Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, who oversaw the Pentagon’s UFO office, is about to retire, a few days after admitting that there may be truth to the allegations made by informants that the US government is hiding proof of alien activity. Leading the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) since its founding by the Biden administration eighteen months ago, Dr. Kirkpatrick disclosed his intention to retire following the accomplishment of his objectives.

When former US intelligence official David Charles Grusch claimed that the government had evidence of “intact and partially intact” alien vehicles, interest in UFOs grew during the summer. During a congressional hearing on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), Grusch said that people had suffered pain or injury in order to conceal this knowledge.

Dr. Kirkpatrick responded by pointing out that AARO had made attempts to get in touch with Grusch about his allegations. Although the whistleblower refuted these efforts, the director of AARO acknowledged in a press conference on Halloween that parts of Grusch’s assertions might be real. “We are looking into every single one of [Grusch’s claims],” he declared. Those are being cross-referenced. A few pieces of information are proving to be objects and occurrences that actually did occur. We are currently reviewing a lot of material, and we are compiling everything into our historical report.”

One of the last things Dr. Kirkpatrick has to finish before leaving next month is this report. Until a permanent replacement is named, Tim Phillips, his deputy, will oversee AARO.

In spite of the fact that he has been called a “gatekeeper” of official UFO secrets by UFO enthusiasts, Dr. Kirkpatrick has stated that he wants his research to demonstrate the presence of aliens. “The best thing that could come out of this job is to prove that there are aliens,” he said in a Politico interview. In the unlikely event that aliens are not the source, what we are discovering is proof of human activity in our backyard. And that is undesirable. During his leadership, AARO established a website where declassified UFO data is shared and where military personnel and government workers can record their own encounters. Additionally, Dr. Kirkpatrick and Harvard professor Avi Loeb co-authored a draft paper in which they proposed that the UAP under study by AARO might be “alien probes” that a distant mothership delivered to Earth.