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DoD's UFO Office Releases Historical Record Report

March 12, 2024 Jason McClellan

On Friday, March 8, the Pentagon's All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) published Volume 1 of its Report on the Historical Record of U.S. Government Involvement with Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP).

Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder issued a press release on March 8 to announce the publication of this new report from AARO. Ryder explains that this report "reviews the record of the United States government pertaining to unidentified anomalous phenomena, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023." 

The press release further describes the scope of this report:

"The goal of AARO's efforts in producing this volume and the second forthcoming one is to use a rigorous analytic and scientific approach to investigate past U.S. government-sponsored UAP investigation efforts and the claims made by interviewees that the U.S. government and various contractors have recovered and are hiding off-world technology and biological material.  AARO has approached this project with the widest possible aperture, thoroughly investigating these assertions and claims without any particular pre-conceived conclusion or hypothesis.  AARO is committed to reaching conclusions based on verifiable evidence.  As AARO has said before, they will follow the evidence where it leads, wherever it leads."

The press release also reveals that "AARO will publish a second volume that will provide analysis of information acquired by AARO after Nov. 1, 2023, including information received via interviews with current and former U.S. government personnel who contacted AARO via the secure reporting mechanism on AARO's website." 


Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is an author, podcaster, TV personality, veteran UFO researcher & journalist, bourbon enthusiast, ska and punk devotee, vegan, and animal lover. You might have seen him on NatGeo, Syfy, History, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Discovery+, the CW, or at conferences and conventions talking about UFOs.