Tomorrow Congress will hold a public hearing on the issue of UFOs — or as government officials prefer to call them, unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).
You can attend the hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s Counter-Terrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee live, which begins Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
If you’d like to watch the public hearing, House Intelligence’s YouTube channel is offering a live stream of the event, which you can watch below. After the open portion of the discussion, the subcommittee will hold a private, secret briefing on the matter.
The hearing will be chaired by Indiana Representative André Carson and witnesses from two top Defense officials: Scott Bray, the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, and Ronald Moultrie, the Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence and Security.
“The American people expect and deserve that their government leaders and intelligence agencies seriously evaluate and respond to all potential national security threats, especially those we don’t fully understand,” Carson said.
“Since coming to Congress, I have been focused on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena as both a threat to national security and an interest of major concern to the American public,” he said. “And I am delighted to preside over the intelligence commission’s first public hearing on these events. It will give the American people an opportunity to learn what there is to know about these incidents. And I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on these critical issue.”
Tomorrow’s event is the first public government hearing on the issue of UAPs in more than 50 years since the Air Force oversaw an investigation called Project Blue Book, which ended in 1969.
The hearing comes months after a much-anticipated government report published last June detailing numerous UAP incidents.
While the report didn’t reveal anything about what the unexplained phenomena actually were — and there’s currently no evidence that they were of extraterrestrial origin — it did say there could be a variety of possible explanations, including clutter in the air, natural atmospheric phenomena, government or industrial development programs, adversary’s foreign systems, or “other” reasons.
On Tuesday, Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement: “There is still much to learn about unidentified aerial phenomena and the potential risks they could pose to our national security. But one thing is certain: the American people deserve full transparency, and the federal government and intelligence community play a critical role in contextualizing and analyzing reports from UAPs.”
He continued: “The purpose of this hearing is to give the public the opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts and leaders in the intelligence community about one of the greatest mysteries of our time, and to reverse the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency.” .”