US Congress to Discuss UFOs in Special Session
The Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress will convene on July 26 to discuss the topic of UFOs. The hearing will be chaired by representatives of the Republican Party, Anna Paulina Luna from Florida and Tim Burchett from Tennessee, according to Gizmodo. It is unclear what exactly will be discussed at the hearings.
The interest of US residents in the topic of UFOs has been revived thanks to David Grush, a former counterintelligence employee, who claimed that the US Government is withholding evidence in the form of crashed aircraft that allegedly were not made on Earth. According to Grush, the government funds numerous "black" secret programs. Grush asserts that these highly classified programs were "nested" within other classified projects and programs and are likely linked to illegal activities. The Debrief article quotes numerous high-ranking officials, and they all seem to corroborate Grush's words.
Grush has some basis to comment on this topic as he previously served in the Defense Department's internal group, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, which was responsible for investigating UFOs. Grush claims to have left government service in April to "increase government accountability through public disclosure."
As part of this public disclosure campaign, Grush has made a series of surprising statements, including that the US may have found dead UFO "pilots" as a result of its secret UFO search programs, that Americans may have been killed to protect these programs, and even that the US returned an extraterrestrial spaceship belonging to fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in 1933.
The comments from future participants in the UFO hearings vary in tone. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy joked, "If a UFO was found, the Defense Department would have definitely informed the government. They probably would have demanded more money." In contrast, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby advised taking the issue "seriously."
Previously, the Pentagon has already released reports on UFOs. For example, in 2022, they documented 510 aerial objects, of which 366 were successfully identified. They included drones, balloons, plastic bags, and birds. 171 objects remained unidentified.