On July 26, 2023, three experts testified before a congressional hearing to brief the law makers about their encounters with UAPs or UFOs. These military officials and veterans include David Fravor, a former commanding officer in the U.S. Navy, Ryan Graves, executive director of Americans for Safe Aerospace, and David Grusch, a United States Air Force officer and former intelligence official.
David Grusch made bold claims, reporting there was evidence of a UAP crash site with a pilot of unhuman origins – based on visual confirmation as well as biologics. When pressed for evidence of this report, Grusch informed Representative, Ms. Mace, that the evidence could only be presented in S.C.I.F. (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility). He reiterated this classified information is incredibly controlled, beyond reach from the U.S. lawmakers.
Grusch also informed the committee of evidence that Pentagon has operated a top-secret UAP recovery program for decades, reverse-engineering the technology, developing, and weaponizing those capabilities. Receiving intelligence from dozens of unnamed officials that this operation exists, Grusch believes it poses a threat to the American public if they are not made aware of what is in our air space. And who, or what is operating these UAPs.
“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 the congressional committee.
He testified that the United States has been aware of non-human intelligence since the 1930s – citing that intelligence committees and the inspector general have been provided evidence from informants with first-hand knowledge of non-human-origin aircraft.
Graves told the committee that encountering UAPs was “not rare or isolated.” In fact, his squadron received safety briefs before training missions that frequently included precautions about coming in contact with UAPs. He testified that in 2014, his squadron based out of Virginia Beach began to see unknown objects that looked like “dark grey or black cubes inside of a clear sphere, where the apex or tips of the cubes were touching the inside of that sphere.”
He recounted a conversation with a fellow pilot and his encounter with a UAP 10 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. An object between 5-15 feet in diameter flew between their two F-18s and came within 50 feet of their aircraft before rapidly disappearing.
Post-mission, no standard operating procedures (SOPs) were provided for collecting this information – despite the fact that these are routine encounters throughout American air space by U.S. Navy and Air Force pilots.
“If everyone could see the sensor and video data I witnessed, our national conversation would change,” Graves said. “The American people deserve to know what is happening in our skies. It is long overdue.”
David Fravor testified of an incident in 2004 when his squadron from the USS Nimitz approached a tic-tac-looking object off the coast of San Diego during a training mission. His squadron watched the object for close to 5 minutes, just hovering above the whitewater before rapidly disappearing, discovered 60 miles away in less than a minute.
“I think what we experienced was, like I said, well beyond the material science and the capabilities that we had at the time, that we have currently or that we’re going to have in the next 10 to 20 years,” David Fravor said.
Each of the witnesses agreed that UAPs raise legitimate national security concerns. The potential threat of nation-states utilizing these technologies and weaponizing their capabilities beyond America’s defense scope is credible. Little is known about the existence and potential threat of UAPs, but, as displayed in the hearing, UAPs are no longer an anomaly. They exist. The question is…who or what are operating these UAPs? And, what, if any, is their intention?