Jan 24, 2023 I Paul Seaburn

U.S. Congressman Demands UFO Disclosure and Alleges Huge Coverup

The testimonies of anyone who claims to been abducted by a UFO generally include comments that that the ship they were taken to is a form of transportation with capabilities far beyond those of anything known to the general public. Since it is transportation, any UFO flying over the United States would fall under the jurisdiction of the Congressional Transportation Committee. One member of that committee is Tennessee Representative Tim Burchett, who takes his position very seriously when it comes to UFOs. Representative Burchett has been vocal after past Pentagon UFO briefings that they have bee too brief and lack the kind of UFO disclosure he and the publica are looking for. Burchett took to the airwaves again last week and upped the ante on UFOs – accusing the federal government of “shenanigans” when it comes to  being honest with the American public on the subject. Is Representative Burchette merely grandstanding, or could he be the next generation of the late Nevada Senator Harry Reid – the best friend UFO disclosure supports ever had in Congress?

“I get it. People will talk down to me and they'll make fun of me and make comments about little green men. But I've had people that are actual pilots that have shared photos with me. Military people that, at one time, had some pretty good credentials.”

Tennessee Representative Tim Burchett

In a recent interview with Knox News, Representative Tim Burchett admitted he knows what he’s in for when he discusses UFOs or UAPs or aliens … but he also knows he has a lot of support from witnesses and believers. He has serve in Congress since 2019 – a period which coincides with major events in the release of confirmed UFO data by members of the U.S. military, the admission of secret funded groups within the defense Department investigating UFOs, the formation of a formal group with that function and an obligation to keep Congress and the public informed on its findings, and much more. Burchett has attended the Pentagon briefings and seems to have always been disappointed.

“According to (the federal government), our little minds just can't handle (the truth), and that's that arrogance. I just don't buy that.”

OK, what DOES Representative Burchett buy? In another interview with NewsNation, Burchett reiterates that he believes the military pilots from the USS Nimitz incident and others who saw the Tic Tac UFOs and the transmedia UAPs, and the videos which are used to back up the reports. Not only did those crafts have no vapor trails or any other signs that they were conventional or even futuristic test aircraft, he believed they performed maneuvers that were beyond the capabilities of anything outside of science fiction.

“If you were human and made the curves that were seen in some of this footage, you would literally turn into a ketchup packet. I mean, you would literally fall apart." He noted that UFO clips, such as the famous "Tic Tac" footage, do not show typical aircraft vapor trails."

Burchett is not alone in wondering what kind of aircraft could make such maneuvers – both in the air and under water – but his interest goes beyond mere national security concerns. In his NewsNation inrview (you can watch it here), he said this:

“I have been a believer in the phenomena for a long time. I'm a Christian. I read my Bible. The first chapter of Ezekiel is pretty clear of a UFO sighting. It's written from the King James version. It's translated from earlier words."

Burchett is of course referring to the passages in the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel which have been used by many (starting with Erich von Däniken) to prove a biblical reference to UFOs. Those references include a wheeled chariot and four winged creatures which some have interpreted to be extraterrestrials and a spaceship. It appears Representative Burchett is one of them – he has appeared on the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” – but he warns that this particular program as well as others like it tend to sensationalize, while he says he prefers scientific analysis and reports from experienced military pilots and personnel with security clearances and access to classified government information. As expected of a politician, he tries to satisfy both sides.

“I think it's gonna shock people about the vastness of our universe. You really, honestly, think we're the best that God can do?”

He also alleges that most organized religions today have described something in writings or teaching that could be considered to be a UFO. One thing Representative Burchett is adamant about is coverups – by both the federal government and big business.

“I think they're hiding former crash sites. You should go back to Roswell, New Mexico. In 1947, there was a craft, two crafts apparently, that I've been told had a midair collision. They immediately put a press release out that said 'Saucer Recovered.' [The] headline Saucer Recovered across the country. The next day, they said, 'Oh, wait. No, it was a weather balloon,' and that's just totally bogus. They had something. I think they got it. They wanted to get it under wraps before the Russians or anybody else could get a taste of it."

“(The government has) obtained some materials that are not of this world that are being studied by different members of industry I’ve been told.”

Well, how about disclosing those things yourself, Representative Burchett? If you think we’re ready for it, try us out. This is the point where Burchett’s demands for disclosure and accusations of coverups become partisan – something the late Senator Harry Reid strongly avoided in his efforts to investigate and disclose UFO information.  

The late Senator Harry Reid of Nevada

“I don’t trust government. There’s an arrogance about it and I think the American public can handle it and they need to release everything. I just feel like America is ready. We need to know and to stop with all of the shenanigans.”

Strong anti-government words … coming from someone who has just been reelected to the U.S. Congress for a third term and has been working in government since 1994. It would be easier to accept Burchett’s commitment to UFO disclosure if, like Senator Reid, he actually did something about it rather than just giving interviews and accusing others of “shenanigans.”

Who – if anyone – will be Congress’ next Harry Reid? Will it be Tim Burchett?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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