US accused of getting secret decades-old UFO program at Congressional listening to

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is concealing a longstanding program that retrieves and reverse engineers unidentified flying objects, a former Air Drive intelligence officer testified Wednesday to Congress. The Pentagon has denied his claims.

Retired Maj. David Grusch’s extremely anticipated testimony earlier than a Home Oversight subcommittee was Congress’ newest foray into the world of UAPs — or “unidentified aerial phenomena,” which is the official time period the U.S. authorities makes use of as a substitute of UFOs. Whereas the research of mysterious plane or objects usually evokes discuss of aliens and “little inexperienced males,” Democrats and Republicans lately have pushed for extra analysis as a nationwide safety matter as a result of issues that sightings noticed by pilots could also be tied to U.S. adversaries.

Grusch stated he was requested in 2019 by the top of a authorities job power on UAPs to determine all extremely categorized applications regarding the duty power’s mission. On the time, Grusch was detailed to the Nationwide Reconnaissance Workplace, the company that operates U.S. spy satellites.