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What Did The UFO Whistleblower Testify To Congress About? David Grusch's Testimony About 'Aliens' Explained

The internet is abuzz with news about David Grusch, a U.S. government whistleblower, testifying to a House Oversight Committee about non-human biologics being recovered from crashed crafts of unknown origins. The testimony led to various internet commentators reacting to the very serious idea that the U.S. government may have confirmed the existence of aliens.

But how reliable is Grusch's testimony, and what is the background to his seemingly Earth-shattering claims? The saga can be traced back to a report Grusch helped publish back in June 2023, where he detailed his experiences as an Air Force veteran working in an official UFO task force set up to analyze video footage of UFOs. Here's everything we know about Grusch and his claims.

Who Is David Grusch, And Why Did He Testify Before Congress?

David Grusch is an Air Force veteran and a former member of a task force created by the U.S. government in order to investigate UFOs, or as the U.S. government calls them, UAPs (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena). In June 2023, Grusch decided to share his experiences regarding a rumored "crash retrieval program" that supposedly gathered crashed spacecraft of extraterrestrial origins and reverse-engineered them.


Grusch went on to file a whistleblower report with the U.S. Congress and the Inspector General, with a journalistic account of his claims being published in the Debrief. In the article, Grusch alleges that while working for the official UAP (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena) task force, set up in 2019, other military officials told him that there were secret programs concealed from Congress, including the UAP task force to retrieve and study parts of crashed spacecraft.

This UAP task force Grusch worked for was set up to evaluate footage of UAPs after many videos and material about possible UAPs were released in the late 2010s. Many of Grusch's claims are sourced from other people, and a few other high-ranking officials have come forward to corroborate Grusch's statements. Grusch decided to file his whistleblower report after he supposedly suffered "retaliation" for trying to come forward and alleging "wrongdoing" on the part of people in the military and intelligence services who tried to hide these UAP programs from Congress.

What Did Grusch Testify To In Front Of The House Oversight Committee?

On July 26th, David Grusch followed up on his whistleblower report by testifying in front of Congress in a private session and conducting a public testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee. A clip from Grusch's testimony went viral across the internet soon after it was released, and it showed Representative Nancy Mace asking Grusch some pretty interesting questions.

Rep. Nancy Mace: "If you believe we have crashed craft…do we have the bodies of the pilots…?"
David Grusch: "As I've stated…biologics came with some of these recoveries."
Rep. Mace: "Were they Human or non-human?"
Grusch: "Non-human."

How Did People React To The News About Grusch's Testimony?

The first viral reactions to Grusch's testimony were people reacting to the wild seeming revelation that a high-ranking U.S. government official stated under oath that aliens exist. From there, reactions about the news revolved around people simultaneously expressing shock at the revelation while still acknowledging their own apathy.

Charlie (Let's Try To Keep It Respectful On Here!) @CharlieSosnick kind of dope that this might be the profound revelation in human history and i'm hearing it on the toilet and immediately scrolling past to look at something funnier @disclosetv. 4h NOW - US recovered non-human biological pilots from crashed crafts, UFO whistleblower says in hearing. 1:28 12:25 PM. Jul 26, 2023 · 3M Views Mr. Grusch : 4,958 Retweets 92 Quotes 50.7K Likes 2,036 Bookmarks RESERV FOR WITNE crisp mattman @cushbomb This alien s--- is the most "pics or didn't happen" deal in history. 12:57 PM. Jul 26, 2023 · 199.3K Views 568 Retweets 11 Quotes 7,525 Likes

Other people fact-checked the rampant notion that Grusch confirmed alien life, calling Grusch's testimony a hamfisted way to insert his own agenda into an irrelevant hearing. But the general tone of most people reacting to the news appeared to be I Want To Believe.

Wendigoon @Wendigoon8 Y'all take "government official" & "under oath" too seriously. The hearing was about the US government hiding proof of foreign military aircraft in restricted airspace and then one guy called to testify said we have aliens and we've had alien tech since WWII. "BaSiCaLIY cOnFiRmS" Buns+Reconnect+ @SuperButterBuns • Jul 26 the government basically confirms that aliens with spacecrafts are real, and the collective reaction is just "okay....but I still have to go to work tomorrow" 11:52 AM. Jul 27, 2023 141.5K Views 750 Retweets 21 Quotes 6,166 Likes 119 Bookmarks kira ♥ @kirawontmiss CONGRESS JUST CONFIRMED THAT ALIENS ARE REAL?? This note is visible to a small test group. Context is written by people who use Twitter, and appears when rated helpful by others. Find out more. 1:52 PM. Jul 26, 2023 · 16.2M Views Subscribe 19.6K Retweets 2,612 Quotes 255.2K Likes 6,111 Bookmarks :

For the full history of the 2023 UFO Military Retrieval Program Whistleblower Report, be sure to check out Know Your Meme's encyclopedia entry for more information.

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