According to a statement issued by the US Department of Defense on July 20, 2022, the Pentagon will soon open a special branch (office) dedicated exclusively to investigating UFO sightings.
This office, called the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), will serve as the center for collecting, investigating, and processing UFO sighting reports from the Army, Navy, and Army of the United States. American tunes.
According to the release, the branch will synchronize federal government efforts “to locate, identify and attribute objects of interest … and, if necessary, to mitigate any associated threats to operational security and national security.” »
It is also specified that “this includes anomalous and unidentified objects in space, in the air, under water and in transmissions. »
In recent years, the US government has renewed its interest in UFOs following the 2017 “leak” of three videos showing mysterious wingless UFOs (said to be in the shape of a Tic-Tac) moving at hypersonic speeds next to a door. -American planes.
The US Navy officially confirmed and declassified these videos in April 2020, but offered no explanation as to what these mysterious objects might be.
In 2020, the US Senate Intelligence Committee called for an investigation into UFOs – or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), as the US government now prefers to call them – over concerns that it There was no single government approach to collecting and analyzing reports of such sightings.
In June 2021, the Pentagon released a report on more than 140 UFO sightings by US Navy pilots – and concluded that none of those cases showed evidence of extraterrestrial activity.
Additionally, at the request of interested activists, more than 1,500 pages of archival UFO documents have been released in the United States, including bizarre reports that some UFO encounters have left radiation burns. on the bodies of eyewitnesses, and some women were suddenly pregnant.