The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) says there have been nearly 300 new reports of UFOs and unexplained anomalous phenomena (UAP) during an eight-month span that ended in April of this year, according to military officials.
In the Pentagon’s annual report on UAPs, which was delivered to Congress this week, officials say the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) received 291 UAP reports during that eight-month time period, including 274 incidents that occurred during that time and another 17 that occurred previously but had not been reported.
While officials received no reports that any UFO sightings were associated with adverse health effects, many reports from military personnel presented potential safety of flight concerns, given the UAP’s high-speed of flight and unusual maneuverability.
More than 100 UAP incident reports were from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which notified the government of UAP sightings at altitudes as low as below 5,000 feet and as high as 60,000 feet.
“Analyzing and understanding the potential threats posed by UAP is an ongoing collaborative effort involving many departments and agencies, and the Department thanks the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and other contributing departments and agencies for their collaborative efforts to produce this report,” Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement.
“The safety of our service personnel, our bases and installations, and the protection of U.S. operations security on land, in the skies, seas, and space are paramount,” he added. “We take reports of incursions into our designated space, land, sea, or airspaces seriously and examine each one.”
Interest in UFOs and UAP has grown following the Biden administration creating the new UFO investigation unit as part of the 2021 defense spending bill.
UFO sightings still remain the subjects of speculation as to the origin and composition of unidentified crafts, as well as what sorts of advanced technologies they may hold.
This summer, a whistleblower said that a crashed UFO recovered by the U.S. military distorted space and time and was larger on the inside than it was on the outside.
Attorney Daniel Sheehan, who represents the whistleblower and others seeking to provide sworn testimony to Congress, said he was part of a crash retrieval team that pulled out a saucer-shaped craft that was partially embedded in the earth.
“They had a guy go into it. He got in there, and it was as big as a football stadium. It was freaking him out and started making him feel nauseous, he was so disoriented because it was so gigantic inside,” Sheehan told the Dailymail. “It was the size of a football stadium, while the outside was only about 30 feet in diameter.”
Sheehan also recounted testimony that the craft warped time, noting that though the man was only inside the UFO for a few minutes, when he came back out, four hours had elapsed outside the craft.