So-called UFO whistleblower David Grusch appeared on NewsNation last night for an hour-long pre-taped interview with Ross Coulthart, excerpts of which had appeared on the network last week. The results were about what one might have expected even before he spoke: He had no direct evidence of space aliens and could offer no proof of his claims. Everything he alleged was either told to him by unnamed people or was the result of his own speculation, with “documents” that appeared to be hoaxes from UFO lore. And his claims were a rehash of Eric W. Davis’s alleged notes on his meeting with Admiral Wilson in 2002, a regular bit of UFO lore. (Davis says he used to work with Grusch.) Grusch alleged that the U.S. has had captured UFOs since 1944, when the military seized one from Mussolini, with allegations that the Vatican was involved in some sort of conspiracy.
In an oddly stilted, almost affectless interview, Grusch further argued that the “non-human intelligences” likely came from another dimension, many have committed murder against humans, and the U.S. has a secret treaty with the beings that is hidden from Congress. You’ll recognize many of these claims as being rehashes of the debunked Majestic-12 hoax, with supplements from an Italian UFO hoax from a few years ago. Grusch claimed “insiders” briefed him on the Italian UFO using Italian government documents—a set of likely hoax papers circulating in Italy for a decade. Sigh.
Grusch agreed with Coulthart that his claims are “the gravest constitutional crisis” in American history. Sure.
In short, the ET garbage is probably influence from Eric Davis, his “friend” Lue Elizondo, etc., and he managed to convince himself that UFO lore is true as part of some utopian fantasy--he says he thinks the aliens will bring us all together as “one human family.” Note that Chris Mellon made the same utopian claim in Politico recently--that revelation of crashed UFO retrievals would somehow yield a new golden age by allowing humanity to heal its divisions. This sort of quasi-spiritual ideology hints at why they fell for false stories.
I’m glad David Grusch got to speak at length on national TV, however. The more he talked, the more bizarre and improbable his claims became, and the more obvious the influence on him from long-discredited UFO lore, particularly from the people he is known to have associated with—Eric W. Davis, Lue Elizondo, Chris Mellon, etc. I don’t think anyone of importance will be taking his claims seriously after that interview. The worst thing for any UFO conspiracy claim is letting its advocates keep running their mouths.
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