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Paranormal experts feel alienated by Obama – Santa Fe Reporter

September 16th, 2009 No comments

By: Dave Maass 09/16/2009

Change may be harder to believe in than extraterrestrial life—at least when it comes to releasing classified records, according to UFOlogists in attendance at Angel Fire’s first Paranormal Symposium.

“The only ‘change’ is the change of opinion among UFOlogists who think that we’re going to get something from Obama,” Dee Gragg, who teaches adult education courses on UFOs at New Mexico State University, says.

Gragg presented a lecture on crop circles at the symposium, held Sept. 11-13 in the small village 25 miles outside Taos. The event drew more than 150 attendees to listen to 10 lectures covering everything from monster hunting to “UFOs and Alternative Energy.” While the speakers disagree on theories and explanations, they largely agree that Obama hasn’t made paranormal research and UFO disclosure as high a priority as they had hoped.

“If you lined up the 17 most important things Obama has to do, [UFOs] wouldn’t make the list,” Gragg says. “Look what he’s got on his plate; he’s not about to take on something like this.”

Right now, that plate is heaped over with health insurance reform. But just as the US lags behind the rest of the Western world on universal coverage, paranormal truth-seekers say the US also trails Europe when it comes to the release of UFO records.

In late August, the British National Archives followed the lead of several other nations, including France and Russia, by releasing 4,000 pages of documents related to UFO reports dating back 15 years. Nick Redfern, a British-born author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal, has reviewed many of the British documents and notes that approximately 90 percent are reports of sightings from citizens and requests for information filed by researchers.

The remaining 10 percent, he says, are the most interesting: reports of UFO sightings by military pilots that correspond with unidentifiable blips recorded by radar stations on the ground.

“The [release of] documents is good because it shows that government agencies investigated it,” Redfern tells SFR. “It shows there are credible witnesses. What it doesn’t do is answer the question of what these things are.”

Yet, the US government still keeps its mother lode of secrets on lockdown.

On a recent visit to the Harry S Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo., Gragg says he discovered that a third of the UFO files contained only a pink slip of paper stating the information for that file has yet to be declassified. The security presence at the library, according to Gragg, also indicates the government knows something, but won’t share it.

“Would you believe that there were four or five guards with walkie-talkie radios talking to each other and they were all packing heat?” Gragg says. “I’m saying, what are they going to do, shoot me if I chew gum too loud?”

Dennis Balthaser, who researches the Roswell UFO crash, says he had one Freedom of Information Act request—or FOIA—pending with the US government for more than eight years.

“When I send in a FOIA, many times I get a [letter] back with a generic stamp on it that says those records may have been destroyed in a fire in 1973,” Balthaser says. “That’s well and good, but ‘may have been’ is not an answer.”

Although during the campaign Obama indicated he would push for further transparency, his administration has played coy on UFO issues. For example, UFOlogists point to a July C-Span appearance by Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, in which he dodged a viewer-submitted question about UFOs.

“Look, I have not been briefed on whether or not there are the existence of UFOs,” Gibbs told Ryan from Seattle. “I know that the president is deeply concerned about ensuring we have transparency in government, and the American people have faith in what the government is trying to do.”

Similarly, On Sept. 9, Obama personally told Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish that he had indeed seen the presidential “Book of Secrets,” which was the catalyst for adventure in Disney’s second National Treasure film. As far as the information inside, he said to Smerconish, “I would tell you, but I’d have to kill you.”

Guy Malone, who lectured on Christianity and UFOs at the symposium, doubts Obama is in the loop. Like many UFOlogists, he believes such information is classified above even the president’s clearance level.

“I think the Clintons knew a lot more because they were tight with [former Clinton Chief of Staff] John Podesta who was trying to get this UFO stuff disclosed,” Malone says.

Redfern has noted a stricter policy related to public information and UFO records in the last decade, but believes it is more due to the fallout after 9.11 than any particular presidential administration.

“Whether it was the Clinton era, Bush Sr., Reagan, [release policies] weren’t that much different,” Redfern says. “I don’t believe there’s been a clampdown on access to UFO data. I think there’s just been a clampdown on everything.”

Redfern, however, says when the government rejects a UFO-related request, more often than not it isn’t to cover up extraterrestrial contact, but to protect terrestrial defense. For example, governments often don’t want foreign powers understanding their radar and satellite capabilities.

