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In brief: Are you interested in Unidentified Flying Objects, aka UFOs? Then you might want to check out a dedicated website that offers declassified information on the phenomenon, and it's operated by the Department of Defense.
The website for the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) is headered by a message stating that its team of experts is leading the US government's efforts to address Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP).
The site defines UAP as either airborne objects that are not immediately identifiable, transmedium objects or devices, and submerged objects or devices that are not immediately identifiable.
The website currently contains publicly available, declassified information relating to resolved UAP cases that anyone can browse. In addition to photos and videos, there are also sections on reported trends and frequently asked questions, along with links to official reports, transcripts, press releases and other resources that the public may find useful. "The department is committed to transparency with the American people on AARO's work on UAPs," said Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder.
The AARO website will soon accept reports, submitted via private and secure means, from current or former US government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945.
A tool that allows members of the public to submit their own reports will be added to the website at a later date.
UFOs/UAP have been in the spotlight a lot recently. In July, the House Oversight Committee held a public hearing on UAP and their implications on national security, public safety, and government transparency.
"UAPs, whatever they be, may pose a serious threat to our military and our civilian aircraft, and that must be understood," Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia of California said during the hearing. "We should encourage more reporting, not less on UAPs. The more we understand, the safer we will be."
Excitement had previously peaked in June when David Charles Grusch, a 36-year-old Air Force veteran, said the US government, its allies, and defense contractors have retrieved partially and fully intact exotic vehicles that have either landed or crashed. The craft are described as non-human in origin.
Grusch also claimed the US government has a multi-decade history with UFOs, operated a crash retrieval program, and attempted to reverse engineer alien technology. He added that the government possesses alien bodies. It's all very X-Files-like.