Citizens Hearing on UFO Disclosure brings officials in to listen

More details are coming to light on the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure – a UFO press conference to take place in Washington DC later this month.

Next frontier for Cheeks Kilpatrick: Panel exploring existence of alien life | The Detroit News.

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

More:
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure: ET Believers To Get Congressional-Style Grilling From Former Lawmakers.

Tip: Israel Palma

  10 comments for “Citizens Hearing on UFO Disclosure brings officials in to listen

  1. April 12, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    I think this is really funny. Apparently this whole charade is just so that he can claim he “has testified in front of (ex-) Congress about UFOs.”

    I wonder what their fees are. If a UFO nut offered to pay me to sit in a chair and be harped on for several days by he and his UFO buddies, there would be a price, but they probably couldn’t afford it.

  2. Bob
    April 12, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Why are you scared of Truth(tm), Sharon?

  3. Stuart Robbins
    April 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Bassett has been doing this A LONG TIME. And, as with many people saying many things, he keeps claiming that disclosure is just around the corner, or that “this will be the year for disclosure.” Even the host of Coast to Coast AM doesn’t believe him anymore, though still thinks he does important work.

  4. April 12, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    When George Noory no longer takes your central claim seriously, you’re in trouble.

    Stuart: weren’t you scheduled to give your Moon Hoax Conspiracy talk at 5pm? Are you posting to Doubtful News WHILE LECTURING the students at Yuri’s Night event?

  5. Steph Parker
    April 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    But doesn’t the US government have a policy of denial on alien contact? I would expect them to have a policy of denying that and many other things that are not true.

  6. Kurt Steinbach
    April 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    This is not something out of Star Wars or Star Trek, more like a dystopian nightmare from the Outer Limits or the Twilight Zone. Rod Serling, eat your heart out, or roll over in your grave….

  7. April 12, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    The disclosure people start with the answer: there has been alien contact. Then they demand the government to search for documents that will prove what they know. And sometimes they do. And find nothing. But this is just evidence the conspiracy goes deeper, because there is only one answer they will accept.

    I’d like the government to just say “yep, we’ve had contact.” And then watch the disclosure people go “no you didn’t. Prove it!” And then the government offers blurry photos…

    It’s all a bit like how the late Roger Ebert was at first really delighted to be online and interact with netizens via message boards. But he discovered he couldn’t win as a celeb online. If people were like “hey, you’re Roger Ebert” and he said “yes I am” they would go “bullshit!” And if he denied he was Roger Ebert they’d also accuse him of lying.

  8. Stuart Robbins
    April 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Reed — We’re mountain time, this blog runs on eastern time. I posted at 3:20 our time, just before packing up to head to Golden.

  9. April 13, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    @karl

    You’re quite right. Once you start with the conclusion – that there has been alien contact – then all ‘evidence’ for it is valid. If you also believe that any denial is proof positive of a conspiracy, then absolutely everything goes to prove you right. It must be great.

    (And by ‘you’ I don’t mean you, obviously.)

  10. April 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Clearly there is money and exposure in getting up and asking, basically, “well, look again”. But I wonder how many times the rank ‘n’ file UFO disclosure types are willing to fund/sign on to this. As Stuart notes, they have a powerful weapon in “this time, it will be different.”

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