“National security doesn’t always relate necessarily to the sighting,” Redfern says. “Sometimes it’s the way they collect the information.”

But some UFOlogists believe that full release of UFO documentation would not be in the public’s best interest.

“What would be the effect on our population if suddenly we told them UFOs not only are real, but we cannot protect you against them, that they can disintegrate anything that we have?” Gragg says. “Secondly, what would be their reaction when they find out that aliens, particularly the ‘little grays,’ abduct people all the time?”

Gragg says the administration should come up with a plan to prepare the population and gradually release information.

There are also political considerations.

“If you look at what happened to Dennis Kucinich, when it came out during the presidential debates that Shirley MacLaine put in her book that he saw a UFO at her house, he tanked,” Malone says. “You get thrown in the gutter very quickly if you discuss UFOs in a political sense.”

Malone is confident that, if released, the facts would support his theory that aliens are actually fallen angels who are trying to lure Christians into joining cults like Heaven’s Gate, whose members committed mass suicide in 1997 in the hopes of catching a lift on comet Hale-Bopp.

However, he also believes information will emerge that proves the Roswell crash was a government experiment involving Nazis, technology developed by Nikola Tesla, mongoloid children and radiation-poisoning survivors.

“I think all the records should be disclosed so that people have access to all the information they need to make an informed, intelligence decision,” Malone says.

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Obama Fails to Release UFO Files – MSNBC

September 8th, 2009 No comments

The following MSNBC video features the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life, both by SETI and UFO researchers. It then goes on to mention the recent MoD release of more UFO files and Obama’s failure to do so claiming that, “President Obama promised to do the same in the campaign.”

Obama, to the best of our knowledge, made no such promise. So, the mistake is probably one brought on by the follow up comments of a certain Mr. Bassett.

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Please Obama: Tears for Gary – inthenews.co.uk

August 31st, 2009 No comments

Friday, 28 Aug 2009 15:54
By Matthew Champion.

The mother of a UFO enthusiast facing extradition to the US on charges of hacking into government computers has made an impassioned direct appeal to Barack Obama to intervene in the case.

Listen to Gary McKinnon’s mother’s appeal

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Gary McKinnon has been told by the home secretary and director of public prosecutions he cannot be tried in the UK and he must be extradited.

The Pentagon accuses him of hacking into military computers in the aftermath of September 11th 2001 and deleting sensitive information, but Mr McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger syndrome says he was just looking for information on UFOs.

Days before the 43-year-old discovers whether a final UK-based appeal is successful, his mother Janis Sharp revealed he is feeling suicidal over the looming extradition and stateside trial.

“He took betablockers and said for the first time ever he had woken up for the first time without chest pains and he felt relaxed for the first time ever,” Ms Sharp said at a protest outside the US embassy in central London.

“But he’s stopped taking those because he’s worried about the side-effects.”

Ms Sharp broke down in tears as she appealed directly to President Obama to intervene in the case and prevent his extradition.

“Please Obama,” she said fighting back tears. “Don’t let the first person ever extradited for computer misuse to be a guy with Asperger’s who was hunting for UFOs – a really good gentle guy who’s never hurt anyone and who would never hurt anyone. Please stop this extradition.”

Campaigners on both sides of the Atlantic are carrying a torch for Mr McKinnon. While US citizens require the establishment of probable cause before extradition can be granted, British residents like Mr McKinnon can be subject to extradition without these requirements.

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti told politics.co.uk: “This is about a big mistake of our government rather than the US government. All we want is the same for people in Britain.

“People forget that even if you could get a fair trial in another country, if you believe in the presumption of innocence you’ve got to understand that being taken from your home and your family and your lawyers and your friends and supporters, taken off to the other side of the world where you will be a fugitive offender, locked up pending trial – that’s a punishment in itself.”

Mr McKinnon will hear whether his appeal can be heard in the UK’s supreme court on September 3rd.

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McKinnon Family Appeals to Obama

August 3rd, 2009 No comments

Gary McKinnon’s Family appeal to President Obama concerning the impending extradition of the “UFO Hacker”

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Klayman: UFOs an Obama issue

July 13th, 2009 No comments

Very interesting new update on the Freedom Watch FOIA requests made by Larry Klayman.

Check it out here!

