The Pentagon office, which investigates hundreds of UFO reports, said nearly half of the sightings were strange and needed further investigation.
The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office has taken the reins after some senators decided to take sightings more seriously.
AARO was formed last July thanks to the National Defense Authorization Act 2022, which allowed armed forces to report unidentified aerial phenomena without fear of retaliation.
The Bureau has six main areas of activity: monitoring, collection and reporting; system capabilities and design; intelligence operations and analysis; mitigation and defeat; Guide; and science and technology that Washington Examiner reports.
The prosecution is led by Sean Kirkpatrick, who made the shocking announcement at a hearing in mid-April that the bureau is following over 650 cases.
He said about half of the reports were unusual and required a second look.
“AARO has not found any credible evidence of extraterrestrial activity, extraterrestrial technology, or objects that defy the known laws of physics,” Kirkpatrick said.
“In the event that there is ever enough scientific data that a UAP encounter can only be explained by extraterrestrial origin, we look forward to working with our interagency partners at NASA.”
While most sightings were believed to be balloons, other reports prompted the bureau to investigate UFOs they believed to be anomalous in nature.
These objects will be studied by the team until more information can be obtained.
“One of the first things we do is evaluate all the sensors in place and calibrate them optimally to detect and monitor unidentified objects,” Kirkpatrick said defense shovel.
He said only about 2 to 5 percent of reported sightings are classified as “possibly truly anomalous.”
The office came to light after whistleblower David Charles Grusch, a former intelligence officer, made explosive claims that the US had a secret UFO salvage program.
Grusch claimed that while he was a top-secret officer for a UAP task force, he was denied access to an emergency rescue program.
“This is the recovery of technical vehicles of non-human origin, call them spaceships if you will, non-human vehicles of exotic origin that have either landed or crashed,” Grusch said.
Grush claimed that spacecraft of various other types existed, but he has yet to publish any evidence to support his claims.
“There is an elaborate disinformation campaign against US populists that is grossly unethical and immoral,” he said.
“We are definitely not alone.
“The data suggest quite empirically that we are not alone.”
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a longtime advocate of taking the UFO allegations seriously, said several senior officials have also made first-hand claims of alien encounters.
“There are people who have come forward to share information with our committee over the last several years,” he said NewsNation.
“I want to protect these people very much. Many of these people came to us before there were legal protections for whistleblowers to come forward.”
Meanwhile, the Pentagon claims it has received no information to support these dramatic claims.
The House of Representatives is expected to hold a hearing into the whistleblower’s claims.