Outgoing Pentagon UFO Chief Claims Existence of Extraterrestrials on Mars and Beyond
Despite allegations of indifference toward UFO whistleblower concerns, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick actively pursued investigations of over 30 UFO occurrences, pioneered the “Historical Record Report” on UFOs, and engaged in significant scientific cooperation with NASA and the European Space Agency.
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the retiring head of the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) and a noted laser and materials physicist, has been a prominent figure in unidentified flying object (UFO) matters. During his 18-month tenure as the first director of this office, his beliefs in the possibility of extraterrestrial life, albeit with a skeptical lens, have sparked both interest and controversy.
In an interview with news sources, Kirkpatrick expressed cautious optimism about proving the existence of life beyond Earth, potentially on Mars or elsewhere in the universe. He acknowledges the scientific consensus on the likelihood of life in the vast cosmos. However, he maintains that the chances of such life being intelligent, aware of Earth, and having visited here, especially in the United States, are minimal.
Under his leadership, the AARO has fostered objective and scientifically grounded discussions with organizations like NASA and the European Space Agency. Despite facing accusations of creating an "atmosphere of disinterest" among some UFO whistleblowers, Kirkpatrick revealed that over 30 cases brought to him were investigated. He noted that while some whistleblowers had positive experiences, there were suggestions of higher authorities impeding AARO's endeavors.
The retiring UFO chief expressed satisfaction with his achievements, including setting in motion enduring tasks like the "Historical Record Report" on UFOs, due for Congress in June 2024. He also introduced a new secure reporting system for investigating claims of covert and potentially illicit US government UFO programs, specifically for individuals with direct knowledge of such activities dating back to 1945.
7 October, 03:50 GMT
Since December 2017, following news reports, there has been a shift in how the term UFO is approached. It is now more cautiously referred to as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). At a recent press conference, Dr. Kirkpatrick emphasized that no collaboration with foreign adversaries on UAP data had occurred due to national security concerns. However, he also expressed concern over indicators of foreign involvement in certain UAP cases that are currently under thorough investigation.
In the past year, a 22-page classified report and historical accounts have brought to light unresolved sightings of "orbs" on drone cameras, some dating back to World War II. While organizations like Bellingcat propose mundane explanations, in a publication, Kirkpatrick and Harvard physicist Dr. Avi Loeb ponder the possibility of these being alien probes. Despite the predominance of theories attributing these phenomena to foreign technology, the historical evidence since World War II, including German anti-radar devices, highlights the diversity and complexity of these phenomena.