by Mike Jamieson
The United States Government has recently revived it's attention on the UFO subject largely due to an increase in puzzling incidents experienced by military personnel.
Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, now signed into law, have expanded addressing of what is now designated as UAP or Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena. This task has been assigned to a newly created "All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office" (AARO) under the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Director of National Intelligence.
A significant portion of defined duties includes the collection of historical data related to sighting reports, going back to 1945. This appears to be limited to events traditionally characterized as close encounters of the first and second kinds: sightings of craft in the sky and craft in close proximity having physical effects. (The new law mentions biological effects as a focus as well as craft that exhibit transiting from air to under bodies of waters or the reverse.)
Close encounters of the third kind incidents do not appear to be a focus for AARO or the national news media covering the revival of government attention. (These are incidents where craft have landed and people have reportedly observed, and sometimes interacted with, a variety of beings associated with the craft.) This category of cases carry even a bigger stigma than sighting reports of craft with what the latest AARO public report noted exhibited "unusual flight characteristics and performance capacities".
The following site provides a basic introduction and background education to the very large body of reports which may go a fair distance in helping identify the beings associated with this long-standing mystery: