commends the US Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
and applauds the first public release of some factual data on reported UAP
shapes, altitudes, hotspots, and other characteristics; requests data on
anomalous kinematics to support unclassified scientific research of
The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), a
data-driven organization of scientists, engineers, academics, and
research professionals dedicated to conducting and supporting open
scientific research into unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), released the
The SCU commends
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) of the US Senate Committee on
Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities (SASCSETC),
Dr. Kirkpatrick, Director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office
(AARO), on their informative public hearing on UAP held April 19, 2023.
The hearing described a rigorous approach toward collecting and resolving
military UAP reports. It also contained the first public release by the US
government of a set of factual data on shapes, altitudes, and hotspots, as
well as radar, radio, and thermal IR characteristics, of UAP reported between
1996-2023. Encouragingly, the listed attributes from these classified military
reports are consistent with typical characteristics gleaned from large,
non-classified databases of UAP witness reports.
SCU’s subject matter experts see Dr. Kirkpatrick and his team taking the
proper steps in three essential areas of the endeavor: careful UAP case triage
methods, the skillful use of both intelligence and scientific teams, and
technically detailed case study, as presented in the video analysis during the
open hearing. This approach is critical to resolving UAP reports into the
categories of insufficient data, prosaic phenomena, potential adversary craft,
and the truly unknown.
As a research priority, SCU urges AARO to release information on the
characteristics of objects that reflect a kinematic capability beyond
currently known technologies. Such incidents have been reported repeatedly
over the last 70 years; the 2004 Nimitz incident is only a recent example.
These are a critical class of UAP reports that will help academic researchers
to seek, and reasonably expect to receive, funding for their unclassified work
through NSF, NASA, DoD, or even AARO.
SCU wishes to thank every Member of Congress who supported the funding of
AARO. We agree with the US government that UAP is an area of scientific study
critical for the security of our nation and world. We look forward to the
information AARO will be sharing with the public in the future.