WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released the much-awaited Annual Report on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP). The report, mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), provides insight into perplexing encounters that have long intrigued both military and civilian onlookers.
A staggering 291 UAP reports were recorded, with 274 of those occurring within the timeframe and 17 from prior periods between 2019-2022. The data reveals a strong inclination towards restricted military airspace encounters. Commercial pilot reports have introduced a more geographically diverse set of sightings.
Though most UAPs exhibited no hazardous behavior, some showcased potentially concerning performance characteristics like high-speed movements and peculiar maneuverability. Despite the puzzling nature of these phenomena, no UAP encounters have been conclusively linked to foreign activity, but investigations remain ongoing.
Those within the U.S. Government or affiliated entities, dating back to 1945, are urged to report their encounters via the Aerial Anomaly Reporting Organization (AARO). For those outside these parameters, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) welcomes all submissions. Dive deeper into the enigma by downloading the full report here.