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Here’s what scientists say about whistleblower claims that Pentagon has evidence of alien crashes. In July, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would require the Pentagon to release any information it has gathered around contact with “non-human intelligences,” among other UAP.
The Hill, Saul Elbein Mon, July 24, 2023 at 2:21 PM CDT
Interesting. Frustrating. Potentially even “credible.”
But nothing that science can work on in its current form.
That was how physicists and astronomers interviewed by The Hill described recent allegations that the U.S. government has been hiding evidence of multiple alien crash sites.
To take those claims beyond buzzy conjecture, the country needs a plan to acquire more hard data, scientists said.
On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee will hold controversial hearings about “unidentified aerial phenomena,” or UAP.
Those hearings will focus on eyewitness accounts by U.S. military pilots of what have appeared to be strange craft moving in ways that known human technology cannot, and on the broader claims of a cover-up made by former Air Force and intelligence official David Grusch.
The hearings are part of a broader — and unusually bipartisan — congressional mainstreaming of a long-taboo question: Has the U.S. military made contact with craft or creatures from another world?
In July, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would require the Pentagon to release any information it has gathered around contact with “non-human intelligences,” among other UAP.
But as an old scientific saying goes, the plural of anecdote isn’t data — and scientists told The Hill that the trouble with all these claims by Grusch and others isn’t that they’re impossible.
It’s that while they are compelling, they give the scientific apparatus almost nothing to work with.
In June, Grusch told NewsNation that as an official with the Defense Department’s National Reconnaissance Office looking into UAP, he became aware of a secret “crash retrieval” program to which he was denied access.
“These are retrieving non-human origin technical vehicles, you know — call it spacecraft, if you will — non human, exotic origin vehicles that have either landed or crashed?” Grusch said.
Beyond his own status as a decorated veteran and former intelligence officer, Grusch was unable to provide any hard evidence for his claims — though he says he was shown classified documents, he has not released them.
But he said the Pentagon has up to a dozen alien spacecraft — complete with the bodies of pilots.
When Grusch’s interview first aired, one prominent astronomer described his immediate response as “frustration.”
“It’s so exciting, but it’s another example of personal testimony, and nothing beyond that,” said David Kipping, an astrophysicist at Columbia University who specializes in the search for life on worlds around other stars.
Congress is right to be intrigued, Kipping said. Grusch’s claims built on years of leaked Pentagon videos and eyewitness accounts of what appear to be aircraft behaving in bizarre and even otherworldly ways.
These have attracted attention at the highest levels of Congress and the Defense Department for decades: In 2017, the New York Times released evidence of a secret Pentagon UFO-spotting program begun at the behest of onetime Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada.), and in 2020, the Pentagon itself released three grainy videos of UAP.
These are part of a larger investigation within the military, which included an unclassified 2021 report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
“In a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics,” officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence wrote in that report — though they emphasized that natural explanations existed.
And a 2023 follow-up to that report identified more than 170 instances worthy of further study — including some which “appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities.
All that, Kipping said, suggests that (5) “something strange is going on.”
As a member of that internal UAP Task Force, Grusch is “a credible source,” Kipping added.
“There’s no reason to believe [he] is lying or disingenuous.”
But after 70 (7) years of UFO culture wars, conspiracy theories and cynicism, “it is not enough to move the needle to have another anecdotal account,” Kipping said.
The questions Americans should ask about allegations of possible alien contact are the same ones they should ask of any new and dramatic claims, said Melissa Finucane, a sociologist at the RAND corporation and vice president of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“The first question I asked myself is: What is the motivation of the communicator sharing this information? Why are they sharing it? Do they have training or expertise? Could they have a bias?”
“And who benefits if we don’t apply a rigorous, systematic scientific approach to the claims?”
Finucane said other important questions about new claims are whether they’re “transparent” — arising from a public data set that scientists can double check — and whether they stem from sufficiently “independent” sources to rule out the risk of cross-contamination — or collusion — which could make claims less credible.
On almost every front except (possibly) the question of personal credibility, Grusch’s and the Pentagon accounts offer the same scientific problems inherent to anecdotes or isolated reports, scientists told The Hill.
“There’s nothing hard there,” David Spergel, an astrophysicist and the head of NASA’s internal advisory team on UAP.
Gruch’s claims, Spergel said, offer “no locations, no sites. It’s reports of reports.”
If the military does have such data, they need to release it, said Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb.
“If there are really objects from beyond earth, they should be shared by all humans. You can turn it into a matter of national security — ‘let’s have an advantage compared to other nations’ — but this is completely inappropriate.”
“If you do this, then you are not a true scientist,” he said. “You are a politician.”
But it’s also possible, Loeb conceded, that Grusch is wrong — that he is lying or was himself misled, possibly in an attempt to cover up secret (but very human) weapons programs.
