US Congressman Tim Burchett called the UFO hearing that took place on May 17 a “total joke”.
Burchett’s comments were made in a tweet shortly after the House subcommittee hearing on government investigations of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). It was the first such meeting to take place in more than 50 years.
“This morning’s UFO hearing was a total joke,” Burchett said after the meeting. “We should have heard from people who could talk about things they had personally seen, but instead the witnesses were government officials with limited knowledge who couldn’t give real answers to serious questions.”
Before the meeting, Burchett also claimed that debris from UFOs seen flying over the US had been recovered. He said the sun online that “multiple sources” had informed him of the incident but did not provide further details.
The congressman has previously called for greater transparency from the government in its investigations of UFOs or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), a term more commonly used by government officials.
While UFO sightings can be easily dismissed due to a lack of evidence, Monday’s meeting was held after the issue became one of national security.
This comes after a series of incidents in which pilots reported “near misses” with UAPs. In 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said there were 144 UAP reports. Earlier this week, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray said the number of UAP incidents reported by pilots and service members has risen to around 400.
During the hearing, Pentagon deputy secretary for intelligence Ronald Moultrie said, “Our goal is not to potentially cover up something, if we were to find something. It’s to understand what might be out there.”
Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana called for more transparency during the meeting.
“I hope it doesn’t take 50 years for Congress to hold another one,” he said. “Because transparency is desperately needed.”
Moultrie also said that the “cultural stigma” surrounding UFOs has previously hurt government efforts to investigate UAPs.
“Our goal is to remove this stigma by fully engaging our operators and mission personnel in a standardized data collection process,” he said.
burchett said the sun online that the public needs to know the truth about UFOs.
He said “all we do is cover up,” and more transparency is needed.
“What’s wrong with telling the world and saying ‘We have this, we’re going to share it and we can find out what it is together’?” she told the media outlet. “I don’t think much is going to come out of the hearings. It’s about bringing in the people who created the problem to fix it.”
Steven Tingay, professor of radio astronomy at Australia’s Curtin University, said news week he does not believe that the United States has hidden UFO remnants.
“If it was positively identified as an airborne object, the most likely explanation is that it was a human-made object,” Tingay said. “So based on what has been presented, no, I don’t think there is any evidence available.” that alien hardware is being hidden.”
“Did we really think that a technology capable of traveling interstellar distances, taking decades, hundreds or thousands of years at the speed of light, much, much longer at realistic speeds, would crash to Earth? Think of the reliability of aircraft .
“The chance of your plane crashing is one in a million. Presumably, an interstellar ship would be more reliable, which means getting a wrecked ship would require many millions of visits from aliens. Say, 1,000 visits per day during the last 50 years. It is very likely that there are many more credible reports, especially of near misses that did not result in an accident, but almost did.”
Tingay said there are many reasons why a government might cover up finding UFO remains, but there are also many reasons why it would be transparent about any finds. “You can always make up a reason for a government to do or not do something that it’s actually doing or not doing, or supposed to be doing or not doing,” he said.
Of the congressional hearing, he said: “Clearly there is puzzling material, such as footage taken by Navy pilots. I have no explanation for those footage, but any theory that comes forward about those footage has to survive all the testing and analysis.” scientists”. .
“There is not enough information to say what is shown in the images. But if the claim is that it is alien technology, the evidence must be proportional to the magnitude of the claim. That evidence is simply not available.”