A group hoping to prove alien contact with Earth has tapped former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to help convince the federal government to acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrials.
Dubbed the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, the public panel pledges to expose evidence of “extraterrestrial vehicles” and a government effort to deny sightings of such craft commonly called UFOs.
Stephen Bassett, executive director of the Bethesda, Md.-based Paradigm Research Group that is hosting the hearings, said he sought former members of Congress to interview dozens of witnesses in a style that harkens back to their work peppering witnesses in congressional hearings.
“I had invitations out to about 50 former members who I thought were likely candidates to participate, and Congresswoman Kilpatrick was the first one to respond,” Bassett said.
Joining Kilpatrick on the bipartisan panel are ex-Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska (Democrat and more recently Libertarian), as well as former Reps. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., Darlene Hooley, D-Ore., Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., and Merrill Cook, R-Utah.
The chosen panel members weren’t required to believe in aliens or a government cover-up, but pledged to keep an open mind.
The Paradigm Research Group alleges they have been tracking extraterrestrial crafts for decades and the evidence is “overwhelming — beyond any reasonable doubt there’s an extraterrestrial presence (and) almost certainly from another planet,” he said. Oh, really? So former congresspeople can assess that evidence? The Utah rep says that he has not heard any good evidence so far and is unlikely to be persuaded. Bassett hopes the hearings will generate enough attention for the government to do something. His White House petition for disclosure didn’t work. This is another publicity event. But publicity and attention DOES NOT EQUAL evidence or even a good argument.
As Bassett is quoted as saying “There is a government policy of denial”. He gives his bias away.
The participants will be paid a fee and expenses for the event. Hey, I’d like to go too!
This is not done at taxpayer expense and a considerable amount of money has been spent. I would guess that it will get attention just for that aspect. Some people have contacted me that this is disturbing. We have SERIOUS world problems and this distracts from it. I agree. There will be a live webcast of the event. Go to their website for more. Citizen Hearing on Disclosure
Tip: Israel Palma