“It’s hearsay. It could be fabricated; or it could be that some sections developed special weapons that they don’t want us to think the U.S. has.”
The broader problem with all eyewitness UAP accounts — even those from the military — is that “we have no idea what the false alarm rate is,” said Kipping of Columbia.
Kipping’s point is that some amount of mistaken identity is a constant feature of human life, and that when people encounter unexplained phenomena, they tend to slot it into culturally familiar categories.
This, he noted, is why UFO sightings are a largely American phenomenon — in the U.K., where he comes from, people are more likely to think the anomaly they saw was a ghost.
Kipping explained that even in a world without alien visits, pilots will still see unexplained phenomena sometimes — some of which they will report, and some (presumably smaller) portion of which will remain unexplained.
And without understanding how common the “anomalous phenomena” reported by pilots are, and how often they turn out to truly be unexplainable, we can’t really know how significant the Pentagon’s leaked videos really are.
If sightings of anomalies that ultimately prove to have other explanations happen “once a century, UAPs are really interesting because the recent sightings are way above baseline,” Kipping said.
“But if the number of mistakenly-identified UAPs is comparable to the number that we’re actually seeing, then we’re done — then none of them are likely, legit, and it’s probably just a sequence of errors.”
The 2021 Pentagon report similarly complains that data from fighter jet cameras and spooked pilots raises questions it cannot provide answers for.
The conclusion that without a comprehensive data-set, there’s no way to answer the question of how unusual the findings are has groups both public and private debating how to put such records together.
Spergel’s group will likely advise NASA to invest in gathering UAP data that is “well-calibrated, verifiable and testable” if it is to have any hope of making sense of the reports, he told The Hill.
Meanwhile, public and private institutions are working on a broad-based new push to get data related to extraterrestrial life — from new monitoring programs to “space archeology” and the U.S.’s own interstellar research mission — that might allow scientists to draw usable conclusions about both UAP and the possible existence of alien life.
Grusch’s claims that the government has sufficiently intact spacecraft for federal agencies to have pulled technology — and the remains of pilots — from them is plausible on at least one level, said Kipping, the Columbia astronomer: Intelligent alien life forms, if they do exist, may have reason to come to Earth.
Kipping said that if he were an extraterrestrial biologist studying Earth, this would be a great time to do so. “We face many existential threats, with problems like nuclear disarmament, climate change, transition to AI — so there are things about coming now that might make sense.”
Looking outward, Kipping added, that’s where he would want to check out: civilizations on the precipice and how they transition — or fail.
“If you’re going to monitor [our] planet at any time in its entire history, this is the most interesting,” he said.
And if aliens did want to study Earth at this “special phase in our development”? They wouldn’t have much choice but to send a ship, Kipping said.
In support of this point, he noted that earthbound scientists are trying to send a probe to the nearest solar system — the Breakthrough Starshot initiative — in part to investigate whether an apparently rocky, earthlike planet, there is in fact as friendly to life as it seems.
As a scientist who looks for alien life in the cosmos himself, Kipping is very aware of the shortfalls of using a telescope to do so. To remotely view the surface of another planet from light years away would require a telescope “larger than a star” — in which case, he noted, the subjects would be able to detect it reflecting light back at them.
Psalm 78:49-50. (7) He cast upon them the fierceness of (7) his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by (5) sending evil angels among them. (7) He made a way to his anger; (7) he spared not their soul from death, but (7) gave their life over to the pestilence.
‘ALIENS’ (Fallen Angels, the Watchers, Great Delusions, Great Deceptions, Great Lies)
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 (7) And then shall that Wicked be revealed [Man of Lawlessness, Son of Perdition, Beast, 8th King, Prince, First Rider / White Horseman, Antichrist], whom the Lord shall (7) consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall (7) destroy with the brightness of his coming [Christs second physical coming to earth at the end of the Great Tribulation]: Even him, whose coming (7) is after the working of Satan with (7) all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all (7) deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they (7) received not the love of the truth, that (7) they might be saved. And for this (7) cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, that (5) they should believe a lie: That they all might (7) be damned who believed not the truth, (5) but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (Emphasis added, mine.)
These seven (7) verses indicate that a ‘strong delusion’ will be sent to men sometime during the seven (7) year tribulation. We know this because the first three (3) verses deal with the time period when the Holy Spirit (that holds evil at bay) is removed from the world and the ‘wicked’ man of sin or lawlessness rises up on the world stage. Verse 8 indicates that this is the same wicked man that will be destroyed at Christ’s physical, second coming to earth at the very last day of the seven (7) year tribulation. Men, during the seven (7) year tribulation are deceived because they don’t love the truth God gave mankind in the form of Jesus Christ.
