UFO hearing - live: Sightings are ‘frequent and continuing’, Navy tells Congress

There have been 144 encounters of mysterious craft between 2004 and 2021

Adam Smith
Tuesday 17 May 2022 15:32 BST

Related: US Defense Department release video of possible UFO in 2017

A House Intelligence subcommittee will today hold a hearing about unidentified flying objects and the possibility that we have encounted alien life.

The hearing on “unidentified aerial phenomena” will be broadcast on the House Intelligence’s YouTube page at 9:00am ET (2:00pm GMT).

Testimony is expected from many high-ranking intelligence and defence officials. It follows a report on UAPs last year which found that there were 144 encounters between 2004 and 2021.

Although the report said that the evidence was “largely inconclusive”, it stated the most of the phenomena reported “do represent physical objects” and that the United States currently lack data to indicate any UAP are part of a foreign collection program or indicative of a major technological advancement by a potential adversary.”

The proceedings will be chaired by Representative Andre Carson, who said that people needed to be informed about the events.

“Congress hasn’t held a public hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena (UFO’s) in over 50 years”, he tweeted. “Americans need to know more about these unexplained occurrences.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has also said that “there’s much to learn about unidentified aerial phenomena” and that “the American people deserve full transparency.”


The hearing is now recessed, to resume for the closed session where they will discuss matters that cannot publically be shared.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:28

“We have pulled analysis in from Space Force”, Mr Bray says.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:27

Leaks of material are stopped by compartmentalising information, special access programs, and controlled access programs. These are in place, with the goal to be sharing information with the appropriate analysis, according to Mr Moultrie.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:20

“There are elements of our government engaged in ... looking for extraterrestrial life”, Mr Moultrie says. “Our goal is not to potentially cover up something, it’s to understand what’s maybe out there”.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:14

There’s two competing but different narratives: no-one knows if there’s extraterrestrial life, on the other hand as the DoD there is the responsibility to maintain national security

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:13

There have been 11 near collisions and no attempts at communication with UAPs

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:05

“The UAP task force doesn’t have any wreckage that isn’t consistent of being with terrestrial origin”, Mr Bray says.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:05

Said that this is a “pretty high profile incident”, Mr Moultrie says that it was not “officially brought to our attention”.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:01

UAPs have flown over areas housing nuclear forces, and 10 ICBMs were rendered inoperable while a glowing red orb was seen overhead.

“That data is not within the holdings of the UAP task force”, Mr Bray said. “I have heard stories, I have not seen the official data on that”.

Adam Smith17 May 2022 15:01

“We have no material, we have [not] detected ... anything that would suggest it is non-terrestrial”, Mr Bray says, but says “we’ll go whereever the data takes us”

Adam Smith17 May 2022 14:56

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