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Congress is holding a historic hearing on UFOs today

Congress is holding a historic hearing on UFOs today

Congress is set to hear testimony from three witnesses who claim to have seen UFOs, with one claiming that the US has a non-human craft

Congress is set to hold a hearing today that may pave the way to finding out what the US military really knows about UFOs

The potentially historic hearing was announced last week by Representative Tim Burchett, and if you’re interested in UFOs or UAPs – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – then it might be worth keeping one eye on Washington DC today.

Burchett, a Republican Rep from Tennessee, said that the House Oversight Committee will hear testimony from three witnesses about their experiences, including listening to some claims that the US might even have an alien craft in its possession.

Exciting stuff, no?

The testimony will come from former US intelligence official David Grusch, a former Navy commander called David Fravor, and Ryan Graves, a former Navy pilot.

The Pentagon receives hundreds of reports of UFO sightings.

Both Graves and Fravor claim to have seen UAPs with their own eyes, and Grusch is the one who claims that the US has found ‘intact and partially intact’ vehicles of non-human origin.

That’s absolutely massive, if true.

So, the hearing is set to take place at 10:00am today, and perhaps we’ll get some clarity.

At least that’s what the lawmakers are hoping for.

At a news conference last week, Burchett and a few other House Representatives, Jared Moskowitz – a Democrat from Florida – and Anna Paulina – a Republican from Florida – accused defence officials of attempting to hinder congressional inquiries into UFOs.

In an interview given last week, Burchett said that one of the previous witnesses the committee wanted to hear from has refused to give testimony ‘because of pressure from the Pentagon’.

Burchett wants the federal government to release records relating to UFOs and said that the witnesses will ‘speak frankly to the public about their experiences.’

That could mean we’ll be hearing some pretty out-there stuff about sightings of UFOs and theories about the US government having possession of alien spacecrafts.

How much of it is true, we’ll just have to wait to find out, but it certainly makes for interesting stuff, particularly when given the legitimacy of a congressional hearing.

Mark Warner – a Democrat from Virginia – is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and he said he’ll be ‘interested to hear’ what the witnesses say, adding: “We try to treat every whistleblower with seriousness and respect.”

Congress hopes to get Pentagon records on UFOs declassified.

UFOs are often thought of as alien craft because of the popular culture narrative, but a report from 2021 by the Pentagon found no evidence that unidentified objects are linked to extra-terrestrials.

Of the hundreds of reports they received in recent times, many were simply drones or balloons, rather than flying saucers.

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Mike Rounds introduced an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would seek to declassify records pertaining to UFOs.

In May, a NASA panel on studying UFOs said that efforts to find out more about the origins of these reports are often hindered because of stigma associated with UFO sightings, as well as the harassment of people who investigate them.

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Topics: US News, UFO, Aliens, Space, Politics, Military