The Citizens Hearing 2013
Having watched the Disclosure event held at the Press Club in 2001 which was unfortunately over shadowed by the events of 911, I was very keen to watch the latest attempt at getting full UFO disclosure at the Citizens Hearing 2013, also held at the Press Club in Washington D.C. It did not disappoint!
This time it was held in the style of a Congressional hearing, in front of a committee of 5 retired members of Congress and one retired Senator. They were (info taken from the Citizen Hearing website):
Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett came out of a brief retirement to run for Congress in 1992. He was elected to serve the citizens of the 6th Congressional District for 10 terms to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as a citizen-legislator, not a politician. Prior to his election to Congress, he pursued successful careers as a professor, research scientist and inventor, small business owner, and farmer. In the 112th Congress, Bartlett served as Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee responsible for 25% of the Department of Defence budget. Due to his ten years of experience as a small business owner, he also served on the Small Business Committee and held over 25 small business conferences helping connect thousands of small businesses with federal agency and prime contractor purchasers. As one of three scientists in the Congress, Dr. Bartlett was also a senior member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee where he worked to ensure research and development advances proceeded for a better future.
Merrill Cook was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah the son of scientist Melvin A. Cook who pioneered the development of slurry explosives. He graduated from East High School in 1964 and the University of Utah in 1969 and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1971. He was hired as a budget analyst by Arthur D. Little, Inc. and in 1973 founded Cook Slurry Company, a mining explosives manufacturer, of which he served as president and chief executive. Merrill was elected to Congress in 1996 and served two terms representing the 2nd District of Utah. He held seats on the U.S. House Banking Committee, Financial Institutions Subcommittee, and Capital Markets Subcommittee for four years, dealing with the highest levels of the American financial, investment and banking industries.
Darlene Hooley represented Oregon’s 5th congressional district for six terms in the House of Representatives. A native of North Dakota, she spent eight years teaching high school before entering politics when she was elected to the West Linn, Oregon city council in 1975. Later she was elected to the Oregon State Legislature, then joined the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners before being elected to the House in 1996. Since leaving Congress she has remained engaged in civic life in Oregon and works as a strategic planning consultant. Hooley became interested in politics after her son was injured on a playground in West Linn. She was appointed to a parks advisory committee, and in 1976, became the first woman to serve on the West Linn City Council. In 1980, Hooley was elected to the Oregon State Legislature and served as a State Representative until 1987. In the legislature she served in the lower chamber (Oregon House of Representatives) as a Democrat representing Clackamas County (District 27), succeeding Republican Ted Achilles. She chaired the environmental and energy committees, helping to pass energy conservation and recycling legislation and worked on rewriting land use planning laws, and in her third term, chaired the education subcommittee of the ways and means committee. Hooley left in 1987 to accept a position on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners.
Mike Gravel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to French Canadian immigrants. He attended French-speaking Catholic schools and as a teenager, when he wasn’t working with his father and brothers in the house painting and construction business, volunteered in local Springfield politics, developing an avid interest in government. Senator Gravel enlisted in the U.S. Army (1951-54) and served as special adjutant in the Communication Intelligence Services and as a Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps. He received a B.S. in Economics from Columbia University, New York City, and holds four honorary degrees in law and public affairs. Mike Gravel served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963-66, and as Speaker from 1965-66. He then represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 1969-81. He served on the Finance, Interior, and Environmental and Public Works committees, chairing the Energy, Water Resources, Buildings and Grounds, and Environmental Pollution subcommittees.
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick is the Founder and Managing Partner of J & A Global Partners, LLC. Prior to establishing J & A Global, Ms. Kilpatrick was a member of Congress for 14 years, serving Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. In only her second term as a Member of Congress, Ms. Kilpatrick was selected to serve on the Defence Sub-Committee of Appropriations. She earned a solid reputation as a key member of the committee with the ability to work in a bi-partisan fashion in a tough political environment, and get results.
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey retired from the U. S. Congress this year having served as the representative from California’s 6th District for ten terms in the House of Representatives.
As Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Woolsey was a vocal and visible leader on progressive issues, particularly those dealing with children and families. A passionate and outspoken opponent of the Iraq war, she helped move public opinion against President Bush’s failed Iraq policy. She introduced the first resolution calling for troops to be brought home and convened the first congressional hearing on military exit strategies, and introduced H.R. 508 the Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act. The San Jose Mercury News recently called her “the unofficial matriarch of the [anti-war] movement in Congress.”
Over a period of 5 days, the ‘committee’ listened to the testimonies of 40 people. The opening statement to the committee was read via a skype link by Dr Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon. Those testifying ranged from UFO researchers such as Richard Dolan, Lynda Moulton Howe and Dr Steven Greer to ex military personnel and even the Hon. Stephen Hellyer, former Canadian Defence Minister. Each person giving testimony was allowed a set period of time depending on how long the session was and how many were in that session to give evidence. Generally they were allotted 10 minutes each. The committee would then question those that had given their testimony and it has to be said, they did question them as well. Sometimes it was infuriating both for the watcher and it would appear for those taking part, but it was a valuable experience.
The hearing was not just an American affair. There were testimonies given by researchers and military personnel from the UK, and many other countries including Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Argentina, China, France and Russia. Amazingly, it was the South American contingent that was the most interesting in my opinion. It was fantastic to hear how these countries have now opened their UFO books to the public, particularly Uruguay, that actively sends its Air Force officers to schools so that they can tell the school children all about the UFO’s. That is truly remarkable! It would appear that other countries are now leading the way when it comes to full disclosure and an end to the secrecy that has plagued this planet since the Roswell incident in 1947.
