The Senate Is Unhappy With the Intelligence UFO Report, Demands More

The Senate Is Unhappy With the Intelligence UFO Report, Demands More

Congress is doubling down on UFO legislation — first the House and now the Senate is demanding answers going back decades.

Members of Congress who are not pleased with the lackluster response from security agencies and the Department of Defense’s response to last year’s UFO-related legislation called for sweeping changes and oversight to the reporting of UFO activity. They just passed even stronger language in the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2023.

Mirroring the House legislation, the Senate would also create a “secure system” for reporting UAPs, as well as loosen the restrictions on, or release people from, non-disclosure agreements. It also calls for a deep dive into how UAP-related activities were handled by the government dating back to 1947. 

So what makes this bill so groundbreaking? Nick Pope served with the UK’s Ministry of Defense covering UAP activity.

“We now have some really strong language in the draft Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023. The bottom line is that Congress is continuing to say to the DoD and intelligence community, ‘we want action on the UAP issue,’ and they are clearly not letting it go, and the language is robust. They are articulating a number of must-haves here that we have not seen before.”

What are these not-seen-before, “must haves” included in this bill?

“One of the key provisions is going to be a strengthening of the collection methodology and the science plan,” Pope said. “They’re separate-but-related factors, and obviously have the equation is ‘if you see something say something.’ We’re still not getting all the reports, there’s still some stigma, though that is lessening. But the science plan comes in because you can have all the reports you want, but if it’s not then subsequently investigated in a proper way, it’s meaningless.” 

“One of the absolute key pieces which is completely new is — if you remember when the Congressional hearing that took place back in May — one of the representatives asked about the 1967 Malmstrom (AFB) missile shutdown case, and there were a lot of blank looks and looking at each other, and ‘well, we don’t really have anything on that.’ I think there was a sense that, hey look, DoD and the intelligence community is trying to pretend that this is a story that started in 2004 with the USS Nimitz. It’s not, this is a phenomenon with a 75-year backstory. What the new language says is ‘we want to hear some of that backstory.’ Because what they say is the General Accounting Ofice must go back and review all holdings, all the information, written, oral, whatever they’ve got since 1947, which is a clear nod to Roswell, amongst other things.” 

What should we look out for as this legislation moves through Congress?

“Don’t get too sidetracked by the House version, the Senate version, the Intelligence Authorization. Keep an eye on the NDAA, that’s always the flagship piece of legislation. The Senate wording in the Intelligence Authorization Act is strong. We’ll see, the only danger is that it gets watered down a little. See what goes into the final version of the NDAA and watch for other left-field developments. It’s not like this is happening in isolation,” Pope said. 

The legislation could be passed as early as October or after the midterm elections in November.

The Government's UFO Hearings Are Just a Distraction

The Government’s UFO Hearings Are Just a Distraction

‘Disclosure’ might be one of the most hackneyed buzzwords in ufology, especially when it’s prefaced by the word “government.”

“When will we get disclosure?” 

“We want government UFO disclosure now!”

These interminable demands from the UFO community, and now the general public, have grown louder since 2017’s New York Times exposé, “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious UFO Program.”

The explosive piece explained how the Navy regularly encountered what it termed, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” with “unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.”

After the article’s release, the Department of Defense admitted the videos and encounters it referenced were, in fact, legitimate and that it could not explain them. In further interviews with Navy pilots, including Cmdr. David Fravor, — whose experience became the most widely discussed — the name “TicTac” was given to the craft, for its resemblance to the breath mint.

To the uninitiated general public, this was a shocking admission. The government is admitting UFOs are real? And they’re concerned it could be a threat to national security?

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