Congress holds historic public UFO hearing
A House Subcommittee is set to meet this morning to discuss over 144 reports over the last 20ish years of unexplained sightings as building evidence on the sightings raises more questions than answers.
"There are a lot of unexplained aerial phenomena. We don't know what they are, and they can't be easily rationalized as weather phenomenon or balloons or anything else. So it's quite a mystery," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said of the hearing.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., who chairs the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, added. that it's crucial for the government to "seriously evaluate and respond to any potential national security risks – especially those we do not fully understand."
The hearing on what the U.S. government officially calls "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" (UAP), begins at 9 a.m. ET. It comes after years of unexplained sightings, primarily by U.S. military personnel, of flying objects, which often had no "discernable" propulsion systems and unusual "movement patterns.