It wasn’t that long ago anyone who talked about UFOs was considered a “kook.”
And it was laughable to think the government would actually do anything about reports of Unidentified Flying Objects.
But now that UFO briefings are taking place on Capitol Hill, one GOP Senator called out the Biden administration for their inaction.
Little green men.
Visitors from another galaxy.
We all remember hearing about them.
And we remember those who took them seriously at the time.
They were called conspiracy nuts, whackos, crazy people, and worse.
How quickly times have changed . . .
Just months ago, the U.S. Navy admitted they had an entire department dedicated to the study of UFOs.
And as part of that confession, they also admitted that Navy aviators had reported far too many credible sightings of unidentified flying objects for it to be merely a fluke or a series of hoaxes.
Even more amazing, the Pentagon admitted they had investigated each of them and on a large number of occasions could not determine the origin of the UFO.
And we found out that the President and key members of Congress have been receiving regular briefings by the Pentagon on UFO activity and their investigations.
So, who’s crazy now?
And even more telling, lawmakers who received the latest secret briefings on UFOs say national security agencies still aren’t taking the issue of highly advanced aircraft of unknown origin violating protected airspace seriously enough.
In recent weeks, members of both the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committees received classified reports on a series of new data collection efforts the Pentagon and national spy agencies are now required to collect in order to investigate reports of UFOs more rigorously, at least three people with direct knowledge of the briefings confirmed.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of both committees has called the UFO problem “an urgent issue” and for the first time is expressing her public dissatisfaction at the Biden administration’s response.
“Senator Gillibrand believes that the DoD needs to take this issue much more seriously and get in motion,” one of her aides who asked to remain anonymous told Politico. “They have had ample time to implement these important provisions, and they need to show us that they are prepared to address this issue in the long-term.”
These briefings came just four months after Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision requiring the Pentagon to create the “Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office (ASRO).”
The ASRO was given the authority to fully pursue “any resource, capability, asset, or process” to investigate “unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).”
Of course, UAP is the federal government’s attempt to move away from the use of the term UFO.
But Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the top Republican on the intelligence panel, believes the Pentagon is not carrying out Congress’ direction.
One of the Senator’s aides, who was not authorized to speak publicly, of course did so anyway and told German-owned Politico, “Rubio is definitely frustrated. They are not moving fast enough, not doing enough, not sharing enough.”
And other Members of Congress are even more harsh in their criticism.
Some have even gone so far as to accuse the Pentagon of hiding information from Congress and the American people.
“I don’t trust the Department of Defense to get this right since leadership there has always been part of a cover-up,” said Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN), a member of the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee.
Burchett represents a district that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where there have been multiple sightings of UFOs over the last few decades.
“It is clear from the public evidence that we don’t have full control of our airspace.” Burchett told Politico. “That’s a national security issue and it’s also unacceptable.”
Of course, once again, the government is hiding information and covering up the truth.
But one thing is for sure, we’ve come a long way from UFO conspiracy theory to UFO congressional hearings.
The truth is out there.