Pentagon Report Says Alien Mothership Could Be In Our Solar System And Might Be Sending Probes

A recent report from the Pentagon stated there was a possibility of an alien craft capable of sending out smaller ships lurking in our system.

By Douglas Helm | Updated

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With so many galaxies out there, it’s more than plausible we’re not the only life in the universe. The Pentagon agrees, as a recent report from Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, and Abraham Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department, said that an alien mothership right in our own solar backyard is a possibility (via C4ISRNET). Of course, the language was a little more flowery and academically appropriate as the report says that there could potentially be a “parent craft” that sends out “small probes during its close passage to Earth.”

So yeah, the Pentagon released a report about potential alien motherships. This is interesting, as Kirkpatrick’s department is a fairly new one. The AARO, or All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, has only existed since July 2022.

Before taking over the AARO at the Pentagon, Kirkpatrick was the chief scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center, though neither of these roles is necessarily alien-centric. In fact, the AARO was specifically created to investigate unidentified objects found around military installations. Of course, as Independence Day taught us, motherships would certainly fall under this umbrella.


Fortunately, the Pentagon report positions the alien motherships as less Independence Day-style aliens and more Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (minus the kidnappings). Loeb, the co-author of the study, has actually brought up the probe theory before this most recent research study. Loeb proposed that our solar system had an extraterrestrial visitor back in 2017 when the PanSTARRS telescope in Hawaii observed a fast-moving object that some scientists potentially thought originated somewhere outside of our corner of space.

This fast-moving object got the nickname “Oumuamua,” the Hawaiian term for “scout,” which would certainly make you think these scientists felt pretty strongly that the probe theory is plausible. Kirkpatrick and Loeb bring up Oumuamua in their new Pentagon research paper to support their theory of a potential alien parent ship. The paper argues that the probes could easily be designed in a way that allows them to remain undetected by our current telescope technology.

The Pentagon research paper, titled “Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” goes into further detail about the potential capabilities of these alien probes. For instance, the paper proposes that these mini-probes, which they describe as “dandelion seeds” could spread out and use parachutes to prevent burnup in Earth’s atmosphere before going along their merry way to complete any potential objectives. The theory also proposes that these probes could use starlight to charge their batteries and liquid water as their fuel.

So, does the Pentagon think that there could actually be aliens in the probes? According to this particular study, they think that possibility would be pretty unlikely. The paper proposes that the probes would likely not hold biological entities within since traveling through interstellar space and the cosmic rays, X-rays, and gamma rays would make it a difficult journey.

While the Pentagon’s AARO department is releasing these papers on possible alien activity, the newly renewed fire behind these programs was ignited by the Chinese spy balloon that captured everyone’s attention until it was shot down. The higher level of attention being given to unidentified objects means we might get a lot more papers like this. Maybe one of these days they’ll find an actual mothership.