A US senator said a whistleblower’s UFO claims were “troubling and pretty close to the classified information he saw”.
David Grusch, a former intelligence officer, claimed that the US had a UFO salvage program and that “non-human spacecraft” had been found, but the Pentagon denied the bomb claims.
Speak with NewsNationRevealed the claims, Grusch said the group was denied access to a crash retrieval program while working for the UAP task force.
“This is the recovery of technical vehicles of non-human origin, call them spaceships if you will, non-human vehicles of exotic origin that have either landed or crashed,” Grusch said.
Grush claimed that there were spaceships of various other types.
“I thought it was completely insane and at first I thought I was being tricked into thinking it was a ruse,” Grusch told NewsNation.
“People started to confide in me. Come up to me. Many senior former intelligence officers, many of whom I have known throughout most of my career, have come to me and confided in me that they are part of a program.
“They told me, based on their oral testimony and provided me with documents and other evidence, that there was in fact a program that the UAP task force was not implicated in,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon has released a statement denying the claims.
A Defense Department spokeswoman, Sue Gough, told The US Sun, “To date, AARO has found no verifiable information to support claims that programs to possess or reverse-engineer extraterrestrial materials existed in the past or currently exist.”
“AARO strives to follow the data and its investigation wherever it leads.”
Gough noted that AARO, in cooperation with the Office of the General Counsel and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, “has established a secure process for individuals to submit information to assist AARO in its congressional-mandated historical review.”
She added, “AARO’s historical review of the records and testimonies is ongoing and is scheduled to be submitted to Congress by June 2024.
“AARO welcomes the opportunity to speak with any past or current government employee or contractor who believes they have information relevant to the historical review.”
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley was not so quick to dismiss Grusch’s claims.
“The bottom line is that they’ve had thousands of sightings of these things over the years, which was news to me,” he said in an interview with Wired.
“So these latest allegations don’t exactly surprise me because they sound pretty similar to what they grudgingly admitted to us in the briefing… It’s not good. None of this is good. I think we want to get to the bottom of it.” At the bottom. I find it disturbing.”
Hawley added that Grusch’s claims “sounded pretty close to what they grudgingly admitted to us in the briefing.”
The US Sun has reached out to Hawley for comment.