While some individuals might feel like anything to do with aliens and UFOs is either the stuff of conspiracy theorists eating Cheetos in mom’s basement while rocking tinfoil hats, reading articles about lizard people, and blasting the X-Files theme on repeat, it turns out this is actually a very important topic that, if real, could transform every aspect of the world we know. Not to mention UFOs, whether of human or alien origin, pose a significant threat to our national security given their capabilities.
In other words, this is an issue that needs to be taken far more seriously by people than it currently is, especially with all of the testimony, photos, and videos now being released that seemingly confirm the existence of these craft.
The latest development in Ufology comes from the Defense Department, which announced on Thursday they have a new website where it will now be releasing declassified information about UFOs, or as they are called now, UAPs (Unidentified Anomalous Phenonmena).
“This website will provide information, including videos and photos, on resolved UAP cases as they’re declassified and approved for public release,” Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder stated during a press conference. “The website’s other content includes reporting trends and frequently-asked-questions section, as well as links to official reports, transcripts, press releases, and other resources that the public may find useful.”
The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) went on to say that it is now “accepting reports from current or former U.S. Government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945*.”
“These reports will be used to inform AARO’s congressionally directed Historical Record Report,” the site added. “We will announce when a reporting mechanism is available for others to use.”
AARO also stated that the mission it is striving to accomplish is to “minimize technical and intelligence surprise by synchronizing scientific, intelligence, and operational detection identification, attribution, and mitigation of unidentified anomalous phenomena in the vicinity of national security areas.”
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One of the reasons given for changing from UFO to UAP is that the latter designation includes objects that are “airborne, seaborne, spaceborne, and/or transmedium.”
The news concerning the website comes about as a small number of individuals who formerly served in the U.S. military have claimed in testimony before Congress and in the media that the U.S. has knowledge about things that fall under this umbrella that they are keeping from the general public.
“Retired Air Force Maj. David Grusch, a former U.S. intelligence and military official who claims the government is covering up a UFO retrieval program, claims he gained ‘firsthand access’ to information that he cannot discuss publicly,” the report said.
“There’s certain things that I have first-hand access to that I can’t publicly discuss at this time,” Grusch stated during testimony before Congress. “However, myself and other colleagues interviewed 40 individuals, both current and former, highly distinguished intelligence and military personnel that were specifically on the programs. And those who were willing, I directed to the Intelligence Community inspector general so the inspector general is able to interview these people that do have direct, firsthand information.”