US Congress holds first public UFO hearing in over 50 years

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The first public congressional hearing into UFO sightings in the US in over 50 years is being held on Tuesday.

The highly-anticipated testimony from two top military officials tasked with probing the sightings will be closely watched after decades of secrecy.

The Pentagon brass are expected to say that it has been a struggle to unearth witness accounts from government workers concerned about job security.

Is the hearing open to the public?

The hearing is being held in the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee.

The two officials testifying are Ronald Moultrie – the Pentagon’s top intelligence official – and Scott Bray, the deputy director of naval intelligence.

The officials will describe US efforts to investigate Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) – the government’s term for UFOs – in a public hearing.

“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,” Representative André Carson said in a statement.

Following the public hearing, the committee will close its doors for a private classified session with lawmakers.

Ahead of the hearing, scientists and experts have written draft questions that they hope lawmakers will ask the witnesses.

Christopher Mellon, a former top Pentagon intelligence official and critic of the government’s handling of UAP evidence, said that the most important question to ask is whether any have been observed outside Earth’s atmosphere.

“If members can confirm UAP in space, they’ll make history and help to eliminate an entire category of potential explanations having to do with atmospheric phenomenon, Chinese lanterns, civilian drones, etc,” he wrote on his blog.

Ronald Moultrie, the Pentagon's top intelligence official

Ronald Moultrie, the Pentagon’s top intelligence official, oversees the UFO inquiry office

How did we get here?

Public fascination with flying saucers, glowing lights and otherworldly aircrafts has been ongoing for generations.

The last public hearings into the issue began in 1966, when Republican congressman – and future president – Gerald Ford convened a pair of hearings to discuss a UFO sightings following one in Michigan that was observed by over 40 people, including a dozen policemen.

The Air Force officials attributed the incident to “swamp gas”, leading Ford to deride their description as “flippant” .

In 1969, an Air Force investigation into UFOs called Project Blue Book closed after determining that no flying object had ever been confirmed or deemed a threat to US national security.

Blast forward to 2017, when US media reported on the Pentagon’s secretive efforts to probe testimony from pilots and other US military members who had reported seeing strange objects in the sky.

The reports included footage of the UFOs, and descriptions of how they seemed to fly in unexpected ways, including hovering in place during high winds and changing elevation rapidly.

Pilots described seeing them on an almost “daily basis” outside military bases, and one whistleblower described how UAPs had interfered with US nuclear weapons facilities, even forcing some offline.

In 2020, a Covid relief bill signed by Donald Trump included a provision requiring US intelligence agencies to deliver an unclassified report on UAPs within 180 days.

In June 2021, the US Director of National Intelligence released a report saying it had no explanation for dozens of unidentified flying objects related to 144 incidents dating back to 2004. Only one could be easily explained as a deflating balloon, while the others were labelled “largely inconclusive”.

“Most of the UAP reported probably do represent physical objects,” the report stated, adding that 80 of them were detected on multiple advanced military sensors and radar systems.

The June 2021 report failed to reach any conclusive answers in regards to what the objects are, or how they function. It called for expanded investigation and better data collection, given the stigma government workers may have against their describing unexplained encounters.

Last December, Democrats succeeded in including a stronger disclosure requirement in the annual National Defense Authorization Act signed by Joe Biden.

The law requires the military to establish a permanent office on UAP research – now called the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group.

Watch: Silent Triangular UFO Filmed Over Ontario

A peculiar piece of footage from Canada shows an odd triangular object silently cruising across the sky and some suspect that the eerie anomaly could be some kind of clandestine military aircraft. The intriguing video was reportedly filmed in Ontario by an individual named Michael and an unidentified female companion as they were out for a walk around sunset. Alas, as is often the case with UFO footage that pops up online, the specific location and date of the strange sighting are unknown. Be that as it may, the video is rather compelling by virtue of the object at the center of the weird scene.

In the video, a triangular object sporting a light on each of its three points as well as red illumination in its center can be seen gliding through the sky while making no noise. “It doesn’t look like a plane,” exclaims Michael, while his friend echoes that bewilderment, marveling “that’s unusual. That is weird.” Fortunately, the footage captured by the couple provides a fairly clear look at the unknown object, although what it could have been remains a matter of conjecture.

Setting aside an extraterrestrial scenario, one popular and almost equally fantastic suggestion put forward by people online is that the UFO could be a clandestine military aircraft, specifically the apocryphal TR-3B, which is believed to be a secret spy plane that is said to be triangular shaped and, some say, powered by anti-gravity technology gleaned from a downed alien vehicle. More skeptical observers, however, argue that the object seen over Ontario was simply a drone.

