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A congressional hearing on UFOs just took place in Washington

A former intelligence officer claimed under oath that the US government is covering up its knowledge of UFOs and recovered ‘nonhuman’ biological matter.

Public hearings on the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials are actually taking place. No, this isn’t the plot of an upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie.

Conspiracists have long believed that the US government has recovered physical existence of extraterrestrial visitors on Earth, but a former intelligence officer spilling the beans under oath in a court setting is, if you’ll excuse the pun, entirely alien.

This week, the US congress held a hearing in Washington in which a former military intelligence officer-turned whistle-blower told House lawmakers that they’re being kept in the dark about ‘unidentified anomalous phenomena’ (or UAP).

David Grusch, who served for 14 years in the Air Force and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, faced the House Oversight Committee’s national security alongside two former fighter pilots with supposed first-hand accounts of otherworldly encounters.

Grusch told the hearing that despite his official position as lead investigator for UAP, he had been denied access to secret government UFO programs and was threatened with ‘very brutal’ retaliation for his inquisitiveness.

When asked by Congressman Tim Burchett whether he had personal knowledge of anyone harmed in efforts to cover up extraterrestrial technology, Grusch coyly replied: ‘yes’.

Having worked for two UAP task-forces assembled by the Pentagon, Grusch stated that he was informed of a ‘multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering program’ during a classified operation.

He later described interviews with some 40 officials who have direct knowledge of aircraft of ‘non-human’ origin – some of whom mentioned top secret biological salvage – and revealed that several colleagues were apparently injured by UAPs.

Though evidence was not forthcoming during the testimony, the sheer amount of recent eye-witness reports from those of military influence or formerly of national intelligence has ignited a desire for inquests at Congress.

Since May, Washington officials have investigated roughly 800 reports of UAP and a ton of video recordings – which typically show nondescript vehicles moving through the air at freakishly high speeds with no visible means of propulsion, and in the majority of cases, no sound.

Not everyone was convinced by Grusch, however, who was said to be markedly less forthcoming under oath than he had been in previous interviews with the media.

Despite the fact Grusch initially cited issues of security, journalist and UFO researcher Garrett Graff tweeted: ‘Very interesting to me that Dave Grusch is unwilling to state and repeat under oath at the #UFOHearings the most explosive – and outlandish – of his claims from his NewsNation interview. He seems to be very carefully dancing around repeating them.’

Irrespective of his wariness on the day, Grusch managed to leave a lasting impact on Glenn Grothman, the chair of the House subcommittee on national security.

Describing the hearing as ‘illuminating,’ Grothman stated a genuine belief that legislation will follow to increase transparency about UAPs. On several occasions, in-fact, he intimated that currently classified UAP material may pose a national security threat. Let’s hope not.

Currently being reviewed by Congress, a landmark bill could soon mandate that all UAP records are sent for examination by a superior governing body with ‘the presumption of immediate disclosure.’ In laymen’s terms, becoming public knowledge would be the new default.

Intelligence agencies wishing to classify said material will have to actively make requests and explain their position to the board with the appropriate justification.

‘We should have disclosure today. We should have disclosure tomorrow. The time has come,’ said Florida’s Democratic representative Jared Evan Moskowitz.