The former Navy pilot who testified in front of U.S. Congress during the much-anticipated hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) over the summer called the display of two so-called non-human alien corpses in a Mexican congressional hearing “a huge step backwards for this issue.”
Mexico’s Congress made global headlines on Tuesday after alleged experts who study extraterrestrials unveiled 1,000-year-old “alien corpses” nestled in a glass display during its first hearing on UFOs.
But Ryan Graves, the former Navy pilot and Americans for Safe Aerospace executive director who appeared in the first U.S. congressional public hearing investigating reported military encounters with alleged crafts of non-human origins since the 1960s, said in an X-post following the hearing that the spectacle “disappointed” him.
“After the U.S. Congressional UFO hearing, I accepted an invitation to testify before the Mexican Congress hoping to keep up the momentum of government interest in pilot experiences with UAP,” Graves said. “Unfortunately, yesterday’s demonstration was a huge step backwards for this issue.”
“My testimony centered on sharing my experience and the UAP reports I hear from commercial and military aircrew through ASA’s witness program. I will continue to raise awareness of UAP as an urgent matter of aerospace safety, national security, and science, but I am deeply disappointed by this unsubstantiated stunt.”
After the U.S. Congressional UFO hearing, I accepted an invitation to testify before the Mexican Congress hoping to keep up the momentum of government interest in pilot experiences with UAP. Unfortunately, yesterday’s demonstration was a huge step backwards for this issue. My…
— Ryan Graves (@uncertainvector) September 13, 2023
Graves was one of three witnesses who addressed the House Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs during the hearing on UAPs in late July. He was joined by Retired Navy Commander David Fravor and decorated military veteran and intelligence official-turned-whistleblower David Grusch.
During sworn testimony before Congress, Grusch, an Air Force veteran and former National Geospatial Intelligence Agency member, said he is aware of where the U.S. government is allegedly covertly keeping UAPs.
Grusch claimed he knows the “exact locations” based on interviews of “over 40 witnesses over four years” when asked about UFOs, the popular term used to describe UAPs. Though Grusch declared that he was limited in what he could disclose publicly, he stated that the locations had been provided to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) and “some” to the congressional intelligence panels.
The Department of Defense released a statement insisting that its All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which has been tasked with investigating UFOs, “has not discovered any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently.” In addition, AARO Director Sean Kirkpatrick said the hearing was “insulting” to members of his team.
Mexico held a similar hearing on Tuesday that featured Mexican journalist and ufologist Jaime Maussan, who testified under oath that the creatures recovered near Peru’s ancient Nazca Lines were “non-human beings that are not part of our terrestrial evolution,” according to Fox News.
Maussan also reportedly said that Autonomous National University of Mexico researchers analyzed two corpses that were approximately 1,000 years old.
“These aren’t beings that were found after a UFO wreckage,” Maussan said. “They were found in diatom mines and were later fossilized.”
“Whether they are aliens or not, we don’t know, but they were intelligent, and they lived with us,” he added. “They should rewrite history.… We are not alone in this vast universe. We should embrace this reality.”
The Independent reported that Maussan has previously made claims of “alien” discoveries that have since been debunked, including five mummies found in Peru in 2017 that turned out to be the remains of human children.
Peruvian Culture Minister Leslie Urteaga told Reuters that South America’s scientific institutions have not identified the remains displayed during the Mexico’s UFO hearing as non-human and said that the Ministry of Culture has filed a criminal complaint against Maussan and his associates.
“I am going to ask for information to see what has happened … about the removal of pre-Hispanic objects, because I understand they are part of pre-Hispanic bone remains,” she said.
Maussan told the outlet on Thursday that his claims have not been countered.
“What they want is to take away the force that this discovery has, but only with testimonies, with questioning and without a single piece of evidence,” Maussan said. “We have been doing investigations for years… they want to come here to investigate with just talk.”