Yesterday, Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, marked the first public congressional hearing on UFOs and UAPs in over 50 years.
Opening the hearing, Rep. André Carson, a Democrat of Indiana and the chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, and Counterproliferation, commented;
“For too long, the stigma associated with UAPs has gotten in the way of good intelligence analysis. Pilots avoided reporting or were laughed at when they did. DOD officials relegated the issue to the backroom or swept it under the rug entirely, fearful of a skeptical national security community. Today, we know better. UAPs are unexplained, it’s true. But they are real. They need to be investigated. And any threats they pose need to be mitigated.”
Concluding the session of the hearing that was available to the public, a classified portion was held.
The last public congressional hearing on UFOs was held in the 1960s before the disbandment of “Project Blue Book,” a U.S. Air Force program that investigated and analyzed reports of UFOs. The project lasted from 1947 to 1969 and was disbanded in part because the objects were found to pose no threat to national security.
The photo above was presented at the hearing by Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray and is said to show a screenshot of an unidentified aerial phenomenon filmed in 2021 by a U.S. Navy pilot.
See below for video coverage of the hearing in full as well as articles from various sources on the hearing. Be on the lookout for our bonus episode breakdown on the hearing and it’s lasting effects on both private and government funded UFOlogy.
-The Public Congressional UAP Hearing in Full from Ryan Sprauge
-The military’s UFO database now has info from about 400 reported incidents from NPR
-Key Lawmaker Warns at UFO Hearing: ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Are a Potential National Security Threat’ from CNN
-Pentagon officials testify at first public UFO hearing in more than 50 years from CBS