Pentagon Receives Multiple New Reports of UFOs
Pentagon Receives Multiple New Reports of UFOs: A new Pentagon office established in July to identify reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has received several reports of new UFOs, but so far no evidence of alien life, the office said on Friday.
The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) is responsible for tracking unidentified objects in the sky, underwater, or in space. It is also responsible for tracking any object that may move from one domain to another, says an Associated Press report.
AARO was established after more than a year of unidentified flying objects that were sighted by military pilots. In June last year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence had told that 144 such encounters have taken place between 2004 and 2021. Eighty of these encounters were captured on multiple sensors.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, AARO director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick said the Pentagon had received hundreds of UFO reports. Kirkpatrick did not rule out the possibility of extraterrestrial life, saying he was taking a scientific approach to the research.
“I would just say that we are preparing our analysis to be very, very thorough and rigorous. We will go through all of this,” he told reporters.
Kirkpatrick explained that one reason for these hundreds of reports coming in may be because of the efforts the office did to destroy the reporting of potential encounters.
The AARO director also said that there are many new technologies such as drones, hypersonic missile stealth bombers, and stealth fighters—designed by both the United States and China—that can be mistaken for UFOs.
The Associated Press report further states that the office is coordinating with the Pentagon and the US intelligence community to obtain signatures of US technology to cancel those aircraft or drones.
In May of this year, the US Congress held a briefing on UFOs, its first hearing on the subject in more than 50 years. Several members expressed concern that the objects, foreign or potentially new, unknown technology being flown by China, Russia, or another potential adversary, posed a security risk to the United States.
“[So far] we haven’t seen anything, and we’re still very early, that would lead us to believe that any of the objects we’ve seen are of alien origin,” US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie said on Friday, adding any unauthorized system to the country’s airspace is considered a security threat.
Moultrie said the office (AARO) was also working on ways to improve its ability to identify unidentified objects.