Listening to pilots testify to their attempts to shoot down UFO’s, Nuclear Missile Launch Facility Officers explaining how all 10 of their Minuteman Missiles were shut down by UFO’s hovering low over their bases, how US Military Police stationed near Rendlesham Forest at the RAF Bentwaters base in the UK actually touched a landed craft and observed it at close quarters for 3 consecutive nights was in itself astonishing. The detail and clarity with which the incidents were recalled left the listener in no doubt about their authenticity.
The documentary evidence, most of which was obtained under Freedom of Information Act requests, added fuel to the fire. It was extremely apparent that only the tip of the iceberg was truly visible and that only the low level documents had been released. The sterling work of Dr Stanton Freidman and his hunt for documentation in the national archives and libraries around the US went a long way to supporting claims that UFO’s exist and that Extra Terrestrial Entities (EBE’s) have been, and still are here and in contact with the US government.
The cover up of the Secret Black Ops programs and their immense funding was also uncovered, which was a particular shock to the retired members of Congress, some of whom had spent time on the Defence Appropriations Committee and were responsible for setting the funding levels.
Secret technology was also discussed and evidence through testimony given. The ability to generate free energy from what is termed zero point energy, anti gravitational propulsion systems and the science and equations behind them was explained. Evidence that Lockheed Martins’ Skunkworks had the ability to ‘take ET back home’ as was quoted by Ben Ritch, the companies former CEO, now deceased. That is the Black Ops arm of the company working directly for the US Government. This was said in 1993. Testimony was also given that the US has reverse engineered the downed craft from Roswell and other crashes and were now using their own secret inter-stellar craft using this technology. This unsurprisingly caused consternation in the committee that such life changing technology had not been released to the rest of the world with its ability to end poverty, fossil fuel dependency and to a certain degree, slavery to the few hundred corporations that control the majority of the worlds wealth. This they declared was a crime.
The aim of the hearing was to convince those retired members of Congress and the press (that didn’t turn up to listen unsurprisingly other than on the first morning, whereby they heard enough to ridicule the whole thing) to use their influence to gain a full hearing in Congress to debate the UFO disclosure issue. It soon became clear that this was not going to happen, and not least because the Congress is a closed shop where no active Congressman/woman would be prepared to risk their funding by agreeing to it. But it also became clear on the suggestion of former Senator Mike Gravel, that it would be more useful to get a hearing at the United Nations General Assembly, which is not controlled by the United States like the UN Security Council. Several of the representatives from other nations present were very open to this and were fairly sure that their governments would agree to this. Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Brazil seemed to be very keen on this. In his closing statement, Stephen Bassett, organiser of the event said that he was sure that up to 7 countries would back this. The committee did however write a letter to Congress and to President Obama on behalf of 2 retired US Air force personnel, Sgt. John Burroughs and Sgt. Jim Penniston who are both suffering severe ill health following their experiences at Rendlesham Forest. Their medical records have been with-held as being ‘classified’ preventing them from receiving the correct treatment. The committee are asking for the records to be released.
When all is said and done, whether you ‘believe’ in EBE’s and UFO’s, the evidence provided during the Citizens Hearing will make you question your beliefs. At the very least, if you live in the US or the UK, it will make you question the secrecy of the shadow government, who really is in control? Why a US President is only told information on a ‘need to know’ basis? As both Steven Greer and Congressman Bartlett pointed out, President Eisenhower in his last address to the US people warned of the Military Industrial (Congressional) Complex and its plans of domination. What might have started out as secrecy to protect the people of this planet from knowledge that was not fully understood, has turned into secrecy to protect the power of the corporations over the people of the world!
A big thank you to Stephen Bassett for organising the event and getting it streamed live on the internet. There has never been a better event and hopefully it is just the start. Most of all, a big thank you must be said to the very brave military personnel that at much risk to their own safety, broke their vows of silence to bring forward the truth. The list of those that testified is as follows:
- Stephen Bassett
- Sgt. John Burroughs (USAF, ret.)
- John Callahan
- Grant Cameron (Canada)
- Alejandro Chionetti (Argentina)
- Dr. Anthony Choy (Peru)
- Peter Davenport
- Richard Dolan
- Capt. Bruce Fenstermacher (USAF, ret.)
- Patrick Frascogna, J.D.
- Major George Filer, III (USAF, ret.)
- Lt. Col Richard French (USAF ret.)
- Stanton Friedman (Canada)
- A. J. Gevaerd (Brazil)
- Steven M. Greer, M.D.
- Paul Hellyer (Canada)
- Gary Heseltine (UK)
- Linda Moulton Howe
- Antonio Huneeus
- Dr. Roger Leir
- Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr., MD
- Denice Marcel
- Jesse Marcel, III
- Dr. Edgar Mitchell (NASA, Capt. USN ret.)
- Sgt. Jim Penniston (USAF, ret.)
- Roberto Pinotti (Italy)
- Nick Pope (UK)
- Lt. Col. Kevin Randle (USAR, ret.)
- Capt. Robert Salas (USAF, ret)
- Col. Ariel Sanchez (Uruguay)
- Col. Oscar Santa-Maria (PAF ret.) (Peru)
- Capt. David Schindele (USAF, ret.)
- Donald Schmitt
- Sgt. David C Scott (USAF, ret.)
- Daniel Sheehan JD
- Dr. Sun Shili (People’s Republic of China)
- Geoffrey Torres for Dr. Milton Torres (USAF, Maj. ret.)
- Steve Allen
- Dr. Robert Wood