ODNI UAP Report is Out

By | January 12, 2023

Hi Everyone, 

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. 

The (long awaited?) ODNI report on UAP was released earlier today. We can read the non-classified version. Click here for the website and you can then scroll down to download the PDF. 

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? 🙂


28 thoughts on “ODNI UAP Report is Out

  1. T. J.

    Well I don’t think youre resistance 😉 to perhaps other worldly assistance in the truth being revealed is always warranted, it looks like this time you called it, what a nothing burger and all the other talking heads could not stop talking about this dumb report.

    If we’re lucky the Democrats will leak something really good because they’re in such hot water with the Twitter files revealing how they have colluded with the administrative state and the intelligence community and utterly wreaked havoc on our country not to mention our world.

    That being said let’s keep up with the exposure not disclosure

  2. Pyroxide_Martini

    Disappointing as always but congress often enjoys wearing no clothes

    I had a thought regarding reverse-engineered technologies and patents. I’m assuming any private enterprise that has reverse engineered something has filed a patent (which is probably classified under National Security) but I wonder if such patent’s could actually stand up to scrutiny as its based off existing, likely superior, technology.

    If you say it doesn’t matter that another race built it and the patent stands, you’re also acknowledging that our laws don’t apply to them (which of course they don’t) and so they can come/go with impunity and do whatever they want with us until such time as we can counter them.

    Regardless, I’m more interested in the patent side. How many existing patent’s could be challenged if we knew they were derived from recovered technology. Corso mentioned all kinds of things. The technology then becomes public domain I assume? Anyone could use it for commercial purposes – that could be a significant disruption to economies and businesses.

    That is another point to consider about UAP disclosure.

    1. Richard Dolan Post author

      Ah ok, now I get it. Yes, that’s an interesting scenario. I would think that logically and perhaps legally your position would make sense. However, I can imagine that any company that utilized alien tech as the foundation for its own product would argue that it created numerous adaptations and innovations in order to make it work in our world, etc. I don’t know if that is actually justified or honest, but I could see it succeeding as an argument. That’s just my perspective. And that’s if it ever came to such a point, in which the public could even challenge such a patent. However, I wouldn’t say your tactic would be doomed to fail — it just seems to me (as it usually does) that the power is on the other side of the fence.

      1. Pyroxide_Martini

        I agree. I think corporations would successfully argue that their innovations and adaptions were unique and those aspects of a patent would stand but anything beneath that level would not. This would have huge implications with regards to asset protection, capitalization, deductions, taxes etc

        But it’s an interesting point and another aspect to consider regarding ultimate disclosure and its ripple effects.

        Ultimately “might is right” and they’d probably succeed purely on the basis that no one would challenge them because no one has the funds to commit to such a challenge (its often why tax bodies win when they interpret laws differently than long-held positions in practice, no one has the money to challenge the Government and no one wants to lose and set a precedent).

        I’m going slightly off topic here, Lazar mentioned that the Government had one craft that had been excavated. If this is the case, did the US actually find one of the legendary Vimana’s and have also been back engineering that all this time. How fascinating would it be to discover a craft that related to pre-history and the insights it could provide not only technologically speaking but from a societal viewpoint.

  3. itsmeRitaC

    Hi Richard. I honestly feel that at this point in this nothingness, that pretending that i expect anything worthwhile, real and meaningful to come from them is to be part of the bigger problem. And that isn’t good. And Mellon is always predicting big things to come every month or so from what i have seen. And he is not the only one. No one has credibility, as it is apparent to me over the five years since this latest iteration of a hangout. Only now we are all on the ‘inside’ because, gee, they tell us they are agents and ‘we’ are good with that? It is all so obvious that it is like a void within a void.

    I believe, and have, that this is all part of a bigger military extravaganza and i can’t know what it is. But it ain’t about revealing any big truth to the public. Anyone who doesn’t see it by now is likely not going to. But i have said that about so many things USA. You can fool most all of the people most all of the time and that is just the way it goes. I guess i don’t have the need to believe in the DOD and CIA, etc. Or even, oh my heavens’ , congressional committees.

    Next UAP Report Topic: How many ETs can dance on the head of a pin?

