When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs.
It should…describe in detail “an interagency process for ensuring timely data collection and centralized analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government” and designate an official responsible for that process…
The submitted report should be unclassified, the committee said, though it can contain a classified annex.
1. My position on UFO’s is unchanged. Especially in light of the behavior of Looney Tunes like Trump. Given the science required for travel between solar systems much less galaxies, why would we expect species that advanced to want to deal with human beings?
2. If the choice of political hack falls before Trump leaves, we only get someone the Fake President can beat on the golf course. Daffy Duck, maybe?
21 thoughts on “We’re getting a politico on the payroll to keep an eye on UFO’s”
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” (Arthur C. Clarke)
A favorite. Succinct reasoning.
March 26, 1880 Lamy, New Mexico, USA https://ufologie.patrickgross.org/ce3/1880-03-26-usa-lamy.htm (scroll down)
p/s: Gary Larson, long before the movie was made (2011) or the graphic novel with the same title was published (2006) https://i.pinimg.com/originals/66/3c/fc/663cfcfd0cc77edd91447c6f214d0a32.jpg
“New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich recently joined the ranks of prominent public officials suggesting that there may actually be something otherworldly about all of the UFO and unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP) footage and reports being scrutinized by military and intelligence leaders.
“I don’t know what it is, but any time you have legitimate pilots describing something that doesn’t seem to conform to the laws of physics that govern aviation and is in US airspace, I think It’s something we need to get to the bottom of,” Heinrich said in a seemingly impromptu interview with TMZ.” https://futurism.com/the-byte/senator-ufos-earth
“Where Is Everybody?” by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, SETI League Technical Advisor (January 2003) http://www.setileague.org/editor/clarke.htm An earlier article with the same title by Clarke in Harper’s Magazine, November 1957 issue (paywall) https://harpers.org/archive/1957/11/wheres-everybody/
“Stephen Hawking on Alien Life, Extraterrestrials and the Possibility of UFOs Visiting Earth” (March 2018) https://www.newsweek.com/stephen-hawking-death-alien-contact-aliens-theory-ufo-search-breakthrough-844920
“How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously : For decades, flying saucers were a punch line. Then the U.S. government got over the taboo.” (The New Yorker May 10, 2021 Issue) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/10/how-the-pentagon-started-taking-ufos-seriously
“If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.” George Carlin, “Napalm & Silly Putty” (2001) http://www.januarymagazine.com/nonfiction/napalmand.html
“Thousands of documents from the CIA on unidentified flying objects were released this week in a document dump that the agency says includes all their records on UFOs.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/13/cia-thousands-documents-ufos-cache
The documents are currently available on the Black Vault, an online archive of declassified government documents, after the site’s founder John Greenewald Jr, purchased a CD-Rom the CIA had made with its UFO documents. About 2,700 pages were included in the collection, what the agency says are all the files it has on UFOs, but Greenewald notes on his website that “there may be no way to entirely verify that”.
Re: Greenewald see also https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdqjy/you-can-now-easily-download-all-cia-ufo-documents-to-date
Black Vault: https://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/ufos-the-central-intelligence-agency-cia-collection/
UFO report might miss deadline, Sen. Rubio says https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/ufo-report-might-miss-deadline-sen-rubio-says/
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo [March 24, 2021]: So Senator, what about that? What can you tell us about UFOs?
Sen. Marco Rubio: Well, we have things flying over military installations over military exercises and other places. And we don’t know what it is. It isn’t ours. It isn’t anything that’s registered with the FAA, and in many cases, exhibits attributes of things. We’ve never seen technology, the kinds of technology we haven’t seen before. At least that’s what it seems like. I think you have to know what it is, or we have to try to know what it is. That’s my view of it without any preconceived notions, maybe there’s a logical explanation. Maybe it’s a, you know, something that can be explained away. Maybe it’s a foreign adversary who’s made a technological leap, as you’ve heard the former DNI said, whatever it is, we need to know the answer to it. The problem with this issue is every time you raise it, people get all nervous. Oh, does this mean UFOs and aliens and extraterrestrials? We don’t have to go So far, it’s very simple. There are things flying over national security installations. We don’t know who they are. I don’t know what it is it isn’t ours, we need to find out.