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Obama Announces Review of Classification Policies

May 22nd, 2009 4 comments

Thanks go to user Ovnis-USA — once again! — for catching this report…

 21 May 2009
by Steven Aftergood

“We are launching a review of current policies by all of those agencies responsible for the classification of documents to determine where reforms are possible,” announced President Obama in a speech at the National Archives today.

While the President has spoken broadly before of the need for greater transparency, this is the new Administration’s first public approach to reform of the national security classification system.  A focused review of individual agency classification policies, many of which have not been revised or updated for years, has the potential to eliminate obsolete classification requirements, and to minimize overclassification.  (See “Overcoming Overclassification,” Secrecy News, September 16, 2008.)

“I ran for President promising transparency, and I meant what I said,” Obama said. “That is why, whenever possible, we will make information available to the American people so that they can make informed judgments and hold us accountable. But I have never argued – and never will – that our most sensitive national security matters should be an open book.”

“I will never abandon – and I will vigorously defend – the necessity of classification to defend our troops at war; to protect sources and methods; and to safeguard confidential actions that keep the American people safe. And so, whenever we cannot release certain information to the public for valid national security reasons, I will insist that there is oversight of my actions – by Congress or by the courts.”

The President also indicated that an ongoing review of the use of the state secrets privilege was “nearing completion.”

“On all of these matters related to the disclosure of sensitive information, I wish I could say that there is a simple formula. But there is not. These are tough calls involving competing concerns, and they require a surgical approach.”

“But the common thread that runs through all of my decisions is simple: we will safeguard what we must to protect the American people, but we will also ensure the accountability and oversight that is the hallmark of our constitutional system. I will never hide the truth because it is uncomfortable. I will deal with Congress and the courts as co-equal branches of government. I will tell the American people what I know and don’t know, and when I release something publicly or keep something secret, I will tell you why,” he said.

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PRG Press Release – May 14, 2009 — New York Times Article

May 15th, 2009 No comments

PRG LogoParadigm Research Group

PRG Update – May 10, 2009
 New York Times Article

Washington, DC/Bethesda, MD – The advocacy work of PRG has been featured in a May 14, 2009 New York Times article by Anne C. Mulkern of Greenwire, a leading environment and energy on-line publication.  Greenwire is part of Environment &  Energy Publishing (E&E).

“A climate solution that’s out of this world” was triggered by the recent lobbying registration with the U. S. House and Senate by PRG executive director, Stephen Bassett, on behalf of the Exopolitics Institute.   Mr. Bassett has been lobbying since 1996 on behalf of a number of organizations regarding issues surrounding extraterrestrial-related phenomena including a government imposed “truth embargo.”   The “energy” issue was added to these registrations during the past year.

“What is at issue here is “Disclosure” – the formal acknowledgement by world governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race,” says Bassett. “Extraterrestrial derived technology, most likely from crashed or shot down vehicles, is the prize in the Disclosure Crackerjack Box.   It could be transformative in dealing with the growing number of crises facing the world’s nations and peoples.  This technology is not going to be brought forward for peaceful development until the UFO/ET truth embargo is over.  End the embargo, get the tech.”

Ms. Mulkern’s piece correctly states the focus of the Disclosure movement is now on the new President of the United States.   This focus is spearheaded by the “Million Fax on Washington” which has directed thousands of letter, faxes and emails to President Elect Obama from November 5, 2008 to January 20, 2009 and to President Obama from January 21 to May 31, 2009.   “The third phase of this petitioning process will be announced worldwide on June 1.   Added Bassett, “The goal of the Million Fax on Washington is nothing less than ‘tripping the switch’ which makes Disclosure inevitable during 2009 – either by the United States or another first- or second-world nation.”

Contact:  202-215-8344
PRG@paradigmresearchgroup.org

Relevant Websites:

New York Times Article: http://tinyurl.com/ojcfwa
PRG:   www.paradigmresearchgroup.org
Million Fax on Washington:   www.faxonwashington.org
Greenwire:  www.eenews.net/gw
Exopolitics Institute:  www.exopoliticsinstitute.org

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PRG To President Obama: Disclose by June 2009 or Face the Media

April 29th, 2009 No comments

by Stephane Wuttunee
www.dreamingthepyramid.net
(Reproduced by kind permission)

Historically speaking, change has never required large numbers of people to bring it forth. Roughly twelve percent of the populace is all one needs to reach. In fact, if the cards are played right, even more can be achieved with less.

