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Petition seeks presidential support for congressional hearings on alien life

A new petition is asking the Obama administration to “support congressional hearings for government/agency/political witnesses to extraterrestrial related events and evidence.”

This petition was added to the White House’s We the People website on Wednesday, January 7. This is the latest effort by UFO advocacy organization Paradigm Research Group (PRG) to bring about official government disclosure regarding UFOs and extraterrestrials.

PRG produced an event titled the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD) that took place from April 29 to May 3, 2013. Military personnel, government officials, researchers, and activists from several countries assembled to present testimony in Washington, DC to six former members of the United States Congress about “events and evidence indicating an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.”

The international panel at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. From left: Antonio Huneeus (Chile/France/Russia), Nick Pope (U.K.), Grant Cameron (Canada), Sun Shili (China) and Roberto Pinotti (Italy). (Credit: Citizen Hearing on Disclosure)

On November 5, 2014, PRG began the second phase of its campaign to encourage the government to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence on Earth. This second phase, called the Citizen Hearing Initiative, began with DVDs of the testimony presented at the CHD being sent to all members of the United States Congress. The organization then launched a “tweet-email storm,” encouraging supporters to post messages on Twitter and send emails to members of Congress, requesting that these members of Congress support congressional hearings regarding the extraterrestrial subject, and to meet with PRG director Stephen Bassett to discuss the topic.

The petition posted to the We the People website on January 7 is the next step in the Citizen Hearing Initiative.

This latest petition marks the seventh petition submitted by PRG to the We the People website. The organization’s first petition was submitted in September 2011, and it garnered enough signatures to receive an official response from the White House. That petition boldly asked for the White House to “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.” The response states, “The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”

PRG director Stephen Bassett at the International UFO Congress. (Credit: Open Minds)
PRG director Stephen Bassett at the International UFO Congress. (Credit: Open Minds)

Obviously, PRG disagrees with this response, and the organization continues to push for an official government admission of extraterrestrial knowledge.

The initial petition created by PRG is the group’s only petition to collect enough signatures to merit a response. That petition garnered more than 12,000 signatures. But, at the time, the required signature threshold was a low 5,000 signatures. That requirement is now at a significant 100,000 signatures.

If you’re interested in helping PRG in its efforts to gain White House support for congressional hearings regarding extraterrestrials, you can sign the petition HERE.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. Another nice example of the tactics and strategy performed by governments: If we don’t want to answer, just raise the numbers on required voters on that topic. And if by chance the voters suceeds, just serve them the lie once more.

    What’s the use of these campaigns anymore? The elite controls everything. Democracy is nothing more than a pipedream. It requires and act of God to get the US government to reveal their involvement and secrets regarding E.T. The question is – Do we need the answers from them to continue?

    Other countries has revealed most of their knowledge on this topic, like Brazil and France.
    So in a way we know for a fact that USA has had their involvement as well. We also know they want to continue denying that fact, which makes them a bad representative for mankind in the exopolitical world.

  2. It is time for the human race, to admit the existence of others human beings living in the universe, and it is time to admit and tell they have been visiting hearth for milleniums !!

  3. I would like to know how the petition will be presented to the officials of the U.S. gov’t? I am 62 yrs. on this planet. I would like you to know that there are others. We as a participant in the universe would be very arrogant if we didn’t acknowledge that fact. The gov’t of this U.S. is holding back this knowledge for economic and other reasons that they just lack the way to implement a strategy to let it be known to the masses. The catholic church and all religions for that matter, would be laid waste when it is presented as the truth. The truth is really all that has been left out for a few thousand yrs. The Arcturians have told us the truth about how we as a race of beings were developed and have given us the answers to all we have asked. We have the knowledge to travel through the universe but again the individuals that control the displacement of information are only interested in there well being not the race as a whole. this truth must be presented as the absolute. It must not be spun in order to make it anything other than what it is. I have knowledge of the presence of beings that have been on this planet for thousands of years. I have seen their presence. I am a human being indignant to this planet that has had the opportunity to validate their existence, by site and telepathy, They have told me I would be accused of being acentric and also perhaps an anti-Christ or any adjective that may pertain. This is only the shallow mind of man. please, let me know how you intend to make the truth known.

  4. Something is obviously visiting Earth, the evidence is almost overwhelming. Although it is a possibility that the American Government actually doesn’t know anything about the subject, at least not the president. Maybe the information is only known by a select few that are in positions higher than the president? If so, as much as I think that we as people should know about it, they’d have their reasons to never talk unless an alien ship landed in plain sight for millions of people to see. Religion would collapse (You’d think that more life other than us would help prove a god, but sadly people don’t think that way, unless the Et’s ask Jesus who?), the economy may collapse (depending on if/what they give us) etc.

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