2023 Annual Report on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released the Fiscal Year 2023 Consolidated Annual Report on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP).

This report covers UAP reports from August 31, 2022 to April 30, 2023, as well as previous reports that were not covered in previous submissions. For this reporting period, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) received no reports indicating adverse health effects associated with UAP sightings. There are, however, reports of high-speed travel and/or unusual flight patterns. AARO continues to investigate these and other cases, working alongside the Department of Defense and Intelligence community partners.

According to the report, the volume of UAP sightings is a direct result of “insufficient data secured by radar, electro-optical (EO)/infrared (IR) sensors; the presence of sensor artifacts, such as IR flare; and optical effects, such as parallax, that can cause observational misperceptions.” AARO will continue to expand their efforts by integrating the maritime domain to AARO’s processes and collaborating with Space Force, U.S. Space Command, National Reconnaissance, and NASA.

The HSDL has the preliminary assessment on UAP available here. For more information about this topic, check out these HSDL resources on UFO Evidence and The Pentagon’s UAP Task Force.

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