Congress Set To Hold First Public Hearing on UFOs in More Than 50 Years

May 11, 2022Eric Miller

One of the goals of the upcoming congressional hearing is to destigmatize much of the information surrounding UFOs and their sightings. Photo via Unsplash. Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

Congress will hold its first public hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years on Tuesday, May 17. 

Led by Indiana Democrat Rep. Andre Carson, the hearing will primarily focus on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) as well as the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG); a new organization created by the Pentagon whose primary objective is identification of unidentified aerial phenomena, especially ones found near US military installations. 

Ronald S. Moultrie, undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, and Scott W. Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence, will testify before the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee and provide transparency on the AOIMSG, UAPs, and national security concerns, among other related topics. 

The hearing comes as a result of heightened concern from US officials about UAPs and the overall disorganized and ineffective response to them. The last Congressional hearing on UFOs was in 1969, following the Air Force’s completion of Project Blue Book — a systematic study of UFOs that found that 701 of the 12,618 UFO sightings investigated between 1947 and 1969 remained unidentified. Currently, more than 140 UFO sightings since 2004 remain unexplained

“The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously evaluate and respond to any national security risks — especially those we do not fully understand,” Carson said in a media release.

The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. You can watch the livestream of the event here.

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Eric Miller
Eric Miller

Eric Miller is a former Army Combat Medic from Parkersburg, West Virginia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and has worked with homeless populations and veteran services throughout the state. He is an avid outdoorsman and has recently become interested in woodworking.

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