New Pentagon report finds ‘no evidence’ of ‘extraterrestrial technology’

A new report from the Department of Defense’s UFO office concluded that no previous U.S. government investigation or research has confirmed a sighting has represented “extraterrestrial technology.”

The Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office handles everything related to unidentified aerial phenomena, the department’s terminology for UFOs, and it reviewed every U.S. government investigation since 1945.

“AARO assesses that alleged hidden UAP programs either do not exist or were misidentified authentic national security programs unrelated to extraterrestrial technology exploitation,” said Tim Phillips, AARO’s acting director. “We assess that claims of such hidden programs are largely the result of circular reporting in which a small group of individuals have repeated inaccurate claims they have heard from others over a period of several decades.”

The department delivered the review’s initial volume, which was required by the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, to Congress last week, according to Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder, Pentagon spokesman.

“All investigative efforts, at all levels of classification, concluded that most sightings were ordinary objects and phenomena and the result of misidentification,” according to AARO’s newly released Historical Record Report. “The aggregate findings of all [U.S. government] investigations to date have not found even one case of UAP representing off-world technology.”

The DOD released an unclassified version of the report on Friday.

Phillips said the military officials who reported UAP sightings did so without malice.

“Many have sincerely misinterpreted real events or mistaken sensitive U.S. programs for which they were not cleared as having been related to UAP or extraterrestrial exploitation,” he said.


The report will most likely not satisfy conspiracy theorists, many of whom allege a government cover-up.

Last summer, three former military officials testified in front of a House Oversight subcommittee on July 26 to recount their experiences. One of the witnesses, David Grusch, who previously worked for the National Reconnaissance Office, told lawmakers the department has been hiding “a multidecade UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering program,” though his testimony was based on second-hand information he gathered from others.

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