The US Congress is scheduled to hold its first public hearing on UFOs since the 1960s on Tuesday (May 17), based on defense intelligence testimony to determine what may have caused it. phenomena.
The hearing – which will question two Pentagon experts about what they know about the UFO sightings – will focus on the content of the report. a Pentagon report June 2021 revealed that naval pilots have reported 144 sightings of unidentified phenomena (UAPs) since 2004, most of which the inference set “probably represents physical objects.” “
Of these reported UAP sightings, 18 showed extremely anomalous flight behaviors, with the mysterious objects appearing to be “stationary in the overhead wind, moving against the wind, manoeuvring suddenly.” suddenly or moving at a considerable speed with no apparent means of propulsion,” according to the report.
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Released video clips show some of these seemingly engineless ships traveling at supersonic speeds, Previously reported by Live Science and a video (recorded by the US Navy) appears to show a spherical UFO hovering in mid-air while bouncing from side to side, before plunge into the ocean. A former Pentagon official, Luis Elizondo, also told the Washington Post that UAPs have interfered with secret US nuclear weapons facilities, even forcing some operations offline.
Congressional oversight committees have been investigating these claims since 2017 after Politico and the New York Times released a series of reports about the Pentagon’s secret UFO research office, and the testimony of other agents. Navy pilots and radar crew encountered a foreign object in the air. Now, a public hearing is about to take place.
“Congress has not held a public hearing on unidentified phenomena (UFOs) in more than 50 years,” Indiana President and Representative Andre Carson met. wrote on Twitter. “That will change next week when I lead a hearing at the House Intelligence Service on this topic and the national security risk it poses. Americans need to know more about incidents that don’t exist. clear reason for this.”
At the public hearing – live stream this from 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) – The U.S. representative will question Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray about what they know about the latest developments. unexplained image.
Following this public hearing, Congress will hold a classified, closed-door hearing on the work of the Pentagon group – known as the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG). – tasked with finding possible explanations for sightings.
The content of the hearing will be unclear, but related questions include whether the UAP could be a satellite, belonging to a foreign government, or a purported counterfeit. If experts still haven’t ruled out an extraterrestrial explanation, representatives can also ask them to provide more details on potential UAP propulsion methods, along with any exotic materials. can be collected from them.
AOIMSG is held in Moultrie’s office. Moultrie, who was sworn in last June, advises Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on security matters and has worked in senior roles in both the CIA and NASA. Bray, meanwhile, is an expert in intelligence collection and analysis, and works to provide intelligence briefs to the United States Navy.
The 2021 report, which did not draw conclusions from “largely inconclusive” accounts, could only explain one of the sightings (which turned out to be a large deflated balloon) and said that ” we currently lack data to indicate any UAPs are part of a foreign acquisition program or an indicator of a major technological advance by a potential competitor.” It also denied that the allegations found in any way related to secret US military tests.
The report is not the only one in which the US government has released documentation of strange, seemingly unexplained activity. In April, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request issued by the US newspaper The Sun brought more than 1,500 pages of UFO-related documents to the public, Live Science previously reported. The document database, produced by the Defense Intelligence Agency’s confidential Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), from 2007 to 2012, includes reports of more than 300 medical accounts of human interactions with UFOs – some of which include burn injuries, brain damage, nerve damage, heart palpitations, and headaches from close encounters with “vehicles” extraordinary convenience”.
Tomorrow’s hearing “will provide the public with the opportunity to hear directly from subject experts and leaders in the intelligence community, about one of the greatest mysteries of our time.” Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said. He added that the hearing will “break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency.”
However, not all representatives were convinced. Arkansas Representative Rick Crawford (R), the highest-ranking Republican on the House intelligence subcommittee, requested that the issue focus on UFOs over other national security issues.
“With China and Russia developing hypersonic weapons and the Biden administration leaking alleged US military activities in Ukraine, we have more serious intelligence threats,” Crawford said. much more than flying saucers,” Crawford said in a statement.
Originally published on Live Science.
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