The UFO Phenomenon
Pentagon's UFO office is receiving dozens of reports each month
By T.K. Randall
October 19, 2023 · 3 comments
AARO has certainly been busy this year. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Touch Of Light
An annual report released this week has outlined the sheer number of UFO sightings currently being investigated by AARO.
According to Sean Kirkpatrick - head of the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office - investigators have received a combined total of around 800 sightings as of April this year.
The office has also released a new report
in which it mentions receiving 291 new reports of unidentified aerial phenomena between August 31st 2022 and April 30th 2023, stating:"Most reports still reflect a bias towards restricted military airspace, a result of reporting from military personnel and sensors present in such areas. This bias has been lessened by reporting from commercial pilots showing a more diverse geographic distribution of UAP sightings across the US.
The report notes that there were no reports of ill-health related to the sightings, adding:"...many reports from military witnesses do present potential safety of flight concerns, and there are some cases where reported UAP have potentially exhibited one or more concerning performance characteristics such as high-speed travel or unusual maneuverability.
Speaking to CNN
, Kirkpatrick noted that the majority of these are likely to have mundane, conventional explanations, but that some could be indicative of foreign activity.
"There are some indicators that are concerning that may be attributed to foreign activity, and we are investigating those very hard," he said, while adding that "[we are] looking at some very interesting indicators of things, and that's about all I can tell you."
"It could just be a foreign entity. It could be a hobbyist. It could be anybody."
"And those are the things that we have to look into."
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