The UAP Report
55 members of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU) call for the U.S. government to work more closely with them in order to scientifically assess what‘s really going on.
Since its first presentation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) in June of 2020, the Intelligence Authorization Act has been right in the middle of a growing debate about “Advanced Aerial Threats.” The SSCI showed support for the “efforts of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force at the Office of Naval Intelligence” and requested an unclassified report detailing the analysis of UFOs/UAP.
It’s not a meaningless request either as it came with a ticking clock. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (who is supposed to coordinate the report) was given a 180-day deadline to finish up the report. Since former President Trump signed the Omnibus bill that included the SSCI/UAP bombshell on December 12, 2020 that means the actual due date is June 25th, 2021.
Easily overlooked, however, is that this provision is not technically law, and there is no guarantee that a comprehensive UAP report will be made public, leaving many advocates of “UFO Disclosure” with the sobering reality that this may not be the transparency from government that many were hoping for.
In an interview with Politico’s Bryan Bender, former Pentagon intelligence official and former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Christopher Mellon, stated that:
“I know that the Task Force has been denied access to pertinent information by the Air Force and they have been stiff-armed by them. That is disappointing but not unexpected.”
But one group of scientists aren’t giving up, and not only want transparency and answers by the UAP Task Force and the Pentagon, they want to work in collaboration for them.
In a press release by the Scientific Coalition for UPA Studies (SCU), they stated that:
“Scientists from the SCU have petitioned Congress, specifically the SSCI, to release more information on UAP to the scientific community. The SCU believes that it is time to initiate rigorous, scientific analysis of all available UAP data in order to enhance ongoing intelligence assessments.”
Fifty-five SCU members have signed the semi-redacted request in the letter seen below.
The press release and letter to Congress explain that the SCU has already thoroughly analyzed the Nov. 14th, 2004 video referred to as the “Nimitz Tic Tac UFO event” which was officially released by the Department of Defense. A peer- reviewed evaluation is available for the public as well, along with a peer-reviewed paper titled, “Estimating Flight Characteristics of Anomalous Unidentified Aerial Vehicles in the 2004 Nimitz Encounter”. For this specific event, the SCU concluded that, “These papers point towards a UAP technology with capabilities exhibited that do not match any known technology in the public domain, and call for the release of additional data collected by the military during the event.”
In an exclusive interview with SCU Executive Board Member, Robert Powell, he explained that, “The goal is to encourage the Senate to avail itself of SCU expertise in its analysis of the UAP issue and for Senators Rubio and Warner to support SCU’s request for more data from UAP videos that the DoD has confirmed to be authentic. This will allow for analysis from the broader scientific community.”
The SCU’s request for cooperation opens the doors for scientific discovery, and opens the long-closed doors of cooperation between the highly secretive UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force and Pentagon in decades passed. “A full scientific investigation,” Powell says, “would be able to uncover valuable information relating to both national security and advancement of our understanding of physics, aerospace engineering, and our world.” Powell went on to describe why a cooperation with the SCU would be so important. “The scientific community needs UAP data to analyze in order to reach conclusions. Congress has been the primary mover on this issue, as evidenced most recently with Senators Reid, Inouye, and Stevens’s efforts in starting the original AAWSAP and AATIP programs. Government has a role to play in validating the data that is analyzed.”
The role that both the U.S. Government and the SCU have to play has yet to be fully realized when it comes to an understanding, or at the very least, a scientific grasp of what UAP truly represent. And just exactly what the UAP Task Force is investigating also remains classified. In an official statement to several UFO researchers, including myself, Pentagon spokesperson, Susan Gough stated that, “Thorough examinations of any incursion into our training ranges or designated airspace often involves assessments from across the department, and, as appropriate, consultation with other U.S. government departments and agencies. To maintain operations security and to avoid disclosing information that may be useful to our adversaries, DOD does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examination of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace, including those incursions initially designated as UAP.”
Powell agrees that UAP incursions are a potential threat, but that the many members of the SCU and supporting scientists in the civilian world could assist in the examination of these threats. “These UAP are violating our airspace,” Powell explained. “I believe that if the public calls and pressures their congressional representatives to reveal what is known about these objects, such as their speed and acceleration characteristics, that the Senate Intelligence Committee will abide by the public’s wishes. If the public does not pressure congress, then I am less optimistic about the quality of the information that will be released.”
Several independent organizations and civilian-led actions have recently been taken with similar goals to that of the SCU in requesting information from members of Congress and other various political representatives. “The Big Phone Home” is an event taking place on April 24th at 10am PT. It will be a live stream event on YouTube, hosted by event organizer Luis Jimenez (The Unidentified Celebrity Review) and by podcast host, Michael Mataluni (Cocktails and Calamity and the Official Debrief Podcast). Jimenez describes the event as “An unprecedented gathering of professionals and amateurs from across the spectrum of UAP research and activism as we reach out to share our concerns with relevant government officials and share our best practices for future success in the arena of UAP truth.”
Another independent collaboration comes from documentary filmmaker and UFO researcher, James Fox, whose film, The Phenomenon, turns out to be the #1 documentary film in the world across all streaming services. Fox has created a website titled “UAPactnow,” where essential information and templates have been created to efficiently contact your local representatives. Both the “Big Phone Home” and “UAPactnow” features an official countdown to when the UAP Task Force report is due.
Between the petition by the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies and these other grassroots activism events, it is clear that the public wants answers, whether the Pentagon wants to truly give them or not. The pressure by the public with such calls to action may not force the Pentagon to ultimately disclose sensitive information pertaining the national security, but it may be a clear message that the UFO issue is not going to simply fade away in public interest. Because as is usually the case, silence seems to say much more on the governmental end of this issue. And the public has made it very clear, that on their end, they will not be silent any longer.