Looks like a drone to me. Space Aliens wouldn’t have a red light blinking on their extrastellar spaceship.

UFO? What in the hell is this thing?  

UFO’s are the ultimate mystery.  Many sightings can be explained as natural phenomena or some strange type of aircraft.  But there are some incidents that are so perplexing that no explanation holds water. I have been interested in the UFO subject for years and there are some really strange incidents that I will name below.

The Rendlesham Forest encounter from 1980 is very weird. The forest was located between two U.S. air force bases in southern England.  Up to 60-70 U.S. air force personnel saw up close very strange craft and lights.

The Washington D.C. UFO flap of 1952 was perhaps one of the most observed UFO phenomena ever.  The 1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident, also known as the Washington flap or the Washington National Airport Sightings, was a series of unidentified flying object reports from July 12 to July 29, 1952, over Washington, D.C. The most publicized sightings took place on consecutive weekends, July 19–20 and July 26–27. The objects were picked up on radar.

The Stephenville, Texas UFO event of 2008 was very strange indeed. On January 8, 2008, Stephenville gained national media attention when dozens of residents reported observations of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Several residents described the crafts as the size of a football field, while others said they were nearly a mile long, similar to the historic Arizona mass sighting of March 13, 1997. Some observers reported military aircraft pursuing the objects. 

The Phoenix Lights were a series of widely sighted unidentified flying objects observed in the skies over Arizona, Nevada in the United States, and Sonora, Mexico on Thursday, March 13, 1997. Lights of varying descriptions were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson.

The Belgian UFO wave of 1990 can’t be explained away easily. The Belgian UFO wave peaked with the events of the night of 30/31 March 1990. On that night unknown objects were tracked on radar, chased by two Belgian Air Force F-16’s, photographed, and were sighted by an estimated 13,500 people on the ground – 2,600 of whom filed written statements describing in detail what they had seen. Following the incident the Belgian air force released a report detailing the events of that night.

Another incident worthy of mention was the Travis Walton incident. There was a movie made about it titled “Fire In The Sky.” Besides Walton himself there were six witnesses. Walton (born February 10, 1953) is an American logger who claims to have been abducted by a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Walton could not be found, but reappeared after a five-day search. TheWalton case received mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known instances of alleged alien abduction. UFO historian Jerome Clark writes that “Few abduction reports have generated as much controversy” as the Walton case. It is furthermore one of the very few alien abduction cases with corroborative eyewitnesses, and one of few abduction cases where the time allegedly spent in the custody of aliens plays a rather minor role in the overall account.

I am not including the Roswell Incident here because there was nothing to the incident in terms of Alien Spacecraft.  Roswell was the (supersecret) Project Mogul balloon system that crashed in the New Mexico desert. The Mogul project was an extremely secret and sensitive system the U.S. military was developing to spy on Russian nuclear weapons tests. There is no actual evidence of any Aliens or Spaceships at all, it is all hearsay, speculation and conjecture.  And for the life of me, the Aliens can travel over billions of light years through space to get to Earth, and then when they get here the spaceship blows a gasket and it crashes, come on believers, that just doesn’t make any bloody sense at all.

The incident below is another enigma, very strange stuff. Video at the bottom.

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Does this surveillance footage really show a UFO visiting a Florida swimming pool?

  • Condo security officer Debralee Thomas witnessed a strange object by the community pool Monday night
  • The object was UFO-shaped and pulsed above the pool for 30 minutes
  • The video has been sent off to a UFO organization in Ohio for analysis

It seems even extra-terrestrials retire to Florida.

Residents of a Naples condo building swear that a UFO came to Earth to check out the swimming pool and stayed for 30 minutes Monday night.

Security guard Debralee Thomas says she was monitoring the surveillance camera feeds when she noticed an unusual pair of lights that appeared to be hovering over the water.

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What is it? The video shows a disc-like object hovering over the pool before expanding and dipping into the waters, pulsing for half an hour

The lights appear to be illuminating a saucer-shaped object in the sky, residents claim

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The strange object stuck around for about 30 minutes and then vanished without explanation

‘I realized that it was something that wasn’t normal, so I was like “Oh my, what is that,” she told WBBH-TV.

As a security guard who stares at video screens for hours, Thomas said she’s seen some bizarre-looking things on her screens that turn out to be nothing at all.

