A committee meeting of planetary minds seeking answers from the U.S. government about extraterrestrial (ET) contact with humans kicked off today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD), which is being held from April 29 to May 3, includes more than 40 researchers and military/agency witnesses scheduled to testify for 30 hours over five days before former members of Congress and two experts of counsel.
According to a media release, the international spokesman for the group is Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Capt. USN/NASA ret.).
“The CHD will attempt to accomplish what the Congress has failed to do for forty-five years,” the release said, “seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.
The last time Congress held a hearing on the matter was in 1968, according to CHD’s Stephen Bassett, despite the vast amount of evidence and witnesses that have come forward.
The committee is comprised of two Republicans and four Democrats/Libertarians: former Congresspersons Roscoe G. Bartlett (Rep., MD) & Merrill Cook (Rep., UT), Darlene Hooley (Dem., OR), Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (Dem., MI), Lynn Woolsey (Dem., CA) and Senator Mike Gravel (Dem/Lib, AK).
On November 4, 2011, the White House issued a response to a citizen petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an ET presence on Earth.
“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,” wrote Phil Larson for the White House. “In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”
Stephen Basset, with the group Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, speaks at a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
CHD responded by claiming that from April 29 to May 3 the group would produce “en masse” the evidence the White House says doesn’t exist.
“Let’s just get to the point, there are extraterrestrials here. The only thing we haven’t resolved yet is the government telling us that,” Bassett said at a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
“It’s fascinating to me that over half of the U.S. population believes that ETs and UFOs have been engaging humanity,” said Jeremy Kenyon at the Sundance press conference. “It’s more than 50%, from all polls you ever get from this. This is something that people don’t readily talk about, but we have these witnesses such as Edgar Mitchell, an astronaut, an American hero, comes out on television and explains his perspective on this issue and it’s not picked up in a greater way.
“That’s mind boggling,” Kenyon added.more