Enter the Paradigm Research Group.

With its strong web presence and many connections within the mainstream media, Executive Director and political activist Stephen Bassett knows that he and PRG’s extensive network have all the tools needed to encourage and help hasten the Disclosure process. During the Fifth Annual X-Conference press conference that took place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on April 20th 2009, this self-assurance was demonstrated perfectly when Bassett made a strong public statement to the Obama administration: either disclose the reality of the Extraterrestrial presence by June this year, or prepare to face an onslaught of media based inquiry and scrutiny.

Desperate times require concentrated efforts.

The plan is simple: failing President Obama’s open and direct admission to the American public (and the world) that Extraterrestrials exist and are currently engaging Earth and its citizens, PRG and its network will provide the media with all the documentation and information they require in order to further ramp up the pressure. Considering the growing mass of public support and demand for government openness and transparency in this area – along with the fact that several of Obama’s aides are reported to have been previously briefed on the topic (look up the Clintons and the Rockefeller Initiative, for starters), such acts possess greater power than detractors might think. In the last few months alone, for example, Bassett has already given dozens of interviews, with more media appearances predicted to take place in coming weeks. Even the once ubiquitous news anchor smirks and predictable X-Files type background music loops both seem less common. One way or another, the press is taking ET news developments and whistleblower testimonies with far less salt than they have in the past, and that is a good thing.

PRG’s pending strategy is Phase III of the Million Fax on Washington, an organized effort to petition the new administration to act on Disclosure. Bassett emphasizes that this next initiative seeks to motivate and encourage rather than intimidate. “We don’t want another nation to lead the world on this issue – we want the U.S. to play that role”, he states emphatically. “The administration already has all the right players and elements in place, and all indications point towards the Disclosure process inevitably taking place soon, but “soon” simply isn’t good enough – not with the worsening global situation. Disclosure is long overdue. We must do what is necessary to catalyze the powers that be into action.”

With Brazil, England, Denmark, Mexico, and other nations having released UFO files to the public, Bassett says that the U.S. is lagging behind and has to not only catch up to remain in the game, but take the lead if it wants to retain its influence and standing. He is also of the opinion that failing America’s willingness to step up to the plate soon, a better than 50/50 chance exists that another western nation (such as France) will take proactive action by disclosing first. This would make the disclosing nation the new top dog, with the U.S. following meekly behind. This would be damaging internationally to the standing of the United States, according to him.

Will a concentrated and diligent effort such as this help sway the odds? Bassett certainly believes so. Disclosure may be far from President Obama’s mind these days, but the seemingly endless series of crises thrust upon him and his administration may also stem from a far greater and problematic issue, mainly the holding back of information concerning whether or not other sentient and highly advanced life forms are present and engaging us as a species.

Are the people prepared for official disclosure? The likeliest answer is that they were ready from day one.

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X-Conference in Gaithersburg, Like Minds Discuss Intergalactic Politics

April 22nd, 2009 No comments

The Exo Files
Cosmic Politics? To Believers, No Idea Is Alien

By Dan Zak
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 

Extraterrestrials exist and they visit Earth routinely, according to people who know this for a fact.

Moving on.

What does this mean for Washington, for America, for the planet? It means, according to the roughly 400 people attending the fifth X-Conference over the weekend, that politics isn’t local anymore. It’s galactic. It’s universal. This is exopolitics.

In the ground-floor banquet hall of the Gaithersburg Hilton, there are no alien costumes. There are PhDs, ex-military men, activists and concerned citizens. They sit in on lectures with titles like “Obama and Disclosure.” They browse tables stocked with books such as “Exopolitics: How Does One Speak to a Ball of Light?” They talk about black budgets and quantum cosmology. They watch the last 15 minutes of “The Abyss,” during which Ed Harris swims hand in hand with a jellyfish-like alien.

People in the exopolitical movement want full disclosure of any U.S. government files on unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrials. Only then, they maintain, can mankind deal with the sociopolitical implications of the universe: the rule of law in outer space, the sharing of technology between civilizations and the physics of one-on-one interaction with ETs.

“No, we’re not alone,” said Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, speaking first at the X-Conference on Sunday and then at the National Press Club yesterday morning. “Our sun will burn out in due course, and we have to be off this planet. . . . Our consumption rate of non-renewable resources is not sustainable. . . . Our destiny is to become part of the planetary community. It’s time to start thinking in those terms.”

