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Congress is taking a huge step toward UFO transparency—and lawmakers pushing for the truth aren't happy

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Congress is about to take perhaps its biggest step toward transparency surrounding UFOs, but the lawmakers pushing for change say the disclosure policy doesn't go far enough.

UFOs — or UAPs, standing for "Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena" in government-speak — have been a hot topic on Capitol Hill for years, given a number of high-profile disclosures. But a hearing over the summer with former intelligence officer and whistleblower David Grusch, where he claimed the government was concealing information like evidence of "non-human biologics" recovered from UFOs, took the frenzy to a new level.

That hearing put UFO policies front and center in the annual defense bill, which had already been written in both chambers before the hearing. But lawmakers from both parties — including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — pushed negotiators working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill to add new UFO disclosure laws to the legislation.

Schumer and a number of other senators wanted to create a "UAP Records Review Board" — modeled after how the government handled records associated with President John F. Kennedy's assassination — where UFO documents would carry "the presumption of immediate disclosure." (That didn't make it in the final bill.)

Comment: As Christopher Sharp at the Liberation Times put it:
The Controlled Disclosure Campaign - killed.

The Independent Review Board dedicated to the disclosure of UAP information and materials - killed.

The authority of eminent domain wielded by the U.S. Federal Government over any materials or biological evidence of unknown or non-human origin - killed.

New whistleblower and witness protections - killed.

Enforcement of subpoena - killed.

Amnesty provision for defense contractors and other entities in possession of UAP-related material and involved in illegalities - killed.
As a positive, tracking those who put up the roadblocks is in itself revealing. It seems one purpose of this legislation may have been for just that reason: to ferret out where the pushback is coming from. Those sources include:
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Representative Mike Turner - Chair of the House Intelligence Committee
  • Representative Mike Rogers - Chair of the House Armed Services Committee
  • Representative Mike Johnson - Speaker of the House
  • Senator Mitch McConnell - Minority Senate Leader
  • Senator Roger Wicker - Ranking Member of the Senate's Armed Services Committee.
Sources indicate that the CIA and defense contractors pinpointed the key politicians named above, who were able to thwart other members of Congress, including Senators Schumer and Mike Rounds, who are understood to have fought hard to pass the language intact.

There is some slight positive news - Section 1687, referring to the Limitation On Use Of Funds For Certain Unreported Programs.

The language restricts the use of funds authorized for any activities related to UAP unless the Secretary of Defense provides details of such activities to specific congressional committees and leadership. Additionally, it imposes limitations on independent research and development funding for UAP unless information is made available to the same congressional entities.

However, that language no longer includes the level of detail contained within the initial language, including references to recovery and reverse engineering of UAP craft linked to the limitations of such funds.


If there's truly nothing to hide, why are influential members of Congress, allegedly aided by the CIA and defense contractors, working so hard to conceal something that supposedly doesn't even exist? This raises serious questions and strongly hints at a substantial cover-up.


Irish scientist with top secret US Government clearance explains why 'we are not alone'

George Knapp and Dr Colm Kelleher

George Knapp and Dr Colm Kelleher
In 2017, The New York Times published a series of articles exposing a hidden Pentagon programme that investigated unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP). An Irish man, Dr Colm Kelleher (67), ran that secret operation.

Over a Microsoft Teams chat from the Nevada desert, the AAWSAP (Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program) manager for the Defence Intelligence Agency, Dublin born scientist Dr Kelleher, described, what he believes, are the profound nature of his work.

"The idea that humans are the only life form in the universe is no longer true, that there is another intelligence very close to planet earth, is a shattering experience to internalise," he said.

"This was not taught in Templeogue College. Suddenly you are faced with a reality that should not exist. There's that phrase, 'ontological shock.' You make a shift psychologically and you never go back.

"For people who have experienced this, something changes and it becomes extremely important. People who have come face to face with this are very engaged. People who haven't are on the side lines.

"In general, there is a psychological form of denial because if you admit this into your reality, there is a whole slew of things that are not true.

"That is why society is kind of split, as some people have been awakened to something that should not exist."

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Powerful members of Congress are dead-set on killing UFO transparency

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
Since 2020, no fewer than 10 former government officials, military officers and scientists, along with a former senate majority leader, have alleged (or suggested) publicly that the U.S. government has recovered advanced craft of unknown origin — that is, UFOs.