Bug that fly into the camera lenses, for instance, can offer a frightening spectacle for someone who doesn’t know what they’re looking at.

But this was no bug. When she taped the encounter and showed the footage to her friends, they agreed that it indeed looked like something extraterrestrial.

‘We watched it on tape and to be honest, I was so grateful that it was there so I could say it was real…it  really happened,’ Thomas said.

Video evidence: Security officer Debralee Thomas was glad she caught the happening on tape

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What’s the interest? It’s unknown why extra-terrestrials might be interested in this condo swimming pool in Naples

Thomas sent the video to the Mutual UFO Network, an Ohio-based UFO organization, for analysis. The leaders of the organization said they don’t believe the video is a hoax.

But, they can’t say what the strange lights are.

A wildlife biologist that examined the video for WBBH said the images could not have been an animal.

Residents have been going into the condo’s offices just to watch the video and see the event for themselves.

‘I’ve never seen anything like this,’ said resident Curtis Kate. ‘The  electrical charges coming from it, it’s truly unbelievable.’

The mystery of the UFO remains unsolved for now, and Thomas is OK with that just as long as it doesn’t happen under her watch again.

A Florida wildlife biologist examined the tape and concluded that no animal could have made the bizarre shapes seen on the tape.

Man in Clown Mask Attempts to Steal Jet to Fly to Area 51 to See Aliens

McCarran International Airport above

A Las Vegas man is in considerable legal trouble following a wild incident wherein he breached an airport’s security perimeter by way of a limousine and then donned a clown mask while attempting to commandeer a jet for a trip to Area 51 to see aliens. The multilayered misadventure reportedly unfolded last Wednesday evening when Matthew Hancock allegedly drove a limo through two metal fences surrounding the city’s McCarran International Airport. After pulling up alongside a jet on the tarmac, authorities say the man stepped out of his vehicle, put on a clown mask, and informed workers at the aircraft that he intended to “blow this place up” with a bomb.

According to police, Hancock then inexplicably got back inside the limousine and began to drive away, while the understandably alarmed airport personnel fled the scene. Fortunately, there was no standoff nor any altercation when cops caught up with the vehicle as the man is said to have surrendered immediately. It was then that things took an even stranger turn when Hancock reportedly revealed to police his reasoning for the brazen event. After telling them that there was a bomb in his vehicle, the man explained that he wanted to steal a jet and then somehow use it to journey to Area 51 “to look at aliens.”

Cops subsequently searched Hancock’s limousine and found a crude-looking fake bomb made out of what appeared to be an oxygen tank, a fire extinguisher, and various metal objects all strung together with Christmas lights. As one might imagine, the man was promptly arrested and has been charged with multiple crimes including threatening an act of terrorism. In an appropriately bizarre coda to this entire tale, since being taken into custody it has been alleged that Hancock phoned a well-known Las Vegas attorney approximately eight times on the day of the incident. During the calls, he is said to have dubbed himself “the chosen one” and claimed that he had put some kind of bomb in the lawyer’s car.

The Space Aliens at Area 51 may be dead!

Alien Cow Abduction Lamp 

Always the cows getting abducted by the Space Aliens. What do those sneaky Aliens want with the bovine?  They sometimes seem to release the cows, sometimes not.

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Some entrepreneur has come up with a really cool idea. An abduction lamp.

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Why always dairy cows? This could be more about milk than beef.

Dairy cow and the farmer inside the alien spacecraft. They even abducted the milking stool and bucket.

‘No aliens in Area 51’ says former NASA head

–Charles Bolden made the light-hearted remarks after being questioned by a ten-year-old on Sky News.

Bolden, who became the administrator of NASA back in 2009, had been answering questions put to him by schoolchildren on the channel’s Hot Seat programme when he was asked about alien life.

“I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems – the billions of solar systems in the universe,” he said.

When asked about Area 51 he went on to mention that he had visited the secretive base himself.

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“I’ve been to a place called that but it’s a normal research and development place,” he said. “I never saw any aliens or alien spacecraft or anything when I was there. I think because of the secrecy of the aeronautics research that goes on there it’s ripe for people to talk about aliens being there.”

Bolden however was confident that evidence of alien life would be found sooner or later.

“Today we know that there are literally thousands, if not millions of other planets, many of which may be very similar to our own earth,” he said. “So some of us, many of us believe that we’re going to find evidence that there is life elsewhere in the universe.”

No Space Aliens at the secretive base. Don’t be so sure.

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If there are no Aliens at the base, then what in the hell are these things?

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What the name of heaven and hell is this then?

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