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Intel Officials Say US Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin

David Charles Grusch

David Charles Grusch
A former intelligence official turned whistleblower has given Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General extensive classified information about deeply covert programs that he says possess retrieved intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin.

The information, he says, has been illegally withheld from Congress, and he filed a complaint alleging that he suffered illegal retaliation for his confidential disclosures, reported here for the first time.

Other intelligence officials, both active and retired, with knowledge of these programs through their work in various agencies, have independently provided similar, corroborating information, both on and off the record.

The whistleblower, David Charles Grusch, 36, a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan, is a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He served as the reconnaissance office's representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force from 2019-2021. From late 2021 to July 2022, he was the NGA's co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative to the task force.

Comment: The US DoD is, slowly-slowly, opening up on "UAPs" (formerly known as UFOs). Prepare yourself for the biggest mind-job in the history of the human species. Watch, listen and, most importantly, don't believe a word you see or hear.


NASA task force to hold first meeting on UFO study

UFO in sky
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A NASA panel formed to study "unidentified anomalous phenomena" is holding a press conference on Wednesday to discuss its preliminary findings after months of work.

The space agency launched last year an independent study team consisting of 16 widely varied experts to research what it calls "unidentified anomalous phenomena," perhaps more commonly known as unidentified flying objects. NASA will live broadcast the four-hour conference starting at 10:30 am EDT through the NASA website.

Comment: NASA panel to offer insights on years of data collection:
An independent team of 16 scientists are due to report their findings in a report by the end of July, with today's working meeting a forum for its final deliberations.

Astrophysicist David Spergel, chair of the study, said in livestreamed remarks:
"The current existing data and eyewitness reports alone are insufficient to provide conclusive evidence. One of the lessons we've drawn is the need for more high quality data and data that is, measured with well calibrated instruments, multiple observations, and there's a need for high quality data curation."
There have been more than 800 events collected over 27 years, of which 2% to 5% are thought to be possibly irregular, said science journalist Nadia Drake, part of the study.
"These are defined as anything that is not readily understandable by the operator or the sensor, or something that is doing something weird."


Investigation launched into Missouri nun's body uncorrupted after 4 years

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster
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The uncorrupted body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, founder of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles.
The body of a Benedictine nun has remained uncorrupted for four years following her burial.

Leaders in the Catholic Church contacted Rome and commissioned an investigation into the situation after the remains of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster were exhumed last week.

Lancaster's corpse appears to show little sign of degradation or rotting despite having been buried in 2019 — a phenomenon considered a possible sign of sainthood in Catholicism.

Her body was not embalmed before her burial and her casket was made of simple wood without an exterior layer.

David Hess associate professor in the Salt Lake Community College mortuary science department told Catholic News Agency that the deceased nun's pristine condition is hard to explain.

"If the body was not embalmed, and it was still intact after four years, that one kind of throws me," he told CNA. "I would have expected the body to be decomposed, maybe not all the way down to bone, but at least severely decomposed."

Comment: USA Today adds some background on Sister Wilhelmina and the crowds that have come to view her body:
At age 13, Mary Elizabeth Lancaster (who took the name Wilhelmina when she made her vows) wrote to the Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore seeking permission to join, "but she was too young (so) she had to wait a little bit longer," according to the Catholic News Agency. At age 70, she founded the order of sisters, a group that's well known for their chart-topping Gregorian chant and classic Catholic hymn albums.

For those who wish to see the body, the monastery advises visitors to bring folding chairs and umbrellas for waiting.

"There are thousands of people coming," the monastery's website says. "Please note that you will still be able to see Sister's body and touch relics of her habit and take dirt from her grave after the morning of the 29th, at which point she will be placed in the glass shrine in our church."
For more on the rare phenomenon of incorrupt bodies of Catholic and Orthodox saints, see here.


Stanford professor says aliens have been on earth 'a long time'

Garry Nolan UFOs
During the "Pentagon, Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Crashed UFOs" session at the Salt iConnections conference on May 22 in New York City, a Stanford University professor of pathology at the college's medical school named Garry Nolan said extraterrestrials have been on earth "a long time."

In video from the event, the moderator, Alex Klokus, asked Nolan if he thought extraterrestrials have visited earth and Nolan said, "I think you can go a step further — it hasn't just visited, it's been here a long time, and it's still here."

Nolan continued, "You know, people talk about the 'Wow! signal' looking for extraterrestrial intelligence. The 'Wow! signal' is that people see it on an almost regular basis, that's the communication that's already here."

Comment: See also:


Footage surfaces of 'UFO' over US military base

UFO in sky
© YouTube/Jeremy Corbell
Mystery object • Camp Wilson US Marine Corps base
Twentynine Palms, California • April 2021
The object reportedly hovered for about 10 minutes before vanishing...

US podcast hosts Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp have obtained video clips and a still image purporting to show a massive unidentified flying object (UFO) that hovered over a California military base in April 2021 before quickly disappearing from view of the 50 Marines who reportedly witnessed the incident.

