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UFO Activist to Capitol Hill: ‘Beam Me Up!’

Stephen Bassett, executive director of Paradigm Research Group and founder of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), has devoted the past 18 years to overcoming the “truth embargo” about government involvement in alien affairs.  

He’s now ready for Congress to officially weigh in.  

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“Once this evidence is properly looked at, the way it should be, any reasonable person will come to the same conclusion,” Bassett told HOH about the cumulative knowledge his advocacy group wants to share with interested lawmakers.  

Bassett laid the groundwork for his latest congressional outreach a few years back, hosting a 30-plus-hour mock hearing (spanning five days) at the National Press Club in 2013. He had copies of the recorded sessions of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure delivered to every Capitol Hill office — a bundle containing 10 DVDs, a letter signed by the participating witnesses and a request to meet with Bassett — immediately following the midterm elections.

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The NPC event was chaired by a handful of former pols Bassett recruited to the task. “Their presence gave it a great deal of gravitas,” he said of snagging ex-Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md.; Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif.; Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich.; Darlene Hooley, D-Ore.; Merrill Cook, R-Utah; and ex-Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, to review the marathon-length testimony presented by PRG’s panel of experts.  

Woolsey noted that her fellow panelists, now permanently off the campaign trail, had nothing to lose by participating in the self-funded gathering on extraterrestrials.