    Thanks Richard. 🙂

    1. Richard Dolan Post author

      Yeah, the nothingness of this release is pretty obvious, like EVERY other communication coming out of the Pentagon. In fact, on any topic I can imagine, whether it be UFOs, Russia/Ukraine, or anything else. They are incapable of being honest or dealing with others in good faith.

      1. itsmeRitaC

        OMG. Did you hear or see that Zelensky had a remote appearance on the freaking golden globe awards on tuesday???????? Brought to us by Sean Penn.

        1. Richard Dolan Post author

          I heard about that, yes. Sean Penn is a laughable joke himself, but none surpass Zelensky. The criminal idiocy of the Ukrainian leadership in all this — led by and personified by Zelensky — beggars belief. Of course, they have no sovereignty. Since 2014, Ukraine has done explicitly what the U.S. has told it to do.

  4. Craig Champion

    Thanks, Richard. Pretty-much the sterile, going-through-the-motions effort that we all expected. Name, rank n’ serial number – not much else…

  5. carroll.vance

    Trillions of dollars for defense for the world’s most sophisticated identification (IFF) and tracking (Patriot, anti ICBM, anti hypersonic, etc.) capabilities, but not one single data point for one single unexplained case.

  6. Andromeda107

    I just read that Joke!! of a report . Disappointing just like I expected it to be . This report is basically reads the same as the last report,with exception of there only being 144 reports before ,there is now 510 .247 cases reported during the past 17 months since.Combined with another 119 reports that were discovered or reported late .This is what we are supposed to be excited about? Why are they only looking at cases reported by military? Why aren’t they looking at all the cases in your book Richard? ( Ufos and the National Security State). There are thousands of cases out there cases that go back to the 40’s, that have been written about by brilliant researchers such as yourself, Jacque Valle, Linda Moulton Howe etc who have been researching this phenomenon for 20 or more years. They should have had researchers like you testifying at the hearing. But we all know that isn’t really what Congress wants . Congress answers to the DOD ,and the DOD answers to the secretkeepers, and we all know the secretkeepers have no intention on letting anything significant come out the annual UAP report. This is a chess move by the secretkeepers and they are winning as usual.

    1. itsmeRitaC

      ” Why are they only looking at cases reported by military? Why aren’t they looking at all the cases in your book Richard? ( Ufos and the National Security State). There are thousands of cases out there cases that go back to the 40’s, that have been written about by brilliant researchers……….”

      That is exactly the point, imo. Who ever said, officially, that any of this is actually about researching ‘UFOs’? It has been, and someone correct me please if i am off base, about a *threat* narrative. Pure and simple. The committee members involved in congress, etc. It came in with the big space force announcements, although that has been going on for decades. And it could well be for the ‘benefit’ of misleading China and Russia or whomever. And the military have become the only official voice of the whole topic. Mission accomplished.

      One thing i will bet it all on. The goal is not to teach us about other life in the galaxy. And i can’t imagine that anyone who has been awake for the past, even twenty years, could possibly think it is.

      But, that is my own assessment. 🙂

  7. pedro303

    Hello together, I think there are some interesting points between the lines, e.g. the collaboration withe the ‘allied partners’. This means ODNI and AARO are collecting immense amount of data internationally, and tell us …nothing about single cases.

  8. Lauren2844

    Richard did you read Condoleeza Rice’s piece in the Washington Post? The establishment is finally starting to mention OUT LOUD that Ukraine is getting obliterated and the end is near UNLESS WE(Not her but the USA) Sends billions MORE and send in every piece of offensive equipment to Ukraine. Of course when Ukraine does collapse and the Zelenskyy’s Nazi’s are finally defeated it will be because the U.S. didn’t do enough.
    The world we live in now aka.. the Deep State basically admits there’s two tiers of Justice and corruption. They don’t even try and hide it anymore. This is terrifying because i don’t think they would be so brave unless they KNOW nothing can be done to stop them. The republican Congress is supposedly gonna start a “Church” like committee to see what the intelligence agencies are up to. Already the push back is intense.. anybody trying to see what the intelligence agencie are up too are just “puppets” of Putin and are tin foil wearing conspiracy theorists. MsNBC and CNN/ ABC/ CBS got there orders for the day from the intel agencies because there talking points were exactly the same. Its crazy to think anyone buys it.

