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Collectively, the X-Conference speakers hold enough knowledge of government involvement with extraterrestrial phenomena and the truth embargo to end the cover-up tomorrow.  All it would take is for the political leaders and the political media to pay attention.  And yes, they have been invited, too.


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Conference co-host,
 executive produce,
panel moderator,
Keynote Speaker

Stephen Bassett - Executive Producer/Co-Host/Panel Moderator/Keynote Speaker
is arguably the leading advocate in the nation for ending the 60-year government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race and the planet earth.   He is a political activist, lobbyist, commentator, columnist and conference producer.  He is the founder of the Paradigm Research Group, the Executive Director of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), the creator of the Paradigm Clock and the executive producer of the X-Conference.  His work has been covered internationally including the Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Legal Times, Christian Science Monitor, National Journal, Pravda, London Sunday Express and Roll Call.

Presently he is the only registered lobbyist in the United States representing extraterrestrial related phenomena research/activist organizations, and X-PPAC is the first political action committee to target the political implications of extraterrestrial related phenomena.  Between April 19 and November 5 of 2002 he conducted an independent candidacy in the 2002 congressional campaign in the 8th District of Maryland.  It was the first instance in which a candidate on the November ballot in a federal election openly addressed the matter of an extraterrestrial presence and the government imposed truth embargo. 

Since 1996 Bassett has assisted many organizations and initiatives making the case for 1) an end to the government truth embargo, and 2) open congressional hearings to take the testimony of former military and agency employees witness to extraterrestrial-related events and evidence.   He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television talk shows and in numerous documentaries delivering the message to millions of people of the likelihood and implications of "Disclosure" - the formal acknowledgement of the ET presence by the governments of the world.

Keynote Speaker

Recent Article about PRG/X-PPAC
July 8, 2007 - At Roswell Festival, Doubt is an Alien Concept - William Booth, Washington Post

Recent Published Articles
Exopolitics: The ET Ticket
Exopolitics: UFO RIP

Principal Websites
Paradigm Research Group Portal (all sites): www.paradigmresearchgroup.org
PRG Main Site: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/main.html
X-PPAC: www.x-ppac.org
X-Conference: www.x-conference.com


Cheryll Jones - Co-Host
will co-host the X-Conference along with Stephen Bassett.  She is a polished professional journalist not afraid to acknowledge her great interest in the extraordinary issues surrounding extraterrestrial-related phenomena and exopolitics. 

Her accomplished TV broadcasting career covers extensive experience on both sides of the camera.  Starting as a weather reporter, Cheryll quickly extended her skills and credentials to include talk show host / producer / field reporter / writer and network news anchor.   She is uniquely distinguished as the only TV broadcaster to be both a news anchor and degreed meteorologist at the network level.  Her career has taken her from her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee to major markets including Miami, Atlanta, New York, Denver, Kansas City and West Palm Beach. Through Cheryll's prime time broadcasts on CNN and The Weather Channel, her face and voice became familiar to viewers in millions of homes around the world.  Cheryll’s numerous professional awards include being named "Woman of the Year" by Women in Communications and "Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” by Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado.

Principal Website
Cheryll Jones: www.cherylljones.com


Gildas Bourdais (France)
is a French researcher, author of five books, published from 1994 to 2004, with a book to be published in the fall of 2007.   He has also written articles in English for the MUFON UFO Journal and International UFO Reporter among others.  Other articles by Mr. Bourdais, published only in French, have dealt with different topics, among which: Roswell, Mogul and the book of Karl Pflock; the ET Hypothesis; abductions; cattle mutilations;  the Alien agenda; Kenneth Arnold; Jacques Vallée and the Pentacle Memo; Rendlesham; and Varginha.  He and has been a speaker in several conferences, starting in Brazil in 1997, and in France, Italy, Great Britain, the United States and Ireland.  He is particularly known for his summary of the COMETA Report, which was initially circulated in late 1999. 

Gildas Bourdais was born in 1939, studied Business administration (HEC, in 1962), worked in technical publishing, and lives near Paris.  He became interested in extraterrestrial-related phenomena, first by reading the books of French author Aimé Michel in the 60’s, and the books of Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Jacques Vallée in the 70’s.  He became an active researcher only at the end of the 80’s, after becoming aware of new developments at that time, especially regarding Roswell, UFO secrecy, abductions and cattle mutilations.  He became also interested in the historical, mythological and religious dimensions of the extraterrestrial issue . His first book, published in 1994 reflected that special interest.  He is also interested in art history, and had a first book published on modern art (Les Modernes et les Autres, 1990).


