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The UFO Phenomenon

UFO hearing: 400 cases remain 'unidentified'

May 18, 2022 | Comment icon 77 comments

UAPs have been formally acknowledged, but we still don't what they are. Image Credit: US Navy
The first congressional UFO hearing in 50 years offered greater transparency, but no concrete evidence of aliens.
Chaired by California Rep. Adam Schiff, the hearing took place yesterday in front of the US House Intelligence Committee's subcommittee on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and counterproliferation.

"For too long, the stigma associated with UAPs has gotten in the way of good intelligence analysis. Pilots avoided reporting or were laughed at when they did," said Rep. Andre Carson.

"DOD officials relegated the issue to the backroom or swept it under the rug entirely, fearful of a skeptical national security community."

"Today, we know better. UAPs are unexplained, it's true. But they are real. They need to be investigated. And any threats they pose need to be mitigated."
During the hearing, Pentagon officials admitted that the number of genuinely unidentified objects reported by pilots and service members had now increased to 400.

It does seem as though efforts to remove the stigma associated with reporting such sightings have been at least partially successful, as have efforts to improve overall transparency.

"The message is now clear. If you see something you need to report it, and the message has been received," said Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray.

"In fact, recently, I received a call from a senior naval aviator with over 2,000 flight hours. He called me personally from the flight line after landing to talk about an encounter that he had just experienced."

Overall, the hearing was a welcome one, however it represents only a single step along the road to truly getting to the bottom of the UFO phenomenon and determining once and for all what these objects are, where they are coming from and whether or not they pose a threat.

Source: CBS News | Comments (77)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #68 Posted by Golden Duck 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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. (Don’t know what your chess buddies are like though…) Ouch! Getting personal now. I actually would encourage you to debate here with people who don’t agree with you. It would help you. 
Comment icon #75 Posted by Portre 1 month ago
That is just what they want you to believe
Comment icon #76 Posted by Hyperionxvii 29 days 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 29 days ago
I would like to hear a detailed retort from @Portre

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