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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Congress will hold its first public hearing on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in more than half a century on Tuesday.

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"The report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Pentagon's UAP Task Force found no evidence to suggest the objects are extraterrestrial or from a foreign adversary " but the report also did not have any explanation for most of the objects.

Rep. Andre Carson, Democrat of Indiana, and chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and counter proliferation, will lead the hearing Tuesday. He told reporters on Friday that "people are ready for the conversation."

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There IS some very suspicious video!

www.youtube.com

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-17 12:44 AM | Reply

www.youtube.com

What Corky refuses to see for a $1000, Alex.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-05-17 04:02 AM | Reply

Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will not, repeat will not, be testifying.
~ Walter S. Skinner
Assistant Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-17 05:21 AM | Reply

UFOs are psychological phenomena that on occasion alter physical reality.

If we can understand how that works, we can create an entirely new civilization. Or maybe just end up like the Krell in "Forbidden Planet".

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-17 07:51 AM | Reply

More FTA

"After the public hearing concludes, the panel will also be holding a closed-door, classified briefing"

This is where the reptilian skin will be shed and Horus will make a guest appearance after he travels in from Sirius.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-05-17 08:24 AM | Reply

#4
Or something. Seriously, you got me to thinking about living on a rez in the SW a few years back.

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-17 09:41 AM | Reply

My jokes are like UFOs-- most of them just fly over people's heads without being fully understood.

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2022-05-17 10:26 AM | Reply

Your comedy is unidentifiable.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-17 02:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Unidentifiable Failing Comedy?

Hrat is SO jealous!

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-17 03:17 PM | Reply

It's wild to me how many people refuse to take this topic seriously.

Curious.

#10 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 03:21 PM | Reply

It's wild to me how many people refuse to take this topic seriously.

#10 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH1

A researcher recently said that he's tired of presenting the scientific proof for ESP. People won't take it seriously.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-17 03:56 PM | Reply

If a civilization is so advanced it can travel between stars why on Earth (ha!) would it stop here?

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-17 04:58 PM | Reply

There was a burned circle on the ground, not a crop circle, which would have been so much cooler... up at the Boy's Ranch north of Ft Worth, according to the news we kids heard, and they said it could be a flying saucer.

So we got on our bicycles and rode several miles out there. There was something there, but it was hard to tell what it was exactly. Looked like where a saucer might have landed. Or not.

Somewhere around that same time there was this UFO, because it moved like no aircraft could move, that as far as I know I was the only who saw buzzing around back and forth in the sky above the massive Bell Helicopter facilities before going into warp drive.

Or not.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-17 06:55 PM | Reply

I can't believe people believe there are UFOS. I mean really. UFOS?? Come on get real.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-17 07:08 PM | Reply

Laura can't believe that there is something flying in our skies that hasn't been identified yet!

Seriously?

You think that everything has been identified and explained? Every single phenomena has been figured out folks! Nothing left to study or explain!

We have come to the end of science! We know everything now. Those little tic tacs recorded were just figments of the navy pilot's and his camera's imagination! It's another dem hoax I tells ya!

Seriously?

Come on YOU get real!

Have you seen the navy films? So what was it that those pilots filmed Laura?

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-17 08:30 PM | Reply

#13 - Ha! I've been there! Literally!

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-17 08:54 PM | Reply

Look Donnerboy I wanted to believe in UFOS. I really did. Mom drug us to see Close Encounters of the Third kind at the Drive In movie theater. We all came home and made mashed tater Devil's Towers. Mom believed in aliens and UFOS. I tried to believe in them too. Especially with ET the extraterrestrial. It just seems so homie and contrived for me. I won't be convinced until I see one myself. Sorry

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-17 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hokie

#18 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-17 10:01 PM | Reply

A researcher recently said that he's tired of presenting the scientific proof for ESP. People won't take it seriously.
#11 | POSTED BY ZED

If said researcher provided evidence a la the Tic Tac incident, you'd have a point.

Oh well.

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 10:08 PM | Reply

If a civilization is so advanced it can travel between stars why on Earth (ha!) would it stop here?
#12 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

That's only one of a few different possibilities that the U.S. government is taking into consideration.

Read something somewhere other than here.

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 10:09 PM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.

If not, remain ignorant. It suits you.

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 10:11 PM | Reply

I won't be convinced until I see one myself. Sorry
#17 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

You can quite literally look them up on YouTube.

But you'll refuse. Say it's nothing but a balloon, just like they lied at the hearing today. It's the most important conversation in human history and you people respond to it like a cow pissing on flat rock.

