A new Pentagon office set up to track reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has received “several hundred” new reports — but no evidence so far of alien life, according to agency officials.
The All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) was established in July and is responsible for tracking not only unidentified objects in the sky, but also underwater or in space — or potentially an object that has the ability to move from a domain in the other.
The office was created after more than a year of attention to unidentified flying objects that military pilots have observed but sometimes hesitated to report for fear of stigma.
US intelligence agencies said that between 2004 and 2021 there were 144 such appearances, 80 of which were captured on multiple sensors.
Since then, “we’ve had a lot more reports,” said anomaly office director Sean Kirkpatrick. When asked to quantify the amount, Kirkpatrick said “several hundred.”
An updated report with specific figures for the new reports is expected by the end of the year.
The new office was created not only to look into the question of whether there is extraterrestrial life, but also because of the security risk that comes from so many encounters with unidentified flying objects from military installations or military aircraft.