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Lawmakers say UFOs pose national security risk after Pentagon report briefing

CONGRESSMEMBERS say UFOs pose major national security risks as the Pentagon’s highly anticipated UFO report gets delivered to Capitol Hill.

Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a quiet sneak peak of the bombshell report explaining that while the existence of alien life is questionable, any UFOs pose a major threat to national security.

The unidentified objects could be espionage assets used by adversaries of the US, which means the abundant phenomenons in the sky prove alarming for how up to date the country is on foreign espionage tactics.

“We take the issue of unexplained aerial phenomena seriously to the extent that we’re dealing with the safety and security of US military personnel or the national security interests of the United States, so we want to know what we’re dealing with,” said Representative Sean Patrick Maloney.

US intelligence experts have produced a UFO dossier on what the government knows about unidentified aerial phenomena, examining whether decades of orb sightings constitute a national security threat.

Read our UFO live blog here for the latest news and updates…

  • WHEN WAS THE UFO REPORT GIVEN TO CONGRESS?

    According to CNN, the June 16 briefing was conducted by the Navy and the FBI for Members of the House Intelligence Committee.

    However, details surrounding what was discussed in the meeting are unknown.

    The classified pentagon file is due on Congress’ desk by the ending of June.

  • TRUMP GIVES COMMENTS ABOUT UFO REPORT

    Former President Trump discussed the upcoming report with conservative commentator Dan Bongino last week.

    He said: “I’m a believer in what you see, but there are a lot of people out there who are into that. I get that so much: ‘is it true, sir?’

    “I’m not such a believer, but some people are, so I don’t want to hurt their dreams or their fears.”

  • COMMENTS FROM ADAM SCHIFF

    Committe chair Adam Schiff said that the breifing was “interesting” and claimed he learned “things that were certainly new to me.”

    “But I think I’m going to leave it at that,” Schiff teased.

    Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a preview on Wednesday morning.

    final unclassified version of the report must be presented to Congress by June 25.

  • WHAT IS THE ‘TIC-TAC’ VIDEO?

    Lt Commander Alex Dietrich was training with a strike group approximately 100 miles southwest of San Diego when she and another pilot spotted a mysterious object shaped like a tic-tac candy.

    Dietrich told CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ fighter pilots had struggled with how much to reveal about the encounter as the descriptions sounded “crazy.”

    She said: “Over beers, we’ve said, ‘Hey man, if I saw this solo, I don’t know that I would have come back and said anything.’

    “Because it sounds so crazy when I say it.”

  • WHAT IS THE PENTAGON’S UFO REPORT?

    US intelligence agencies will present the unclassified UAP report to Congress by June 25, within the 180-day deadline laid out legislation in effect from January 1.

    The memo is being prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the UAP Task Force, which was established last September to probe military encounters with UAPs.

    A classified version of the report was presented to Congress on Wednesday morning.

  • MARCO RUBIO CALLS FOR UFO INVESTIGATION

    Earlier this month, Senator Marco Rubio said UFOs need to be “seriously investigated” before the bombshell Pentagon report drops by June 25.

    A spokesperson for the Republican senator told The Sun that he believes the report is just the first step in the investigation into mysterious flying objects, dubbed Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).

    “Men and women we have entrusted with the defense of our country are reporting encounters with unidentified aircraft with superior capabilities,” Rubio said in a statement.

    “We cannot allow the stigma of UFOs to keep us from seriously investigating this. The forthcoming report is one step in that process, but it will not be the last.”

  • FORMER PRESIDENTS INTERJECTED ON UFOS

    Extraordinary interventions have been made by former presidents such as Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, who both hinted there are things in the sky that cannot be identified.

    Obama said: “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are, we can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory.

    “They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”

  • UFO REPORT ADDED TO COVID RELIEF BILL

    UFOS have stepped from fringe conspiracy theories to a genuine national security debate in the US.

    Pentagon officials last year took the unprecedented step to confirm a trio of remarkable videos which showed US Navy encounters with UFOs.

    And as a tacked on addendum to a 5,500 page Covid relief bill passed in December, the the Director of National Intelligence’s office was ordered to compile a report on UFOs within 180 days.

    The deadline is up this June 25.

  • UFO REPORT SHOULD BE ‘TAKEN SERIOUSLY’

    The UFO report to be released this week came after public pressure after it was previously downplayed or ignored.

    “Everyone who’s paid enough attention to it understands they need to take it seriously,” former deputy defense secretary David Norquist told ABC57.

    “But once you go beyond that circle, you get people who are understandably resistant because of the tinfoil hat stigma.”

  • UFOS ARE ‘REAL OBJECTS’

    Former US Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Lue Elizondo has said that Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) are “real objects.”

    “These aren’t tricks of the camera, they’re not artifacts, these are real objects that can be seen and objects that can be measured,” he told The Megyn Kelly Show.

  • ‘PROFOUND MOMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY’

    Some UFO lobbyists claim the UFO report to be released this month could be the “most profound moment in human history.”

    US intelligence officials were ordered to compile a dossier for Congress after a flurry of videos filmed by US Navy and Air Force personnel were leaked in the press.

  • US UFO STUDY CONFIRMED

    The US has confirmed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – a Pentagon program set up to study UFOs before being disbanded in 2017.

