You’ve doubtless heard of the Fermi paradox: If the likelihood of advanced extraterrestrial life existing in the universe is so high, then why is there a lack of compelling evidence here on Earth?
While compelling evidence may still elude us, a whistleblower – who was well placed in the intelligence community and of seemingly unimpeachable character – is now claiming that government entities not only possess alien technology, but have withheld information about UFO retrieval programs from Congress for decades.
His story is so convincing that Tucker Carlson even dedicated a portion of his inaugural Tucker On Twitter broadcast on Tuesday to him.
Carlson called his viewers’ attention to a June 5 article published on The Debrief, a science and tech news site, which revealed that a former intelligence officer and combat veteran, David Grusch, claims the U.S. government possesses “intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin,” as well as the remains their pilots.
Grusch says he was illegally harassed in his position at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in retaliation for informing the Defense Department’s inspector general in 2021 that information related to “unidentified anomalous phenomena,” or UAPs, was being withheld from Congress.
“In a normal country, this news would qualify as a bombshell,” Carlson said. “The story of the millennium. But in our country, it doesn’t.”
The Washington Post, Carlson said, had the story on Grusch but decided not to run it. The New York Times ignored it completely, opting instead to cover “Donald Trump, trans people, and climate change” the day after Grusch’s story went live on The Debrief.
Grusch has provided Congress with vast amounts of data that point to the existence of secret UAP retrieval programs. The data is the result of his own investigation of these programs, which included interviews with people involved in these secret programs – some of whom were concerned about how their work was being shielded from congressional oversight.
Not only was information regarding UAP retrieval kept hidden, but the military actively attempted to disinform the American public about their existence.
“There is a sophisticated disinformation campaign targeting the U.S. populace which is extremely unethical and immoral,” Grusch told News Nation in a video interview that was published the day after The Debrief article.
So, the question is, what the hell to make of all this?
Grusch was decorated for his service in the Air Force and received positive performance reports as an intelligence officer. A colleague characterized him as “beyond reproach.”
If he is not being honest, one can only guess at Grusch’s motivations for making the claims that he has made. He may himself be part of a disinformation campaign. While anything is possible, to think that a seemingly serious man would throw away his career, credibility, and reputation merely for 15 minutes of fame seems stranger than fiction.
At this point, Grusch’s story is the story. And with the exception of an article from Fox News, mainstream outlets seem to be steering clear. That constitutes a failure on the part of our so-called free and independent press.
It might be time to identify a new paradox: If news of advanced extraterrestrial life grips the nation, why is mainstream media so disinterested?
Nick Kalliteles is a writer focused on government accountability and promoting a fair and healthy media.