The Debrief published an article by journalists Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal yesterday featuring testimony by former intelligence official David Charles Grusch, 36, in which he claims the U.S. is in possession of “partial fragments through and up to intact vehicles” found to be of non-human origin.
According to the article, Grusch is a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan, is a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and served as the reconnaissance office’s representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) from 2019 to 2021. Then, from late 2021 to July 2022, he was the NGA’s co-lead for UAP analysis and its representives to the task force.
The UAPTF was later replaced by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).
UAP is the current government nomenclature for UFO.
Grusch, who has since turned whistleblower, said that information regarding the recovered craft has been illegally withheld from Congress and he has filed a complaint alleging that he has been the victim of illegal retaliation for his confidential disclosures.
He said that recoveries of materials up to and including intact vehicles have been made for decades—and continue to be made—by the U.S. government, its allies, and defense contractors.
Furthermore, he said, analysis performed on these materials has determined that they 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.”
“We are not talking about prosaic origins or identities,” Grusch said. “The material includes intact and partially intact vehicles.”
He also asserted that UFO “legacy programs” have long been concealed within “multiple agencies nesting UAP activities in conventional secret access programs without appropriate reporting to various oversight authorities.”
Grusch said that he reported to Congress on the existence of a decades-long “publicly unknown Cold War for recovered and exploited physical material—a competition with near-peer adversaries over the years to identify UAP crashes/landings and retrieve the material for exploitation/reverse engineering to garner asymmetric national defense advantages.”
Grusch told Kean and Blumenthal that the craft recovery operations are ongoing at various levels of activity and that he knows the specific individuals, current and former, who are involved.
“Individuals on these UAP programs approached me in my official capacity and disclosed their concerns regarding a multitude of wrongdoings, such as illegal contracting against the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other criminality and the suppression of information across a qualified industrial base and academia,” he said.