In a draft document released last week, Pentagon officials said that aliens could be visiting our solar system and running missions similar to what NASA does when studying other planets.
The document was a draft of a research report written by the director of the Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, Sean Kirkpatrick, and the chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department, Abraham Loeb.
The draft was released on March 7 and looks to examine the physical constraints of unidentified aerial phenomena, as it suggests aliens could be releasing probes into our atmosphere.
“…An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions,” the report says. “These ‘dandelion seeds’ could be separated from the parent craft by the tidal gravitational force of the sun or by a maneuvering capability.”
Kirkpatrick’s division, the AARO, was established in July 2022 and works to track objects in the sky, underwater, and in space.
The research report from the AARO comes at a time when unidentified aerial objects are being more closely examined than ever before. Last year the Pentagon launched a new initiative to destigmatize reporting UAPs, or as they are known, UFOs, which has increased the number of reports.
Cut to last month, when a Chinese spy balloon traversed across the country, and more than ever, officials and Americans alike are focused on what’s going on above them.
Now, the report released last week is looking beyond foreign governments‘ attempts at surveillance, suggesting that alien entities could also be examining the Earth.
The report notes the discovery of ‘Oumuamua, a strange interstellar object named after the Hawaiian word for scout, discovered in 2017 by the Pan-STARRS telescope. The object had a cigar shape and appeared to be flat as it was propelled away from the sun without displaying a cometary tail. This led scientists and researchers to believe the object was artificial.
The report goes on to mention two more instances where objects were discovered and observed with no cometary tail, including the meter-sized interstellar meteor IM2, which crashed on Earth and showed similarities with ‘Oumuamua.
The report says that the shapes of the two objects could show that alien probes could reach our solar system or Earth for the purpose of exploration.
“With proper design, these tiny probes would reach the Earth or other solar system planets for exploration, as the parent craft passes by within a fraction of the Earth-Sun separation — just like ‘Oumuamua’ did,” the authors wrote. “Astronomers would not be able to notice the spray of mini probes because they do not reflect enough sunlight for existing survey telescopes to notice them.”
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