(NewsNation) – Is there an alien force on a mission to explore strange new worlds – like ours? UFO enthusiasts are hoping some of the truth they believe exists might come to light on Tuesday.
Congress will hold a hearing on the threats posed by Unidentified Flying Objects and Unexplained Aerial Phenomena. Experts on the subject hope that Pentagon officials will be more revealing than they have been for decades. This marks the first congressional hearings on UFOs in more than 50 years.
Chaired by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.), the hearing will include testimony from senior U.S. intelligence and defense officials and follows last year’s key government report on unidentified aerial phenomena that revealed 144 encounters from 2004 to 2021.
Last year, Carson said UFOs were becoming a national security risk, Tweeter“Americans need to know more about these unexplained events.”
Now, given that the report failed to identify exactly what the unidentified events were and contained redacted information, the hearing will be particularly appealing to lawmakers with vested interests, including Rep. Tim Burchett (R -Tenn.), who thinks the Pentagon knows more than it says.
“There’s an arrogance in government at this level that we can’t handle what’s going on there,” Burchett said as a guest on News Nation’s “On Balance with Leland Vittert.” “It’s a false cover-up. It doesn’t fit and it’s about power and control,” he continued.
The only information the report managed to point to was what enthusiasts already assumed – that most of what was seen were not physical objects or secret government technology and that there is no evidence that another country has developed them – which makes Tuesday’s revelations even more enticing.
“This is all uncharted territory for humanity, but it could be very exciting,” Avi Loeb said on NewsNation’s “Rush Hour” on Monday.
The hearing is taking place at least in part because some of the objects captured by the camera are moving and behaving in ways tech experts can’t explain. Can UFOs be explained as next generation military technology from China or another power? And if so, how would the US government react?
“We already know they have come back now in the latest reports and said they pose a threat to national security. They are beyond our next-gen capability, we should take a look,” Ben Hanson, host of “UFO Witness” on Discovery+, said during a Monday appearance on NewsNation’s “Banfield.”
Although the United States has been more transparent in recent years with UFOs, longtime experts, including Nick Pope, are convinced it is holding on to a secret that will change the world.
“Some people say that a body like the United Nations should intervene; I’m not sure,” Pope said on ‘Banfield.’
The witness list on Tuesday will include the US Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security as well as the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. There will also be a classified meeting after the public meeting, which only adds to the mystery surrounding these sightings.
Tuesday’s hearing will be streamed live on the House Intelligence Committee’s YouTube page.