Ryan Graves, a former F-18 pilot with over a decade of service in the U.S. Navy, will testify that his squadron regularly detected unidentified craft while they were stationed off the coast of Virginia in 2014
Unidentified flying objects are being seen so often they are an ‘open secret’ among US fighter pilots, whistleblowers will tell Congress tomorrow.
Lieutenant Ryan Graves, a former F-18 pilot with over a decade of service in the U.S. Navy, will testify that his squadron regularly detected unidentified craft while they were stationed off the coast of Virginia in 2014.
In his opening remarks, Graves will say that while most of the craft were detected on radar, they were also witnessed by pilots ‘occasionally up close’ with their own eyes. Lt Graves will say these became so common that, ‘over time, UAP sightings became an open secret among our aircrew.’
In one close-call encounter, two jets were forced to swerve out of the way to avoid hitting an object that looked like a ‘dark gray cube inside of a clear sphere,’ which stood ‘motionless against the wind.’
Along with the testimony from Graves, Congress will hear firsthand accounts from US Navy veteran fighter pilot Commander David Fravor, witness to the 2004 Nimitz ‘Tic Tac’ UFO.
Air Force and intelligence agency veteran David Grusch — whose jaw-dropping claims of an illegal UFO crash retrieval program operating within the classified world were made public this June – will also testify under oath.
The House Oversight Committee is overseeing the hearing set for 10 am ET.
Air Force and intelligence agency veteran David Grusch — whose jaw-dropping claims of an illegal UFO crash retrieval program operating within the classified world were made public this June – will also testify under oath
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn), who is part of the committee, said: ‘The Pentagon and Washington bureaucrats have kept this information hidden for decades, and we’re finally going to shed some light on it.
‘We’re bringing in credible witnesses who can provide public testimony because the American people deserve the truth. We’re done with the cover-ups.’
The congressman told the Event Horizon podcast this month that ‘we’ve been dealing [with government coverups] since 1947, probably since about 1897 in what was the Aurora Texas UFO crash.
‘They [extraterrestrial craft] can travel light years or at the speeds that we’ve seen defy physics as we know it,’ Burchett said during the podcast.
‘They can fly underwater and don’t show a heat trail.’
He continued to explain that if these otherworldly beings have technology unlike anything we know on Earth, then ‘they’ could ‘turn us into a charcoal briquette.’
‘We are out of our league,’ the congressman continued. ‘We couldn’t fight them off if we wanted to. That’s why I don’t think they’re a threat to us, or they would already have been.’
The statements appear to piggyback on those made by Grusch’s claims that the US had run a top-secret UFO retrieval program for decades – and some of the ‘non-human intelligence’ discovered are malevolent and have even killed humans.
Grusch served 14 years in the Air Force, where he said he was told about the program by others involved.
David Fravor is set to discuss the Tic Tac-shaped object seen in the sky over California on November 10, 2004
Video of what the Navy could trace of the object was leaked in 2017, and the Pentagon declassified the case in 2020
Grusch is a decorated Afghanistan combat officer who went on to work for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
In interviews and classified briefings on Capitol Hill, Grusch has said that the US and other nations are also engaged in a top-secret ’80-year arms race’ to weaponize the crashed UFOs.
‘The existence of complex historical programs involving the coordinated retrieval and study of exotic materials, dating back to the early 20th century, should no longer remain a secret,’ in Grusch’s view.
Fravor, who kept his silence for more than a decade, is set to discuss the Tic Tac-shaped object in the sky of California on November 10, 2004.
‘This is not like we saw it and it was gone or I saw lights in the sky and it’s gone – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers,’ Fravor said in a sit-down with Russian-American YouTuber and MIT researcher Lex Fridman.
Video of what the Navy could trace of the object was leaked in 2017, and the Pentagon declassified the case in 2020.
Burchett will lead the open UFO hearing Wednesday, which he said has been actively undermined by both Pentagon and US Intelligence Community efforts to ‘continuously block things.’
‘It’s gonna be the biggest show in town, though,’ Burchett said.
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), also with the Oversight Committee, said: ‘The status quo on the part of the U.S. government has been to leave the American public in the dark regarding information about UAPs, refuse to answer questions posed by whistleblowers, avoid the concerns Americans have about the possible threats UAPs pose to our national security and public safety, and default to extreme and unnecessary over-classification.
‘If the last few months have taught me anything, it is that this is an issue that matters to Americans.
It also impacts the transparency and accountability our government is supposed to grant to the people who it serves. I look forward to bringing this topic to light.’