And as it turns out, we could finally begin to learn a little bit more of that truth very soon. I’ve never seen a UFO, unless you count the cow-abduction road signs in New Mexico. Maybe that’s considered a little too hokey and little-green-manish now, so they instead describe them as UAP or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, which can take in a broader range of encounters. Just last year, after videos filmed by Navy pilots was leaked to the public, the Department of Defense established a new task force for investigating these phenomena, or UAPTF. DOD/OIG Announces Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Evaluation for May 2021: Background The following memorandum was published by the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, on May 3, 2021.