Whistleblower claims Uncle Sam is sitting on hoard of alien vehicles and tech
Ex-UAP analyst reckons he was harassed for telling Congress
A former US intelligence official turned whistleblower says the government has been secretly recovering what appear to be alien craft and technology for decades.
The reason David Charles Grusch is coming forward now, according to an interview with The Debrief, is that the multiple covert unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs aka UFOs) and their findings have been illegally withheld from Congress, and his attempts to hand the information over to elected officials resulted in retaliation.
The US government has been ramping up its investigations of UFO recordings for a while now, with the Pentagon admitting last year it had a list of more than 400 unexplained potential UAP encounters it was still investigating. Late in 2022 NASA stood up a 16-expert panel to investigate UFO sightings, with that group concluding only a few encounters defied explanations.
Grusch claims the US government and its allies have been long collecting "intact and partially intact vehicles" which have been analyzed and found to be "of exotic origin (non-human intelligence, whether extraterrestrial or unknown origin) based on the vehicle morphologies and material science testing and the possession of unique atomic arrangements and radiological signatures."
Grusch isn't just any crank with expired security clearance, though. A former military officer who saw service in Afghanistan, Grusch served as a UAP analyst for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
While at the NRO, Grusch served as its representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force from 2019 to 2021 before later serving as the NGA's co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative on the UAP task force. According to The Debrief, Grusch left government service in April 2023 to become an advocate for government accountability.
The task force Grusch worked on has since been folded into the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which in April told the Senate Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities that it had yet to find evidence of any alien technology on Earth.
After dealing with alleged retaliatory harassment for several months, Grusch's lawyer filed a reprisal complaint claiming that he had "direct knowledge that UAP-related classified information has been withheld and/or concealed from Congress by 'elements' of the intelligence community 'to purposely and intentionally thwart legitimate Congressional oversight of the UAP Program'," The Debrief said, quoting from an unclassified version of the complaint it had viewed.
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The Intelligence Community Inspector General apparently found the report credible and urgent enough to launch a whistleblower investigation. Grusch also reportedly helped draft language in the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act that made it permissible for any person with knowledge of UAPs to inform Congress without fear of retaliation, and regardless of any previous non-disclosure agreement.
Grusch has since provided Congress with hours of transcribed classified information that includes "specific data about the [UAP] materials recovery program," though he hasn't provided any actual alien materials, The Debrief reported.
Grusch made no claims in the piece as to having actually seen UAP materials with his own eyes, nor was he willing to disclose how he had been retaliated against for sharing that information.
Is the truth coming from inside the house?
Emboldened by the UAP provision in the 2023 NDAA, other intelligence officials have come forward to validate Grusch's claims, including Jonathan Grey, an intelligence officer at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the US Air Force's air and space threat analysis arm.
"The majority of retrieved, foreign exotic materials have a prosaic terrestrial explanation and origin – but not all, and any number higher than zero in this category represents an undeniably significant statistical percentage," Grey said.
"The existence of complex historical programs involving the coordinated retrieval and study of exotic materials, dating back to the early 20th century, should no longer remain a secret."
Grey's take echoes recent calls from scholars to eliminate the stigma surrounding UAP encounters, be they legitimate alien encounters or not, to get past the culture of secrecy that's grown up around unidentified phenomena.
"My hope is to dissuade the global populace from this archaic and preposterous notion, and to potentially pave the way for a much broader discussion," Grey said. "Potential technological advancements may be gleaned from non-human intelligence/UAP retrievals by any sufficiently advanced nation and then used to wage asymmetrical warfare, so, therefore, some secrecy must remain."
Grusch, for his part, wants the "80-year arms race" of secret UAP tech collection exposed to the light of day because burying it only "further inhibits the world populace to be prepared for an unexpected, non-human intelligence contact scenario."
In a statement to The Register, the Department of Defense stood by what it told Congress in April – that it hasn't found proof of alien contact, but is still investigating several cases that defied an immediate explanation. The DoD told us it has until June 2024 to complete its historical review of records and testimonies as to the existence of UAPs.
"AARO welcomes the opportunity to speak with any former or current government employee or contractor who believes they have information relevant to the historical review," DoD spokesperson Sue Gough said in a statement to El Reg.
Per Gough, the AARO is committed to following its investigation wherever it leads, but "to date, AARO has not discovered any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently." ®