Things have gotten extremely weird in America lately, so that’s par for the course our government is going to take. a hearing on unidentified flying objects next week.
The House Oversight Committee is planning a small meeting on July 26 to address the topic of NAPs (unidentified aerial phenomenon), formerly called UFOs. The hearing will be led by Republican Representatives Anna Paulina Luna of Florida and Tim Burchett of Tennessee. It’s unclear exactly what will be discussed at the hearing, but Burchett has made it known that he will be replacing Fox Mulder as the badass resident paranormal investigator. On Monday, he contented himself tweeted: “We are done with the cover-ups.” Later, when asked by reporters about the upcoming hearing, he described the event as a genuine example of defiance against the murky state of national security. “We’re going to have professionals here and we’re getting criticism from some alphabet agencies…I’m sick of the government…not trusting people,” he said .
America has seen a resurgence of interest in UFOs largely because of David Grusch, a former counterintelligence official who claims the US government is hiding evidence of out-of-this-world crashed planes. Grusch’s claims, which were originally published in the outlet The Debrief, allege that there are many longstanding “black” programs within the government that deal with the recovery of unidentified flying aircraft. Grusch says these top secret programs have been “embedded” with other classified projects and programs and likely involve illegal activity. The article quotes numerous senior government officials, all of whom seem to corroborate what Grusch said.
Grusch at least has reason to comment on this subject because he previously served on an internal Department of Defense team, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, which studied UFOs. Grusch says he left public service in April to “advance government accountability through public education.”
As part of this public awareness campaign, Grusch made a number of startling claims, including that the United States might have recovered from dead UFO “pilots” as a result of its secret UFO recovery programs, which the Americans may have been killed to protect said programs, and even that the United States recovered alien spacecraft of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in 1933.
When asked to comment on Monday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy did not appear to take the upcoming hearing particularly seriously. “I think if we had found a UFO…the MoD would tell us because they would probably want to ask for more money,” he joked to a journalist.
John Kirby, a National Security Council communications officer for the White House, was decidedly more serious about the matter. “We wouldn’t have created an organization at the Pentagon to analyze and try to collect and coordinate how these sightings are reported if we hadn’t taken it seriously,” Kirby said. at a press conference Monday.
Uh, okay. I kinda thought the government had always viewed UFOs as a goofy subject that would be met with perpetual stare when broached by a member of the public. Apparently we’re changing things now? Strange days. Better tune in next week to see what the government has to disclose.