A recently published annual report sheds light on the extensive investigations of UFO sightings undertaken by the AARO. As per Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, investigators have been actively looking into approximately 800 sightings as of April this year.
Additionally, the office has issued a new report indicating the reception of 291 fresh reports concerning unidentified aerial phenomena between August 31st, 2022, and April 30th, 2023, as follows:
“Most reports still reflect a bias towards restricted military airspace, a result of reporting from military personnel and sensors present in such areas. This bias has been lessened by reporting from commercial pilots showing a more diverse geographic distribution of UAP sightings across the US.”
The report adds that no health-related reports were made in connection with the sightings.
“…many reports from military witnesses do present potential safety of flight concerns, and there are some cases where reported UAP have potentially exhibited one or more concerning performance characteristics such as high-speed travel or unusual maneuverability.”
In an interview with CNN, Kirkpatrick said that while most of them would have common, everyday explanations, some might be signs of foreign intervention.
“There are some indicators that are concerning that may be attributed to foreign activity, and we are investigating those very hard,” he said, while adding that “[we are] looking at some very interesting indicators of things, and that’s about all I can tell you.”
“It could just be a foreign entity. It could be a hobbyist. It could be anybody.”
“And those are the things that we have to look into.”
The report said only “a very small percentage” of observations have “interesting” signatures, such as high-speed travel or “unknown morphologies.”