(2/21/21): Airliner Encountered Unidentified Fast-Moving Cylindrical Object Over New Mexico.
The event, and the pilot’s reaction to it, are remarkably similar to one that occurred in the same general area a few years ago. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39367/airbus-encountered-unidentified-fast-moving-cylindrical-object-over-new-mexico
“Commercial Airline Pilots Keep Reporting UFOs Over Canada” https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xewj/air-canada-westjet-porter-pilots-ufo-sightings
“The sightings come from the Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Report System (CADORS), a searchable digital archive operated by Transport Canada, the federal department that oversees road, rail, marine, and air transportation.” https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/m.aspx
“Canada’s military is being notified when pilots spot UFOs in Canadian airspace, VICE World News has found.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xbw4/canadian-military-rcaf-documents-ufo-sightings-intelligence-reports-reveal
USAF regulation 55-88 Communication Instructions Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings (CIRVIS) https://www.cufon.org/cufon/AFR55-88.htm
“The Truth Is Out There. But This Company Holding UFO Info Won’t Share It : Nav Canada is sitting on 25 years of UFO evidence from pilots and the military.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7eqm8/the-truth-is-out-there-but-this-company-holding-ufo-info-wont-share-it
According to UFO procedures obtained by VICE World News, Canada’s military refers reports of UFO sightings to a private company… and a civilian UFO researcher in Manitoba. https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqgnn/canada-military-ufo-chris-rutkowski
“Inside The Extraterrestrial Tale Of The 1955 Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter” https://allthatsinteresting.com/kelly-hopkinsville-encounter
See also Kentucky New Era, Aug 22, 1955 https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HeYrAAAAIBAJ&pg=2838,3341366
The Inspector General for the Department of Defense announced Monday that it is launching an investigation into the Pentagon’s handling of unidentified aerial phenomena and its UAP programs. Essentially, the Pentagon’s investigator is investigating the Pentagon’s UFO investigation programs. (May 4, 2021) https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7eevm/the-pentagon-inspector-general-is-investigating-the-militarys-ufo-program
In a letter published Monday, the DOD’s Inspector General states that it will be investigating the Pentagon’s Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services, Combatant Commands, Combat Support Agencies, Defense Agencies, and the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations.
“An investigative filmmaker has released unclassified U.S. military footage showing a spherical-shaped UFO as seen by U.S. Navy personnel off the coast of California.” https://gcaptain.com/watch-u-s-navy-tracks-spherical-shaped-ufo-off-california/
“The footage was recorded by the Combat Information Center on board USS Omaha in July 2019 in a restricted warning area off the coast San Diego and captured by Night Vision and FLIR technology. Now unclassified, it was released by Jeremy Corbell, who first provided details and still images of the incident back in May. Corbell published the video on Friday.
“This footage was filmed in the CIC (Combat Information Center) of the USS Omaha on July 15th 2019 in a warning area off San Diego. This footage depicts a UAP event series that reached a crescendo with one of the unknown targets entering the water. No wreckage found. None of the unknown craft were recovered,” Corbell explained in the original blog post on the Extraordinarybeliefs.com.
The Pentagon has since confirmed the authenticity of the clip and indicated that it will be reviewed by the Dept. of Defense’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, a panel established last August to “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of such objects, NBC News reports. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/leaked-navy-video-appears-show-u-f-o-california-coast-n1267688
The video was released before a “60 Minutes” piece on Sunday about recent UAP incidents that have spurred a report due to Congress next month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBtMbBPzqHY&t=31s
7AM MDT, tomorrow morning, 20th