Cryptic National Security Threat Sparks UFO Theory


A cryptic statement warning of a possible “serious national security threat” on Wednesday sparked many social media users to speculate that it related to UFOs.

In a statement, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner said, “Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has made available to all members of Congress information concerning a serious national security threat.”

“I am requesting that President Biden declassify all information relating to this threat so that Congress, the Administration, and our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat,” Turner added in the statement.

The House Intelligence Committee did not release any further information detailing what the “threat” is, prompting many social media users to speculate what it could relate to.

Representative Mike Turner, an Ohio Republican, speaks during a news conference with members of the House Intelligence Committee at the U.S. Capitol on August 12, 2022, in Washington, D.C. On February 14, Turner issued a…

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“UFO, am I right? Simulation over?” radio host Hugh Hewitt wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Igor Bobic of HuffPost said, “Aliens? It’s aliens, isn’t it.”

X user Average Grayman said, “Imminent UFO invasion?”

Similarly, X user @Beard__Believer said, “I’m really hoping that is concerning UFOs/UAPs and it means we’re getting one step closer to disclosure. Either way, pay attention, America! Something wicked this way comes…”

X user MAGA Montgomery wrote, “You are not reading the room, if this is not UAP/UFO related!”

X user @@tomkuric wrote, “It’s definetly [sic] aliens,” sharing a gif of an alien.

X user Chuck Harrison said, “speculation is running that the natsec threat could be ufo related. If so Turner is vague about it if it’s ufo related especially with the UAP hearings going on.”

However, X user @TheUfoJoe said, “I know folks will want this to be about UFOs but there’s nothing that suggests that to be the case. Watch out for folks saying otherwise.”

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan responded to questions about the statement during a press briefing on Tuesday, where he explained that he planned to meet with members of the House and Senate intelligence committees this week.

“That’s been on the books, so, I am a bit surprised that Congressman Turner came out publicly today in advance of a meeting on the books to sit with him alongside our intelligence and defense professionals,” Sullivan said regarding his meeting with the committees.

“Americans understand that there’s a range of threats and challenges that we’re dealing with every single day. Those threats and challenges range from terrorism to state actors, and we have to contend with them and we have to contend with them in a way where we ensure the ultimate security of the American people,” Sullivan added.

Newsweek previously reached out to Turner’s office via email for more information.

According to Mychael Schnell of The Hill, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Jim Hines responded to the statement by Turner and said, “People should not panic, that is unequivocal,” but noted that “it’s something that the Congress and the administration does need to address in the medium to long run.”