On the 7th of January 2015, Paradigm Research Group (PRG) handed a petition to the White House. The Disclosure Petition VII – Congressional Hearings calls for the U.S. president to offer a support for congressional hearings that would take testimony from a range of witnesses to events and evidence confirming the presence of extraterrestrials engaging mankind. The White House should response to the petition if organizers can get one hundred thousand signatures within 30 days.
The request for disclosure was planned since November 5, 2014 as part of PRG’s Congressional Hearing Initiative. Last year, the group sent a 30-hour recorded video of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD) to all House and Senate Members. A mock congressional hearing, the CHD featured 42 researchers and witnesses from the military, government agencies, and politics who testified for a total of 30 hours before six former members of the U.S. Congress over five days. Majority of witnesses in the CHD will also testify under oath before congressional committees.
The “Disclosure Petition I – Disclosure” was presented to the White House on the 22nd of September 2011, calling President Barack Obama to acknowledge the presence of extraterrestrials formally. The petition managed to get the requirements for a response from the White House and on October 4, 2011, the office responded.
The response said that the U.S. government has no evidence of extraterrestrial life and that they’re engaging the human race. Additionally, the response noted that no credible information yet to suggest that any evidence regarding the life from another planet is being hidden from the public.
Stephen Bassett, PRG executive director, said that the assertions made by the White House in the response are notable for three reasons. First, according to Bassett, they are false, and second, they are indefensible false and the last one is that they mark the first time in human history the office of the president has supplied a position statement in writing on the issue of extraterrestrial presence.
The complete details of the Disclosure Petition I and the response of the White House can be retrieved at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/searching-et-no-evidence-yet.
It was in 1968 that the U.S. Congress last held a hearing on the issue of an extraterrestrial presence organized by the Science, Space and Technology, which was known that time as House Committee on Science and Astronautics. The Science, Space and Technology is one of the seven committees invited for hearings in 2015.