Proof: The DoD Has an Official Policy for Recovering Crashed UFO/UAPs

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A surprisingly unredacted document from the Joint Chiefs was just released, which reveals that the Department of Defense has an official active policy for recovering crashed UFOs, otherwise known as “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAPs). This release comes after years of unconfirmed suspicions that the US government or outside military contracting companies have been collecting and reverse-engineering unknown technologies.

UFO researcher and author Douglas Dean Johnson sent a FOIA request to the Joint Chiefs last year, asking for any documents related to the DoD’s “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Reporting and Material Disposition.” Last month, the FOIA response noted that the DoD had located nine pages of documents related to Johnson’s request. The pages were released to Johnson and published on The Black Vault’s website.

The pages were completely unredacted, which has to be a first when it comes to official US government documents related to UFOs. They usually send researchers pages that are entirely blacked out.

In 2023, Congress passed the UAP Disclosure Act, which was bundled into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. Since it has been signed into law, defense agencies are now compelled to be more forthcoming with the American people about UFOs.

When he publicly released these new pages, Johnson noted on Twitter/X, “On May 19, 2023, the Joint Staff (J3, Operations; J36 Homeland Defense Division) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff disseminated to all unified military commands worldwide a set of uniform procedures to be followed for gathering data and reporting on contemporary military encounters with Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), using a detailed standard reporting template.”

The bulk of the pages that were released to Johnson cover the rules and regulations related to reporting encounters with UFOs, including recovering downed crafts (whatever they are) and “exploitation of advanced technologies.”

All of the reports collected from US military bases worldwide are to be collected and analyzed at something called the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). Whether the AARO will turn out to be another whitewashing operation that claims all UFOs are weather balloons or that the people who spot them are all crazy remains to be seen. The disclosure of the document is encouraging, however.

The reporting rules require that pilots or other military members who see UFOs are to note 11 different categories of information. This includes “anomalous characteristics/behaviors (e.g., no apparent control surfaces, extreme acceleration/direction change, detection by certain sensors but not others)” and any “UAP effects on equipment (e.g., mechanical, electrical controls and weapons systems and whether persistent or transitory.”

The document states that the AARO will handle the coordinating of “objects and material of incidents, intrusions, and engagements.” That would be an open admission that these things—whatever they—actually exist, would it not?

The most fascinating statement in the entire document is this one:

“Recovery and transfer of identifiable, non-anomalous items of foreign origin…continue to be managed by the DoD FMP [Foreign Material Program].”

The word “continue” kind of gives away the whole thing, doesn’t it? It certainly implies that this Foreign Material Program at the Department of Defense has been collecting “items of foreign origin” and will continue to do so in the future. Why would the US government have a policy like this in place unless the military has been doing exactly that?

The document is only a policy outline, and it does not contain any specifics on any UFOs or UFO parts that the government has collected. But it does feel like we are finally getting closer to the unofficial truth of whatever these things are. In case you missed it, someone recorded this in Arlington, TX, on April 8th as they were watching the solar eclipse: