A former intelligence official who worked for the U.S. government’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) has come forward with shocking revelations about the covert programs that have retrieved and studied craft of non-human origin.
The whistleblower, David Charles Grusch, 36, has provided Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) with extensive classified information about these programs, which he says have been illegally withheld from lawmakers and the public.
His disclosures are corroborated by other intelligence officials, both active and retired, who have knowledge of these programs through their work in various agencies.
Grusch is a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan and a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
He served as the NRO’s representative to the UAPTF from 2019-2021 and as the NGA’s co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative to the task force from late 2021 to July 2022.
The UAPTF was established to investigate what were once called “unidentified flying objects” or UFOs and are now officially called “unidentified anomalous phenomena” or UAP.
The task force was led by the Department of the Navy under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security. It has since been reorganized and expanded into the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office to include investigations of objects operating underwater.
According to Grusch, the U.S. government, its allies, and defense contractors have been recovering partial fragments through and up to intact vehicles of non-human origin for decades through the present day.
He said that analysis has determined that the objects retrieved are “of exotic origin (non-human intelligence, whether extraterrestrial or unknown origin) based on the vehicle morphologies and material science testing and the possession of unique atomic arrangements and radiological signatures.”
He added that “we are not talking about prosaic origins or identities” and that “the material includes intact and partially intact vehicles.”
Grusch filed a complaint alleging that he suffered illegal retaliation for his confidential disclosures, reported here for the first time by The Debrief. He is represented by a lawyer who served as the original ICIG.
He also provided the Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review at the Department of Defense with the information he intended to disclose to us. His on-the-record statements were all “cleared for open publication” on April 4 and 6, 2023, in documents provided to us.
Grusch’s disclosures, and those of non-public witnesses, under new protective provisions of the latest defense appropriations bill, signal a growing determination by some in the government to unravel a colossal enigma with national security implications that has bedeviled the military and tantalized the public going back to World War II and beyond.
This article is based on information obtained from The Debrief’s exclusive report by Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean titled “Intelligence Officials Say U.S. Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin”, published on June 5, 2023.