22 July 2023


Under the title "Is the Government Concealing UFO Craft and Dead Extraterrestrials?" there is an article written by Richard Barlow, Boston University senior writer of the publication BU Today. The most interesting part of the article is when he reproduces the interview with Joshua Semeter, a College of Engineering professor of electrical and computer engineering. He directs BU’s Center for Space Physics and is a member of a NASA team  that is to report later this year on what we know, and don’t, about the evidence for UAPs.

BU Today: Do you know, or know of, David Grusch? What’s your take, provisional or otherwise, on the legitimacy of his claims, and his motives for going public?

Semeter: I do not know David Grusch, but I am well aware of the story. It would be inappropriate for me to speculate on his motives. But one can state objectively that his claims are two steps removed from being Earth-shattering: not only has he not shared any verifiable evidence—photographs, artifacts, or any other manner of data—but he also has not personally seen or touched any of the objects he references. In the long history of claims of extraterrestrial visitors, it is this level of specificity that always seems to be missing. As Carl Sagan said, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” We are still awaiting the evidence.

What investigation is being made of his claims, either by your study team or any other relevant government entity?

Our study panel is charged with bringing scientific rigor to bear on UAP claims. We are working in collaboration with the Defense Department’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, which is focused on safety and national security aspects of UAP. David Grusch must be treated as a credible witness, as with the military aviators who have also come forward with eyewitness accounts of anomalous objects. But without data or material evidence, we are at an impasse on evaluating these claims.

Does your team have a target release date for your findings, and what more remains to be done in your study between now and then?

Our panel will be issuing a report later this year. It was not our charge to analyze historical or current UAP data. Rather, our role is to create a roadmap for how NASA assets and expertise can contribute to determining the origin and nature of UAP. If extraordinary evidence does emerge in the coming weeks, that would admittedly affect our report.

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