U. S. Congress Revisits UAP Sightings
The recent May 17, 2022 public congressional hearing was expected to provide citizens with long-sought answers concerning UAPs ( unidentified aerial phenomena). The previous US Congressional open hearing dealing with UAPs occurred in 1968. UAPs were formerly known as UFOs (unidentified flying objects). Strange, unknown objects appearing in our skies have been amply discussed since 1947. Their appearance has generated considerable angst and speculation that they are visitors from extraterrestrial realms or foreign adversaries possessing advanced technology far beyond man’s current ability to duplicate. Citizens have complained that our government knows more about UAPs than they have publicly revealed. The hearing drew mixed reviews and proved disappointing for many.
Following the 84-minute presentation by Ronald Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security and Scott Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, congressional representatives were invited to a closed, classified briefing later that day. Some members of congress called UAPs a “national security threat.” Many citizens wonder what information was presented during the “closed, classified briefing.”
The hearing was a followup to the US Government’s written report submitted on June 25, 2021. That report was presented at the behest of Senator Mark Rubio, ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC). Our science/faith blog reported on the anticipated June 25 UAP “tell-all” in our post of June 9, 2021:
We have carefully studied the written report of June 25, 2021. It was labelled unclassified. The report did not specifically propose that foreign governments have developed unknown military technology responsible for the unusual characteristics of some unidentified aerial phenomena. However, the report did mention “…the potential threat posed by UAPs.” It also spoke of “…relevant processes, policies, technologies, and training for the U.S. military and other U.S. Government (USG) personnel if and when they encounter UAPs, so as to enhance the Intelligence community’s (IC) ability to understand the threat.” Nowhere did the written report propose that extraterrestrial beings had visited Planet Earth and were responsible for UAPs. The report’s use of the term “threat” has caused concern for some Earth residents. What is the nature of the “threat,” they wonder? The question remains unanswered.
The written report of 25 June 2021 and the recent May 17, 2022 congressional hearing were similar in the information presented. There are stigmas associated with reporting UAPs—some people are afraid to come forward. Sensor anomalies exist. Subjective human perception is not always reliable. There is limited or inconsistent data. Anecdotal or narrative approaches have obvious weaknesses. Scientists must pursue more rigorous and focused studies.
Behavior of UAPs is cause for concern. If UAPs are acknowledged to be real, how do we explain unusual flight characteristics such as impossibly rapid acceleration or deceleration, impossible directional changes, achievement of supersonic speeds not typical of conventional aircraft, and no evidence of apparent propulsion systems? These are traits more commonly described in science fiction literature. We resist describing any more unusual traits and appearances of UAPs because they have been widely described and televised on contemporary news reports.
Personally, I have always been interested in the topic. As a high school student in the middle of the 20th century I was privy to the early “flying saucer” (UFO) craze. When government officials recently proclaimed that UAPs are real, I viewed the news as “old knowledge.” In more recent years I have accepted the UAP phenomenon and linked it to my knowledge of science. From a science perspective I realize that IF UAPs are “real,” some of them do not conform to ordinary physical laws. This accounts for their atypical behavior. For example, they are not subject to gravity, the laws of acceleration, or the laws of inertia (they may manifest “inertia negation.”) We assign certain behaviors to the paranormal and occult—beyond the scope of scientific understanding. Such vehicles could be manned by malevolent spiritual beings.
We first started posting on UAPs in November 2019. You may review any or all of the series of posts with these links:
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
(2 Timothy 1:7 CSB)