Middle East: MQ9 Spherical UAP
This video was released by AARO (the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office set up to study reported UFO sightings) on April 19 2023, and shown during a hearing of the Senate subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. This footage was taken by a MQ9 reaper drone via electro-optical sensors and it is not yet determined what this object could be, therefore it remains a UAP. This object was also identified as one of the most common objects identified by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office. No seams, flight surfaces or discernible means of propulsion are observed. This footage is being tentatively placed under the Positive Lift observable for this reason.
Based on the slide presented by Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick during the hearing, this case is in the “active archive” and is categorized as unresolved.
The original video file can be downloaded from the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services website in MP4 format here.