Pentagon Official Warns of Extraterrestrial “Technical Surprise” Ahead of UAP Hearing

    The director of the Pentagon’s investigations into Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), expressed concerns over potential extraterrestrial technological surprises. This statement comes days before a key UAP hearing where a National Security Subcommittee will receive testimony from ex-U.S. government personnel on unexplained military encounters.

    Scheduled for next Wednesday, the hearing by the Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs follows recent allegations that information about UAP has been illegally withheld from Congress. The hearing is set to explore firsthand accounts of UAP and assess the federal government’s transparency regarding potential UAP threats to U.S. national security.

    The three witnesses attending the hearing are Rt. Commander David Fravor, a former U.S. Navy pilot, Ryan Graves, also a former fighter pilot, and David Grusch, a former National Reconnaissance Office and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency employee. All three have had significant encounters or involvement with UAP.

    Grusch recently came into the spotlight after filing an Intelligence Community Inspector General complaint, alleging that data on exotic craft recoveries had been unlawfully withheld from Congress and the public. This accusation stirred lawmakers into drafting new legislation aimed at promoting government transparency on the UAP issue.

    The hearing will also focus on the recent legislative effort, which has seen bipartisan support. Last week, an early draft language for an Act titled the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Disclosure Act of 2023 appeared online, pushed forward by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer.

    The hearing will be overseen by Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) and Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) who, alongside receiving witness testimonies, will address requirements that the federal government inform Americans about potential risks UAP could pose to public safety and national security.

    Rep. Burchett, citing opposition from members of Congress and the Intelligence Community, stated, “There are a lot of people who don’t want this to come to light.” He vowed the upcoming hearing would differ from the previous ones, ensuring that witnesses will “speak frankly to the public about their experiences.”

    Last year, the Department of Defense established the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) to examine the UAP issue. Although AARO Director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick revealed that his office hasn’t uncovered any credible evidence of extraterrestrial technologies, he emphasized the potential for an “extraterrestrial technical surprise.”

    Concerning UAP hypotheses, Kirkpatrick suggested they range from advanced adversary technology to known objects like drones and balloons, to the more extreme possibility of extraterrestrial entities.

    Despite recent whistleblower claims, Kirkpatrick stated that no verifiable information has been found to substantiate the claim that the U.S. government possesses recovered extraterrestrial craft or runs a reverse engineering program.

    The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability accused the Pentagon of withholding information on UAP, lamenting the lack of clarity on the phenomena’s origins despite the substantial amount of resources expended.

    Burchett, during Thursday’s press conference, declared, “We’re gonna get to the bottom of it,” emphasizing that cover-ups were over. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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