Source - The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to require U.S. intelligence agencies and the Defense Department to compile a detailed public analysis of all data collected on "unidentified aerial phenomenon," including intrusions recorded by Navy pilots in recent years.
The provision contained in the annual intelligence authorization bill, which still needs to be adopted by the full Senate, sets up an unusually public debate on Capitol Hill about how extensively the government has been tracking high performance aircraft of unknown origin, or UFOs. ...
Senators on the panel were first briefed a year ago about reports from naval aviators and other personnel about a series of incidents in recent years involving unidentified aircraft stalking Navy aircraft carriers off the the West and East coasts, including a trio of videos that were recently made public.
The congressional briefings were sparked by revelations in late 2017 that the Pentagon had been investigating the sightings and interviewing pilots for a number of years and had recently issued new guidelines to sailors on how to report such incidents. ...
The move is seen as a major victory for advocates of more government research into UFOs and greater public transparency.
"It further legitimizes the issue," said Christopher Mellon, a former top Pentagon intelligence official and Senate staffer who has pressed for more research on the topic. "That in itself is extremely important. People can talk about it without fear of embarrassment."
For God and country, Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo.
This confirms something I've been hoping for years now. At least since US Navy Commander David Fravor and one of his fellow pilots from the USS Nimitz went public with their encounter with the Tic Tac UFO off the San Diego coast:
I'd hoped that would be the game changer. That the federal government would finally be left with no choice but to come clean. To stop the bullshit about the most highly trained, most competent, best and brightest among us - Top Gun pilots put in charge of 70 million dollar death machines loaded with state-of-the-art detection equipment - were mistakenly tracking weather balloons or whatever, and finally let the taxpayers know what they know.
The reason this is such a huge step is that, as far as I know, this is the first time congress has even acknowledged the existence of UFO research being done by the Department of Defense. The official policy has always been to deny such things and hide all the funding in appropriations bills like the one Judd Hirsch mentions in "Independence Day," for $20,000 hammers and $30,000 toilet seats.
The thing is, other governments have long since admitted they're looking into Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. But here, the programs have always been buried deep in the bureaucracy, given fake and misleading names, and flat out denied. Until now. Until today. So this is historic. Because if there's one thing we can all agree on regardless of your politics, it's that everyone working in the Senate is a self-serving, ambitious fame whore who can't keep a secret if it'll help further their career. So whatever is in those files will be leaked.
For a long time now the skeptics have been doubling down on the skepticism by saying, "If everyone is walking around with cameras in their pockets, why aren't we seeing video proof these things exist?" While conveniently ignoring the proof that's hiding in plain sight.
Not to mention hundreds of years worth of eyewitness accounts, from 19th century newspapers in the Old West reporting sightings of "flying airships" long before the Wright Brothers or Sputnik, to WWII allied bomber crews reporting they were being followed by glowing objects they called "Foo Fighters" and thought were some kind of advanced German superweapon. Those were dismissed as mere stories. Fables. Legends. Very soon no one will have that luxury.
I suppose we have the internet to thank, for putting the Tic Tac video and these others out there where they can no longer be ignored. And we might even have the coronavirus, believe it or not, for an increase in UAP activity, either because people have more time to look or because whoever is in those things is wondering why the world suddenly shut down and studying us more. Regardless, it's the first history-changing moment we've had this year that hasn't been terrible.