- Thursday, August 3, 2023

Lawmakers last week held a riveting hearing on UFOs, and things quickly took a strange turn.

Former intelligence officer David Grusch and two fighter pilots shared firsthand experiences with unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs. Mr. Grusch’s testimony revealed shocking details about a top-secret crash retrieval and reverse-engineering program, accusing the military of misusing funds.

“My testimony is based on information I have been given by individuals with a long-standing track record of legitimacy and service to this country — many of whom also shared compelling evidence in the form of photography, official documentation, and classified oral testimony,” Mr. Grusch said in his opening statement.

“I have taken every step I can to corroborate this evidence over a period of four years and to do my due diligence on the individuals sharing it, and it is because of these steps that I believe strongly in the importance of bringing this information before you. I am driven by a commitment to truth and transparency, rooted in our inherent duty to uphold the United States Constitution and protect the American people,” he said.

“I am asking Congress to hold our government to this standard and thoroughly investigate these claims. But as I stand here under oath now, I am speaking to the facts as I have been told them,” Mr. Grusch said.

Mr. Grusch even mentioned aircraft with “nonhuman” origins and the recovery of biological materials. Could this mean encounters with intergalactic life forms? Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are perplexed, searching for the best way to proceed with these extraordinary claims.

Some suspect a cover-up, while others are demanding answers. The Pentagon, however, remains tight-lipped, possibly fearing the exposure of classified information.

But with numerous videos capturing unexplained sightings and objects defying known physics, it’s hard to dismiss these encounters as mere illusions.

With around 800 UAP reports investigated, there’s evidently more to this than meets the eye.

As David Fravor, a witness to one of these encounters, pointed out, the technology displayed goes far beyond anything we possess or anticipate having in the near future. Last week’s hearing showcased lawmakers’ newfound audacity in pushing for more transparency from military and intelligence agencies.

In a remarkable display of bipartisan cooperation, a group of senators led by Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, introduced a cunning amendment to the annual defense spending bill.

Inspired by legislation that unraveled the mystery surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this measure compels executive branch agencies to disclose their records on UAPs to a review board committed to immediate transparency.

Agencies must mount a formidable defense to justify keeping classified records, as their requests will be scrutinized by the review board’s commitment to truth.

In a breakthrough moment, a separate House panel heard riveting testimony from Pentagon officials last summer, opening a new chapter in their quest for truth.

In last week’s hearing, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed frustration over the lack of information provided by the military and intelligence agencies. They criticized an overly secretive classification system that keeps these incidents hidden, denying the public access to extraordinary events.

Rep. Jared Moskowitz of Florida, a passionate Democrat, declared: “Disclosure should be an immediate reality. Today, if possible. Tomorrow, at the latest. The moment has come.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin Democrat, the shrewd chairman of the subcommittee, slyly remarked: “Some of us eagerly anticipate extracting answers from our esteemed witnesses in a more covert setting. I suspect legislation may emerge from this intriguing affair.”

The pursuit of extraterrestrial truth has taken an engaging twist, blending elements of a mind-boggling mystery and a captivating political drama.

The only question remaining: Will our elected lawmakers tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

• Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at josephcurl@gmail.com and on X, formerly known as Twitter, @josephcurl.

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