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Dozens of government UFO whistleblowers have given testimony to Congress, Pentagon, and Inspectors General, say sources

Thomas A. Monheim
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Thomas A. Monheim, nominee for Inspector General of the Intelligence Community speaks at a hearing with the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on July 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.
In August, shortly after U.S. government UFO whistleblower David Grusch gave testimony to Congress about crashed spacecraft and alien "biologics," many observers wondered how much credence to put in his testimony. After all, Grusch is just a single individual. The other two individuals who testified before Congress were former Navy pilots who said they had no evidence of a government program to retrieve and reverse-engineer spacecraft of exotic and apparently nonhuman origin.

But at least 30 other whistleblowers working for the federal government or government contractors have given testimony, or a "protected disclosure," to the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General (IC IG), the Defense Department Inspector General (DOD IG), or to Congress over the last several months, according to multiple sources interviewed by Public.

When told that whistleblowers had come forward to share information similar to that shared by Grusch with Congress, Mick West, a prominent skeptic of UFOs, said, "It'd be very interesting. You know, more people saying the same thing independently makes it more likely to be true."

And yet the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Thomas A. Monheim, on September 15 appeared to deny, in a letter to Congress, that his office was investigating these claims. Monheim said that his office "has not conducted any audit, inspection, evaluation, or review of alleged UAP programs within responsibility authority of the DNI that would enable ... a fulsome response."

But the way Monheim worded his response suggests he gave himself some wiggle room. Matthew Pines, a civilian intelligence analyst, noted last week that "the official taxonomy for IC IG activities includes: 'audits, investigations, inspections, and reviews.' Is it curious that an 'investigation' is not denied?... The Investigations Division is structurally separate from the Audit and Inspections & Evaluation Divisions."

Comment: In the paid-only portion, Shellenberger et al. focus on three individuals actively trying to block these developments: SecDef Lloyd Austin, Rep. Mike Turner, and Sen. Mark Warner.

All three have close ties to the aerospace industry:

More from the paid-only portion:
Several of these whistleblowers spoke to Public on the condition of remaining anonymous. All expressed fear of retaliation for sharing the information but said they felt compelled to do so because of the unethical and illegal behaviors they had witnessed. "People are scared to death," said one source. "You could be court-martialed or, worse, dropped in the desert and left six feet under.

New legal protections for government whistleblowers have resulted in a historically unprecedented number of individuals coming forward to report unethical or illegal activities relating to the U.S. government's engagement with unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), previously referred to as UFOs.

Stephanie O'Sullivan, a former associate deputy director of the CIA and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), is aware of a UAP crash retrieval and reverse-engineering program, people close to the issue say, but denied its existence to Senator Rubio in a private meeting recently.

As for the ICIG Monheim letter to Burchett and Luna, Pines said that it seemed "to be an attempt to get members of Congress — who are not on the intelligence committees the IC IG is legally responsible to — off their back."

"I could see them punting everything to this review board to navigate the 2024 elections and deliberately release information drip like the JFK commission, at least until national leadership is prepared to have a difficult conversation with the American and global public. As the Schumer bill says, it's a 'controlled disclosure campaign.' And so that would explain why you'd not want ICIG to openly validate too much of the stuff being deposed to them, behind the scenes, until they get the institutional mechanisms and political frameworks in place." - Matthew Pines (civilian intelligence analyst)

"But, as you know," said Pines, it just takes a few more Gruschs to throw a monkey wrench in that plan."


Las Vegas becoming UFO hotspot with 'cloaked craft' repeatedly seen near military bases

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One of the videos Steve took, showing half a dozen orbs seemingly interacting with each other.
EXCLUSIVE: Texas was previously thought to be one of the UFO hotspots of the US, but Las Vegas is emerging as one of the "prime locations" with a specific "craft" constantly being seen.

Las Vegas is becoming the UFO hotspot of the US with mysterious 'cloaked' craft repeatedly being caught on camera.

That's the view of leading investigator and US Army veteran Steve Barone. He has filmed hundreds of UFOs hovering over the iconic Sin City landscape on his YouTube channel Anomalous Vegas.

And he even believes they have become interested in nearby military bases. One clip, seen above, shows half a dozen bright white luminous objects appearing to move in formation in the night sky.

Comment: See original article for video.

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U.S. Air Force reports mysterious Gulf of Mexico incident to Pentagon's UFO office

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An F-22 Raptor landing at Eglin AFB.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has officially confirmed to Liberation Times that the United States Air Force (USAF) has submitted a report about an incident involving an unknown object that occurred earlier this year to its Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) office, known as the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).

The incident centred around a USAF pilot stationed at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base, whose sensor systems suddenly malfunctioned as his aircraft approached a UAP over the Gulf of Mexico, sparked concern.