#22 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 10:14 PM | Reply

Really now?? I take it you're into UFO talk. That's great. I just don't believe in them that's all. You claim it's the most important conversation in human history. I say rubbish. Find cures for all cancers and then let's talk. That'll be the most important conversation in human history dear.

#23 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-17 10:31 PM | Reply

I'm curious, how do you think your response is different than ours?

Here's where I'm at. Everything we have is purely observational. We simply has no explanation beyond a guess and a theoretical possibility. Also, we don't really need to have an explanation. There isn't some other quest which led us to these unexplained data points, they're just unexplained observations. There's not enough to sink my teeth into.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-17 10:31 PM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Wow.

Talk about rubbish.

Just what the world needs. Nobody dying from anything, everyone lives and procreates.

You're naivete is putrid.

#25 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 11:19 PM | Reply

#24 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

By this point, if you're not up on what the nuanced conversation includes, there's nothing for me to offer you.

I've tried. All last summer, specifically here. No reason to keep trying if you people continue to choose ignorance. Y'all have had plenty of time to legitimately consider what's actually being investigated, what's already been recorded, and the continued evolving context.

#26 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-17 11:23 PM | Reply

Good God gravy Marie. You sound like a religious zealot only your religion is UFOs

#27 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-17 11:35 PM | Reply

It's kinda like Jan 6, they just keep investigating and investigating... but nothing ever happens.

It's certainly fun to speculate but to me it's just that, speculation.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-17 11:41 PM | Reply

#27 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

That makes no sense and you know it. Since when is the government investigating Jesus's miracles?

#29 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 01:31 AM | Reply

#28 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Speculation is what we were all doing for 50 years prior to last summer.

Then things changed. Sad you've already forgotten.

#30 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 01:32 AM | Reply

Nano nano shazbot, Take me to your leader,

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-18 02:16 AM | Reply

Then things changed. Sad you've already forgotten.
#30 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

The Navy released some footage, said they have no explanation, and they weren't going to speculate.

That's the change, right?

That's right where I'm at.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-18 09:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My interest in UFOs goes back to when I was a kid. I wasn't a "believer," but I was definitely curious. Later, a writing assignment provided an opportunity to spend time among people whose views on the subject ran from those of alleged "abductee" Travis Walton to the nuanced perspective of Jacques Vallee. Along the way, there were the conspiracy freaks and those for whom UFOs appeared to occupy a place in their psyche many others reserve for religious beliefs. And then there are those accounts, from reliable witnesses, which you can examine this way and that and leave as very much an open case. Especially if you try leaving the angels and fairies out of it.

#33 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-18 09:37 AM | Reply

I've always been fascinated with the Terence McKenna's take on UFO's, Aliens etc.

An old episode of Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove:

youtu.be

#34 | Posted by shane at 2022-05-18 10:35 AM | Reply

I've seen UFO's. The problem is trying to tell anyone about it.

#35 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-05-18 11:22 AM | Reply

I won't be convinced until I see one myself. Sorry
#17 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Not trying to pick on you Laura's but ...

Do you "believe" in air? Do you "believe" in atoms? Do you "believe" in viruses?

You have to be able to see something to believe it exists? Not buying that. Is that your "religion" ... not to believe it unless you can see it?

It's not about faith. It's about the mounting evidence. And what it means. I saw the navy films and unless they were faked then there is something out there. And if they were faked then that's another story.

The truth is out there!

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-18 11:55 AM | Reply

There are undoubtedly things that have been seen that have yet to be explained. It's a huge leap to little green men, though.
Remember, our puny human eyes can only detect a tiny fraction of the electro-magnetic spectrum.

#37 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-18 12:37 PM | Reply

That's right where I'm at.

#32 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Navy doesn't need to speculate. Just like the Air Force. CHIT, the Air Firce wasn't even present at the hearing. They already have the narrative stamped down in their own perspective: Don't talk about things you can't explain nor protect American Air space from. And the Navy did NOT release the footage officially. It was leaked and then corroborated by the Navy as being actual footage from Navy planes. Now you'll ignore the nuclear war heads being turned off by a UFO, which was inquired about in the hearing, yet subsequently buried under the "We haven't received official inquiry about that incident" response and swallow it in kind.

Why folks like you choose to ignore the nuance of this topic truly baffles me. Trump, Biden, abortion, none of it matches the significance of this current discussion. And like a good patriotic American, you'll swallow what they feed you.

Sad.

#38 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 09:31 PM | Reply

The truth is out there!
#36 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

Of which, unsurprisingly, people on the DR will willfully ignore.

It's sad. And I'm the one that gets smeared as a religious nut, for pointing to military acknowledged evidence and witnesses seeking whistle blower status.

