The Pentagon Launches UFO Reporting Tool and Pledges Transparency
AARO Opens To Allow Government and Military Personnel To Report Sightings
As the Pentagon at last unveils its UFO reporting tool, it has reportedly revealed an effort to be more transparent about observations it has made in the heavens, The Guardian reported on November 1.
The Pentagon's official office for addressing unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has launched a new website, allowing U.S. government and military personnel to report their own sightings.
The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) unveiled the website in August, providing a platform for the public to report sightings of what are now referred to as unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP).
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of AARO, stated that the website will not only inform the public about the office's findings but will also serve as a means for individuals with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945 to report their experiences. This initiative is in response to a request from the United States Congress for a historical record of such events.
While the website is still in the process of being constructed, it already features a section where current or former U.S. Government employees, service members, or contractors can submit their reports. These reports will contribute to the office's goal of creating a comprehensive historical record of UAP occurrences.
The website outlines AARO's mission, which is to minimize surprises in the technical and intelligence realm by coordinating scientific, intelligence, and operational efforts to detect, identify, attribute, and mitigate unidentified anomalous phenomena in national security areas.
Additionally, the site offers a three-part definition of UAP. It describes UAP as objects in the air that cannot be immediately identified, objects or devices that traverse different domains like air, space, or water, and underwater objects that are not immediately identifiable or may be related to the first two definitions.The shift in terminology from UFO to UAP reflects a broader focus on objects in space and water. The term UFO, which stands for unidentified flying object, has been replaced by UAP to encompass a wider range of phenomena. This change acknowledges that unidentified objects can exist not only in the air but also in other domains.
The launch of this website marks a significant step forward in the Pentagon's efforts to address and understand unidentified anomalous phenomena.
By providing a platform for reporting and documenting sightings, AARO aims to enhance public awareness and contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of these mysterious occurrences.
Individuals with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP are encouraged to utilize the website to share their experiences and contribute to the historical record.