Top Pentagon Official: UFO Congressional Hearing Hurt Morale Of Us Workers!

During this week’s widely viewed congressional hearing on UFOs, a senior Pentagon officer blasted the proceedings, calling the assertions “insulting” to the workers who are looking into sightings. The official also accused a crucial witness of not cooperating with the official U.S. government probe.

In his letter, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick takes issue with much of the evidence from a retired Air Force intelligence officer that enthused alien life enthusiasts and made headlines around the world on Friday.

The letter was posted on Dr. Kirkpatrick’s personal LinkedIn page and distributed across social media on that day.

Maj. David Grusch, a retired Air Force officer, claimed in testimony on Wednesday that the United States has disguised a “multi-decade” program to gather and analyze “UAPs,” or unexplained aerial phenomena, the official term for UFOs.

In his testimony, Grusch indicated that the United States had also recovered non-human “biologics,” which he had not personally seen but had heard about from “people with direct knowledge of the program.”

Kirkpatrick, a career intelligence officer, was appointed to head the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO, a unit designed to coordinate investigations into unmanned aerial vehicles, a year ago.

Congress has recently urged the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies to more thoroughly look into claims of objects flying at unusual speeds or trajectories as a national security risk.

The Defense Department acknowledged on Friday that Kirkpatrick posted the letter in his own capacity after he wrote it on Thursday. Kirkpatrick denied Friday’s request for comment on the letter.

The following is a portion of what he writes: “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.”

“They are truth-seekers, as am I,” Kirkpatrick said. “But you certainly would not get that impression from yesterday’s hearing.”

Sue Gough, a Pentagon spokeswoman, refuted additional claims made by Grusch before a House Oversight subcommittee in a separate statement.

According to Gough, the Pentagon “has no information that any individual has been harmed or ki!!ed as a result of providing information” about UFOs.

The Pentagon also says it hasn’t found “any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently.”

Kirkpatrick wrote, “AARO has yet to find any credible evidence to support the allegations of any reverse engineering program for non-human technology.”

After urging pilots and others to come forward with any sightings, he had informed reporters in December that the Pentagon was looking into “several hundreds” of new allegations.

In his letter, Kirkpatrick stated that claims of “retaliation, to include physical assault and hints of murder, are extraordinarily serious, which is why law enforcement is a critical member of the AARO team, specifically to address and take swift action should anyone come forward with such claims.”

Yet, contrary to assertions made in the hearing, the central source of those allegations has refused to speak with AARO,” Kirkpatrick said. He didn’t specifically mention Grusch, who said he was the target of reprisals and choose not to respond when a legislator questioned him about if anyone had been ki!!ed to keep information concerning UFOs secret.

Grusch’s phone number and email address both received messages, but neither was answered on Friday.

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