Democratic Congressman André Carson wants hearings on UFO sightings

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Democratic Congressman André Carson wants hearings on UFO sightings
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Democratic Congressman André Carson wants hearings on UFO sightings
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Democratic Congressman André Carson of Indiana said Sunday that he wants Congress to conduct hearings on purported sightings of UFOs in the wake of a Pentagon report examining the so-called “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAPs).

In an interview with “Face the Nation,” Carson, who chairs the subcommittee on counterintelligence and counterproliferation on the House Intelligence Committee, said it is his “hope” there will be a “series of hearings,” including one that is public, in the “very near future.”

“The report is inconclusive. What we do know is that … there have been nearly 150 sightings. Eighty of those sightings have been detected with some of the best technology the world has ever seen,” Carson said. “And we can’t rule out something that’s otherworldly, but that’s a very small percentage.”

In a long-awaited unclassified report released last month, a task force assigned to report on UAPs said it found no evidence the objects came from outer space or from a foreign adversary. But of the more than 140 incidents investigated by the government, the Pentagon said many were unexplained.

Officials were able to identify one reported UAP with a high-degree of confidence, saying it was a “large, deflating balloon.”

Government officials said there was no doubt the UAPs were physical objects, quieting speculation the incidents were the result of optical illusions caused by atmospheric conditions or sensor malfunctions.

Carson said the objects pose a technical and national security concern and called it “curious” that many of the sightings have occurred around military installations.

You can read the rest of Melissa Quinn’s article at CBSnews.com

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