Sunday, April 21, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > The UFO Phenomenon > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

The UFO Phenomenon

Senators slam lack of funding for Pentagon's new UFO office

By T.K. Randall
February 27, 2023 · Comment icon 3 comments
An aerial view of the Pentagon.
AARO appears to be badly underfunded. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Touch Of Light
Until recently, the latest incarnation of the Pentagon's UFO investigation office reportedly only had 3 full-time staff members.
Known as the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), the latest effort by government officials to investigate the UFO phenomenon was set up last year as a replacement to the earlier Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) which aimed to "standardize the collection and reporting" of UFO sightings.

Now though, a group of 16 US senators headed up by Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand have sent a joint letter to the Pentagon warning that the office faces a "funding shortfall that will impede its ability to fulfill its mission."

"The amount outlined in the classified attachment is crucial to AARO's scientific plan, and the lack of funding for these capabilities presents a serious impediment to AARO's mission," the letter reads.

Things are so bad, in fact, that AARO reportedly had only 3 full-time staff members until very recently.
"They have a couple of extra helping hands but it's a small office in Crystal City, Virginia," said one source. "However, I suspect they are in the process of bringing more on board."

Another source who visited the office, meanwhile, described it as a "cave of winds".

"Mostly empty desks, but there were perhaps 4-6 people around as I recall, including Sean [AARO director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick] and his Deputy," they said.

"It is certainly true that AARO did not receive adequate funds to support its work to include money for R&D [research and development] and analysis."

Whether the letter will help secure additional support for the office, however, remains to be seen.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (3)




Other news and articles
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Robotic Jew 1 year ago
Prepare for the invasion folks. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by mdbuilder 1 year ago
They could hit Zelensky up for a few million.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
The men and women who are directly responsible for the authorization of such budgeting are upset they're not allocating enough? This is high comedy.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News

 AVAILABLE NOW 

Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon

 BONUS CONTENT 

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Recent news and articles