UFO videos, newly declassified, now live at this Pentagon website

The truth is out there, and they've put it all in one handy place.
By Sam Haysom  on 
An aerial shot shows a spherical unidentified object travelling above the ground.
Credit: AARO

Sick and tired of scouring the entire internet for your UFO news? Well, those days may soon be in the past.

On Thursday the U.S. Defense Department announced the launch of the (slightly dystopian sounding) All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office Website (AARO) — essentially one handy place to release newly declassified videos and information relating to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP, which are essentially UFOs to us cool kids).

In a nutshell, any UFO info that gets declassified will appear there. The site already contains a number of "Official UAP Videos", from U.S. navy jet crew encounters to footage captured from the cockpit of a fighter jet. It's worth noting that there are different categories for the videos uploaded on the site. Some of them are "unresolved", meaning the AARO doesn't currently have an explanation for them; others are "unclassified" but have possible explanations, such as "the object likely is a commercial aircraft and that the trailing cavitation is a sensor artifact resultant of video compression."

"Our team of experts is leading the U.S. government’s efforts to address Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) using a rigorous scientific framework and a data-driven approach," reads a statement from director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick on the site.

"Since its establishment in July 2022, AARO has taken important steps to improve data collection, standardize reporting requirements, and mitigate the potential threats to safety and security posed by UAP. We look forward to using this site to regularly update the public about AARO’s work and findings, and to provide a mechanism for UAP reporting."

This new website is part of trend for the U.S. government, which has suddenly decided to start talking more to the public about UFOs. A couple of months back NASA televised a public meeting of its UAP team, which includes former astronaut Scott Kelly, as a show of transparency. Last year the organisation also committed to a nine-month study of UFOs.

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Sam Haysom

Sam Haysom is the Deputy UK Editor for Mashable. He covers entertainment and online culture, and writes horror fiction in his spare time.

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