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Congress Defines UFOs to Exclude "Man Made" Objects

So...definitely aliens, then?

There has been renewed interest in UFOs and their origin in the public in recent years, particularly after the government declassified records of many of its own encounters, and Congressional hearings were convened to discuss the matter more thoroughly. Long derided by serious scholars, scientists, and government officials, the case to discredit UFO eyewitnesses turned out to be a Cold War-era psyop designed to keep people’s supposed sightings from overwhelming early warning systems that were supposed to be watching out for Soviet spy planes, or worse, missiles.

But now, it’s hard to turn everything around and tell people that yeah, these things are real, and we have no idea what they are. Even when presidents all the way back to Clinton have attempted to speak matter-of-factly about the issue, they’ve been publicly laughed at and ridiculed. Though the Senate has convened a robust new office to deal with these topics, most people close to think they are not real, or are a cover up for some other threat.


For years, even UFO enthusiasts have waffled as to the nature of these objects. Perhaps they are of extra-terrestrial origin, or perhaps they are a secret form of technology in our own government, or from an Earth society somehow unknown to us.

But Congress has defined them as definitely being other than man-made. In their recent 2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, they specifically addressed the new office, and stated: “Temporary nonattributed objects, or those that are positively identified as man-made after analysis, will be passed to appropriate offices and should not be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena.”

So first we called them UFOs, and then UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomenon). Now, it seems, as if their trans-medium nature is the one of most interest to the feds.