UPDATED 1:35 PM PT – Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Congress held it’s first public hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years as the Pentagon released some declassified photos and videos. On Tuesday, top Pentagon officials said the number of UAPs, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, reported by pilots and service members had grown to about 400 incidents. This is up from 143 from just a year ago.
The UFO hearing this morning was a total joke. We should have heard from people who could talk about things they’d personally seen, but instead the witnesses were government officials with limited knowledge who couldn’t give real answers to serious questions. pic.twitter.com/hddRYupW3u
— Rep. Tim Burchett (@RepTimBurchett) May 17, 2022
Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, Ronald S. Moultrie said transparency was important. He also said the goal was to find out what’s out there, in addition to keeping US military and bases safe.
“We know that our service members have encountered unidentified aerial phenomenon,” Moultrie stated. “And because UAPs pose potential flight safety and general security risks, we are committed to a focused effort to determine their origins.”
Other Pentagon officials stressed, the UAPs found do not appear to be of extraterrestrial origin.
Full resolution of metallic UAP/UFO cockpit video shown publicly in today’s congressional hearing. Makes you wonder what lawmakers saw in classified briefing that followed. pic.twitter.com/RfrWkJ5APs
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) May 17, 2022