Posted 20 декабря 2022, 14:31

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The Pentagon received several hundred reports of UFO sightings in 2022

20 декабря 2022, 14:31
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The head of the Office for the Explanation of Anomalous Phenomena said the cause of some of the cases has already been clarified: they are either “relatively ordinary” surveillance drones from countries such as China and Russia, or objects in the air like weather balloons.

Over the past six months, a specially organized unit of the US Department of Defense has received "several hundred" reports of UFOs from US military personnel, according to LiveScience. Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), told the Associated Press about this in an interview.

The new reports, filed by US Army, Navy and Air Force personnel, describe unidentified anomalous phenomena, or UAPs as the Pentagon prefers to call them, seen in the air, underwater and in space. However, in none of the cases is there the slightest hint of alien activity.

The influx of new cases may be due to the active work of the department, whose employees, according to Kirkpatrick, want to destigmatize UFO sightings in the military. The reason for some of the cases has already been clarified: they are either “relatively ordinary” surveillance drones from countries such as China and Russia, or objects in the air like weather balloons.

The mission of the Office, established in July 2022, is to collect and investigate reports of UFOs filed by various branches of the US military. A UFO, or more specifically a UAP, is "anything in space, in the air, on land, at sea, or underwater that cannot be identified and that could pose a threat to U.S. military installations or operations," according to a Department of Defense statement. USA.