and alleged government cover-ups.
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