MUFON Statement on April 19th AARO Hearing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, April 18, 2023 — As the longest-serving organization dedicated to studying the science behind Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), more accurately referred to now as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has been working hard in Washington, DC to bring understanding of, and to destigmatize, UAP by meeting with members of Congress and sharing MUFON’s findings and reports. These meetings and disclosures are paying off with the second official hearing about UAP scheduled to occur on Wednesday, April 19 th in the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. This hearing is historic, being only the second on the phenomenon in over 50 years.
On Wednesday, the Senate will hear testimony on the mission, activities, oversight, and budget of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) established by the Department of Defense with authority to scientifically study UAPs. MUFON has already briefed many members on the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and looks forwarding to hearing how MUFON’s contributions are relayed as the Senators ask questions of AARO’s director, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick. Dr. Kirkpatrick is expected to answer questions related to AARO’s scientific determinations on a list of top priority UAP sightings, answer questions about technological advances witnessed and America’s ability to compete, and to disclose the number of UAP-related videos the AARO is currently studying. MUFON’s Executive Director David MacDonald shared, “We look forward to hearing about the future of the AARO and using MUFON’s decades worth of research to support them in their mission.”
Coincidentally, a new movie, partially produced by MUFON Television, called “Accidental Truth UFO Revelations” is set to premiere today, Tuesday, April 18 — the day before the hearing. The film is a deep dive into government and corporate deception surrounding the topic going back nearly 100 years. The film is produced by filmmaker Ron James and narrated by legendary actor Matthew Modine of Stranger Things and Full Metal Jacket. James commented, “It’s wonderful that we’re having more open hearings about the UAP topic, and I highly encourage people to watch the film before, during, or after to really understand the story.” Ron James is also the Media Relations Director for MUFON.
MUFON stands ready to comment on new hearings as they unfold and offer expert insight from a unique standpoint.
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