Government Admits UFOs Sightings Are Legit
A House panel is holding a public hearing on Tuesday on “unidentified aerial phenomena,” also known as UFOs.
The hearing has been convened by the House Intelligence Committee’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation subcommittee, a panel chaired by Democratic Rep. André Carson of Indiana. As part of the proceedings, Ronald Moultrie, undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, and Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence, will appear before the subcommittee. The panel will be holding a closed-door, classified briefing after the hearing.
This is the first congressional public hearing on UFOs in over 50 years. It comes after a report that was released last year by the US intelligence community on mysterious flying objects that have been seen moving through restricted military airspace over the last several decades.
The report examined 144 reports of what the government is defining as an “unidentified aerial phenomenon.” Investigators found no evidence that the sightings were either extraterrestrial life or a major technological advancement by a foreign adversary like Russia or China, but acknowledge that is a possibility.
Lawmakers and intelligence and military personnel working on unexplained aerial phenomena are more concerned the sightings are not alien life visiting Earth, but rather a foreign adversary such as Russia or China fielding some type of next-generation technology in American airspace that the United States is unaware of.
In November 2021, the Department of Defense announced the creation of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group.
The department said in a release at the time that the purpose of the new program would be to sync up efforts across the US government to “detect, identify and attribute objects of interest” in restricted airspace “to assess and mitigate any associated threats to the safety of flight and national security.”
“The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously evaluate and respond to any potential national security risks — especially those we do not fully understand,” Carson said in a statement before the hearing.
Carson went on to say, “Since coming to Congress, I’ve been focused on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena as both a national security threat and an interest of great importance to the American public. And I’m pleased to chair the first open Intelligence Committee hearing on these events. It will give the American people an opportunity to learn what there is to know about incidents. And I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on this critical matter.”