New Legislation Could Open Floodgates of Government UFO Reports
The US government just made it easier to report UFOs, possibly releasing people from non-disclosure agreements. Will this open the floodgates of information?
As part of the annual defense spending bill, within the National Defense Authorization Act for 2023, the House just approved an amendment that would make it easier for current or former members of the military, government-employed civilians, and contractors to report UFOs or UAPs as the government now calls them.
The measure was sponsored by Reps. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, who have been among those in Congress calling for more transparency into UFOs.
The amendment would create a secure system for reporting any UFO phenomena and protect those who come forward from any repercussions.
Gallagher told Politico, “I believe it’s possible that folks may be precluded from being fully transparent with congress due to their being bound by non-disclosure agreements… if that’s true, I want to make sure that there’s no technical reason preventing them from speaking to us.”
The amendment would establish a dedicated system to report, “Any event relating to unidentified aerial phenomena; and any Government or Government contractor activity or program related to unidentified aerial phenomena.”
So, not only does it require a report on UAP encounters, but a report on what was done about it. Furthermore, the amendment requires a review by the Inspectors General no less than one year after enactment to confirm the appropriate actions have been taken and confirm compliance with the new system.
Luis Elizondo, whistleblower and former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, reportedly told Politico the amendment was, “one of the greatest efforts in recent history to foster transparency on this topic,” and added, “This legislation may open the floodgates.”
All of this comes about two months after the first public hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years. And as we have recently reported, some on Capitol Hill have not been impressed by the lackluster response from national security agencies.
Meanwhile, the Senate is reportedly working on their own, similar, version of this bill that would also offer amnesty to anyone coming forward with information on UFOs. These measures could be the next step towards requiring compliance regarding disclosure.
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The story begins in the 1980s, when Lazar was contracting as a physicist at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico — the infamous home of the Manhattan Project where the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were designed. Prior to his employment at Los Alamos, Lazar claims to have studied physics at MIT, and electronic technology at CalTech.
While at Los Alamos, Lazar recounts a process in which he was heavily vetted and specifically asked about his interests outside work, including the construction of a particle accelerator he built in his master bedroom. Soon, he said, he was tapped by military defense contractor EG&G to conduct highly-secretive work at a clandestine site within Area 51 known as S-4. Lazar says his superiors worked to get him what they called a “Majestic” clearance level in order to enter the facility.
In 1989, Lazar decided to blow the whistle and share his story on Las Vegas news station KLAS-TV, obfuscating his face and using the pseudonym “Dennis,” in an exposé with investigative reporter George Knapp. Eventually, he would shoot a follow-up with his face and true identity exposed, while also revealing that “Dennis” was the name of his alleged supervisor at S-4.
Since then, Lazar has been in some way related to countless attempts to either prove or debunk the conspiracy that the U.S. government (and/or a defense contractor) is in possession of highly advanced spacecraft not of this world, and that it has kept this knowledge hidden from the public for decades.