Forget “eco.” The most urgent prefix today, the X-Conference suggests, is “exo.” We need to evolve into an exoculture. We need to be exoconscious, to reframe our minds for interstellar relations and interdimensional experiences.

“If we live off-planet, we have to change our mind and bodies,” says Rebecca Hardcastle, a hypnotherapist and exoconsciousness coach who lives in Phoenix. “Your emotions, life force and what you’ve been taught is a belief system that cords you to the Earth. We must change our frame of reference.”

Hardcastle, wearing pearls and a black dress and sitting at a table, says she has been contacted by ET intelligence since she was 3. She, and others in the exopolitical community, say we need to learn remote viewing and teleportation, we need to propagate the practice of ESP, we need to let ETs change us, and we need to integrate technology and consciousness so we can participate in the universe.

What’s the secret to moving in that direction?

Diet and exercise and balanced living, says Hardcastle. Yoga and peacefulness, say others. Small steps for man.

To be sure, conspiracy theories and creepy claims are a big part of the X-Conference. Even an audiovisual glitch is a cue for mild paranoia: “Something happened with our system,” says a nervous AV guy after a microphone blows out during a lecture. “It happened suddenly, systemwide. Something hit it and took it down.”

When California podiatric surgeon Roger Leir takes the microphone, the topic is extraterrestrial implants.

“How many of you have seen a UFO?” Leir asks the audience before showing video of alleged implant extraction surgery.

More than 100 people put up their hands.

“How many think you’ve been involved with the alien abduction program?”

Five hands go up.

“How many of you think you’ve been abducted and have never returned?”

There is laughter. There is also a sentiment of acceptance and adaptation. Once we get our act together, once we understand our own selves, the ETs will engage us, says Michael Salla, president and founder of the Hawaii-based nonprofit Exopolitics Institute, which offers an online semester in galactic diplomacy for a little more than $1,000.

“Humanity is still tribalistic, driven by elite interests rather than global ones,” Salla says. “But with Barack Obama, for the first time in our planet’s history, we have a global leader. It’s a tremendous advance in our global society.”

On the TV in the lobby of the hotel, Obama shakes hands with Hugo Chávez. Later, there’s a CNN report on the disclosure of torture memos from Guantanamo Bay. These are good signs of open-minded diplomacy and government transparency, some conference attendees say. Plus, over the past year, the British government has released thousands of documents pertaining to UFOs, about 5 percent of which are truly inexplicable. The exopolitical movement was also encouraged by Obama’s selection of John Podesta, noted champion of UFO disclosure, as his transition chairman. And Mitchell the astronaut is out in full force, saying the existence of ETs was confirmed to him 10 years ago by a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (who subsequently denied it, but that’s how these things go).

The ridicule is ebbing, conference attendees say. The exopolitical movement has gone grass roots; the education and outreach phase is underway. One man at the conference is collecting 4,000 signatures to put forth a ballot initiative for a Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. Another is calling upon the United Nations to create an “extraterrestrial civilizations liaison.”

For Nick Pope, who was in charge of UFO investigations for Britain’s Ministry of Defense in the early ’90s, the bogies in the sky are simply a matter of national security.

“If we ignore UFOs because of the baggage that term has in people’s minds — because we don’t believe in flying saucers — it opens up a gap in our capacity to deal with these things,” Pope says. “It’s dangerous. We’re ignoring a potential air-safety issue.”

Exopolitics: It’s about air-traffic control. It’s about honest government. It’s about self-empowerment and healthy living and bold declarations of reaching for the stars. Ask too many questions, though, and you’ll see exopolitics is also about a race of humanoids who live under the barren surface of Mars and may, at some point, desire to mooch off Earth’s rich resources.

Exopolitics “provides a conceptual framework for dealing with our highly populated universe,” says author, lawyer and activist Alfred L. Webre, who coined the term 10 years ago and has watched it creep into the mainstream.

He also says the Martians are keeping to themselves for now.

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UFO Believers Seek Info — CNN Video

April 21st, 2009 No comments

X-Conference 2009’s Steve Bassett and astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell call on the Obama White House to release the UFO files.

Still with the cheese, mostly glib, and has bad audio, but here you go…

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