Some Members of Congress Can’t Stop Thinking About UFOs

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Most of the Senate’s public hearings on UFOs over the past two years have been pretty boring events, full of terrestrial explanations for the many unidentified aerial phenomena that military aircraft have clocked over U.S. airspace in recent decades. But some lawmakers have renewed their interest following the explosive allegation earlier this month from intelligence whistleblower David Grusch — who claimed Congress is not being shown the full evidence of UFO technology, including crashed alien spacecraft.

Marco Rubio, for one, agrees there is more information out there. The Florida senator told NewsNation this week that others in addition to Grusch in the intelligence community have come forward with “firsthand” accounts of UFO hardware. Rubio, a longtime advocate for transparency on the alien issue, claims several more intelligence whistleblowers with “high clearances” have shared similar allegations with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“We’re trying to gather as much of that information as we can,” Rubio said. “And frankly, a lot of them are very fearful of their jobs … fearful of harm coming to them.”

Grusch, who, prior to his resignation, worked on the intelligence team investigating UFO sightings, has claimed other members of the research unit have seen the evidence, though he has not. So Rubio’s comment alleging others are out there who have seen UFO technology firsthand is a step toward corroboration.

For alien optimists, at least, this suggests Grusch isn’t totally making things up. “What I think we owe is just a mature, you know, understanding — listening and trying to put all these pieces together and just sort of intake the information without any prejudgment or jumping to any conclusions,” Rubio said. Meanwhile, the public waits for an intelligence official who has actually seen one of these things to come forward.

Rubio isn’t the only elected official interested in extraterrestrial matters. Missouri senator Josh Hawley told Wired earlier this month that Grusch’s report “sounds pretty close to what they kind of grudgingly admitted to us in the briefing.” And Wisconsin Republican representative and former marine intelligence officer Mike Gallagher has posited his own far-out ideas, suggesting a theory in an appearance on ESPN that the UFOs “could actually be an ancient civilization that’s just been hiding here and is suddenly showing itself.” The foreign-policy hawk then dialed it back in a little, saying what he was “most interested in is whether it’s adversary technology, particularly from China.”

Some Members of Congress Can’t Stop Thinking About UFOs