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Reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and extraterrestrial encounters have persisted for many decades. These reports, from multiple countries, are often submitted by credible individuals, pilots, law enforcement and military personnel. Several of these UFOs have been tracked by radar stations. Common to many of these reports are detailed descriptions of the incomprehensible speed and agility exhibited by these craft. In the 50s and 60s, our government conducted official inquiries into the UFO phenomenon but eventually it either stopped investigating UFOs or stopped confirming their investigations. When a UFO sighting is reported, authorities usually explain it as a weather balloon, swamp gas, air inversion layer, or an experimental aircraft or rocket. Many believe these explanations account for only a portion of UFO sightings.

For several days and nights in 1952, military jets were unsuccessfully dispatched to intercept a number UFO’s observed and tracked over Washington DC. A 1980 Suffolk, England incident involved the alleged landing of one or more craft of unknown origin during the course of two nights in Rendlesham Forest. But perhaps the most famous UFO incident occurred in 1947 when a UFO allegedly crashed during a severe thunderstorm near Roswell, New Mexico. After examining the wreckage, military officers from Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release notifying the country that the Army had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer. This announcement was soon retracted and the wreckage was then described as a weather balloon. Strong speculation persists that that our government has performed autopsies on Roswell extraterrestrials and reverse engineered their spacecraft in an attempt to reveal secrets of alien technology. Roswell’s Area 51, Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Carswell Air Force Base in Texas are the installations where many believe these examinations were conducted. Several former military contractors and servicemembers claim to have seen UFO wreckage and deceased extraterrestrials at these locations.

More recently, over the course of several days in 2004, a Navy warship’s state-of-the-art radar tracked mysterious targets descending from high altitudes at extreme speeds, and then dispatched two jet fighters to intercept them. Just above an area of roiling whitewater amid an otherwise calm sea, four naval aviators observed a strange object with no wings, control surfaces or means of propulsion maneuvering in jaw-dropping ways. The mysterious craft then darted off at extraordinary speeds as a Top Gun-trained squadron commander chased it. The apparent physics- and aerodynamics-defying performance left the stunned aircrew believing that the object “was not from this world.” For several days in 2014 and 2015, at least 50 naval aviators flying off the East Coast observed unknown craft exhibiting extraordinary capabilities. In 2022, an ex-fighter pilot with nearly four decades of flight experience reported an alarming incident in the same area as the 2004 encounter. Critics claim our government does not have the right to keep evidence of extraterrestrial life from us.

Proposed Legislation: Introducing legislation to require government disclosure of any evidence of extraterrestrial life
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Bill Posey (FL)

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March 13, 2023
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March 19, 2023

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