The Pentagon has launched an official website dedicated to unidentified flying objects (UFOs) sightings and information. The website, managed by the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), aims to provide a comprehensive resource for the public and government personnel to report and access information about these enigmatic phenomena, Space.com reports.
This move comes as the Pentagon acknowledges the public's growing interest in UFOs, with increasing calls for transparency regarding what the government knows about these unidentified objects. The website serves as a "one-stop shop" for publicly available information on "unidentified anomalous phenomena," or UAPs (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena), which is the updated term for UFOs.
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of AARO, states that the website will not only inform the public about the office's findings but also serve as a platform for individuals, including U.S. government employees and military personnel, to report their UFO sightings. Reports can be submitted by those with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAPs dating back to 1945.
One of the primary goals of the website is to compile a historical record of UFO/UAP events, as requested by the United States Congress. This historical record will help shed light on the nature of these phenomena and their impact on national security.
The AARO website also outlines the office's mission, which is to minimize surprises related to unidentified anomalous phenomena in the vicinity of national security areas. It emphasizes that the office will use a data-driven approach and follow scientific principles in its investigations.