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(The Hill) – The Defense Department on Thursday released a new website that will provide official declassified information on UFOs, including pictures and videos, for the public to easily parse through.
The website is the official page for the public to interact with All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), a relatively new Pentagon office tasked with reviewing and analyzing UFOs.
The site appears to be still under construction, but it can be found here. The Hill has reached out to the Defense Department for more information about when the website will go live.
The U.S. government, which now refers to UFOs by the name of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAPs), has taken the presence of unknown flying objects more seriously in the past few years, as has Congress.
In a Thursday release about the website, the Pentagon said it was “committed to transparency with the American people on AARO’s work” on UAPs.
“This website will serve as a one-stop shop for all publicly available information related to AARO and UAP,” the release reads, “and AARO will regularly update the website with its most recent activities and findings as new information is cleared for public release.”
The AARO website will allow the public to review photos and videos of UAPs as they are declassified and will publish reports, press releases and a frequently asked questions section about the phenomenon.
Users can also find available aircraft, balloon and satellite tracking sites on the page.
In the fall, AARO intends to create a contact form for former U.S. government employees or others with knowledge of federal government programs to easily submit a report if they have relevant information related to UAPs.
Since its inception in 2022, AARO has investigated about 800 UAPs. Some of the phenomena have innocuous explanations but many others remain mysterious and unexplained.
UAP interest grew this year after former intelligence official David Grusch claimed the Pentagon is covering up evidence related to extraterrestrial craft and lifeforms. Grusch was unable to provide evidence at a House hearing this summer.