They are deceived spiritually (mystery religion) and are unrighteous (not saved) and perish because of this. They don’t want anything to do with the truth offered to them by Christ’s salvation. They deny Christ and his offer of salvation. They don’t love the truth (Christ) and the whole idea of needing salvation. They don’t want to be saved and don’t like the idea of having to be saved. They have pleasure (joy) in following their own false religions, practices and hedonistic joys and are damned because they forcefully and willingly reject Christ.
As such, God will send them a ‘strong delusion’ (fallen angels in the deluded guise or form of ‘aliens’). There is nothing new under the sun. Fallen angels existed before the creation of mankind, and have worked for Satan, ever since his fall, into deceiving men over the course of many ancient civilizations (on into this current epoch.) God sent Christ to save mankind. Men reject Christ. God sends fallen angels to damn men. Men accept fallen angels (aliens). Men die. Simple. It is not a great mystery, as some would believe or think impossible.
Revelation 12:7-12 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. [‘Angels’ are referenced three – 3 times, emphasis and intensity. Yes, there are evil, fallen angels, sons of God, or ‘Watchers.’)
The Coming ‘Strong Delusion’. Same ‘Lie or Delusions’ for 6,000 (6) years and during EVERY EPOCH, including the coming seven (7) year tribulation. ‘Because they love not the truth or the word of God, God will send among them a ‘strong or great delusion’ so they can be damned.’
A short Biblical (7) look at (5) ‘Fallen Angels / sons of God:’
There is no such thing as ‘aliens.’ Fallen angels in defiled, false, counterfeit, deceptive, grotesque satanic flesh appear as ‘aliens.’ Satan has made a mockery of ‘the imagers (human body) of God’ by attempting to duplicate God’s created body of man into a defiled, unclean, fleshly form that is a sick imager of Satan. Different ‘caste or ranking’ of angels manifest in different physical defiled forms. Just as the human spirit must dwell in flesh to exist in the physical world, some lower rankings of the demonic spirit realm must dwell in defiled flesh to exist in the physical world or physical dimension outside of the spiritual dimension. Once holy and bright in spiritual appearance, fallen angels are now grotesque, ugly and dark because of iniquity (just like Satan) and manifest as such. They now represent the likeness of Satan and some of his attributes, including lies, deception, advanced knowledge and a willingness to accept the ‘worship’ of men (as in antiquity). These particular ‘fallen angels’ in Satan’s army are the ‘foot soldiers’ who work on demand and at the bidding of Satan and/or other fallen angels in higher orders. They are the ‘lowest’ of the angelic realm in terms of rank, power, attributes, exercising of will and influence over men. They do NOT have power or influence over nations, states, cities, weather or other aspects of God’s physical creation (higher ‘ranking’ fallen angels carry out these functions). They carry out the ‘grunt’ work of Satan’s master plan. In Satan’s plan, those fallen angels (believed to be ‘aliens’) are sent to deceive men (a ‘great or strong delusion’).
Men want to believe in aliens, are lustful of advanced technology and knowledge for military purposes, and are ‘deluded’ into thinking that aliens are here to save them (or at least to offer them ‘help’) in tackling the various crisis occurring over the seven (7) year tribulation. The idea or belief that aliens could really be something entirely evil, biblically speaking, is ‘preposterous’ to men. To those who do not love the truth, God will send a ‘strong delusion.’ The fallen angels come, not as man’s saviors, but for man’s destruction. Only Christ saves men spiritually and physically. Aliens are a lie or a delusion that men lustily believe in because they don’t want to believe the truth about this particular aspect of God’s creation that rebelled against the established order of created, spiritual beings. Yet, God still is in control of His creation, even over the fallen angels and Satan. God can, and does, use fallen angels to carry out His will, depending on His purpose. ‘A broken tool can still have some use.’
Rankings of both Holy and Fallen Angels (Highest to Lowest). Fallen angels were once holy angels, until they rebelled with Lucifer/Satan against God and His established order:
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time (5) past ye walked according to (5) the course of this world, (5) according to the prince of (5) the power of the air [Satan, Dragon, Devil] (5) the spirit that now worketh (5) in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle (5) not against flesh and blood, (5) but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of (5) the darkness of this world, against (5) spiritual wickedness in high places.
Romans 8:38 For I (7) am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor (5) angels, nor principalities, nor powers, (7) nor things present, nor things to come,
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent (5) that now unto the principalities (5) and powers in heavenly places might be known by (7) the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Colossians 1:16 For by him were (7) all things created, that are in heaven, (7) and that are in earth, visible and (5) invisible, whether they be thrones, or (5) dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things (7) were created by him, and for him:
Colossians 2:15 And (5) having spoiled principalities and powers, (7) he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.