The first annual ODNI UAP report has been released, in unclassified format, to the world at large. I have discussed my own apprehensions about the importance this entire project has taken on in the world of UAP researchers. I am still deeply skeptical about the motives and the position of the ODNI programs in the general trend toward disclosure, but this report does offer some interesting details for those who are tuned into the the history of recent (post-Roswell) UAP events.
UAO ODNI Unclassified
First off, this document is only 11 pages long. On the one hand, this is the era of TL;DR so maybe it has been trimmed back for public attention spans, but more likely this is the sum total of information related to this matter that can be released to the entire public. A third possibility is that given the MASSIVE scope of the AARO project, this is the amount of information they could process in the amount of time they had. Either way, this report is kind of a joke as far as government documents go and the civilian UAP community should feel slighted.
In summary, the report goes something like this. AARO is networked with all the major intelligence, armed forces, and air/space/water agencies in order to provide a comprehensive set of tools to analyze UAP Events and UAP Incidents (more on this distinction later). Additionally, AARO will liason with all allied powers on these UAP Reports.
In the span of the first phase of this project, 510* UAP reports were gathered and 310 have passed through an initial screening. The report provides the following:
- 26 characterized as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or UAS-like entities
- 163 characterized as balloon or balloon-like entities
- 6 attributed to clutter.
The other 171 reports are unresolved or uncharacterized. I have seen that some notable folks have misread the 189 “characterized” as ODNI pulling a Blue Book and explaining away UAP Events. I think this is a misunderstanding, and it is actually one of the most exciting parts of the report. (This is also more evidence for the “hiding in plain sight” methodology for ESDA programs.)
Note that these UAP as described as “UAS-like entities” or “balloon-like entities”. I don’t know how much more clarity we can expect from an unclassified document. They are literally saying they have verifiable records of objects that act as UAS or balloons, but are NOT KNOWN UAS or balloons, otherwise they would just call them what they are. They are not even called aircraft. They are entities.
UAP and Health Effects
Another very interesting tidbit is the “telling you without telling you aspect” of this part of the report:
“Regarding health concerns, there have also been no encounters with UAP confirmed to contribute directly to adverse health-related effects to the observer(s). Acknowledging that health-related effects may appear at any time after an event occurs, AARO will track any reported health implications related to UAP should they emerge.”
Emphasis mine. Once you run this through the Gubmint Speak Filter, you get a very clear admission that they are aware there is a corralation between UAP Events and health issues. Why would they even mention this if it was not a significant part of the project?
Before I wrap this up, I want to mention that it is also very interesting the ODNI report makes a distinction between UAP Events and UAP Incidents. So, in this breakdown of encounters, a series of encounters with Tic Tacs over the Pacific would be an UAP Event and each individual encounter would an UAP Incident.
Again, taking out the filter, we can see that there are so many events with so many distinct incidents that they had to create a methodology for breaking down the analysis into different levels. You don’t do this unless this is a necessary approach to the scale of UAP reports that are coming in.
Yes, there are things to be excited about. Yes, this report specificaly mentions that there is much more detail about the 510 reports listed in the classified version. This is a global project and many, many, sources and methods need to be protected. The early pages of the report call out the fact that there may be so many reports near military sites because that is where the sensor and surveillance technology is most advanced. Again, they are literally saying that this is probably happening even more than they have reports for.
This is all pretty cool, in its own government report sort of way. Still, it is also completely in line with the overarching ESDA strategy of disclosure/disinfo. As much as this is hinting at disclosure, the disinfo actors are already at work. Full disclosure at this point in time does nothing for the folks who are controlling the access to the information, and likely holds no support among the Galactic Accord.
However, controlling the UAP narrative is immensely powerful. You only get to disclose once, but you can leak, suggest, and hint for centuries and have each of those serve the political needs of the time. If the governments of the world need an enemy from space at some point in time, they can craft this from the existing limited info we have about UAP. If the United States needs something to get the entire population hopeful about, they can also craft this from an existing public program like AARO. As we approach climate crisis, I assure you this will come in handy.
Until we can get to discussing the “Core Secret” of ESDA, Galactic Accord, and the known ExoPoli, we have to understand that we are getting a very selective narrative about UAP.
As always, remember the skies are watching you.