In a remarkable congressional hearing on July 26, 2023, a former American intelligence official, David Grusch, revealed that the US government had conducted a “multi-decade” program to collect and reverse-engineer crashed UFOs.
Grusch, who led analysis of unexplained anomalous phenomena within a US Department of Defense agency until 2023, disclosed that “non-human” beings had been found, marking a high-profile discussion on the issue of alien life.
The hearing was triggered by Grusch’s claims in June, suggesting that the government was secretly concealing alien spacecraft. He reiterated some of these claims under oath during the hearing and filed a whistleblower complaint in 2022, stating he was denied access to classified government UFO programs.
During the hearing, Grusch stated that he faced severe retaliation for his allegations, both professionally and personally.
He also confirmed having knowledge of individuals being harmed or injured in government efforts to withhold UFO information.
Apart from Grusch’s testimony, three retired military veterans testified at the hearing, warning that UFO sightings pose a national security problem, and the government’s secrecy has hindered understanding of the issue.
Lawmakers emphasized the importance of transparency and encouraging reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena.
Despite the lack of government officials testifying at the hearing, the topic of UFOs continues to garner significant interest, with ongoing calls for more investigations and disclosure.