Disclosure Diaries Update #40

A summary of notable Disclosure updates from May 13-19 2024.

Disclosure Diaries Update #40

This past week in Disclosure:

May 13 – Karl Nell is revealed as David Grusch's replacement speaker at the NYC Salt Conference

Karl Nell's presentation – “The Real Black Swan Event: The Controlled Disclosure of UAP and Non-Human Intelligence" – will take place at 5PM on the 21st of May 2024.

Nell is a retired Army Colonel who worked with Grusch on the UAP Task Force, and was quoted in Leslie Kean’s The Debrief article that broke the original David Grusch story:

“[Grusch’s] assertion concerning the existence of a terrestrial arms race occurring sub-rosa over the past eighty years focused on reverse engineering technologies of unknown origin is fundamentally correct, as is the indisputable realization that at least some of these technologies of unknown origin derive from non-human intelligence.”

May 15 – US Representatives urge Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to explain aerial incursions into U.S. military bases

Rep. Keith Self took to X to indicate a co-led letter had been submitted to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urging him to provide more information related to the (seemingly) ongoing issue of aerial incursions over sensitive military installations.

The group of Representatives involved consists of: Reps. Self, Moskowitz, Ogles, Crenshaw, Norman, Finstad and Rosendale, Sr.

May 16 – Lue Elizondo highlights Pentagon inconsistencies and suggests his (and other whistleblowers') safety may be under threat

Lue Elizondo, former director of the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), appeared on Matt Ford's podcast to reveal inconsistencies in the Pentagon's handling of information regarding AATIP.

Initially, the Pentagon confirmed his role and the program's focus but later claimed all related emails were deleted. However, when an email describing the authorized transfer of AATIP leadership surfaced on Reddit, the Pentagon admitted its existence but redacted AATIP mentions, citing FOIA exemptions.

Elizondo highlighted the Pentagon's pattern of misinformation and mentioned potential personal threats against him and other whistleblowers, stressing his non-suicidal and non-accidental status.

May 16 – Rep. Burchett introduces a new UAP transparency-related bill

Rep. Burchett introduced a new bill that would require President Biden to direct the heads of each federal department or agency to declassify all documents related to UAPs, within 270 days of the bill passing.

While the intentions of the bill are seemingly positive from a transparency perspective, the 1.5 pages of legislation fall short in terms of really moving the needle. Unlike previously proposed legislation such as the UAPDA, Rep. Burchett's bill lacks detail (e.g. a concrete set of relevant definitions and justifications).

May 19 – Sen. Gillibrand faces questions on the UAP/NHI topic during a segment on CBS

Senator Gillibrand reiterated the importance of seriously investigating the UAP issue during a segment on CBS.

Responding to the question of "do you think there really are aliens and UFOs?", Sen. Gillibrand responds diplomatically:

"I definitely don't know, and I think it's important to have full awareness of what's in our skies. We haven't been looking. And we need to look, and we need to be aware."

Things to look out for in the near future:


  • According to Senator Gillibrand – a public hearing in line with AARO's latest report can be expected soon, saying –"I'll probably have another hearing aligned with that public report.”
  • Karl Nell will be speaking at the NYC Salt conference. The talk is titled – “The Real Black Swan Event: The Controlled Disclosure of UAP and Non-Human Intelligence" – and will take place at 5PM on the 21st of May 2024.

Beyond / unknown

  • Following the UAP hearing on the 26th of July, Members of Congress have called for a select committee with subpoena authority, to “go about the task of collecting information from the Pentagon and elsewhere” on unidentified flying objects. There have been conflicting messages from various Members of Congress on whether this is likely to happen anytime soon.

    Note – a select subcommittee was formally requested on March 13th.
  • Reps. Moskowitz, Luna, and Burchett have repeatedly stated their intent to hold field hearings to overcome stonewalling from the Pentagon and military establishment

    "I think we [Congress] should try to get into one of these places [housing UAP evidence]...and if they won't let us in I think we should have a field hearing right outside the building...and the military will have to explain why that is." – Rep. Moskowitz (D)

    It is currently unknown when exactly we might expect that to occur, however as of Jan 12 – Rep. Luna confirmed: "I feel confident that we have enough evidence to move forward with our first field hearing. @mattgaetz @JaredEMoskowitz @timburchett . We will be announcing details soon."
  • Several journalists have indicated that first-hand witnesses of the alleged UAP legacy programs are in the process of providing testimony/evidence to the relevant authorities (e.g. the IC IG) and/or are on the verge of making public statements in the near future (Example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4)
  • David Grusch has received additional clearances through DOPSR to discuss some of his (alleged) first-hand knowledge of Legacy programs. He has mentioned he may be covering more of this information in an upcoming Op-Ed
  • Some commentators have speculated that the architects of the UAPDA (e.g. Sens. Schumer/Rounds et al) are working diligently behind the scenes to continue furthering serious legislative UAP transparency efforts

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