You know that COVID-19 relief bill that President Donald Trump just signed into law? The one with a sister omnibus spending bill that’s stuffed with “pork-barrel” spending that has everyone rightfully ticked off?
Well, as it turns out, that same bill has also given the federal government a few deadlines they need to meet. Including one for the Pentagon and several spy agencies to reveal the information they have concerning unidentified flying objects, also known as UFOs.
Even at the end, 2020 still has a few shockers left.
The specific UFO provision, Fox News reports, is not in the nearly 6,000-page relief bill itself, but in an appended “comment comment” attached to a measure reauthorizing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA was passed as part of the omnibus spending bill that funded the Department of Defense through the end of 2021.
The UFO provision, though, remains. The comment, added by the Senate Intelligence Committee, “directs the [director of national intelligence], in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies… to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena.”
All agencies must provide Congress with a full report detailing “observed airborne objects that have not been identified” and Congress would like a “detailed analysis of unidentified phenomena data collected by: a. geospatial intelligence; b. signals intelligence; c. human intelligence; and d. measurement and signals intelligence.”
Oh, but that’s not all. Apparently the report also has to contain “[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 … and an assessment of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be attributed to one or more foreign adversaries.”
The comment also goes on to make reference to a little-know office in the Pentagon that tracked military reports of UFOs for decades. Most of these incidents were in reports filed by pilots and other service-members who encountered the UFOs during routine exercises off the coast of California.
It looks like 2020 is working overtime to set up the even more insane plot line for 2021. I don’t know whether to be super excited or scared out of my mind.
Perhaps a little bit of both?