The existence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has been a very long-standing topic in the United States. But recently, it has been getting much-needed attention from the United States government.
Imagine a UFO landing in your backyard. It's that bad, and that's why there was a Congress hearing to discuss the issue of UFOs in the United States. David Grusch, a former member of a U.S. Air Force panel on unidentified anomalous phenomena, testified to Congress, sharing what he knew about them. Apparently, the United States Congress is putting more pressure on personnel and agencies to testify and provide more transparency about UFOs.
Over the years, there's been increasing reports about UFOs, and many pilots and military personnel have testified to seeing them. Apparently, the Congress hearing became necessary because the government wanted to know exactly what was happening. Reports of UFO crash sites and sightings made them treat the issue as a matter of national security.
According to Democratic Representative Robert Garcia from California, the government should gather more information to understand what is really happening in the country with regards to UFOs. He emphasized that the more details the government has about what UFOs are and how they can be dealt with, the better chances there are for ensuring safety. In essence, Garcia believes that the government requires more information to determine whether or not UFOs are a matter of national security.
"UAPs, whatever they may be, may pose a serious threat to our military and our civilian aircraft, and that must be understood. We should encourage more reporting, not less on UAPs. The more we understand, the safer we will be," Garcia said in his address.
Government and Military Have a Hand in UFO Sightings
David Grusch was under oath when he testified that the government and the US military had a hand in unidentified aerial phenomena—(UAP). According to him, he believes the government is in possession of some UAPs. What solidifies his belief is due to the numerous interviews he has had with many government officials and the US military.
He says that within the past 4 years, he learned there has been a "multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse-engineering program" going on.
Grusch also pointed out that anytime he gets close to getting some classified information from the government or the US military, his efforts are blocked by higher authorities. He accused the US military of misappropriating funds and using them to cover UFO crash sites and sightings.
Pentagon Denies Claims
The Pentagon has denied the claims made by David Grusch against the government and the US military. Sue Gough, a Pentagon spokesperson, said the government was only protecting sensitive information from getting to the public while still being accountable. Gough says there is no verifiable evidence regarding the actual existence of aliens and UFOs.
"To date, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) has not discovered any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently."
"The Department is fully committed to openness and accountability to the American people, which it must balance with its obligation to protect sensitive information, sources, and methods. DoD is also committed to timely and thorough reporting to Congress," Sue Gough said while speaking to the press.