Congress to Hold Congressional Hearing On UFO's On Capitol Hill

May 17, 2022

Story by Dominique Hanson; Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/ Shutterstock

On Tuesday, a public congressional hearing pertaining to flying objects in the sky, also referred to as “unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), will take place with House representatives and top Pentagon officials on Capitol Hill for the first time in 50 years. The hearing will be used to see what government officials know about unidentified flying objects in the sky.

The last time a public congressional hearing about the matter happened was in the 1960’s before “Project Blue Book” was disbanded. “Project Blue Book” served as a U.S. Air Force Program that investigated UFOs.

There have been nearly 400 reports of sightings and “near-misses” reported by pilots and service members. Last year, there was a report stating that the Pentagon’s UAP Task Force was unable to find evidence about the objects being extraterrestrial, however, the reports also could not explain the objects either.

"Today, we know better. UAPs are unexplained, it's true. But they are real. They need to be investigated. And any threats they pose need to be mitigated,” Rep André Carson said.

In the last few years, more attention has been drawn to captured images of the unknown objects in the air, though it is unclear at this time just how far the studies will go.