The possibility of whether we are the only beings in the universe could be closer to a conclusive resolution. A former high-ranking military official, who has retired, has come forward during a UFO hearing and made statements that, if proven true, would confirm the accounts of witnesses from various parts of the globe. According to the whistleblower, the U.S. government possesses substantial evidence that could surpass the intrigue of any “X-Files” episode.
In May 2022, David Grusch, a former intelligence officer in the US Air Force, first made public his allegations. Recently, he reiterated before the House Oversight Committee that the government has been aware of these possibly extraterrestrial flying objects, now called unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), since the 1930s. The ex-military officer also stated that officials have been actively trying to downplay and discredit public interest in this subject for many years.
This was the second public hearing on UAP conducted by Congress in 2023. While David Grusch, who acted as a mere collector of others’ eyewitness accounts, may not carry significant weight with his words alone, the meeting also featured testimonies from several other military personnel who personally claim to have witnessed UAP during their duties.
One of these witnesses, former Navy pilot Ryan Graves, revealed that anomalous aircraft are significantly underreported because pilots fear potential negative repercussions on their careers. Additionally, the lack of a UAP reporting system within the FAA leaves commercial pilots with no proper channel to document their sightings, even if they wish to do so.
Despite the persistent stigma surrounding reported close encounters, there is clear evidence that the US government treats the matter seriously. Internal memos from the Department of Defense indicate that they have created task forces dedicated to investigating the potential threat.
The latest iteration of this effort, revealed in a press release from July 2022, is called the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office. Notably, the terms “UFO” and “UAP” are not explicitly used in the language of this effort; instead, it refers to “anomalous, unidentified space, airborne, submerged, and transmedium objects.”