Military UFO reports are pouring in to the government’s new All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).
The United States government’s spanking new UFO-tracking office has only been operational for a half-year, but business is already brisk.
The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Agency (AARO) has received “many hundreds” of fresh UFO claims from U.S. military personnel in the previous six months, according to office director Sean Kirkpatrick. This is in addition to the more than 140 UFO encounters documented by the military between 2004 and 2021, which were previously disclosed in a highly anticipated Pentagon study in June 2021.
The latest reports, filed this year by members of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, detail unidentified anomalous phenomena, or UAP — the government’s official term for UFOs — spotted in the air, under water, and in space.
Kirkpatrick stated that none of the reports, old or new, show any evidence of extraterrestrial activity.
The aim of the AARO, which was established in July 2022, is to consolidate and examine UFO sightings reported by various branches of the United States military. By definition, a UAP is “anything in space, in the air, on land, in the water or under the sea that can’t be recognized, and which can represent a danger to U.S. military installations or activities,” according to a Department of Defense statement posted on Dec. 17.
The unexpected flood of new reports might be attributed to the AARO’s recent outreach efforts, according to Kirkpatrick, who added that he sought to “destigmatize” the process of reporting UAP sightings in the military.
According to unidentified Pentagon sources who spoke to the New York Times in November, a number of alleged sightings have already been addressed. Many UFO sightings are likely to be “quite conventional” surveillance drones from countries such as China and Russia, according to authorities, while others may just be “airborne clutter” such as weather balloons.
According to Kirkpatrick, AARO is working on processes to “filter out” frequent causes of UAP sightings, such as foreign or domestic aircraft that may leave different techno-signatures, or indicators that they were constructed using technology. This year, the office intends to produce a report with additional specifics about its investigations.