First Public Congressional Hearing On UFOs In 50 Years Set For Next Week — Here's How To Watch


Tom Hale

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clockMay 11 2022, 12:40 UTC
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An open House subcommittee is set to launch its first public hearing on UFOs in over 50 years in the US next week, potentially outlining some of the military encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and assessing the risk they pose to national security, and you can watch it all happen.

Much of the hearing, scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, May 17 at 10 am EST, will be livestreamed for your viewing pleasure on YouTube. Following the open portion of the hearing, the subcommittee will then hold a closed and classified briefing.


Chaired by Congressman André Carson (D-Ind), the hearing next week will feature testimonies from two top defense intelligence officials: Ronald Moultrie, the Pentagon’s top intelligence official, and Scott Bray, the deputy director of naval intelligence, according to Politico. Not many other details of the upcoming hearing have been revealed, but the open portion of the event is expected to last for around two and half hours. 

“There's much to learn about unidentified aerial phenomena. But one thing is sure – the American people deserve full transparency,” tweeted Representative Adam Schiff (D-Cal), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

“Next week, @HouseIntel will give the public a chance to hear from experts on one of the greatest mysteries of our time.”

You can watch it in the live stream below. 



The hearing comes after a landmark report on UAPs requested by Congress was published in June 2021. Overall, the report was rather inconclusive, but it showed that certain US authorities were starting to opt for a more transparent approach towards the once-controversial topic of UAP sightings. 

Curious onlookers aren’t expecting much more from this upcoming hearing either. UAP Media believes the hearing won’t provide the "full disclosure” many are hoping for, with much of the juicier content being held back for the classified briefing. Nevertheless, the open and accountable nature of the hearing has been widely celebrated. Who knows, perhaps a few interesting snippets of information might also slip through the cracks.

“While this announcement is a huge positive step, we are not expecting any bombshell announcements at this early stage. We do hope however that it encourages other national governments – such as the UK and Australia under their AUKUS intelligence sharing partnership – to follow suit and begin open conversations of their own,” Dave Partridge, editor of Shadows of Your Mind magazine and a member of UAP Media UK, said in a statement.


“For over four years those working behind the scenes on the UAP initiative have fought to get information to the right people in Congress. What we are seeing now with Congressional Hearings is another step on the ladder towards societal acceptance,” added Adam Goldsack, one of the founders of UAP Media UK. 

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