Science | January 10, 2021 4:42 pm

Within 180 Days, Intelligence Agencies Must Share UFO Information With Congress

The unknown is about to get a bit more known

UFO sign
A sign outside the Little A'Le'Inn in Nevada.
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What were the strange craft that a group of Navy pilots encountered when flying? Do UFOs reflect previously-unknown technology from elsewhere on Earth, or are their origins extraterrestrial? There’s been plenty of speculation about all of these things, and it may be one of the few things Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge and former Senator Harry Reid have in common.

It turns out we might be closer to finding out if the truth is out there (so to speak) than we thought. As part of the government funding and coronavirus relief bill signed into law by the President last month, American intelligence agencies now have 180 days to prepare a declassified report for Congress.

At CNN, Harmeet Kaur has more details. The report must be shared with armed services and intelligence committees, and is intended to be unclassified. “That report must contain detailed analyses of UFO data and intelligence collected by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI,” Kaur writes.

Additionally, the report will explore whether or not unidentified flying objects pose a national security risk.

The measure authorizing the report’s creation was part of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. And now, the clock is ticking. What secrets might be revealed? It’s possible we’ll know by the summer.

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