Nearly all of these individuals also claim that the government transferred multiple craft to defense contractors for scientific and technical analysis.

Key members of Congress, drawing on testimony from dozens of whistleblowers, appear to find these extraordinary allegations credible.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) aimed to establish a process with the ostensible goal of revealing the existence of "non-human intelligence" to the public. But the legislation, which is co-sponsored by three Republican and two Democratic senators, is now in jeopardy.

In comments yesterday on the Senate floor, Schumer stated that "House Republicans are also attempting to kill another commonsense, bipartisan measure passed by the Senate, which I was proud to cosponsor... to increase transparency around what the government does and does not know about unidentified aerial phenomena."


Canadian journalist hires law firm after being denied access to UAP sighting files at nuclear power facilities

Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
Senior military and intelligence personnel have consistently reported the presence of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in proximity to locations linked to nuclear power, weaponry, and technology across the United States for the past 75 years.

However, the U.S. is not the only country in which unknown aerial objects have been observed, and sometimes close to sites of national security significance.

"Canadians report seeing UFOs in the sky at a rate of 3 times a day," says Chris Rutkowski, a Canadian ufologist and media expert. "There are about 1,000 UFO reports filed in Canada every year, and the number remains high."

However, amidst this extensive reporting of the phenomena, another question arises: where are the official Canadian records involving UAP observed near nuclear power facilities?

Now, The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), a national and non-partisan charity with the mission to defend constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, is supporting a Canadian freelance investigative journalist, Daniel Otis, in his effort to appeal a decision made by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), involving the denial of access to records pertaining to UAP detected at or near nuclear power plants in Canada.

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CIA's secret office has conducted UFO retrieval missions on at least NINE crash sites around the world, whistleblowers reveal

Office of Global Access

The Office of Global Access - a wing of the CIA - has played a central role in collecting alien spacecraft since 2003, sources tell DailyMail.com
A secretive CIA office has been coordinating the retrieval of crashed UFOs around the world for decades, multiple sources told DailyMail.com.

One source said that at least nine apparent 'non-human craft' have been recovered by the US government - some wrecked from a crash, and two completely intact.

Three sources briefed on those alleged top secret operations told DailyMail.com that the Office of Global Access (OGA), a wing of the Central Intelligence Agency's Science and Technology Directorate, has played a central role since 2003 in orchestrating the collection of what could be alien spacecraft.

The three sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals, have all been briefed by individuals involved in those alleged UFO retrieval missions.

Though the shocking claims sound like they come from a science fiction novel, they are part of a growing body of evidence suggesting the US government could indeed be hiding advanced vehicles that were not made by humans.

The Office of Global Access - a wing of the CIA - has played a central role in collecting alien spacecraft since 2003, sources tell DailyMail.com

Comment: Ross Coulthart has received the same information:


Critical govt transparency legislation jeopardized by a powerful few in Congress

mike turner
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Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 29.
On July 26th, 2023, retired US Air Force Intelligence Officer David Grusch provided sworn testimony to the US House Oversight Committee's Sub-Committee on National Security that the government and certain private US government aerospace defense contractors have recovered - and are in present physical possession of - non-human craft and biologic evidence of a non-human intelligence ostensibly associated with this not-of-this-world technology.

One day after Grusch's historic testimony, the US Senate passed the FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included a bipartisan amendment, the UAP Disclosure Act (UAPDA), that will establish a new nine-person "UAP Records Review Board" to be empowered by Congress with subpoena power and the power to exercise the government authority of eminent domain to extract every document, and every physical piece of evidence, about UAP. This legislation will task this new Board with the duty to present to the US President a "Controlled Disclosure Campaign Plan," pursuant to which our government will be mandated to reveal to the public "as much as possible" about the UAP phenomenon that can be disclosed without jeopardizing national security.

The US House passed its own version of the NDAA without similar UAP transparency and disclosure measures. Now, the House and Senate are in conference, working through the differences in each chamber's legislation to reconcile the NDAA in hopes of passing both chambers and signing it into law.

