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Congress to hold first open hearing on UFOs in 50 years

By T.K. Randall
May 10, 2022 · Comment icon 77 comments

What will be revealed at the hearing ? Image Credit: US Navy
The hearing - which will focus on the potential security risks - will reportedly feature the testimony of two Pentagon officials.
Set to take place on May 17th, the hearing will take place in front of a subcommittee of the House Intelligence Committee and will be chaired by California Rep. Adam Schiff.

It is very unusual indeed for an event like this to happen and this will be the first time an open hearing regarding the UFO phenomenon has been held in Congress in over five decades.

Speaking to the New York Times, Schiff stated that the hearing will explore "one of the great mysteries of our time" and will "break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency."
There will also be an emphasis on the national security and flight-safety questions raised last year by the "Preliminary Assessment" report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

"Since this is an area of high public interest, any undue secrecy can serve as an obstacle to solving the mystery, or it could prevent us from finding solutions to potential vulnerabilities," said Representative Andre Carson.

"This hearing is about examining steps that the Pentagon can take to reduce the stigma surrounding reporting by military pilots, and by civilian pilots."

Source: New York Times | Comments (77)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #68 Posted by Golden Duck 6 months ago
What about when USAF fighter pilots loot at the same footage and say "meh" Do you prefer to listen to true believers that know stuff so secret it's on the internet?
Comment icon #69 Posted by godnodog 6 months ago
We all remember the day we sent our human represent team to that ant colony in the white house garden, it didn't go well, we never heard back from them.
Comment icon #70 Posted by Hyperionxvii 6 months ago
Send them all home without pay and force them to read a science book, no, a real science book, not Chariots of the Gods...
Comment icon #71 Posted by Hyperionxvii 6 months ago
"show signs of intelligent control behind them" So, we've 100% concluded they were not being flown by any Congress Critters.
Comment icon #72 Posted by Tatetopa 6 months ago
Pure escapism. These folks can't solve any of the real problems they were elected to deal with. Climate change is way too woo woo for them, but UFO's need immediate attention?
Comment icon #73 Posted by Nobu 6 months ago
At my chess club and sometimes at various veteran things. Why should that matter to you? I actually would encourage you to find some things offline in life that you could involve yourself in. It would help you.
Comment icon #74 Posted by Timothy 6 months ago
I was just wondering if you prefer to debate in settings where there is not much debate at all. Eg. Conducive to similar thoughts or opinions. Which could very well be the case in a veteran things setting. (Dont know what your chess buddies are like though) Ouch! Getting personal now. I actually would encourage you to debate here with people who dont agree with you. It would help you.
Comment icon #75 Posted by Portre 6 months ago
That is just what they want you to believe
Comment icon #76 Posted by Hyperionxvii 6 months ago
Exactly, problems are hard and take hard work, so just say 'look, it's not our fault! We tried, but ... climate change! Putin! Aliens! Truly pathetic.
Comment icon #77 Posted by Trelane 6 months ago
I would like to hear a detailed retort from @Portre

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