As we’ve closely followed and reported, the federal government’s handling of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs) has garnered much attention. Now, the moment we’ve all anticipated is here. The House Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs has announced a significant hearing titled, “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena: Implications on National Security, Public Safety, and Government Transparency.” However, until now, the identities of those testifying remained a mystery.
The hearing will offer an examination of firsthand accounts of UAP encounters, aiming to assess potential national security risks and the federal government’s accountability and transparency on these issues. The exact implications, however, will hinge significantly on the testimonies offered by the called-up witnesses.
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) expressed the government’s longstanding reluctance in dealing with this issue, stating, “The Pentagon and Washington bureaucrats have kept this information hidden for decades, and we’re finally going to shed some light on it.” He also pointed out that credible witnesses have been brought in to provide public testimony, signaling an end to the previous era of cover-ups.
In 2022, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) was established by the Department of Defense to investigate UAP reports, following Congress’s direction. Despite investing millions of dollars in UAP research, the federal government has continued to trickle out declassified videos and studies on UAP incidents, leaving the public and stakeholders in a state of confusion and anticipation.
Finally, we know who will be stepping into the spotlight. The roster includes Ryan Graves, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Aerospace; Rt. Commander David Fravor, former Commanding Officer of the Black Aces Squadron, U.S. Navy; and David Grusch, Former National Reconnaissance Officer Representative of the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Task Force, Department of Defense.
The hearing, which will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the Rayburn House Office Building, promises to be an illuminating event. Given the significance of the testimonies to be offered, the stakes for transparency on UAPs have never been higher.
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