The object was black and triangular and had five red lights along its edges, according to Tuesday's episode of the 'Weaponized' podcast. It hovered for about 10 minutes over Camp Wilson, the world's largest US Marine Corps training base, then vanished without a trace after troops began shooting flares into the sky to illuminate the alleged craft.

Marines were "baffled" by the UFO, which "appeared out of nowhere," one of the witnesses told Corbell.
"With the picture I took with a black triangular shape underneath the lights, it's definitely not any type of flare thing or illumination rounds."

Comment: See also: US: Military jets chase UFO over Arizona town


Alleged UFO spotted in broad daylight near the Moon

ufo near moon
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Images from a video posted on Tik Tok May 14, 2023
Unidentified flying objects have been spotted floating near the moon in footage posted to TikTok, a user has claimed.

At least two white aircraft, one of which was notably smaller than the other, can apparently be seen in the video.

"What is this object near the moon?" TikTok user LaryLoo (@laryloo) asked in the description of the clip, which has nearly five million likes.

The devices come into view as the cameraman zooms in on a shot of the celestial body taken in broad daylight. Although one aircraft appears to remain static in the roughly 30-second video, a smaller object can be seen disappearing behind the Moon.

It is unclear where the video was taken and if it may have been modified.


Russian former international chess boss details his 'alien encounter'

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov  russia chess president alian abduction
© AP /Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB scanpix
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov smiles after he was re-elected President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), in Tromso, Norway, Monday August, 11, 2014.
Aliens are not ready to reveal themselves to earthlings, given humanity's sub-par "civilizational level," Kirsan Ilyumzhinov claims

Former head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who also served as president of the Russian republic of Kalmykia, has claimed he was abducted by aliens back in the 1990s.

Ilyumzhinov detailed the "encounter" in an interview with the Sports.ru website, published on Tuesday.

"[It happened in] September 1997, in Moscow. They called me to the balcony. I went out and soon found myself on their ship. Everything was simple," he claimed.

Comment: Ilyumzhinov gave an interview posted in 2012 (ignore the cheesy music):


Infamous California bigfoot footage stabilized using AI

© Josh Highcliff/Youtube
Bigfoot has been "spotted" hundreds of times over the years. It usually turns out to be someone in a gorilla costume, or a bear. But sometimes, just sometimes, it turns out to be a man dressed up in animal skin from head to foot, performing shamanic rituals in the woods.

In perhaps the most famous footage, known as the Patterson-Gimlin film, a figure walks through the Six Rivers National Forest, briefly turning to look at a camera filming at an undetermined speed.

Comment: The author seems quite sure of himself, but the number of "giant hairy men: stories told over the centuries would belie his opinion. Smoke and fire?

Cow Skull

Texas cattle that died mysteriously had their tongues removed

mutilated cattle
Six cattle that died mysteriously in Texas had their tongues removed, authorities said, and the hide around one side of their mouths was also gone, with no visible blood.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday that the cause of death for the six cattle is unknown, according to a report by NBC News.

The animals, each of which belonged to a separate pasture, were found alongside Texas State Highway in three different counties — Madison, Brazos, and Robertson — the sheriff's office added.

Five of the cattle were adults; one was a yearling. Two of the cattle had their genitalia and anuses removed, with a circular cut that authorities said had been made with the "same precision as the cuts noted around the jaw lines of each cow."

The Madison County Sheriff's Office in Texas reportedly found out about five of the cattle deaths after local ranchers alerted authorities to a dead 6-year-old longhorn-cross cow.

Bad Guys

Pentagon official published paper suggesting UFO sightings could be probes from an alien mothership

ufo navy usa

An image released by the Pentagon last year which officials said was taken by Navy personnel
A Pentagon official who heads up a secretive unit studying unidentified flying objects has speculated that recent sightings in US airspace could actually be alien probes from a mothership sent to study Earth.

Sean Kirkpatrick, head of the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), has claimed in a new academic paper that the objects, which appear to defy all physics, could be "probes" from an extra-terrestrial "parent craft".

The draft paper, co-authored by Harvard professor Avi Loeb and seen by Politico, that interstellar objects such as the cigar-shaped "Oumuamua" that scientists spotted flying through the galaxy in 2017 "could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth."

Comment: The paper was not well received by the scientific community. And a few days later the Telegraph came out with another article titled "UFO 'sightings' most likely tech made by human adversaries, Pentagon told" after Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick testified before Congress stating that "his office is now reviewing 650 incidents [UFO related], but that there is no evidence that any of them is of extraterrestrial origin."

Is damage control underway?
It came as the head of the Pentagon task force investigating UFOs said he had "concerning indicators" that an adversary such as China or Russia could have developed new advanced technology.


He said AARO had so far found no evidence that any of the sightings were of extraterrestrial origin.

He told senators: "In our research AARO has found no credible evidence thus far of extraterrestrial activity, off-world technology or objects that defy the known laws of physics."

But he said there was a risk that new technology from foreign adversaries could be responsible for some of the sightings.

He said: "They are less risk averse at technical advancement than we are. They are just willing to try things and see if it works.

"Are there capabilities that could be employed against us in both ISR [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] and a weapons fashion? Absolutely.

"Do I have evidence they're doing it in these cases? No. But I have concerning indicators."