165 days. That’s how long the U.S. Government has to tell us what they know about UFOs, thanks to the recent $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government spending bill that Donald Trump signed on December 28, 2020.
This might sound crazy, but it’s true: the secretary of defense and the National Intelligence director have until the end of June this year to provide the congressional intelligence and armed service committees with a report about “unidentified aerial phenomena,” according to CNN.
U.S. Government Must Report on UFOs
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) submitted a report accompanying S. 3905 on the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. It reads:
“The Committee further directs the report to include:
- A detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence reporting collected or held by the Office of Naval Intelligence, including data and intelligence reporting held by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force;
- A detailed analysis of unidentified phenomena data collected by geospatial intelligence, signal intelligence, human intelligence, and measurement and signals intelligence;
- A detailed analysis of data of the FBI, which was derived from investigations of intrusions of unidentified aerial phenomena data over restricted United States airspace;
- A detailed description of an interagency process for ensuring timely data collection and centralized analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government, regardless of which service or agency acquired the information;
- Identification of an official accountable for the process described in 4;
- Identification of potential aerospace or other threats posed by the unidentified aerial phenomena to national security, and an assessment of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be attributed to one or more foreign adversaries;
- Identification of any incidents or patterns that indicate a potential adversary may have achieved breakthrough aerospace capabilities that could put United States strategic or conventional forces at risk;
- Recommendations regarding increased collection of data, enhanced research and development, and additional funding and other resources.”
UFO Sightings in the Past
The U.S. Government has released information about UFO sightings in the past.
Just last year, the Pentagon officially confirmed and released three UFO sightings dating back to 2004. And from 2007 to 2012, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program studied reports on UFOs to the tune of over $20 million in funding.
After the Pentagon officially released information regarding those three sightings, classified documents about UFO hotspots and sightings in the UK were declassified after 61 years.
And finally, the U.S. Navy released seven detailed pilot reports of UFO encounters from 2013 to 2019 after The Drive filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Government.
Transparent UFO Reports
While it is unlikely that information about aliens visiting Earth are released this upcoming June, this new requirement will hopefully bring about more transparency with regard to UFO sightings and reports in the future.