A former intelligence officer today suggested people have been murdered by the US government as part of the conspiracy to keep UFOs a secret in a bombshell hearing held by Congress.
David Grusch – a former high-ranking intelligence official – is one of three military whistleblowers who testified under oath that they had firsthand encounters or knowledge about secret government programs involving technology that is ‘non-human.’
He claimed that the US has been in possession of UFOs since ‘the 1930s’ and has been secretly back-engineering them and carrying out a public disinformation campaign to prevent the details from leaking publicly.
At one point during the first-of-its-kind hearing, Representative Tim Burchett (R-Tenn) asked Grusch: ‘Personally, have you heard anyone [has] been murdered?’ Grausch said: ‘I have to be careful answering that question. I directed people with that knowledge to the appropriate authorities.’
Grusch was sworn in Wednesday, along with Ryan Graves, an esteemed former pilot, and Navy veteran fighter pilot Commander David Fravor, who witnessed the 2004 ‘Tic Tac’ UFO.
Opening the hearing this morning, Rep Burchett promised their testimonies would be a landmark moment in uncovering ‘the biggest cover-up in history.’
Grusch also claimed that he had been told by multiple credible intelligence officials that the US government had recovered non-human aircraft that had biological pilots inside them.
The former US Intelligence agent also said that he knows of ‘multiple colleagues’ who were physically injured by UFOs either after encountering them or working on them as part of these special access programs.
Kicking off the hearing, Burchett described the hearing as ‘historical.’
‘I’d like to thank these three brave witnesses here. They took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and, dagnammit, they’re doing it.’
‘We’re not bringing little green men or flying saucers into the hearing — sorry to disappoint about half of y’all — we’re just going to get to the facts.
‘We’re going to uncover the cover-up, and I hope this is just the beginning of many more hearings and many more people coming forward about this.’
House lawmakers held the hearing to pressure the executive branch to release more information about unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) or UFOs, as Burchett prefers.
This significant event is the first time these three men, or any individual, have sworn under oath about UFO encounters.
Graves, a former F-18 pilot with over a decade of service in the U.S. Navy, was the first to give opening statements.
‘My testimony is based on information I’ve been given by individuals with a long-standing track record of legitimacy and service to this country, many of whom have shared compelling evidence in the form of photography, official documentation and classified oral testimony to myself and many various colleagues,’ Grusch told lawmakers, stating he was driven to share it by a ‘commitment to truth and transparency.’
‘I am asking Congress to hold our government to this standard and thoroughly investigate these claims,’ he said. ‘But as I stand here under oath now, I am speaking to the facts as I have been told them.’
He told the committee that he and more than 30 aircrew members and veterans have experienced UAPs, unidentified aerial phenomena, along with members of Congress who have confided in him.
Graves said, as an F-18 pilot in the Red Rippers, their squadron was ‘split by UAP’ during a training mission near Virginia Beach in 2014.
He described the object as ‘dark gray or black inside a transparent sphere.’ It was about 15 feet in diameter and came within 50 feet of the lead aircraft.
The mission commander ended the flight, and the squadron submitted a safety report, Graves continued to explain.
‘This story is more common than we expect,’ Graves said: ‘more than 30 witnesses had told his group about similar sightings.’
‘Often, they are veterans with decades of flying experience,’ he added.
Graves also said, ‘UAPs are in our airspace but are grossly underreported.’
Grusch spoke next, providing details about how the US government has ‘intact and partially intact’ extraterrestrial vehicles.
He has previously said the US has run a top-secret UFO retrieval program for decades and claimed the ‘Vatican was involved’ in the first-ever UFO crash.
Grusch said last month that the first recovery of a UFO was in Magenta, Italy, in 1933, and Mussolini’s Italian government held it until 1944 through 1945 when Pope Pius XII tipped America off about it.
‘Due to my extensive executive level intelligence support duties, I was cleared to literally all relevant compartments and in a position of extreme trust both of my military and civilian capacities,’ Grusch said during Wednesday’s hearing.
‘I was informed in the course of my official duties of a multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering program to which I was denied access to that additional read-on when I requested it.’
Representative Glenn Grothman asked Grusch if he firmly believes the government has possession of UAPs, to which the former intelligence officer responded, ‘sbsolutely.’
And he said that is based on interviews with at least 40 witnesses.
Asked where the craft are, he added: ‘I know the exact locations and those locations were provided to the inspector general … I actually had the people with the firsthand knowledge provide a protected disclosure to the Inspector General.’
Grusch also said he had faced brutal retaliation after coming forward about his firsthand accounts of UFOs.
‘I do have knowledge of active planned reprisal activity against myself and other colleagues.
‘There were certain colleagues of mine that were brutally administratively attacked. It makes me very upset as a leader to see that happen to other co-workers and superiors of mine in the last three years,’ Grusch added.
‘How do you account for that response? That seems like a bizarre response,’ Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin asked.
‘I call it administrative terrorism. That’s in their quiver or tool in the toolbox to silence people, especially the career government servants who care about their career, care about their clearance, their reputation, to climb the ladder, and when you threaten that flow, that career path, a lot of people back off, but I’m here to represent those people,’ Grusch said.
Fravor reminded the world about his infamous 2004 encounter with the ‘Tic Tac’ UFO.
‘I’d like to say that the tic tac object we engaged in 2004 was far superior to anything that we had at the time, have today or looking to develop in the next 10 years, he said.
‘If we, in fact, have programs that possess this technology, it needs to have oversight from those people that the citizens of this country elected in office to represent what is best for the United States and best for the citizens.’
Fravor described the Tic Tac object as being ‘perfectly white, smooth and had no windows,’ with ‘two little objects that came out of the bottom.’
David Grusch said the UFO was partially intact and held at a secure airbase until the US retrieved it following the collapse of the fascist Italian regime.
‘It was amazing to see. I told my buddy I wanted to fly it,’ Fravor said during the first-of-its-kind hearing.
‘I’m not like a UFO fanatic — that’s not me. But I will tell you that what we saw with four sets of eyes over five minutes, still, there’s nothing we have nothing close to it,’ he said. ‘It’s just an incredible technology.’
When Fravor was asked if he knew of any similar technology on Earth, he responded: ‘Nothing that can come down from space, hang out for three hours and then go back up.’
He continued to explain that he and his squadron witnessed a UAP drop from 80,000 feet — nearly twice the ceiling of their F-18 fighter jets — down to the ocean’s surface, where another craft seemed to be churning up the sea.
‘Then it raced off past their rendezvous point three times faster than their jets,’ he said
Fravor also said there are multiple witnesses coming forward that say that they have first-hand knowledge [of UFOs], which may have been a reference to a former Marine who claims he and five comrades saw a flying saucer being loaded with weapons while serving in Indonesia in 2009.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Michael Herrera claims that while guarding an airdrop of aid supplies outside Padang in October that year, his six-man unit stumbled across a hovering octagonal craft in apparent use by clandestine US forces.
All three whistle-blowers on Wednesday agreed UAPs are collecting reconnaissance information, probing our capabilities and said they are ‘potentially’ providing an existential threat to the US.
And each of the men agreed that if the craft became hostile, they and their crew would not have the capabilities to defend themselves.
These questions were asked by Representative Andy Ogles, who confirmed there is a clear threat to the national security of the US and urged Congress that it needs to be aware of such activities following the answers.
Burchett gave his closing argument: ‘You’ve endured criticism and derogatory remarks. So God bless ya’ll. We made history today.’