The office, which is called the “Anomaly Resolution Office,” was established to monitor reports about flying objects in the air, space, or underwater. They’ve already received hundreds of reports.
According to the agency’s leadership, they have received hundreds of new reports about flying objects, but so far, there has been no evidence of alien life.
The agency, called All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), was established in July to monitor reports about flying objects in the air, space, or underwater. It’s also tasked with identifying and tracking other unidentified objects that can move from one domain to another. This issue has been brought to light by military pilots, who have been reluctant to report these sightings due to their fear of stigma.
In 2021, the agency reported that there were 144 instances of flying objects that were spotted from 2004 to 2021. According to Sean Kirkpatrick, the number of reports about these sightings has increased significantly.
Officials said that the agency’s director is expected to release an updated report by the end of the year regarding the number of reports received regarding flying objects. The office was established to look into the possibility of alien life, as well as the security risks that come with encounters with such objects.
In May, the House Committee on Intelligence held its first hearing regarding the matter in over half a century. It was concerned that the unknown could create a security risk due to the possible involvement of other countries, such as Russia or China. Although the agency has not seen any evidence of alien life, officials believe that the objects spotted so far could be from another planet.
According to the agency’s director, the office is currently working on developing new technologies that will allow it to identify the objects that were spotted. One of these is the recalibrating of sensors that were previously focused on identifying known enemy aircraft. The outreach the department conducted to inform the public about the procedures involved in reporting encounters with flying objects has also contributed to the increasing number of reports.
In addition to the unidentifiable objects, the agency’s director noted that the development of new technologies, such as drones and stealth fighters, could also be mistaken for UFOs. To prevent this, the office has been working with the intelligence community and the Pentagon to get the signatures of these new aircraft.
In order to prevent these types of sightings, the agency has established clear mechanisms that will allow it to identify the objects that were spotted. These include the Pentagon’s “blue programs” and the intelligence community’s “IC programs.”