In recent days, hundreds of residents of Maryland have reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the sky. According to reports, these sightings have been taking place across the state, with many witnesses claiming to have seen strange lights and objects moving at high speeds and in unusual patterns.
The increase in UFO sightings in Maryland has caught the attention of both Congress and NASA, who have launched investigations into the phenomenon. The studies come as part of a broader push for transparency around UFO sightings and related phenomena.
According to a report by NPR, the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office has received 366 reports of UFO sightings, with 195 of these reports being classified as “unremarkable”. However, the remaining 171 reports will require further investigation.
NASA has also investigated UFO sightings, with the agency selecting a team to study unidentifiable objects in the sky. The study, which began in October 2022, is expected to shed light on the nature of these objects and help determine whether they threaten national security.
Despite the attention given to UFO sightings, much is still unknown about these mysterious objects. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, witness accounts from Maryland indicate that there is plenty to see in the heavens, even though the state ranks in the bottom five for sightings.
The Push for Transparency
The recent surge in UFO sightings has led to a renewed push for transparency around the phenomenon. Many experts and enthusiasts believe that the government has been hiding information about UFOs for decades and that greater transparency is needed in order to understand the nature of these objects better.
In response to these concerns, Congress has been pushing to release classified information about UFO sightings and related phenomena. In December 2021, Congress passed a bill requiring the Director of National Intelligence to submit an unclassified UFO report to Congress within 180 days.
The report, which was released in June 2022, found that most of the reported sightings could be attributed to natural phenomena, such as weather balloons and drones. However, the report also acknowledged that some sightings could not be explained and that further investigation was needed.