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On Thursday, the Defense Department unveiled a new website dedicated to providing declassified data on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), formerly known as UFOs.

Guy B. Marquand, Jr., who made this picture on Nov. 23, 951, in Riverside, Calif., said the object above the skyline was a “flying saucer.” Marquand claimed that he and two friends saw the object fly past at a very high rate of speed, and when it came back, he had his camera ready to
Guy B. Marquand, Jr.—Bettmann/Corbis

Set up for public interaction, the website represents the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), a Pentagon division responsible for UAP investigation and analysis. Although it is still a work in progress, the Pentagon emphasized its dedication to transparency, stating the website “will serve as a one-stop shop for all publicly available information related to AARO and UAP.”

This is one of three photos of a supposed UFO taken by Rex Heflin, on Aug. 3, 1965, near Santa Ana, California.
Rex Heflin—AP Photo
The Amalgamated Flying Saucer Club of America, which headquarters in Los Angeles, released this photo taken by a member reportedly showing a flying saucer on June 16, 1963.

Once declassified, the platform will be routinely updated with recent findings, photos, and videos of UAPs. Additionally, the site will feature reports, press statements, and a section addressing common queries regarding these aerial mysteries.

A New Mexico State University student took this photo of what he said was a UFO, while photographing land formations for a geology class on Mar. 12, 1967.

The site will also offer a contact form, making it easier for former government employees and others privy to federal UAP programs to share pertinent information.

Since its establishment in 2022, AARO has delved into approximately 800 UAP cases, with many still unresolved.


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