David Charles Grusch is an air force officer and a former intelligence official based in the United States. He is also a well-decorated combat officer within the USAF during the War in Afghanistan and is a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
He was born in the year 1987 and he is 36 years old as of the year 2023 when this article was written.
David became a trending topic among netizens after he claimed that he had conversations with unnamed officials that led him to believe that the U.S. federal government maintains a secretive UFO (or UAP) recovery program and is in possession of “non-human” spacecraft along with their “dead pilots”. He filed a whistleblower complaint in 2022 and was interviewed by various media outlets and testified in a U.S. House of Representatives and congressional hearing in 2023. His testimonies sparked different reactions, leaving people in a surprising state.
David Charles Grusch was born and raised by his biological parents in Pittsburgh, a city in western Pennsylvania at the junction of 3 rivers. He had his early education as a child in his home country and has lived most of his life in the States.
After his graduation from school, he joined the United States Air Force and has led various air force divisions in combat. David was a decorated combat officer within the USAF during the War in Afghanistan and is a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
From 2019 to 2021, David Charles Grusch was the representative of the NRO to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. From late 2021 to July 2022, he was the co-lead for UAP analysis at the NGA and its representative to the task force. He assisted in drafting the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023, which includes provisions for reporting UFOs, including whistleblower protections and exemptions to non-disclosure orders and agreements. Congressional interest in UFO sightings immediately prior to Grusch’s public claims surrounded questions about the four objects that the Air Force shot down in February 2023.
David Charles Grusch is born into the family of Mr and Mrs Grusch. His father’s name was Regis Grusch and his mother’s name is Mary Alice Grusch and they’re both natives of the united states. His parents are working individuals.
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In 2023, United States Air Force (USAF) officer and former intelligence official David Charles Grusch was interviewed by various media outlets and testified in a U.S. House of Representatives congressional hearing. Grusch claimed that he had conversations with unnamed officials that led him to believe that the U.S. federal government maintains a secretive UFO (or UAP) recovery program and is in possession of “non-human” spacecraft along with their “dead pilots”. In 2022, Grusch filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) to support his plan to share classified information with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He also filed a complaint alleging retaliation by his superiors over a similar complaint he made in 2021.
He claims to have viewed documents reporting that Benito Mussolini’s government recovered a “non-human” spacecraft in 1933, which the Vatican and the Five Eyes assisted the U.S. in procuring in 1944 or 1945. Grusch claims secondhand knowledge that American citizens have been harmed and killed as part of the government’s efforts to cover up the information. In response to his June 2023 claims, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued statements reaffirming that no evidence of extraterrestrial life has been discovered and that there is no verifiable information about anyone possessing and reverse engineering any “extraterrestrial materials”.
In July 2023 testimony given to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Grusch repeated some of his claims under oath, alongside testimony from retired U.S. fighter pilot Ryan Graves and retired U.S. Navy commander David Fravor on their personal experiences related to UFOs. Grusch testified that he could not elaborate publicly on some aspects of his claims, but offered to provide further details to representatives in a sensitive compartmentalized information facility (SCIF).
On June 5, 2023, independent journalists Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal provided a story detailing Grusch’s claims of a UFO coverup by the government to The Debrief, a website that describes itself as “self-funded” and specializing in “frontier science”. The New York Times and Politico declined to publish the story, while The Washington Post was taking more time to conduct fact-checking than Kean and Blumenthal felt could be afforded because, according to Kean, “people on the internet were spreading stories, Dave was getting harassing phone calls, and we felt the only way to protect him was to get the story out”. According to Kean, she vetted Grusch by interviewing Karl Nell, a retired Army colonel who was also on the UFO task force, and “Jonathan Grey” (a pseudonym) whom Kean described as “a current U.S. intelligence official at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)”. Kean wrote that Nell called Grusch “beyond reproach” and that both Nell and “Grey” supported Grusch’s claim about a secret UFO retrieval and reverse engineering program. Also on June 5, portions of an interview of Grusch by Ross Coulthart aired on NewsNation with additional excerpts appearing on June 11.
Grusch claims that the U.S. federal government maintains a highly secretive UFO retrieval program and possesses multiple spacecraft of non-human origin as well as the corpses of deceased pilots. Grusch also claims there is “substantive evidence that white-collar crime” took place to conceal UFO programs and that he had interviewed officials who said that people had been killed to conceal the programs. Grusch stated that he tried to get the director of AARO to help him share his claims with Congress, “I expressed some concerns to Dr. Kirkpatrick about a year ago and told him what I was starting to uncover. And he didn’t follow up with me.”
Grusch elaborated on his claims in a subsequent interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien on June 7. He said that UFOs could be coming from extra dimensions; that he had spoken with intelligence officials whom the U.S. military had briefed on “football-field” sized crafts; that the U.S. government transferred some crashed UFOs to a defense contractor; and that there was “malevolent activity” by UFOs.
