US to hold open hearings on UFOs in bid to solve ‘greatest mystery of our time’

Congress is set to hold the first public hearing in decades into UFO sightings next week in the latest serious attempt by the US government to establish the origins of the phenomena. Top Pentagon intelligence officials will be grilled on what they know in the first session of its kind in over half a century. Democrat congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said: “This will give the public an opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts, and leaders in the intelligence community, on one of the greatest mysteries of our time.” He said the UFO hearing would “break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency”. Last year, Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence and the US spy chief who oversees President Joe Biden’s daily intelligence briefing, released a much-anticipated report into UFOs. It examined 144 instances of “unidentified aerial phenomena’’ since 2004, some reported by US military pilots, but could only explain one of them with confidence. The report did not rule out the potential that China or Russia had developed super-advanced technology, or extraterrestrial origins. It did confirm that the sightings were not linked to clandestine US military tests. UFO sightings…

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US to hold open hearings on UFOs in bid to solve ‘greatest mystery of our time’

Updated: May 14, 2022 — 10:27 am