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Are we alone in the universe? Are little green, (or grey), men from the far flung corners of the cosmos visiting earth? Is the US Navy really getting harassed by impossibly agile spacecraft in the Pacific?
These are likely the sort of questions that Americans will get some sort of answer to as Congress holds their fist public UFO hearings in fifty years next week.
A House subcommittee will hold a hearing next week about UFOs, the first open congressional hearing about UFOs in more than 50 years.
“Congress hasn’t held a public hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena (UFO’s) in over 50 years,” Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana, tweeted Tuesday morning. “That will change next week when I lead a hearing in @HouseIntel on this topic & the national security risk it poses. Americans need to know more about these unexplained occurrences.”
The national security angle of the UFO phenomenon has been a rather recent piece of the narrative, thanks to a number of high profile military encounters in recent years.
Congress hopes that the hearings will usher in a new era of transparency for the federal UFO hunters.
The hearing will be held Tuesday, May 17 in front of a subcommittee of the House Intelligence Committee, which is chaired by California Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff told the New York Times that the committee is holding the series to explore “one of the great mysteries of our time and to break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency.” Two current Pentagon officials will testify at the hearing.
Will the government’s shroud of secrecy be pierced by the hearing, or are Americans going to walk away disappointed once again?
We will find out in a week.
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