The report was stunning.

David Charles Grusch — a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan and a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office — declared this week that he had given Congress reems 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, would know. He was the reconnaissance office’s representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) 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,” 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.

That was Monday. Since then, crickets. We know Congress has the info, but lawmakers aren’t releasing it. And no one seems to care.

Of course, reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have nearly always drawn scorn. Some pilots don’t report them because they’ll be labeled a nutball. But in 2020, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) sought an official report on UAP from the intelligence community.

What they found was also stunning. The SSCI’s “Preliminary Assessment” in June 2021 identified 144 military UAP encounters since 2004. That figure soared to more than 800 military UAP reports by early 2023. With all the reports, Congress established the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).


“But despite breakthroughs in government transparency about these sightings, there’s one thing the Pentagon and the intelligence community have so far not addressed, and that is whether they have had any direct contact with these objects,” Christopher Mellon, a research affiliate with Harvard University’s Galileo Project and former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Intelligence, told POLITICO.

“There are persistent rumors that the U.S. government recovered ‘crash materials’ from UAP, and even that the government has been working secretly to reverse engineer the technology,” Mellon said.

Mellon sets out three good points as to why the federal government should immediately release everything it has. Point 1:”In our democracy the American people have a right to know the truth of this matter,” he says.

Point 2: We have a right to know — after all, we paid for it. “Any recovered materials belong to the American people. Any secretive government programs that may have existed were funded by American tax dollars and as such, any proceeds belong to the taxpayer,” Mellon said.

And Point 3: We’re all adults here, we can handle it. “Although disclosure would initially frighten and shock many people, polling data reveals that most Americans already believe we are not alone in the universe. Further, a high percentage of Americans already believe some UAP are in fact extraterrestrial craft. Our ancestors persevered despite profound fears of the unknown and so can we.”

With the 24-hour news cycle, and supposed news outlets just flashing from story to story, we ought to pause here — on THIS story. Americans should demand that Congress TELL US EVERYTHING.

We’re all so often busy with silly things that are just part of quotidian life. But this — an intact craft of “non-human origin” — should captivate us all, and we should collectively demand that Congress release it all.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.

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