A Pentagon top official has criticized the congressional hearing on UFOs saying there is no evidence to support such claims. Dr Sean Kirkpatrick called the claims “insulting” to employees who are investigating sightings. He accused a key witness of not cooperating with the investigation.
In a LinkedIn post, Kirkpatrick criticized much of the infamous testimony, indicating that it did not align with the truth-seeking objectives of the All-domin Anonmaly Resolution Office (AARO). He was named a year ago to lead the Pentagon’s AARO which was intended to centralize investigations into UAPs.
“I cannot let yesterday’s hearing pass without sharing how insulting it was to the officers of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community who chose to join AARO, many with not unreasonable anxieties about the career risks this would entail.”
Kirkpatrick said this is baselining what is normal. “I have all these hotspot areas but we only have hotspot areas because that’s when the reports come in from the operators that are operating at that time. They don’t operate all the time. So to have a 24/7 collection monitoring campaign in some of these areas for three months at a time is going to be necessary in order to measure out what is normal.”
On Wednesday, Retired Air Force Maj. David Grusch testified that the US has concealed a “multi-decade” program to collect and reverse-engineer Unindentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). He said they recovered non-human biologics. However, Grusch said he had not seen the non-human biologics himself and had learned about it from people with direct knowledge of the program.
The whistleblower said he was tasked, in 2019, with identifying all the classified programs related to a government task force on UFOs. “I was informed in the course of my official duties of a multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering program to which I was denied access.” Grusch highlighted the retaliation for coming forward with his discovery. He claimed that the US government likely has been aware of “non-human” activity since the 1930s.