Speaking to TMZ just one day before the briefing, Republican Congressman Tim Burchett, said: “Clearly, something’s going on that we can’t handle.”
Last week Luis Elizondo, the former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, said Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (the military’s name for UFOs) posed a serious threat.
In an interview with the Washington Post, he warned the phenomena are capable of turning “nuclear capabilities” on and off.
“In this country we’ve had incidents where these UAPs have interfered and actually brought offline our nuclear capabilities,” he said.
“We also have data suggesting that in other countries these things have interfered with their nuclear technology and actually turned them on, put them online.”
Experts have been speculating on the contents of the anticipated report for over a month but have warned there may be aspects of the document that will remain classified for security and counterintelligence reasons.
Alleged footage of UFOs has been circulating online for years but US lawmakers have been divided on whether to take the phenomena seriously.
Democratic Congressman, Sean Patrick Maloney told the New York Post: “We take the issue of unexplained aerial phenomena seriously to the extent that we’re dealing with the safety and security of US military personnel or the national security interests of the United States, so we want to know what we’re dealing with.
Mr Burchett thought it was “ridiculous” to think UFOs could be advanced Russian or Chinese tech.
“If the Russians had UFO technology, they would own us right now.
“They used to say, they’ve heard people talk about how the Nazis had it in the Second World War — if they did, they would have won.
“That is ridiculous. It has to be something that’s out of our galaxy, it just has to be, if it is in fact real.”
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