Whelp, apparently terrestrial issues will always be paramount to anything else. People are fickle, especially on the DR.

#39 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 09:35 PM | Reply

It's a huge leap to little green men, though.
Remember, our puny human eyes can only detect a tiny fraction of the electro-magnetic spectrum.
#37 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

For the record, who is it specifically here that you interpret as suggesting the phenomenon can be explained by "little green men"?

This is the exact type of BS that the investigators are trying to move away from if only because there are other plausible explanations.

Maybe they are aliens from another planet. Maybe they're actually us from the future. Maybe they're something entirely different from a different dimension.

Clearly, folks are still caught up in the shaming of the topic over all. If you weren't, you'd offer more than "little green men" as part of the discussion.

Yet here we are. Another thread going down the tubes because people won't bother to consider the actual evidence. Just relying on their previously established biases that make them feel comfortable.

This conversation is uncomfortable for a fnkcing reason. Suck it up and let's go!!!

#40 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 09:40 PM | Reply

What's the nuance in aliens that can turn off our nuclear warheads, I'm not seeing a huge downside there, unless they're malevolent, in which case there's nothing I can do about it.

I put this in the Donald Rumsfeld's "Unknown unknowns" category. Wondering or worrying about it doesn't get me anything, as far as I can tell.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-18 09:54 PM | Reply

Did you know that Al Bundy's used dirty socks were the correct fuel source for the aliens to power their mothership??

#42 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-18 09:56 PM | Reply

Context: youtu.be

More context: www.reddit.com

Are you people even paying attention?!: youtu.be

The cover up continues, with your support, apparently.

#43 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 09:57 PM | Reply

#42 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Enjoy your willful ignorance. You seem to be like a pig in chit.

And you're so proud of it!

#44 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 09:58 PM | Reply

Wondering or worrying about it doesn't get me anything, as far as I can tell.
#41 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Now that's fascinating. You have no interest in learning about the abilities of UAPs that can enter and exit American air space with impunity while also having the ability to ---- down our nuclear weapons systems. Worse, they simultaneously activate Russian nuclear systems. Again, if you're interested in a discussion and not just shutting it down, you'd actually educate yourself about said nuance.

Yet here you are, ignorant as ever.

#45 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 10:01 PM | Reply

"You have no interest in learning about the abilities of UAPs that can enter and exit American air space with impunity while also having the ability to ---- down our nuclear weapons systems."

Actually, it's more like I think I'll learn about those things when (whoever or) whatever is causing them to happen decides to tell us about it.

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-18 10:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey when the aliens do their hiney probing do they use their stinky winkies or do they have a special probe they use??

#47 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-18 10:06 PM | Reply

Actually, it's more like I think I'll learn about those things when (whoever or) whatever is causing them to happen decides to tell us about it.
#46 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Why wait? Zero curiosity of the reality that's around us? I'd expect a similar response from a religious nut. This is the furthest we've come in legitimizing the discussion and you're perfectly comfortable sitting on the sideline waiting for the MIC to tell you what's what? Ignore those who are seeking whistle-blower status? Why? You're literally choosing ignorance.

Thought better of you, shame on me.

#48 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 10:08 PM | Reply

#47 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

You're a weak --- troll.

Swallow it.

#49 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 10:09 PM | Reply

I'm so sorry sweetie but it's hilarious that you get all worked up about UFOS. Of all the things to get all worked up about.

#50 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-18 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's not that I have zero curiosity.

It's that I don't see a way to get more information.

#51 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-18 11:28 PM | Reply

It's that I don't see a way to get more information.
#51 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Are you even trying?

#52 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 11:37 PM | Reply

#50 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Keep your head stuck in your sandbox for all I care. What ever you do, LAURA...

DON'T LOOK UP.

#53 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-18 11:39 PM | Reply

Are you even trying?
#52 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Since you are, what's that look like?
Alternate answer: I have you for that.

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-18 11:43 PM | Reply

Alternate answer: I have you for that.
#54 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

If you were honest about that, you'd far closer to where I'm at with this discussion considering the amount of time and effort I put into developing the conversation here on the DR as of last summer.

Yet here you are, seemingly willfully blinded by reasoning like that offered by LAURA. I thought you were paying attention, silly me.

#55 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-19 12:05 AM | Reply

It's the most important conversation in human history and you people respond to it like a cow pissing on flat rock.

#56 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-19 12:07 AM | Reply

OMFG Did you hear that Fred. It's the most important conversation in human history. WOWSERS. Better grab some food and listen. Cause it's the most important conversation in human history.

#57 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-19 12:19 AM | Reply

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