PEMA Director Reports There Have Been UFO Sightings in Pennsylvania

"The truth is out there?"
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A Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee hearing meeting last week left some lawmakers laughing, though maybe a little nervously. 

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield, in response to a Democratic lawmaker’s question, said Wednesday:

“We have had reports of unidentified flying objects in the past. Sometimes they are attributable to astronomic [sic] phenomena, or astrologic [sic] phenomena. But we look at actually making sure that we’re sharing that information with the proper authorities. We have a great relationship with the Pennsylvania State Police and obviously local law enforcement.”

This seemed to have left Majority Appropriations Chair Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) a bit gobsmacked at the revelation, who asked Padfield to elaborate a bit, as the two had a light back and forth about what “most” sightings, and those not included in “most,” can be attributed to. 

But I may be burying the lede. 

The initial question by State Rep. Ben Waxman (D-Philadelphia) to Padfield was a serious one, with a serious answer.

“Given the growing proliferation of sightings of drones, unmanned aircraft, and other unidentified aerial phenomena, what is PEMA’s role in encouraging the reporting and tracking of these unknown objects and potential threats?” asked Waxman.

Of particular concern is these sightings near Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants, who PEMA “works closely with,” as unmanned aerial systems such as drones can be weaponized and do pose a serious threat, something both PEMA and federal authorities recognize.  

For a more in-depth summary of the hearing, read The UAP Register’s report here:

You can also watch the hearing here:

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Cyril Mychalejko

Cyril Mychalejko

Cyril Mychalejko is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bucks County Beacon. Read his columns on Sundays and follow him on Twitter.

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