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January 10, 2015
Canadian Press Release: Disclosure Petition VII

Canadian citizens invited to sign new White House petition calling for U.S. President to support congressional hearings regarding extraterrestrials

Military/agency/political witnesses of rank and station are ready to testify before Congress. There has not been a congressional hearing on the extraterrestrial presence issues since 1968.

Washington, DC - In March of 2009 Canada placed into the public domain thousands of files addressing the "UFO" phenomenon. This action followed an even larger release of such files by the United Kingdom beginning in 2005 and would itself be followed with similar releases by New Zealand in 2010 and Australia in 2012. A dozen other countries,not including the U.S., have done the same.


On January 7, Paradigm Research Group (PRG) submitted "Disclosure Petition VII - Congressional Hearings" to the White House. The petition calls for President Obama to support congressional hearings to take testimony from scores of military/agency/political witnesses to events and evidence confirming an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. The petition resides on the White House website at: 


According to PRG executive director Stephen Bassett, "There is no issue in the world today with greater global implications. All have a stake. Canada has strong commercial and military/intelligence ties with the United States and has fully cooperated with the truth embargo imposed on the extraterrestrial issue by the U.S. since the late 1940's." 


The new petition can be signed by any citizen of any nation and PRG is asking the citizens of Canada to participate. One hundred thousand signatures by February 6 are required to receive a response from the White House. 

The new disclosure petition was submitted in conjunction with PRG''s Congressional Hearing Initiative underway since November 5, 2014. At that time the 30-hour video record of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD) was shipped to all House and Senate Members. The CHD was a mock congressional hearing where 42 researchers and military/agency/political witnesses testified for 30 hours over five days before six former members of the U. S. Congress. Most of the CHD witnesses will be available to testify under oath before congressional committees. Information about the CHD can be found at:

"Disclosure Petition I - Disclosure" was submitted to the White House on September 22, 2011. That petition called for President Obama to formally acknowledge the extraterrestrial presence and received a response from the White House on October 4, 2011. That response stated:

"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."

According to PRG executive director Stephen Bassett, these assertions from the White House are notable for three reasons: 1) they are false, 2) they are indefensibly false, 3) they mark the first time in history the White House has issued a position statement in writing on the extraterrestrial presence issue.

"Disclosure Petition I - Disclosure" and the response from the White House can be found at:

The last time the U.S. Congress held a hearing on the extraterrestrial presence issue was 1968 by the House Committee on Science and Astronautics (now Science, Space and Technology), one of seven committees being approached for hearings in 2015.


Websites   (home for the Disclosure Petition Initiative)  (home for the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure)  (home for the Disclosure Petition social media campaign)
Contact:  Executive Director, 202-215-8344
Paradigm Research Group | (202) 215-8344 | | 4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814