NBC News: House approves measure to share information on UFO reports. “Congress took a step toward creating a database of UFO reports with House passage of a measure that would establish a ‘secure system’ to receive information about unidentified aerial phenomena.”
NPR: The military’s UFO database now has info from about 400 reported incidents. “A database of reports of UFOs now includes about 400 incidents, up from 143 assessed in a report released about a year ago, a Navy intelligence official told lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.”
CNET: Congress’ First Public Hearing on UFOs in 50 years Is Tuesday: How to Watch. “Few things capture the public imagination quite like UFOs and sci-fi suggestions that aliens might be vacationing on our humble little planet. And on Tuesday, May 17, the US House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee plans to shed some light on UFOs — more formally known as unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP — with an open hearing.”
New York Intelligencer: The Defense Department May Be Getting an Office to Investigate UFOs. “Two years after lawmakers were ‘coming out of the woodwork’ to be briefed about Navy and Air Force pilots coming across unidentified aerial phenomena, a bipartisan group of senators led by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand wants to formalize the process of learning about the unexplained sightings more commonly known as UFOs.”
Dazed: This website allows you to track UFO sightings. “As scientists at Harvard University continue their search for alien life, a new website allows you to track and record UFO sightings across the USA. UFO Discovery features sightings of unidentified flying objects dating back to the 1960s. With over 70,000 recorded sightings, users can search the site by city, state, shape of ‘aircraft’, year, and duration.”
CNET: Alien fans, get lost in a huge UFO archive of declassified CIA documents. “Do UFOs exist? ‘Unidentified flying objects’ are definitely a thing, but do they have alien origins? I’m on the side of the skeptics, but there are plenty of true believers and UFO-curious folks eager for official information from the government. Thanks to The Black Vault, an online archive of declassified government documents, you can now dig through a massive trove of information the CIA has collected on UFOs over the years.”
University of Manitoba: The University of Manitoba’s archive of the paranormal just became a little more extraordinary
University of Manitoba: The University of Manitoba’s archive of the paranormal just became a little more extraordinary. “The University of Manitoba’s collection of the paranormal just got a little further out of this world. In October, the university’s archives and special collections unit received a private donation by Canadian ufologist Chris Rutkowski of some 30,000 UFO-related materials. It all adds to the university’s already impressive Psychical Research and Spiritualism Collections, making it a hub for paranormal archival research in Canada.” This story was ringing a bell with me and I couldn’t figure out what it was until I realized I was confusing it with the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick and its donation of UFO materials from Stanton Friedman.UfOH, CANADA….
Motherboard: Someone Turned 50,000 Hours of UFO Podcasts Into a Searchable Database. “a UFO enthusiast and barrister in England who goes by the pseudonym Isaac Koi is transcribing archives of UFO-related shows. So far, he’s catalogued over 50,000 podcast episodes and videos.”
University of Southern California: Data-Crunching Class Looks to the Skies to Explore UFO Sightings. “Working in small teams, students in the class sifted through thousands of documented sightings of UFOs using techniques like data mining and feature extraction to discover how factors such as movie releases and weather events influenced sighting patterns. So, what did they discover? While they didn’t find any conclusive evidence of alien life visiting our planet, the students did unearth some interesting patterns hidden within the data.”
New records regarding UFO sightings in Spain are now available online. I could only find the story at this one source. This source is indexed by Google News, but I’m not super-confident. Alas, my Spanish is not good enough to dig for more possibilities.