by Andrew K. Arnett

Bubbling beneath the surface tension of all the pandemic and protest news comes news that many D.C. insiders are pushing to get more public disclosure concerning the UFO problem. Is there a problem? Apparently so.

The hoopla comes on the heels of last year’s Senate briefing on three videos released by the Navy showing high performance aircraft of unknown origin stalking Navy aircraft carriers in recent years. The Senators were sufficiently spooked by these revelations to push forward with a bill for greater disclosure. Senators want to believe too, right?

Just this week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted a provision into their annual intelligence authorization bill requiring the Defense Department and U.S. intelligence agencies to provide the public with a detailed analysis of their data collected on  UFOs. The Committee states in the report that:

“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,” adding, “The Committee understands that the relevant intelligence may be sensitive; nevertheless, the Committee finds that the information sharing and coordination across the Intelligence Community has been inconsistent, and this issue has lacked attention from senior leaders.”

To say that “information sharing” on the subject has been inconsistent is an understatement. Let’s face it, there has been blatant dis-information, if any at all. As for understanding it to be “sensitive,” sure. I’d consider it “sensitive” when alien craft from other star systems enter our airspace un-invited. Even more so, when they abduct humans and inflict probes on them. Ah, but I’m jumping ahead of myself.

The Senators want the report submitted by the secretary of defense and director of national intelligence within 180 days after the bill is passed. It should include the following:

  • Potential threats posed by unidentified aerial phenomena
  • Detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data from the Office of Naval Intelligence
  • An analysis of FBI data on investigations regarding unidentified aerial phenomena
  • Incidents or patterns that indicate foreign adversaries may have achieved breakthroughs in aerospace capabilities

What would prompt such decisive action from that august body, the United States Senate? I’m thinking the military must have dropped the mike when they briefed the Senate about unidentified aerial phenomena on June 21, 2019. The language used in the report describes UFOs as a “potential threat.”

Whatever went down left Senator Mark Warner visibly shaken, like he’d seen a ghost or something. Responding to a reporter’s question about the “level of concern,” Warner replied, “I’m not going to get into the contents of the briefing, it was a classified briefing, but one of the key takeaways I have is that the military and others are taking this issue seriously. I think in previous generations this was not the case.”

On Thursday, President Trump talked about UFOs in a Father’s Day-themed interview with his son Don Trump Jr., hosted by Trump’s re-election campaign. Don Jr. ribbed the President on divulging UFO secrets.

“Before you leave office,” asked Don Jr., “will you let us know if there are aliens, because this is the only thing I really want to know. I want to know what’s going on. Will you ever open up Roswell and let us know what’s really going on there?”

“So many people ask me that question,” Trump answered, “there are millions and millions of people that want to go there, that want to see it. I won’t talk to you about what I know about it but it’s very interesting. But Roswell is a very interesting place with a lot of people that would like to know what’s going on.”

“So you’re saying you may declassify?”

“I’ll have to think about that one,” Trump replied.

Roswell is, of course, the town in New Mexico where a rancher found unidentifiable debris in his sheep pasture in 1947. The Air Force passed it off as a crashed weather balloon. Decades later, the military changed its tune, acknowledging the debris was related to a top-secret atomic project. This, for many, added fuel to the conspiracy theory that the debris belonged to a crashed UFO.

Trump say’s he knows something “very interesting” about Roswell, but he’s not telling. What does Trump know and why is he holding back? Previous administrations were interested in the subject as well. John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and Counselor to President Obama, had a healthy interest in UFOs.

On June 24, 2014, WikiLeaks released a trove of emails, including some from NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who requested from Podesta, “a conversation with you and President Obama regarding the next steps in extraterrestrial disclosure for the benefit of our country and our planet.”

Via his rep, Podesta replied, “John would like to take this meeting alone first before involving the President, so let me ask him if he can do this in August. He’ll be in town Aug 11-22. Is Dr. Mitchell planning to be in town then?”

On April 30, 2015, Mitchell requested an “ASAP” Skype talk with Podesta to discuss “the difference between celestials in our own solar system and their restraint by those from the nonviolent contiguous universe,” adding, “It is also imperative that after your talk with Edgar, he then speak directly with President Obama via Skype for historical purposes, about the same issue, while the President is still in office.”

Podesta told CNN in a 2016 interview that he asked President Bill Clinton “for some information about some of these things, and in particular, some information about what was going on at Area 51,” adding, “There are a lot of planets out there … “the American people can handle the truth.”

Maybe the reason no U.S. President has opened the vaults on the UFO files is because they can’t. Maybe, if they did, something terrible would happen, as with J.F.K.

That’s right. Some have suggested that J.F.K. was killed because he was on the verge of revealing to the public the U.S. government’s secret partnership with an alien race known as the “Grays.” But that, of course, is just another vicious rumor floating in the murky waters of UFO lore.


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