UFOs Catch Congress’ Interest

by Jan Frazier

Washington, D.C. (Washington Insider Magazine) –The U.S. lawmakers don’t want crazy stories about alien life. However, they are presently looking for real data on “an earthbound security threat.” Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said, “There’s stuff flying in our airspace and we don’t know who it is and it’s not ours. So we should know who it is, especially if it’s an adversary that’s made a technological leap.”

It used to be a joke when a person talked about a UFO. However, lawmakers now have some serious questions. They are hoping for answers later this week.

Congress is working on getting real answers to the questions about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. There are concerns about “a national security threat that has eluded U.S. intelligence agencies.” A public report put together by the federal government is expected to be released as soon as Friday. 

There is no evidence saying that these objects are related to sci=-fi or aliens from another galaxy. However, lawmakers are worried “that a foreign adversary like Russia or China has developed technology that Western governments can’t identify.” The majority of these flying objects are noticed by naval pilots as they work on U.S. military projects or when they are at sea.

Rubio said in an interview, “How can we have stuff flying over restricted military airspace and not even be curious – not to mention concerned – about who it is and why they’re here?”

The Pentagon last year put together an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. It was a significant step forward to understanding the unsolved issue. Military pilots are told to report any unusual sightings. Flying at hypersonic speeds is not unusual for these objects.

A report is supposed to be released this week, and it was mandated by Congress. Democrats as well as Republicans believe that this step is good and long overdue. Up until now, the lawmakers in the U.S. have been barred from discussing the UAPs. 

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va), who is the chairman of the intelligence panel, commented, “There’s a lot of interest on the committee. When you have this much visual and radar evidence that there is something…we’ve got to get an answer.”

“Members of Congress who have followed the unidentified-object issue closely over the years said in interviews that they do not expect earth-shattering revelations in the unclassified version of the forthcoming report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Pentagon.”


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