In 1997, we had Men in Black, in 2002, Men in Back 2, in 2012, we had Men in Black 3, and in 2019, we had Men in Black: International. But in 2022, we will have Men in a House Committee.
In the nation’s capital, a House committee will hold a public hearing on UFOs next week for the first time in decades. Congress is aggressively asking the Pentagon along with national security agencies to give them answers on reports about mysterious aircraft that have been violating U.S. protected airspace.
Next week, there will be a session that will pull together the House Intelligence Committee’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee. This meeting will happen just five months after the National Defense Authorization Act mandated that America’s military establish a permanent UFO research office so that they could continually collect and investigate growing reports of “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Rep. André Carson said in a statement this week, “The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously evaluate and respond to any potential national security risks — especially those we do not fully understand.”
He went further to note that since he came to Congress, he has focused on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena. He said that he sees it as a threat to security and that it is of great importance to the American people.
Ronald Moultrie is the Pentagon’s top intelligence official and he will now testify before the Congressional panel. Scott Bray, the deputy director of naval intelligence will testify as well.
Rep. Carson believes that this hearing will give the American public an opportunity to learn what there is to learn from these reported incidents. There were revelations reported by Politico and The New York Times in 2017 that the Pentagon had a secret UFO research office and naval pilots had given testimony of encountering strange, high-performance crafts.
Luis Elizondo is the former Pentagon official who came forward in 2017. He said that next week’s meeting “is a deliberate attempt by lawmakers to ensure the American people have access to information that their tax dollars paid for in the first place.” Elizondo has been frustrated that there has not been enough attention given to these reports.
There was a report from the director of national intelligence written in 2021 that indicated there were 144 reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) in recent years. This report noted, “Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernable means of propulsion,” the report said. “In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency energy associated with UAP sightings.”
The National Defense Authorization Act required the Pentagon to develop an analysis plan to get as much knowledge as possible of the characteristics, origins, and intentions of unidentified aerial phenomena. They also want to identify personnel in the government who would respond quickly to what is being observed and they want an annual report with semiannual briefings for Congress.
Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said that the purpose of this hearing is to allow the public to hear directly from experts in the intelligence community about the “greatest mysteries of our time, and to break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency.”
This hearing in Congress will actually be the first public hearing on UFOs since the Air Force oversaw an inconclusive investigation called Project Blue Book. That hearing was held in 1969…