    1. Richard Dolan Post author

      I did read it. As many have noticed, these neocons have no reverse gear. They have all cornered themselves with their uncompromising rhetoric and now they are committed to continue digging a hole to the bottom of the Earth. And when the failure of their goal becomes undeniable, as so many of them have in the past, they will undoubtedly move on to the next Big Thing, and of course the MSM will compliantly memory hole this to the maximum extent possible. Except the damage done to the collective West will be substantial on this one. Especially to Europe. Wow.

  9. Randy29

    It’s great that a USG – wide UAP reporting infrastructure is being set up. It would be nice to know what it is, though. Perhaps something on the NIPERNET????? idk. And as mentioned above, some investigation results would be nice to hear about – but I think that’s going to happen later…I wonder how many people are actually doing the analysis of the data…I imagine the support structure to be heavily populated…support for: .new databases and code, new users, new net security, new equipment, new offices with commensurate security, new clearances for staff…..not to mention management and creation of office policies, guidelines, SCGs, etc……Setting up a new program is such work. I imagine its going to take a while before they are really able to do serious analysis and creating reports of interest…

  10. D.A.


    Unfortunately, for me, the bloom fell off the rose the moment I came to the realization that what had initially appeared to be the beginnings of some sort of true soft disclosure movement on the part of the USG, which I was hoping would lead to something bigger, perhaps even hard disclosure; was alas nothing more than a brilliantly orchestrated operation on the part of a the AOA and their Pentagon IC backers to create a new congressionally sanctioned UFO program to replace the defunct AAWSAP—BAASS program (and possibly even replace the pseudonymous AATIP office within the DIA).

    And anyone still holding out any hope that the newly created AARO will be a vehicle for USG transparency on UFOs is only in denial. As I had mentioned before, this was always about one secret faction within the USG getting in on what another, even more secret, faction has and knows about UFOs—which was a big part of AAWSAP, and why Sect 1673 was introduced into the 2023 NDAA. And anyone thinking that the newly empowered UFO faction within the Pentagon IC, which was clearly behind the entire UAP narrative created by the AOA, is going to be any more transparent than the deep-state faction better rethink that notion. They will try to hold onto their secrets just as tightly. Our only hope of continued disclosure and transparency is hitched to the fact that because Congress had to be involved in the UAP narrative, it opened up the prospect of UAP being further politicized, as Mellon had suggested. Getting the public involved in the first place was a calculated risk the AOA and their Pentagon IC backers had to take in order to obtain the amount of Congressional leverage needed to achieve their goals. They always new it would involve collateral damage.

    Notwithstanding the carrot of hope that Mellon recently dangled in front of us, we would be naive to think that the AARO doesn’t also have, as part of its mission function, the directive to clean up the collateral damage that the UAP narrative had caused by putting the UFO disclosure genie back in its bottle. That is why the “R” in AARO stands for “resolution”, because they want to resolve, settle, and dismiss, any questions about UAP that could further fan the flames of disclosure. And that is why all of their new UAP reports simply center around the numbers of accounts instead of descriptions of the accounts, which would do nothing but help legitimize them in the public eye. But even more importantly, that is why the AARO appears to be on a mission to subtly debunk , or “resolve”, the very same UAP incidents that the AOA had originally used to engage public interest by sprinkling their annual reports with specious comments about those events, which contradict the eyewitness accounts—first about the Pyramid video, and now about the Gimbal and Go Fast videos.

    It seems to me that if the AARO were truly on the up and up, it would have been renamed the All-Domain Anomaly Investigation Office, or AAIO, not AARO. It would appear that the only true investigations being done by this office, at least so far, involve finding a means by which it can discredit the validity of the very accounts that ultimately led to its creation. Why? Because those in the Pentagon IC, who originally backed the AOA (and possibly some who were part of the AOA not named Mellon), now want public interest in UFOs to go away again in order to prevent disclosure from becoming a political lightning rod.

    It also seems apparent to me that some kind of disconnect exists between the seeds that the AOA had originally sown and the fruit that their efforts now bear. Could it be that Mellon and his AOA colleagues have been betrayed by the very people within the Pentagon IC who had originally backed them? Are they now being hung out to dry? Is that why Mellon had come out to castigate MSM as he did—knowing that writing such articles against non-government entities is the only ammunition he has left in his arsenal? Is that why he appears to be still holding onto some kind of hope that more UAP information might be disclosed despite what is actually being released by the AARO? To some extent, he might now be on the outside looking in, just like us.