    However, it was replaced by the UAP Task Force in June 2020 after a vote by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • ‘EASILY-PROVEN COVERUP’

    An expert has claimed that the existence of UFOs is an “easily proven cover-up.”

    “What’s fascinating to me is UFOs have always been the most difficult, but also the most easily proven cover-up by the true definition of the word out of anything that I’ve tackled,” author John Greenewald told The Megyn Kelly Show on Wednesday.

  • ‘UFO NOT ACCURATE ANYMORE’

    An expert has claimed that the term UFO is not accurate.

    Former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Lue Elizondo told The Megyn Kelly Show that UAP – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – would be a more appropriate term.

    “There is a lot of stigma .. topics that are lightening rods, he said.

    “It tends to be a fringe topic.”

  • UNCLASSIFIED UFO REPORT

    The Director of National Intelligence must release an unclassified version of the UFO report to Congress by June 25.

    US Navy and FBI officials will conduct a classified briefing for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation on Wednesday morning.

  • ‘IMPORTANT TO NATIONAL SECURITY’

    Congressman André Carson has said that the UFO report is “timely.”

    He will chair a classified briefing on Wednesday morning about the report.

    “Do UAPs have links to our foreign adversaries? Do UAPs pose a threat? And how do we gather information and analyze it to respond to these key questions?” Carson said on Tuesday.

    “The answers are important to our national security.

    “The Intelligence Community and scientists share professions that search for the truth, by gathering information from diverse sources and methods and conducting rigorous analysis with objectivity and integrity.”

  • UFO PRESS LEAKS LEAD TO REPORT

    US intelligence officials were ordered to compile a UFO dossier for Congress last year after a flurry of videos filmed by US Navy and Air Force personnel were leaked to the press.

    Perhaps the most striking was a video known as the “Tic Tac” – which showed an unidentified object being pursued by fighter planes.

    Pentagon releases Navy videos showing ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ including the infamous ‘Tic Tac’ clip
  • HOW MANY UFO SIGHTINGS ARE REPORTED IN US?

    Peter Davenport, who runs the National UFO Reporting Centre in Washington state, says he receives thousands of calls from people reporting objects in the sky on his 24-hour hotline.

    “We all hope the government comes clean with their citizens,” he said.

    “But I’m skeptical. I’m not exactly convinced that the Department of Defence is going to come clean.”

  • HOW MANY UFO SIGHTINGS ARE REPORTED IN US?

    Peter Davenport, who runs the National UFO Reporting Centre in Washington state, says he receives thousands of calls from people reporting objects in the sky on his 24-hour hotline.

    “We all hope the government comes clean with their citizens,” he said.

    “But I’m skeptical. I’m not exactly convinced that the Department of Defence is going to come clean.”

  • MOST COMMON UFO SIGHTING IN US

    The most common sightings are silver metallic objects and balls of light, according to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a coalition of 600 civilian ET hunters across the US.

    MUFON works by trying to debunk sightings as they compile a database of reports of objects in the sky.

    MUFON say 90 per cent are explainable, its the rest which have their interest.

  • ‘COME CLEAN’

    Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) executive director David McDonald, 74, a former pilot, said he hopes “they [the Pentagon] come clean with this report.”

    “I always thought there would be disclosure [about UFOs] but I didn’t expect to see it in my lifetime,” he said.

    He added: “I would caution against any true bombshells. I expect they’ll fall back a bit on ‘can neither confirm nor deny’.”

  • UFO THEORIES AHEAD OF REPORT RELEASE

    Competing theories on the strange Navy UFO videos continue to rage.

    Some grounded on Earth claim the videos capture never-before-seen military aircraft or drones, while others claim it shows otherworldly craft possibly piloted by aliens.

    Others however are more skeptical and sometimes even dismissive, claiming the bizarre videos may just be camera tricks, natural phenomena, or even outright hoaxes.

  • UFO HISTORY IN THE US

    UFOlogy has a rich history in the US – with the first reported sightings of flying saucers, the infamous Roswell incident, and rumors about Area 51.

    US intelligence services officially closed the book on the phenomena in 1969 at the conclusion of Project Blue Book – which stated there was nothing to see regarding UFOs.

    However, in the last three years, there has been an abrupt turnaround as the Pentagon took the unprecedented step of confirming three stunning UFO videos filmed by the US Navy.

  • ‘SPACESHIP’ IN INDONESIA

    Last month a bizarre “spaceship” left a trail of smoke in the sky before crashing into the sea in Indonesia.

    The strange footage of the long, black object plunging into the water was filmed at Jangkar Beach in East Java.

    The spooky object was swallowed by the waves shortly after crashing into the sea.

    Facebook user Kh Popeye Watermelon shared the clip and asked: “What is this anchor-like thing that fell from the sky?”

    Mystery as anchor shaped UFO leaves trail of smoke before crashing into sea off Indonesia
  • ‘MYSTERY OBJECT’ THAT LOOKS LIKE A ‘SPACESHIP’

    Video footage from Texas allegedly taken earlier this year shows an unidentified object floating in the sky.

    In a description posted on YouTube, the user wrote: “It’s an unidentified flying object to me because I don’t know what it was.

    “We were sitting by the fire. Little ones had the bubbles going.

    “Any idea? Deflated balloon of some sort? Almost looked like a parachute.”

    The oddly-shaped ‘alien craft’ was seen in the skies of Denton County, TexasCredit: YouTube



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