Just in time for Independence Day.
Capitol Hill lawmakers said Wednesday that UFOs could pose an urgent threat to America’s national security as Poles emerged from a highly classified briefing with the Navy and FBI officials on the unexplained phenomena.
Prior to the release of a highly anticipated Pentagon report on unidentified flying objects before the end of the month, members of the House Intelligence Committee received a hush-hush sneak preview inside a SCIF or “sensitively divided information facility.”
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As for the existence of extraterrestrial life, legislators largely left the secrets inside the surveillance-safe space and refused to tell journalists what they learned.
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“We take the issue of unexplained air phenomena seriously to the extent that we are dealing with U.S. military personnel or the national security interests of the United States, so we want to know what we are dealing with,” the rep said. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY).
“I think it’s important to understand that there are legitimate issues that involve the safety of our staff and in our operations and in our sensitive activities, and we all know that there are [a] spread of technologies out there, “he continued. We need to understand space a little better. “
Added rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), “You know, it’s always about our security and safety – our national security is [priority] number one – and then this is really the area we really focused on this morning. “
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the committee, suggested that the briefing was conspicuous, but also refused to elaborate on it before a public report was published.
“It was an interesting briefing,” he said. “I learned things that were definitely new to me. But I think I will let it go with it.”
Rep. Andre Carson (R-Ill.), Who has been on his way to the UFO investigation, said Americans should expect a possible public hearing on the report’s findings.
“We look forward to having a public hearing at some point,” he said. “I think there are some national security concerns that we will take into account.”
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) Said the landmark report, if anything, shows that UFOs are finally being taken seriously.
“The stigma is gone,” he said. “It’s as big a change in policy as I’ve witnessed on this subject in my lifetime. So the fact that they’re taking this kind of thing seriously for the first time, I think is important.”
Referring to the 1997 sci-fi flip “Contact” – adapted from a Carl Sagan novel – Quigley admitted that the report does not want all the answers and that some things remain unexplained.
“What do they say in ‘Contact’? Occam’s razor,” he said. “I still think that’s what’s right, and there are things we can not explain.”
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But with so many mysteries in the universe still beyond human comprehension, Quigley warned Americans against getting their hopes up for the report.
“If I were to predict how the public will react to this, a word would be ‘disappointing,'” he said.
Added a clearly unimpressed rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), “I’m not on the edge of my seat.”
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