Disclosure Diaries Update #41

A summary of notable Disclosure updates from May 20-26 2024.

Disclosure Diaries Update #41

This past week in Disclosure:

May 21 – Karl Nell discusses "The Real Black Swan Event: The Controlled Disclosure of UAP and Non-Human Intelligence" at the SALT conference in NYC

"Non-human intelligence exists. Non human intelligence has been interacting with humanity. This interaction is not new and has been ongoing."

Karl Nell's unequivocal answer (above) to the interviewer's question regarding NHI summarizes the tone of his talk at the SALT conference. The full conversation can be rewatched here. He details his view on the U.S. government's level of knowledge regarding UAP and its (lack of a) coherent disclosure plan.

Retired former Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet took to LinkedIn to corroborate Karl Nell's statements (from his perspective) the following day.

May 22 – “I’d like to see the [UAP] provisions that didn’t survive conference last time survive conference this time,” Rep. Matt Gaetz

In conversation with Askapol, Rep. Gaetz admits the UAP topic hasn't been brought up in the NDAA discussions he's been a part of so far. He did, however, affirm that he hopes the provisions that were stripped from the original Schumer-Rounds language will be reintroduced.

Meanwhile, Sen. Rounds indicated that talks around new UAP-related language have started in the Senate.

May 22 – New UAP-related language put forth in the Senate Intelligence Committee FY25 Intelligence Authorization Act requires a review of AARO's UAP reporting

On May 22, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025. The bill authorizes funding, provides legal authorities, and enhances congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

Notably, the bill addressed several concerns that may be linked to the unfolding of UAP-related discourse. As specified on Sen. Warner and Rubio's press releases, the proposed bill:

  • Requires the IC to establish an IC-wide policy authorizing a program for contractor-based sensitive compartmented information facilities, to improve public-private cooperation on technology innovation.
  • Requires a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office regarding unidentified anomalous phenomena reporting and Federal agency coordination.
  • Reforms management of controlled access programs to improve Congressional oversight.
  • Enhances election security by requiring that voting systems undergo penetration testing for certification processes.
  • Maintains strong congressional oversight of and enhances protections for IC whistleblowers.
  • Ensures continued support to the victims of anomalous health incidents (AHIs or “Havana Syndrome”) by improving funding flexibility for payments to qualified victims.

Perhaps the most interesting element from the above is the mandate to independently review AARO's reporting and agency co-ordination.

May 23 – Department of Energy Secretary faces several UAP-related questions during Congressional Committee Hearing

The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability held a hearing with the Department of Energy Secretary (Jennifer Granholm). Reps. Burchett and Luna pressed Secretary Granholm on incursions into nuclear facilities by unidentified objects:

Burchett: "I was going to follow up with the numerous reports by the federal protective services officers describing the suspicious occurrences of UAPs over nuclear facilities."

Granholm: "Oh, um, let me just say... the defense department has said that there is no evidence of UFOs, etc., or aliens, in the United States. However, at those sites there may be drones, that may be nefarious. And so we are, definitely, looking at that, and making sure that our national security sites are protected. We have a whole program related to related to countering drones that may become... um..."

Burchett: "Okay this isn't about drones. This is prior to drones even. What protocols does the Department of Energy have for responding to any UAP sightings near nuclear infrastructure? People joke about this, but I get a lot of questions about this, concerning this, and about this hearing today from my constituents so I would appreciate you answering that if there are any protocols."

Granholm: "Well certainly there are protocols whenever we see anything unusual around our nuclear sites or our national security sites here at large."

After Secretary Granholm inexplicably focussed on drone incursions (and denied the existence of aliens?) – Rep. Luna highlighted several documented instances (dating back to the 1940/50s) of more anomalous (UAP) incursions that cannot be readily explained by drone programs.

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.”


  • Lue Elizondo has indicated his much-awaited book will be published in August 2024. Elizondo was the former director of the now defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – a program associated with the release of the Pentagon UFO videos.

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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