One nation – the UFO effect

Of all things, the tenuous (but persistent) “potential of nonhuman origin” for UFOs has bridged polarized politics. “Come together, yeah.

• BBC > “UFOs and aliens bring a divided US Congress together” by Kayla Epstein (July 26, 2023) – Investigating UFOs, now known to many as UAPs, has become a rare bipartisan issue in Congress.

The House of Representatives convened a landmark panel on unidentified anomalous phenomenon (UAPs), known more colloquially as UFOs, on Wednesday, in the most serious acknowledgement yet that mysterious sightings deserve scrutiny at the highest levels of government.

Washington’s public embrace of UFOs as a policy issue has moved with the same astonishing velocity as the mysterious objects, going from shadowy backroom meetings with a handful of enthusiasts to a full-blown, televised panel that received the same serious questioning as any other national security matter.

The hearing produced no serious bombshells – nor a confirmation of alien life … Lawmakers and witnesses alike used the panel to demand greater transparency around UAPs from the military.

“Many Americans are deeply interested in this issue,” Jared Moskowitz, a Florida Democrat, said. “And it shouldn’t take the potential of nonhuman origin to bring us together.”