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The Department of Defense announced on Thursday that it had a new website where it will release declassified information about UFOs, which are officially referred to as Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs).
“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 said 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) says that it “will be 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 said. “We will announce when a reporting mechanism is available for others to use.”
AARO says that its goal 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.”
The term Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) includes objects that are “airborne, seaborne, spaceborne, and/or transmedium.”
The news comes as a small number of former military officials have claimed in testimony to Congress and in media interviews that the U.S. knows about things in this arena that are being hidden from the 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.
“There’s certain things that I have first-hand access to that I can’t publicly discuss at this time,” Grusch said. “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.”