|On Tuesday, the U.S. House Intelligence Subcommittee held the first-ever congressional hearing in 50 years related to Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). Evidence of unknown objects in the air raised some serious questions without any concrete answers. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Democrat from California, said, “There is a lot of unexplained aerial phenomena. We do not know what they are, and they can’t be easily rationalized as weather phenomena or balloons or anything else. So it’s quite a mystery”. |
The reason why a decision was made to hold this meeting was because of a potential national security risk, especially ones that are in question and unable to be understood. The last US Congress hearing regarding UFO’s to take place was in the 1960s. In 1968 to be exact, the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, led by Chairman Representative. Edward Roush, D. Ind., held the hearing. Around that time, one of the Representatives from Michigan, called for investigations into the Air Force’s Project Blue Book which investigated UFOs. But, that investigative group shut down in 1969. And, as a result, there were conspiracies surrounding why it was shut down.
The hearing started at nine in the morning and was officially called, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena ” (UAP). Over the last 50-60 years, there have been many unexplained sightings, both by regular citizens and US military personnel. These objects allegedly had nothing recognizable and unusual ‘movement patterns.’’. High government officials are scheduled to testify, but no one is certain how much they will share, as many facts surrounding it are secretive.
Last year, there was a classified report that was accidentally released. In the report, it was stated that the US Government recorded 144 reports from 2004-to 2021. In the report, they said that they shared similar shapes. Also, a group of bipartisan senators introduced an amendment that called for a new government office to analyze any UFO information and the threat to the US. This would be a group effort between the Defense Department and the Director of National Intelligence.
Everyone hopes that the hearing will help in protecting national security and the public hopes for more transparency surrounding these UFOs. Additionally, the push for more UFO information is one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress at the moment.