Florida representative Matt Gaetz, who had been alerted and briefed on the incident, addressed it during the Congressional UAP Hearing in July 2023:
"One of the pilots goes to check out that diamond formation [viewed on radar] and sees a large floating, what I can only describe as an orb, again, like I said, not have any human capability that I'm aware of."
Representative Gaetz added:
"And when he approached, he said that his radar went down. He said that his FLIR (infrared camera) system malfunctioned and that he had to manually take this image from one of the lenses."
Commenting to Liberation Times, DoD spokesperson, Susan Gough confirmed that Gaetz had been briefed and that the AARO had received a report from Eglin Air Force Base.

Comment: The only reason this case is getting any attention is because Gaetz, Burchett and Luna publicized the hell out of their attempts to get answers. This level of pressure is the only way people will get anything out of the DOD, and they will only give the absolute minimum necessary.


Why 'UFOs' should be tracked in the water as well as the skies

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A much anticipated NASA report on UFOs calls for better tracking and scientific understanding of unexplained phenomena that captivate the public and have raised concerns about military security.

The panel of scientists and government officials convened by NASA kept most of the focus on ways to understand what individuals, including military pilots, say they are observing in the skies.

But UFO reports also are rife with accounts of mysterious objects submerging themselves in the sea, as seen in a video acquired by CNN and other news stations in 2021.

It's no wonder, says Brian Helmuth, Northeastern professor of marine and environmental science.

He says that while UFOs are "way out of my area of expertise," the vast mysteriousness of the oceans make them sort of a last planetary frontier — and an excellent vantage point from which to observe goings on on Earth.

"If I were investigating an alien planet like Earth, the ocean would definitely be the place to start. Not only does it comprise the vast majority of living space and living organisms on Earth, but it also is comparatively unpopulated by the one species, humans, that seems intent on destroying the planet," Helmuth says.

"It would be a great place from which to observe."

Comment: Interestingly, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol just released a batch of 10 UAP videos, including one showing transmedium capabilities, i.e. it operates in air and water. The video itself is not new, it was leaked some time ago, but it has now been officially released, albeit without any context or analysis.

NBC did a report on the release, which includes an interview with Chris Mellon:

Top Secret

GOP rep renews UFO 'cover-up' claim after Intel watchdog response

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ICIG Thomas Monheim
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) on Friday doubled down on claims of a Pentagon "cover-up" over information about UFOs — commonly dubbed unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs).

Burchett requested that the inspector general of the intelligence community investigate claims that military officials are withholding information from Congress about UAPs following a hearing last month.

Inspector General Thomas A.Monheim responded Friday, saying that there is no information to share.

"As a matter of discretion, IC IG notes that it has not conducted any audit, inspection, evaluation, or review of alleged UAP programs within the responsibility and authority of the DNI that would enable this office to provide a fulsome response to your questions," Monheim wrote.

Comment: The letter is a perfect example of lawyerly double-speak. One of the IG's powers is to conduct investigations (in addition to audits, inspections, reviews, etc.). Note that Monheim did not deny conducting an investigation. Additionally, the IG lays out his role's statutory requirements in the letter. He essentially wrote, "I told who I had to tell, legally, in Congress and the Senate. You're not on the list."

The letter from Burchett specifically asked which officials or facilities were involved in the investigation of possible UAPs, and the inspector general's reply did not provide those details.


UFOs Have Broken Into America's Backyard And No One Is Effectively Coordinating Any Response

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© Vandenberg UAP - credit to Andrew Pearce
It was February 2023.

The month began with a Chinese surveillance balloon that both startled and puzzled politicians and civilians alike.

It was symbolic - the Chinese had broken into America's own backyard.

Cue, the political and media pressure - it was swiftly shot down when clear from built-up areas.

Then in quick succession, three smaller unknown objects were taken down, thought to be a potential threat to air traffic.

All were shot down at the command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

The events were a huge wake up call - not only were the Chinese operating in America's back yard, but so were unknowns.

Their origin? Unknown. Their operators? Unknown.

When it comes to 21st-century warfare, America, as the world's dominant superpower, can deal with most potential global threats. From under the ocean to within Earth's atmosphere, there is nowhere it cannot project its immense power.

That is with the exception of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) - objects which appear to act with impunity without any consequence over military ranges. Like a soccer goal left wide open with the goalkeeper nowhere to be seen, these occurrences are like loud open invitations to unknowns and enemies to score a goal against the most sophisticated and heavily-funded defense apparatus on the planet.


The Pentagon's UFO office is sending cryptic 'alien' messages

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Sean Kirkpatrick, the Director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which the Department of Defense has tasked with studying UFOs
Last week, the Pentagon's new UFO office, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), unveiled its long-awaited website. Tucked among previously-released graphics, transcripts and videos is an important new document outlining the office's mission and objectives.

Within hours of the site's launch, eagle-eyed sleuths noticed that an image of a spherical object, divided into quarters, appears on the corners of the "Mission Overview" document. Further analysis determined that the image is a stock photo titled "alien technology in a metallic ball."

While such "alien" and "metallic ball" references might otherwise be chalked up to a crude prank, closer analysis suggests that there is more than meets the eye.

