This happened earlier today and I am guessing many of you already know, but I want to thank member of the site Lynda Thompson for first sending this my way earlier today.
It’s not a long document, and when you account for the filler pages, it’s such shorter still. I read it all in less time than it took me to drink my coffee.
The meat of the paper is right here:
The ODNI preliminary assessment on UAP discussed 144 UAP reports and had an information cut-off date of 05 March 2021. Since then, AARO received a total of 247 new UAP reports. An additional 119 UAP reports on events that occurred before 05 March 2021, but were not included in the preliminary assessment, have been discovered or reported after thepreliminary assessment’s time period. These 366 additional reports, when combined with the 144 reports identified in the preliminary assessment, bring the total UAP reports catalogued to date to 510.
Since its establishment in July 2022, AARO has formulated and started to leverage a robust analytic process against identified UAP reporting. Once completed, AARO’s final analytic findings will be available in their quarterly reports to policymakers. AARO’s initial analysis and characterization of the 366 newly-identified reports, informed by a multi-agency process, judged more than half as exhibiting unremarkable characteristics:
26 characterized as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or UAS-like entities;
163 characterized as balloon or balloon-like entities; and
6 attributed to clutter.2
Initial characterization does not mean positively resolved or unidentified. This initial characterization better enables AARO and ODNI to efficiently and effectively leverage resources against the remaining 171 uncharacterized and unattributed UAP reports. Some of these uncharacterized UAP appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities, and require further analysis.
The majority of new UAP reporting originates from U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aviators and operators who witnessed UAP during the course of their operational duties and reported the events to the UAPTF or AARO through official channels. Regardless of the collection or reporting method, many reports lack enough detailed data to enable attribution of UAP with high certainty.
I suppose the other relevant passage is here:
UAP pose a safety of flight and collision hazard to air assets, potentially requiring aircraft operators to adjust flight patterns in response to their unauthorized presence in the airspace, operating outside of air traffic control standards and instruction. To date, there have been no reported collisions between U.S. aircraft and UAP. Regarding health concerns, there have also been no encounters with UAP confirmed to contribute directly to adverse health-related effects to the observer(s). Acknowledging that health-related effects may appear at any time after an event occurs, AARO will track any reported health implications related to UAP should they emerge.
And that’s about it. There’s more. Feel free to peruse. I don’t think you will find the rest especially enlightening. We’ve all seen how well the Pentagon can pack its UAP reports with filler material.
There are no descriptions of any actual encounters, which continues the trend. This is much less information than the old reports by Project Blue Book, which we all can agree provided information that was close to useless. But at least Blue Book gave specific dates and locations of their sightings. Here, we get nothing.
Moreover, there seems to be no political pressure on the ODNI or AARO to do anything more than this, although perhaps Chris Mellon is right and more pressure will be brought to bear upon them. We shall see.
For now, it is obvious that this organization sees no obligation to inform the public on anything of significance here.
I imagine some people will get excited over one fact: upon further analysis, AARO found more UAP reports, which brings their total up to 510. That officially gives them more than what I have. I haven ‘t counted everything I have collected yet, although that will happen soon, but I believe I have around 400 or so military encounters with UAP for the 21st century. But at least I have descriptions as given by witnesses. 🙂
The other thing noteworthy in this report is the statement: “The majority of new UAP reporting originates from U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aviators and operators who witnessed UAP during the course of their operational duties and reported the events to the UAPTF or AARO through official channels.”
It’s interesting that these additional reports came through official channel reporting procedures. That seems to mean that a number of people in the military came forward to report their UAP/UFO encounters to AARO. I would say that’s a positive development.
Now if we could get any information from AARO about any of these reports. Wouldn’t that be lovely? 🙂