During July 26, 2023, Congressional hearing, Grusch said that he “was informed in the course of my official duties of a multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering program to which I was denied access” and that he believes that the U.S. government is in possession of UAP based on his interviews with 40 witnesses over four years. Grusch claimed in response to Congressional questions that the U.S. has retrieved “non-human” biological matter from the pilots of the crafts and that this “was the assessment of people with direct knowledge on the [UAP] program I talked to, that are currently still on the program”. When asked by U.S. Representative Tim Burchett during this July 26 hearing, if Grusch had “personal knowledge of people who’ve been harmed or injured in efforts to cover up or conceal” the government’s possession of “extraterrestrial technology,” Grusch said yes but that he was not able to provide details except within a SCIF.
BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight on August 3, 2023, interviewed Grusch along with his attorney Charles McCullough, a former Intelligence Community Inspector General. When asked about the U.S. having “intact and partially intact alien vehicles in its possession”, Grusch repeated his claims, and McCullough noted that Congress should have “access to the information it needs to properly oversee things going on in the executive branch”.
United States government response
Department of Defense and NASA statements
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referred questions about Grusch’s complaint to the Department of Defense (DoD). In a statement, Sue Gough, spokesperson for the Pentagon, said: “To date, AARO (All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office) has not discovered any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of any extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently. AARO is committed to following the data and its investigation wherever it leads.”
General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave an interview to The Washington Times on August 6, 2023, and said that he never saw or heard of any evidence that would back up the claims made by Grusch regarding “quote-unquote ‘aliens’ or that there’s some sort of cover-up program”. Milley added that he was not that surprised that such ideas would circulate and be believed by some within an organization as large as the U.S. military.
NASA stated: “One of NASA’s key priorities is the search for life elsewhere in the universe, but so far, NASA has not found any credible evidence of extraterrestrial life and there is no evidence that UAPs are extraterrestrial. However, NASA is exploring the solar system and beyond to help us answer fundamental questions, including whether we are alone in the universe.”
Congressional action and comments from members
In response to Grusch’s claims, Representative Mike Turner, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said, “Every decade there’s been individuals who’ve said the United States has such pieces of unidentified flying objects that are from outer space” and that “there’s no evidence of this and certainly it would be quite a conspiracy for this to be maintained, especially at this level”. Representatives Anna Paulina Luna and Tim Burchett were tasked with organizing a hearing in response to the Grusch claims on behalf of the House Oversight Committee. This took place on July 26, 2023.
Senator Lindsey Graham found the claims unreasonable, saying, “If we’d really found this stuff, there’s no way you could keep it from coming out”. Senator Josh Hawley said, “I’m not surprised, necessarily, by these latest allegations, because it sounds pretty close to what they kind of grudgingly admitted to us in the briefing”. Some senators, though not concerned about Grusch’s specific claims, were concerned that Congress might not have been briefed on special access programs. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who led a Senate hearing on UFOs in April 2023, said she intends to hold a hearing to assess whether “rogue SAP programs” existed “that no one is providing oversight for”. Senator Marco Rubio, vice-chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said, “There are people who have come forward to share information with our committee over the last couple of years” with “first-hand knowledge” and that they were “potentially some of the same people perhaps” referred to by Grusch.
Following the July 26 hearing with Grusch as a witness, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives called for the formation of a select committee on UAPs with subpoena power.
In July 2023, Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Mike Rounds lead a proposed 64-page amendment to the 2024 National Defence Authorization Act, called the UAP Disclosure Act 2023, that proposes wider access to records of UAP and federal government ownership of any “recovered technologies of unknown origin”.
2023 House Committee Oversight and Accountability hearing
On July 26, 2023, Grusch testified before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, regarding his experiences and claims. House Representatives present included Tim Burchett and Anna Paulina Luna.
He did so alongside retired U.S. fighter pilots Ryan Graves and retired U.S. Navy commander David Fravor. Fravor gave a first-hand account of his involvement in a 2004 incident released in the Pentagon UFO videos involving his fighter jet and a UFO, and Grusch repeated his previous claims under questioning from house representatives.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked the three witnesses, “If you were me, where would you look?” regarding answers to UAP questions and evidence to validate his claims. Grusch replied, “I’d be happy to give you that in a closed environment. I can tell you specifically.” Since the hearing, several lawmakers have said that they want to hear more from Grush in a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF), however, according to Representative Burchett, officials have informed the lawmakers “that Grusch doesn’t currently have security clearance to discuss the issues in a SCIF”.
Following the July 26, 2023, Congressional hearing, AARO’s director Sean Kirkpatrick wrote on his LinkedIn page that, “contrary to assertions made in the hearing”, Grusch “has refused to speak with AARO” so that some details said to have been given to Congress had not been provided to his office and also that the hearing was “insulting …to the officers of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community who chose to join AARO, many with not unreasonable anxieties about the career risks this would entail”. Kirkpatrick was not, however, posting in an official capacity. A Pentagon spokesperson told reporters that the post was Kirkpatrick’s “personal opinions expressed in his capacity as a private citizen,” and declined to comment on the content of the post.
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