Sure. Why not? 2020 has been just so darned weird, why wouldn’t we also just slip into some alternate universe where the US population has intimate knowledge of our government’s research into the UFO phenomenon.
Heck, we are already living through every other B-rate Hollywood sci-fi movie there is: A pandemic, murder hornets, dystopian class warfare…why not throw the “greys” or the “martians” into the mix.
And, believe it or not, it’s our elected officials who might actually make that happen.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to require U.S. intelligence agencies and the Defense Department to compile a detailed public analysis of all data collected on “unidentified aerial phenomenon,” including intrusions recorded by Navy pilots in recent years.
The provision contained in the annual intelligence authorization bill, which still needs to be adopted by the full Senate, sets up an unusually public debate on Capitol Hill about how extensively the government has been tracking high performance aircraft of unknown origin, or UFOs.
“The Committee remains concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat,” the committee states in its report on the bill, which sets policy for the intelligence community.
And these weren’t just symbolic maneuvers.
Now the Senate panel, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), is directing the executive branch to centralize all relevant information about such intrusions collected from a wide range of sources, including the Office of Naval Intelligence, the FBI, satellites or other technical means, and human spies.
It also wants a recounting of how agencies share such information and who is responsible for the task; whether the aircraft in question could indicate a major technological breakthrough by a foreign adversary; and “recommendations regarding increased collection of data, enhanced research and development, and additional funding and other resources.”
So, if we don’t all catch COVID first, we may finally get to see what our government has been up to on the UFO front.