    Just throwing some stuff against the wall, so take it for what it’s worth.


    1. Richard Dolan Post author

      Another great comment. I especially resonated with this part that you wrote: “Notwithstanding the carrot of hope that Mellon recently dangled in front of us, we would be naive to think that the AARO doesn’t also have, as part of its mission function, the directive to clean up the collateral damage that the UAP narrative had caused by putting the UFO disclosure genie back in its bottle. That is why the “R” in AARO stands for “resolution”, because they want to resolve, settle, and dismiss, any questions about UAP that could further fan the flames of disclosure.”

      1. Clifford Ribaudo

        Indeed. The R = Resolution/Resolve = Why they refer to a significant percentage as “balloon like”.

        But, I have to differ with you here. They do appear to have actually “investigated” Roswell as per the request at their FIRST Congressional hearing and discovered that the first time they lied about UFOs they told the public “Balloon”!! Hey, If it worked then… So, really we are right back where we started and not much has changed since 1947, has it?! Perhaps we should be grateful they didn’t say “Swamp gas like”.

  11. D.A.

    One quick correction regarding my last comment about AATIP falling under the DIA: AAWSAP—BAASS fell under the DIA. I believe the military UFO encounter investigation office, which was run by Elizondo from 2008 to early 2017, and which is commonly, if not incorrectly referred to as “AATIP”, fell under the OUSD(I&S).

    Now that I brought up the subject, I would be very interested in learning more about the evolving relationships that these alphabet soup agencies within the IC have with respect to one another relative to UFOs, including the newly minted AARO, which falls under the OUSD(I&S), but is coordinated with the DIA (which in a sense is just the opposite of the relationship AAWSAP had with the DIA and OUSD(I&S)).

    Interestingly, the person running AARO, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, had joined the DIA in 2012, the same year AAWSAP—BAASS was shuttered; and then left the DIA in 2016, not too long before Lou Elizondo (who had a close working relationship with those running AAWSAP in the DIA) left the OUSD(I&S). Just saying.


  12. Clifford Ribaudo

    Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed! I was not disappointed :)-

    I am officially changing the meaning of that acronym to “One Dumb National Intelligence” report. Or perhaps we should take a poll, do people prefer that or “Office of Dumb National Intelligence”? Either way this is official, so everyone start using these.

    But, I was a bit surprised they had the balls … excuse me … gumption, to suggest that Navy/Air Force pilots regularly mistake balloons for UAPs!? Or, perhaps that was obfuscation as they did refer to them as “Balloon like”, bwahahahaha.

    This is right about where a Congressman needs to be giving the Pentagon presenters one of those Mo slapping Curly slaps (well before the days of PC, LMAO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYF_-EhONJ8


    On an entirely different note, if you’ve not yet read this (Space Age Indians: Their Encounters with the Blue Men, Reptilians, and Other Star People by Ardy Sixkiller), do so… it will entirely re-adjust your knobs. Holy tamolee: https://a.co/d/4bTlKxx

    1. itsmeRitaC

      CNN did a one minute report on the new findings. LOL. And ‘garbage bags’ were one of the objects that the air force pilots couldn’t identify. 🙂 I guess the trillions spent on high tech data gathering is not too sophisticated? And those pilots need glasses at least!


    Well… Lue, Chris, Tom, Jim, Avi and all the rest of the heroic TTSA/official Government UAP organs/Secret Police people have worked hard! Really hard! And now we have their results!

    Another year’s delay with jacksquat to show for it.

    This report is not about UAP except to have the acronym in it several times. Should I be thankful for that? This sham is nothing more than a recitation of already published laws and regulations. There is NOTHING new in it.

    It’s interesting that classified data was released regarding numbers of incidents and the increased rate of reports, both of which are classified under the recent UAP security classification guide. Of course these numbers mean nothing coming from pathological liars… and even if they DID mean something, ODNI immediately explained them away in a sentence or two. Nothing to see here.

    The UFO community needs some sort of slogan like the Jewish folk have — “Next year in Jerusalem!”

    Then for a couple of thousand years maybe we can say, “Next year, disclosure!” and hug our religious beliefs in government saviors tightly to pass on to our children.


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