In July, Congress quietly admitted that Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) are not “man-made” and that the threat is “expanding,” burying the startling revelations in a report added to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.
The report stated that the new Department of Defense (DoD) led Unidentified Aerospace-Undersea Phenomena Joint Program Office is tasked with addressing “cross-domain transmedium threats to United States national security” that “are expanding exponentially.”
The Congressional report identified advanced systems that demonstrated the ability to work in multiple mediums, including transitioning between space and atmospheric flight or objects that operate in both in the air and in water.
Government officials believe these objects with the ability to operate between space, atmospheric flight and undersea may be too advanced for the U.S. military to defend against.
Congress explained that the office should focus on objects that are not “man-made” and directed the office to send “man-made” objects to “appropriate offices,” adding that “man-made” objects “should not be considered … unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena.”
The report also criticized the DoD for “the slow pace” at which the department was establishing the office “to address those threats” related to UFOs.
“Identification, classification, and scientific study of unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena is an inherently challenging cross-agency, cross-domain problem requiring an integrated or joint Intelligence Community and DoD approach. The new Office will continue to be led by DoD, with a Deputy Director named by the Intelligence Community,” the report stated.
In July, the Pentagon announced that it is establishing an office that will focus entirely on investigating UFO sightings. The move came just one month after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a report revealing over 140 UFO sightings – also referred to as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – were reported by military aviators between 2004 and 2021.