NASA is holding historic UFO public hearing NOW

NASA is working closely with the Pentagon’s official UFO investigators on top secret cases, according to revelations from the first-ever public meetings of the space agency’s new UFO study group, happening live today.

The news came amid a presentation to the NASA panel by the director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), physicist Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick.

The AARO director also had an update on the mysterious airborne ‘metallic orbs’ documented by an MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Mid East last year.

‘We see these [‘metallic orbs’] all over the world,’ Kirkpatrick told NASA’s team of scientists and other experts, ‘and we see these making very interesting apparent maneuvers.’ 

Kirkpatrick said that the Pentagon’s is closely collaborating with ‘NASA embeds,’ scientists who have been cleared for work on classified UAP cases where their expertise could help military investigators identify the mysterious craft or events.


NASA’s independent UAP study group, as well as officials from both the Pentagon and Federal Aviation Administration’s UAP investigative teams, will present their latest UFO findings

NASA's study group of 16 experts ranging from physicists to astronauts was formed last June to examine unclassified UFO sightings and from civilian government and commercial sectors

NASA’s study group of 16 experts ranging from physicists to astronauts was formed last June to examine unclassified UFO sightings and from civilian government and commercial sectors

Kirkpatrick added that AARO plans to deploy ‘dedicated sensors for typical UAP’ sightings, equipment independent of the existing military defense sensors that have thus far picked up UAP in the course of their normal duties. 

Both NASA’s head of science, space and atmospheric physicist Dr. Nicky Fox, and AARO director, Dr. Kirkpatrick, also took time to rebuke unnamed individuals for harassing members of the NASA panel. 

Both said that these attitudes online and among officialdom have contributed to the continuing social stigma surrounding UAP.

The chair of NASA’s independent UAP panel, theoretical astrophysicist David Spergel, described the group’s purpose as ‘How can NASA contribute to understanding the nature of UAPs?’

He summarized the current state of data collection efforts on UAP as ‘unsystematic’ and ‘fragmented across various agencies’ often using instruments that were fit for their security or safety mandate, but ‘uncalibrated for scientific data collection.’

Spergel added that some of the work done in this realm did achieve the admirable status of ‘citizen science.’ He cited previous anomalies, like the fantastic accounts of upward-going red lightning, or sprites, which had been first reported by shocked pilots and initially discounted by atmospheric scientists.

‘If it’s something that’s anomalous. That makes it interesting and worthy of study,’  Spergel said.   

UFO reports were first delivered by both the head of the AARO director Kirkpatrick, and an advisor to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Surveillance Services Office, Mike Freie.

NASA’s study group, an assemblage of 16 experts ranging from physicists to astronauts, was formed last June to examine unclassified UFO sightings and other data collected from civilian government and commercial sectors.

The study group represents the first such inquiry ever conducted by the US space agency into a subject the government had previously consigned to the purview of military and national security officials, when accorded respect or attention at all.

Today, these parallel NASA and Pentagon efforts, both undertaken with some semblance of transparency, mark a turning point for in the government’s public stance on UFOs or UAP. 

After decades spent deflecting, debunking and discrediting sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, dating back to the 1940s, Pentagon officials now say that their recent push to investigate such sightings has led to hundreds of new reports that are under examination. 

Speaking to the NASA panel today, AARO director Kirkpatrick said that roughly 2 to 5 percent of AARO’s current database of approximately 800 UAP cases constituted real and baffling anomalies. 

While NASA’s science mission was seen by some as promising a more open-minded approach to a topic long treated as taboo by the defense establishment, the US space agency made it known from the start that it was hardly leaping to any conclusions.

‘There is no evidence UAPs are extraterrestrial in origin,’ NASA said in announcing the panel’s formation last June.

In its more recent statements, the agency presented a new potential wrinkle to the UAP acronym itself, referring to it as an abbreviation for ‘unidentified anomalous phenomena.’ This suggested that sightings other than those that appeared airborne may be included.

Still, NASA in announcing Wednesday’s meeting, said the space agency defines UAPs ‘as observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena from a scientific perspective.’