The United States has a long history of sightings and encounters with Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP). Despite the ubiquity of such events, the federal government has often shied away from full transparency concerning investigations, findings, and implications of these phenomena. This lack of clarity has only deepened public mistrust and has led to multiple theories, including the government's alleged involvement in UFO crash retrieval programs. Furthermore, the absence of a formal and transparent oversight process has led to serious allegations of agencies and contractors evading congressional scrutiny by utilizing opaque funding mechanisms and questionable legal safeguards.
Given the weight of these claims and the potential national security implications, the purpose of this white paper is to strongly advocate for the establishment of a Select Committee on UAP within the United States House of Representatives. This committee would serve a dual role: first, to rigorously investigate the validity of claims surrounding UFO crash retrieval programs; and second, to review and challenge the mechanisms that have purportedly been employed to obfuscate such programs from congressional and public view.
By formally instituting this Select Committee, the United States Congress can take a monumental step toward restoring public trust and ensuring that if such programs do exist, they are subject to the democratic checks and balances that are the cornerstone of our republic.
Scope and Objectives
Investigate Alleged "Non-Human" Crash Retrieval Programs
The primary aim is to validate or refute claims made by whistleblowers and other sources concerning programs dedicated to the retrieval and reverse engineering of "spacecraft of non-human or unknown origin" also known as Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP). This investigation will seek to uncover whether such programs exist, their objectives, and any results or discoveries they have produced.
Classified Information Oversight
There is growing concern that classified information related to UAPs is being withheld from Congress through the misuse of nuclear material classification authorities under the Department of Energy. The committee will assess the validity of these claims and propose corrective measures to ensure proper classification and disclosure.
Transparency in Funding
The committee will conduct a thorough review of Research and Development Reimbursement Programs (IRAD) that are alleged to be used for funding these secretive initiatives. This includes identifying the specific mechanisms and loopholes that allow for these programs to be financed without proper congressional oversight.
Protection Against Whistleblower Retaliation
Given that the effectiveness of this committee's work heavily relies on the cooperation of whistleblowers and insiders, it is essential to provide a secure and anonymous channel for these individuals to share information. The committee will actively work towards assuring whistleblowers that they will be protected against any form of retaliation, thereby encouraging the free flow of information necessary for a comprehensive investigation.
It is alleged that Defense Aerospace and other private contractors are in possession of biological materials and technologies of non-human origin. The committee will scrutinize the claims that these contractors are refusing to engage in congressional oversight on the grounds that these materials and technologies were "gifted" through covert programs. A legal assessment will also be conducted to determine the implications and legality of this stance and the public's right to access this information.
For the committee to be effective, it should be vested with the authority to subpoena witnesses and secure classified and unclassified documents. Subpoena power is essential for compelling individuals and organizations who may be reluctant to cooperate with the investigation. This legal authority will ensure that the committee has access to the full scope of information, both classified and unclassified, needed to conduct an exhaustive inquiry.
To bring a multi-disciplinary approach to this investigation, the committee will call upon experts from relevant federal agencies for testimonies and consultation. These will include, but not be limited to, personnel from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, NASA, Federal Aviation Administration, and other intelligence agencies. Interagency cooperation will facilitate a more thorough understanding of the complexities surrounding UAP phenomena and any alleged programs tied to them.
The committee will conduct public hearings to inform the American people about its findings. While some testimonies and evidence may need to remain classified for national security reasons, the aim is to disseminate as much information as possible through these public forums. Public hearings are crucial for ensuring transparency and keeping the public informed, thereby helping to restore trust in the government's handling of UAP matters.
Independent Auditors and Legal Counsel
Retaining third-party auditors and legal experts to review the legality and financial aspects of alleged programs can add an extra layer of objectivity and scrutiny. This could be particularly helpful when examining how projects were funded and whether they have been conducted in accordance with the law.
Multi-Source Data Collection
Utilizing satellite data, radar information, and other technological means to collect data on UAP incidents can supplement whistleblower and agency information. This also adds scientific rigor to the investigation.
Direct Engagement with Foreign Allies
Engaging directly with allied nations who have also been investigating UAPs can provide a broader perspective and might aid in cross-verifying domestic findings. International cooperation can be a powerful tool for gaining a comprehensive understanding of the global scope of the phenomenon.
Regular updates should be given to Congress and the public on the committee's findings, even if they are interim or inconclusive. This ensures ongoing transparency and keeps stakeholders informed of progress or roadblocks.
The persistent questions and credible allegations surrounding UAPs necessitate a focused, rigorous, and transparent investigation at the highest levels of government. The establishment of a Select Committee on UAP within the United States House of Representatives is not only timely but essential for ensuring transparency, accountability, and public trust in how this phenomenon is being managed and investigated.
Such a committee would empower Congress with the oversight capabilities needed to address the complexities of UAP phenomena and the myriad concerns surrounding it—from whistleblower testimonies to questionable funding mechanisms and potential lapses in national security protocols. Given that the subject matter intersects with various federal agencies and even extends into the realm of private sector involvement, a multi-disciplinary approach is indispensable.
The Select Committee on UAP would serve as a formal mechanism to collect, analyze, and ultimately disseminate findings that could have significant implications for national security, scientific understanding, and even humanity's perception of its place in the universe. Its formation would represent a significant step toward openness and would respond to the public's growing demand for answers.