Washington – The powerful House Oversight Committee is in the “early stages” of preparing for a UFO hearing in the wake of unconfirmed claims from a former intelligence official that the US has found a crashed alien spacecraft – a report the Pentagon says is unfounded.
Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., was first asked about the allegations before NewsNation Reporter On Tuesday and I said, “I’ve heard about it, I don’t know anything about it… We’re planning on having a hearing.”
In a subsequent statement to ABC News on Wednesday, Oversight Committee spokesman Austin Hacker said: “In addition to recent allegations by whistleblowers, reports continue to emerge regarding unidentified anomalies. The House Oversight Committee is following up on these UAP reports and is at a time Early stages of planning a hearing.
Republican Representatives Anna Paulina Luna and Tim Burchett Confirmed on Twitter They will lead the committee’s investigation into UFOs, officially referred to as Unidentified Anomaly Phenomena or UAPs.
A Pentagon spokesperson said the Department of Defense’s UAP task force, which since 2022 has been reorganized as the All Area Resolution Office (AARO), “discovered no verifiable information to substantiate” the claims about the crashed alien vehicle.
“To date, AARO has not discovered any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs related to the acquisition or reverse engineering of extraterrestrial material existed in the past or currently exist,” Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Goff told ABC News Monday night.
A former intelligence official, David Grosch, alleged on Monday that the US government has a secret program that focuses on recovering debris from crashed, non-humanoid spacecraft and is trying to reverse engineer the technology, the technology outlet is online. I mentioned the debriefing.
There has been no public confirmation of Grosch’s account, and the ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, Mike Turner, has expressed skepticism about the idea that the U.S. government has recovered an alien spacecraft.
Grosh said he has provided evidence of such a program to Congress and the Intelligence Community’s Office of Inspector General, The Debrief reports.
Grosh said that for a little over six months, until July 2022, he was assigned to the UAP task force that was the predecessor to AARO. He admitted to The Debrief that his task force did not have access to the alleged software related to the crashed spacecraft, but said he became aware of it through his work.
“Every decade there have been individuals who have said that the United States has such pieces of UFOs from outer space,” Rep. Turner of Ohio said when asked on Fox News about Grosch’s claims. “There is no evidence of that and it would certainly be a conspiracy to maintain this, especially at this level.”
At a hearing in April, AARO director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick told the Senate Armed Services Committee that his agency was reviewing 650 incidents dating back decades, but had “not yet found reliable evidence of extraterrestrial activity, extraterrestrial technology, Or things that defy the known laws of physics.”
last week, Kirkpatrick said The total number of accidents has risen to “more than 800”.
“The majority of unidentified objects reported to AARO show the mundane characteristics of balloons, unmanned aerial systems, chaos, natural phenomena, or other easily explained sources,” Kirkpatrick told lawmakers in April.