According to AARO director Seán Kirkpatrick, the most common observations claimed in the 800 reports received by his office as of late May are of "spheres," 3 to 13 feet in diameter and "white, silver, [or] translucent" in color. Two videos and two images of objects fitting this description, all recorded by U.S. servicemembers, have emerged in recent years.

In a May presentation, Kirkpatrick described these perplexing objects in greater detail while presenting footage of a "metallic," "spherical orb" recorded by a surveillance drone in the Middle East.

Referring to the object in the video, Kirkpatrick stated, "This is a typical example of the thing that we see most of. We see these all over the world and we see these making very interesting apparent maneuvers."


The Sol Foundation: How a new think tank of academics is applying 'cutting-edge research' to the UAP mystery

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"THE TIME HAS come for serious, well-funded, and cutting-edge academic research into the nature of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and their broad cosmological and political implications." So reads a statement appearing on the website of the Sol Foundation, a new California-based think tank that has positioned itself to become "a premier center for UAP research."

Officially launched on August 15, 2023, the nonprofit organization was "established to research the philosophical, policy, and scientific implications of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)," according to a press release issued last month.

The Foundation is led by Dr. Garry Nolan, a Professor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine, along with sociocultural anthropologist Dr. Peter Skafish. Others named among the roster of experts the Sol Foundation is assembling are I. Charles McCullough III, the former Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) who will serve as the Foundation's legal counsel, and Diana Walsh Pasulka, an author and professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who recently announced she will be joining the Foundation as a board member.

Grey Alien

Why nobody cares about the aliens

Aliens are real, but we live in hyper-reality.
Alien in a Box
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The Mexican Government showed us pictures of 1000-year-old aliens and nobody cared. Nobody ran through the streets in a panic, nobody rioted, and nobody prepared for war... because nobody cared.

Nobody cared about the aliens because we've seen them before. We've already seen the inside of their spaceships and shot them with sniper rifles in video games. We cycled through the sky with one in the basket of our BMX, and then we escaped the authorities to help the little fellow get home. We've watched them nuke the Empire State Building and in return, we hacked the computers of their mothership. We saw them place electrodes in our heads, we were entertained by seeing them skinned alive by Feds in hazmat suits.

That was all decades ago. Decades before that, Orson Welles terrified radio listeners by depicting them invading the earth. It's all an old hackneyed plot that we've seen too many times, and now nobody cares about the aliens.

Another reason nobody cares about the aliens is that nobody believes there are aliens. We've seen that story too. We've seen series about the Government faking aliens, and we've seen series about the Government hiding aliens. We were bored with black-goo plots and human/alien hybrids before the millennium, and we watched every conceivable story arc and documentary featuring pyramids and downed UFOs locked in Arctic ice fields.

We are more familiar with those curiously expressionless and somewhat child-like visages than we are with the features of the goblin shark or platypus. The aliens are not actually alien, because they've been an embedded part of our cultural psyche for at least a century and nobody now cares that they pop up on our screen interfaces once again like Charles Manson, Optimus Prime, or Kylie Minogue.

Aliens are entertainment, they were always entertainment. They were always us — a space-fetus reflecting back to ourselves our own anxieties and existential dreads. They were the Russians during the Cold War, the manifestation of cosmic consciousness when we dreamed of the stars and the unifying hand of God when we entered Globalization. They were always part psy-op, part accurate reflection.

After the millennium, we stopped dreaming or believing because we consumed images instead. Jumbo jets penetrated skyscrapers, which crumpled, withered, and collapsed like paper cups. Naturally, the Government did that too, and suddenly Area 51 seemed quaint and distant, and merely in black and white — it was imagery and narrative from a different time. We were locked in our homes and our families were forcibly vaccinated. That didn't make sense either, and we still don't know why so many people are dying. But there's no time to worry about that now because the planet is dying, and we're killing it. We are the alien plague upon this rock orbiting the sun, and now the sun is going to immunize the planet with its cleansing heat. At least it will try to do so before the nuclear war arrives.

Grey Alien

'Alien corpses' presented in Mexican Congress

Nazca Mummy
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A specimen known as the Nazca Mummy is displayed at the Mexico Public Hearing on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena in the Chamber of Deputies on September 12, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico.
The discovery could "rewrite history," a controversial researcher told officials.

Two supposedly "non-human" mummified alien corpses were displayed to lawmakers in Mexico City on Wednesday by a self-proclaimed UFO expert, who said analysis of the specimens had shown them to not be part of humanity's "terrestrial evolution."

The two diminutive humanoid bodies, which have three-fingered hands and appear to have stereoscopic vision, were discovered in algae mines in Peru, journalist and ufologist Jaime Maussan said as part of the presentation. He added under oath his belief that the corpses, which were carbon-dated as being around 1,000 years old, are not of terrestrial origin.

"These specimens are not part of our terrestrial evolution," Maussan said at the public hearing. "These aren't beings that were found after a UFO wreckage. They were found in [algae] mines, and were later fossilized."

He added: "Whether they are aliens or not, we don't know, but they were intelligent and they lived with us. They should rewrite history."