The UFO Phenomenon
New US legislation could revolutionize study of UFOs
By T.K. Randall
November 10, 2021 · 0 comments
Are we about to enter a new era of UFO transparency ? Image Credit: Pixabay
Congress is preparing to debate a historic amendment that could transform the US government's approach to UFOs.
Historically, the US government's approach to researching the UFO phenomenon has been far from open. Programs designed to study UFOs have typically been secretive, classified affairs - with information only being released in recent years through Freedom of Information Act requests.
This could soon be set to change, however, thanks to an upcoming amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that has been put forward by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
The amendment seeks to fundamentally change the government's approach to UFO research, shifting it instead towards openness, transparency and objective scientific analysis.
In addition, the amendment will require the government to submit unclassified annual reports on the phenomenon, meaning that its findings in any given year would be made available to everyone.
The Department of Defense and other US intelligence agencies would also require that UFO data be shared with the government's UFO research arm ( the Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office ) and that any attempts to block or restrict access to such data should be reported to Congress.
UFO research would also be carried out in collaboration with other agencies such as NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as with international partners overseas.
Another interesting change in the amendment is the widening of the definition of UFOs to include "transmedium" objects, which are described as "objects or devices that are observed to transition between space and the atmosphere, or between the atmosphere and bodies of water."
There are also calls to better investigate the link between UFO sightings and nuclear weapons, as well as a requirement to report on any government efforts to "capture or exploit recovered" UFOs - which might help to put rumors of captured alien technology to bed once and for all.
The amendment even requires the establishment of a new 25-person "Aerial and Transmedium Phenomena Advisory Committee" to help investigate and analyze the evidence.
If this all sounds too good to be true - well it might not be, because the NDAA is a critical 'must-pass' law and word has it that the amendment has a realistic chance of passing.
It will certainly be interesting to see exactly what happens if it actually does pass.
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