UFO whistleblowers set to testify before Congress next week

The US House of Representatives Oversight Committee is preparing to hold hearings on what the government and especially the military know about UFOs.
John Loeffler
A UFO over a city
A UFO over a city

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, also known as UFOs, are about to get their biggest public hearing yet with a major congressional hearing, starting next week.

The announcement was made by Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), the committee’s chairman, via Twitter on July 17, 2023. “The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on UAPs on Wednesday, 7/26,” Burchett wrote. “We're done with the cover-ups.”

The decision to hold the hearing comes in the wake of unconfirmed claims made by a former intelligence official, David Grusch, stating that the U.S. military had possibly discovered crashed alien spacecraft. In response to these claims, Republican lawmakers have vowed to investigate UAPs further. However, the Pentagon has refuted these claims.

Intelligence official claims government has alien aircraft

According to reports from The Debrief, David Grusch alleged that the U.S. government operates a covert program focused on recovering debris from crashed non-human origin spacecraft and attempting to reverse-engineer the technology.

During a press conference, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers provided more details about the upcoming hearing. The witnesses at the hearing will include David Grusch, along with two former Navy pilots, one of whom captured a widely seen video of a UAP near his fighter jet.

Rep. Burchett clarified that the hearing's purpose is not to present evidence of extraterrestrial beings or UFOs as sensationalism, but rather to address the public's right to know and the issue of trust between the government and its citizens.

"We're not going to bring you in a saucer or a little green man. That's not what it's going to be about," Burchett said Thursday. "But the reality is the American public deserves to know. And you better be careful about a government doesn't trust its people."

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was asked about whether he believed in UAPs and extraterrestrials by reporters.

"I will continue to see," McCarthy said, before joking, "But I think if we had found a UFO, I think the Department of Defense would tell us because they would probably want to request more money."

"I'd love to see whatever facts and information we have," McCarthy added. "I'm very supportive of letting the American people see what we have, where we go."

'Alphabet agencies' dispute UAP claims

Rep. Burchett, together with Rep. Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, is spearheading the panel's inquiry into UAPs. They said they’ve experienced pushback from some government agencies but that they are determined to proceed with the hearing.

"We're going to have professionals in here and we're getting blowback from some of the alphabet agencies," Burchett claimed. "I'm sick of government...that does not trust the people."

The Pentagon's office responsible for investigating UAPs has reviewed over 800 cases of UAPs spanning several decades but says it couldn’t tie any of them to aliens.