Only weeks after so-called UFO whistleblower David Grusch alleged that interdimensional alien beings crashed dozens of flying saucers that the United States has collected since 1944 while hiding a secret treaty between humanity and space aliens from Congress, the United States Senate’s Intelligence Committee passed unanimously legislative language sponsored by senatorial UFO hunter Kirsten Gillibrand and others required all Federal agencies and any contractors who obtained materials from Federal agencies to provide access to all of their space alien artifacts.
As Douglas Dean Johnson reported this morning, the Fiscal 2024 Intelligence Authorization Act contains a mind-boggling passage about extraterrestrial or interdimensional materials:
The new UAP language (found in Section 1104 of the bill) would require "any person currently or formerly under contract with the Federal Government that has in their possession material or information provided by or derived from the Federal Government relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena that formerly or currently is protected by any form of special access or restricted access" to notify the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) within 60 days of enactment, and to provide within 180 days (six months) "a comprehensive list of all non-earth origin or exotic unidentified anomalous phenomena material" possessed and to make it available to the AARO director for "assessment, analysis, and inspection."
Grusch’s claims contained a plausible assertion that the military has secret aerospace programs outside Congressional oversight, an undoubtedly correct assertion that the U.S. government collects and studies unusual crashed materials (documents going back to 1947 indicate as much), and a vast amount of very online UFO mythology derived from transparently false claims and hoaxes.
Granted, there are probably secret military programs of some sort that Congress isn’t aware of, but there has never been any indication of space aliens or multidimensional Lovecraftian entities. This legislation is (a) kooky and (b) not at all a method for addressing the supposed national security concern about secret military programs. It is quite transparently a treasure hunt for space alien technology, which is both an admission that Congress has no evidence of such technology and that for reasons that baffle me, our legislators are still in thrall to the small group of UFO advocates who have pushed a mythological narrative about infiltration and invasion from another dimension.
Given the timing of the legislation—approved on June 14 but not published online until today—and its proximity to Chris Mellon’s demand for exactly this kind of legislation in Politico on June 3 and Grusch going public on June 5, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that l’affaire Grusch and the time pressure that Grusch’s stenographers Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal felt to get the story out fast was part of an organized effort to achieve this legislative end. Each time Congress readies UFO legislation, by sheer coincidence a spate of new stories from the usual group of UFO suspects surrounding Lue Elizondo, Chris Mellon, and Jacques Vallée make the rounds. It’s quite the remarkable synchronicity that I’m sure has a wholly innocent explanation.
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