Congress Set to Approve New UFO Office with Bizarre Research Mandates

​Sometime in the next few days, the Senate will pass the version of the National Defense Authorization Act which passed the House this week. Section 1638 of the new legislation will require the establishment of a program to research UFOs, including some bizarre provisions taken straight from the fever swamps of cable TV UFO shows. The legislation, a slightly watered-down version of an amendment Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed this fall, represents a triumph for ex-government UFO research advocates and infotainers Chris Mellon and Luis Elizondo, whose lobbying efforts and UFO wish list were incorporated almost completely, and sometimes nearly verbatim, into the law. ​Much of the new legislation is the same as the proposed Gillibrand Amendment, revolving around the establishment of a dedicated office to coordinate the military and intelligence response to military pilot UFO sightings via collecting information, analyzing it, and reporting on the results to Congress and the public at intervals. This much is not particularly controversial, nor likely to be especially fruitful since all past investigations have reached the same conclusion. But then the weird stuff comes in. The new law would require the military to collect “data from other sources, including with respect to the testing of…

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Congress Set to Approve New UFO Office with Bizarre Research Mandates

Updated: December 8, 2021 — 9:26 am