The UAPDA contained in the Senate's NDAA is must-pass legislation. The amendment would finally shine a light on the investigations and findings the government has kept hidden from the public for over 75 years. As Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his bipartisan colleagues said when announcing the amendment, keeping UAP records from the "public at large is simply unacceptable."


Black Friday: Republican leadership takes axe to UFO transparency legislation

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Senator Mitch McConnell
Multiple sources have told Liberation Times that the Schumer-Rounds Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Disclosure Act is under severe threat from Republican leaders within the U.S. House and Senate.

Liberation Times has learned that this week, two influential Republicans, namely Rep. Mike Rogers, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Mike Turner, Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, have escalated their efforts to eliminate the UAP Disclosure Act from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024.

The two representatives have successfully garnered support from Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell and the new Speaker of the House, Rep. Mike Johnson, who are now backing their endeavors to either remove or significantly weaken the UAP Disclosure Act.

The news came during the Thanksgiving holiday when representatives and senators were at home with their families. It comes two years after the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence thwarted extensive UAP language proposed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio.

It is understood that the four powerful Republicans are prepared to 'compromise' by amending language contained in the Act, although that would involve stripping it of its key provisions and crippling the Act of any meaningful power.


UFO whistleblower who claims the US government has recovered crashed craft says humans have been visited for 'thousands of years'

David Grusch
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UFO whistleblower David Grusch on the Joe Rogan podcast.
A former US intelligence officer turned UFO whistleblower claims the government has recovered remains of multiple different types of non-human biological "entities" from crashed craft — and hinted that there may have been "interactions" with living beings.

David Grusch, an Air Force veteran and former member of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday where made a series of sensational new claims.

Asked by Rogan how many biological entities he was talking about, Mr Grusch said there was "a variety, and we have a ... certain number of different things".

"But the total numbers of what's interacting with us on earth, I mean nobody knows that," he said.

"I talk to people who are familiar with the biological analysis and everything. So we have some idea, not a complete picture because it's like, you know, you're looking at it, it's like, well I don't even understand the physiology at all, it's like what the heck, it's way different."

Comment: Here's the full interview. Hold on to your hat:


Disclosure and national security: Should the US govt reveal what it knows about UAP?

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Imagine you were just elected President of the United States. During one of your first classified briefings, you learn that the US military has recovered advanced extraterrestrial technology. You are told we've made only modest headway in understanding how this technology works, where it is from, or why these intelligently controlled machines are here. What would you do in that circumstance?

As President, your top priority is to keep the American people safe from all threats, both foreign and domestic. Hundreds of millions of people, including tens of millions of children, place their faith in you. Are you going to hold a press conference revealing that aliens are visiting planet Earth, but we don't know where they're coming from, why they are here, or whether we can defend ourselves from them?

It is hard for me to imagine any of the politicians I've worked for over the years leaping at that opportunity. The sudden, unexpected confirmation of an ET presence on Earth would not only unsettle but inevitably terrify millions — if not billions — of people. And for what purpose? What chance would you have as President of moving forward on other vital issues on your agenda, given the tumult that would result? What reason is there to believe the net effect for society would be positive rather than negative?

These are questions that need to be addressed by those advocating the release of information confirming an extraterrestrial presence on Earth. Such information has the potential to be a genuine Pandora's box, and it is, therefore, vital we think this through carefully before proceeding.

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Retired US Army Colonel says secret UFO projects should be made public by October 2030 - to beat America's rivals and get ahead of a 'catastrophic' leak

karl nell
Nearly two decades ago, a think-tank in Washington D.C. invited past and present government officials from the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Pentagon and elsewhere to debate the risks of revealing the truth about UFOs.

The 2004 event — according to a former CIA scientist who went public with the shocking story Friday — broke into working groups to weigh the positive and negative ramifications of declassifying America's top secret UFO programs.

Every working group according to that scientist, Dr. Hal Puthoff, came back with the same conclusion: the societal risks of UFO 'disclosure' were just too great.

But now, a host of Washington insiders are calling for a strategic 'campaign' to drag these alleged UFO reverse-engineering programs out into public view.

The pivot emerged this weekend at an invite-only conference of former government officials, tenured physicists and other academic researchers, activists and reporters, held at Stanford University and attended by DailyMail.com.

Comment: Grusch was recently a guest on Joe Rogan's show, where he discussed some of these topics: