The US Defense Department has recently launched a website that allows service members to log their encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and provides the public with access to declassified documents on this topic. The website, called the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), was established as a “one-stop shop” for press releases, briefing transcripts, and declassified photos, videos, and documents related to UFO sightings.
The AARO was formed in response to the Pentagon’s acknowledgment last year that a series of videos, captured by military personnel, showing mysterious “pyramid-shaped objects” harassing a US Navy vessel off the coast of California in 2019, were genuine. The office refers to UFOs as “unidentified anomalous phenomena” (UAPs) and conducts studies on land- and sea-based UAPs as well as flying objects.
In addition to providing information to the public, the AARO’s website also allows current or former military members and government employees to submit their own reports on UAP sightings. The Pentagon has announced that a mechanism for members of the general public to make reports will be introduced in the coming months.
According to a statement from the Pentagon, the AARO has collected nearly 400 UAP reports by December of last year. However, the US Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Ronald Moultrie, has mentioned that the office’s experts have not encountered any evidence to suggest that the objects they have observed are of alien origin.
Nevertheless, some whistleblowers have come forward with claims that the military possesses more knowledge about extraterrestrial life than they are willing to disclose. One such individual is US Air Force veteran David Grusch, who alleged that a top-secret military unit has been retrieving non-human-origin technical vehicles for decades and holding the remains of “dead pilots” from these extraterrestrial spacecraft. Grusch testified to Congress in July that the Pentagon is using taxpayer funds to finance the reverse-engineering of alien craft. However, the AARO has denied these allegations.
Grusch was not the only one to provide testimony on the matter. Two former Navy pilots also came forward, with one asserting that he witnessed UAPs exhibiting technology far superior to anything within the military’s possession, and the other stating that senior military officials discouraged reporting such sightings.
The launch of the AARO’s website and the declassification of UFO-related materials demonstrate the Pentagon’s commitment to transparency in this area. As the website continues to receive reports from military members and government employees, as well as from the general public in the future, it may shed further light on the phenomena of UFO sightings, potentially leading to a better understanding of these unknown objects and their origin.