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SCU Responds to Senate Hearing on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena


SCU commends the US Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on UAP hearing and applauds the first public release of some factual data on reported UAP shapes, altitudes, hotspots, and other characteristics; requests data on anomalous kinematics to support unclassified scientific research of UAP.


April 21 – The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), a data-driven organization of scientists, engineers, academics, and research professionals dedicated to conducting and supporting open scientific research into unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), released the following announcement:


The SCU commends Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities (SASCSETC), and Dr. Kirkpatrick, Director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), on their informative public hearing on UAP held April 19, 2023.


The hearing described a rigorous approach toward collecting and resolving military UAP reports. It also contained the first public release by the US government of a set of factual data on shapes, altitudes, and hotspots, as well as radar, radio, and thermal IR characteristics, of UAP reported between 1996-2023. Encouragingly, the listed attributes from these classified military reports are consistent with typical characteristics gleaned from large, non-classified databases of UAP witness reports.


SCU’s subject matter experts see Dr. Kirkpatrick and his team taking the proper steps in three essential areas of the endeavor: careful UAP case triage methods, the skillful use of both intelligence and scientific teams, and technically detailed case study, as presented in the video analysis during the open hearing. This approach is critical to resolving UAP reports into the categories of insufficient data, prosaic phenomena, potential adversary craft, and the truly unknown.


As a research priority, SCU urges AARO to release information on the characteristics of objects that reflect a kinematic capability beyond currently known technologies. Such incidents have been reported repeatedly over the last 70 years; the 2004 Nimitz incident is only a recent example. These are a critical class of UAP reports that will help academic researchers to seek, and reasonably expect to receive, funding for their unclassified work through NSF, NASA, DoD, or even AARO.


SCU wishes to thank every Member of Congress who supported the funding of AARO. We agree with the US government that UAP is an area of scientific study critical for the security of our nation and world. We look forward to the information AARO will be sharing with the public in the future.


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SCU Analysis of 2004 USS Nimitz Navy Strike Group Incident: https://www.explorescu.org/post/2004-uss-nimitz-strike-navy-group-incident-report


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SCU promotes and encourages the rigorous scientific examination of UAP, commonly known as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). SCU comprises scientists, engineers, members of the high-tech and defense industries, former military, and other professionals, utilizing scientific principles, methodologies, and practices to advance the study of UAP observed and reported around the globe.


The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to SCU are tax-deductible.



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