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Proposed UAP bill would allow civilian pilots to report UFO sightings

By T.K. Randall
January 12, 2024 · Comment icon 0 comments
Airline pilots in the cockpit.
Pilots make excellent UFO witnesses. Image Credit: CC BY 4.0 John Christian Fjellestad
The bipartisan legislation would expand existing military UFO reporting mechanisms to include civilian pilots and air crews.
Early last year, the Pentagon launched a website enabling military personnel and other government workers to report sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena (or UAPs) dating back to 1945.

The move was a response to official hearings on the subject which saw military pilots provide their own testimonies about sightings of unexplained objects off the East Coast of the United States.

But while the new reporting system was great for military personnel, it did not offer the general public - or even civilian pilots and air crews - the option to report anything that they might have seen.

Sponsored by Rep. Robert Garcia and Rep. Glenn Grothman, the new bill aims to change that by creating a reporting mechanism for civilian pilots as well.
"UAP transparency is incredibly important for our national security, which is why we need to create a space where those in aviation have the ability to report their findings and experiences," said Garcia.

"This bill is another step forward for disclosure and to provide a safe process for UAP reporting by civilian and commercial personnel."

If the bill does pass, it will also require the FAA to share any information relating to the cases with the AARO (All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office) so that they can be investigated further.

"[The bill is a] crucial initiative that empowers those on the frontline of our skies to contribute valuable intelligence regarding UAP sightings that can help ensure that potential threats are thoroughly investigated," said Grothman.

"With the majority of Americans believing that the government has suppressed information on UAPs, our bipartisan effort highlights our need for transparency from the federal government regarding UAPs to better protect the safety and security of American citizens."

Source: USA Today | Comments (0)

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