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They really might be here, according to a couple of Republicans in Congress.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a former Marine, last week suggested that UFOs could be time-traveling crafts piloted by humans from the future. If it sounds familiar, that's because it's essentially the premise behind the 1984 film "The Terminator."
Gallagher, appearing on ESPN analyst Pat McAfee's sports talk show, said UFOs - now more commonly called unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs) - "could actually be an ancient civilization that's just been hiding here and is suddenly showing itself."
"This should be an opportunity for the government to be transparent,"
he said. "If we have information that disconfirms the extraterrestrial hypothesis, or all these other ones, at least it shows the government doing something competent and being forward-leaning by declassifying information to the public."
But the congressman also said maybe there's a simpler explanation. "[What] I'm probably the most interested in is whether it's adversary technology, particularly from China,"
said Gallagher, who serves as the chairman of the House Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.
Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said it is "very problematic"
that the military heads up an alleged UFO crash retrieval and reverse-engineering program.
"In a complete and uncut transcript of his recent interview, supplied to the DailyMail.com by a member of Senator Rubio's office, Rubio described the alleged UFO program as 'in essence, some sort of an internal military complex that's their own government and is accountable to no one,'"
the UK paper reported.
Rubio serves as vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he says he has heard even more "firsthand"
testimony on covert UFO programs from senior military and intelligence whistleblowers beyond David Charles Grusch.
Grusch said last month that he gave Congress reams of classified information about covert U.S. government programs that he says are now in possession of an intact craft of "non-human origin."
Grusch, 36, is a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan and a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office. He was the reconnaissance office's representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force from 2019-2021. And then from late 2021 to July 2022, he was the NGA's co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative to the task force.
The UAP expert said the information was illegally withheld from Congress, and he "filed a complaint alleging that he suffered illegal retaliation for his confidential disclosures,"
The Debrief reported.
"Grusch said the recoveries of partial fragments through and up to intact vehicles have been made for decades through the present day by the government, its allies, and defense contractors. Analysis has determined that the objects retrieved are 'of exotic origin (non-human intelligence, whether extraterrestrial or unknown origin) based on the vehicle morphologies and material science testing and the possession of unique atomic arrangements and radiological signatures,' he said,"
The Debrief reported.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who reportedly attended a classified UAP briefing on a military base in Florida on February 21, has also revealed a small bit of info he has received.
"I have seen evidence of craft that I am not familiar with any of our allies or adversaries or even our country possessing. I've seen that craft taken by air crews who have gotten quite close to it and we've got a lot more questions about why this information isn't more broadly available to the American people,"
Gaetz told Newsmax last week.
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