Published Books
Inquiry into the existence of celestial and cosmic beings ( Enquête sur l’existence d’êtres célestes et cosmiques, Philipacchi, 1994).
Are they here already? Extraterrestrials: the Roswell Case (Sont-ils déjà là? Extra
terrestres: l’affaire Roswell, Presses du Châtelet, 1995)
UFOs: 50 Years of Secrecy (OVNIS: 50 ans de secret, Presses du Châtelet, 1997)
UFOs: the progressive lifting of Secrecy ( OVNIS: la levée progressive du secret, Editions JMG, 2001).  English Summary
Inquiries, Secrecy and Disinformation (Roswell: Enquêtes, secret et désinformation, Editions JMG, 2004).
English Summary

Pending Book
Cosmic Visions
  (Visions Cosmiques, Editions JMG 2007)

Thomas J. Carey
is a native Philadelphian and resides in Huntingdon Valley, PA.  He holds degrees from Temple University [BS] and California State University, Sacramento [MA] and also attended the University of Toronto [PhD Programme in Anthropology].  Now a Philadelphia area businessman, Tom has been a Mutual UFO Network [MUFON] State Section Director [1986 – 2002] in Southeastern Pennsylvania, a Special Investigator for the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies [1991-2001], and a member of the CUFOS Board of Directors [1997-2001].  Tom began investigating aspects of the “Roswell Incident” in 1991 for the Roswell investigative team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt, and, since 1998, has teamed exclusively with Don Schmitt to continue a proactive investigation. Tom has authored or co-authored over thirty published articles about the Roswell events of 1947 and has contributed to a number of books on the subject, as well. He has appeared as a guest on many radio and TV shows throughout the country and has contributed to a number of Roswell-related documentaries on-screen and behind the scenes. Most recently, Tom was a consultant and interviewee [with Don Schmitt] on the highly acclaimed and rated Sci Fi Channel documentary, The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence [2002], the History Channel’s, Conspiracy Theory – Roswell [2005], the Travel Channel’s Weird America – Roswell [2005] and the Sci Fi Channel’s Sci Fi Investigates – Roswell [2006].


Recent Article about Thomas Carey
August 5, 2007 - Author investigates Roswell: Tom Carey has spent years trying to decode what happened on July 4, 1947, near Roswell, NM - Matt Sandy, Philadelphia Inquirer

Published Books
Witness to Roswell (New Page Books, 2007)

Principal Website
Roswell Investigator: www.roswellinvestigator.com 

Paul Davids
is a leading expert on the history of the Hollywood connection to science fiction and extraterrestrial-related phenomena.  He was executive producer and co-writer of the Showtime film “Roswell,” starring Martin Sheen and Kyle MacLachlan, nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Television Motion Picture of 1994.  Though always interested in science-fiction, the UFO issue is a matter of science fact for him, ever since a widely reported 1987 daylight sighting.  In 1996 he was guest speaker at the banquet for the 50th anniversary of the White Sands Missile Range Pioneers, where he spoke about The Roswell Incident, and he has produced numerous informational programs about UFO’s. 

Paul began in television as segment producer for F. Lee Bailey’s “Lie Detector” in 1983, and then from 1985 to 1987 he served as production coordinator for about 80 episodes of the phenomenally popular “Transformers” animated TV show, most of which Rhino has released on DVD.  (He was also writer of some of the episodes).  He co-authored six Star Wars books for Lucasfilm and Bantam with his wife, Hollace, and their book “The Glove of Darth Vader” is now in its 25th printing.  His other feature film credits include:  director of “Timothy Leary’s Dead” (1997); and writer/director of “Starry Night” (Universal Pictures 2001 DVD), which has been repeatedly broadcast on Starz Cinema.  He produced and starred in the feature documentary, “The Artist and the Shaman” (2001).  His most recent project is the feature documentary, “The Sci-Fi Boys” (2005), featuring Leonard Maltin, Ray Bradbury, John Landis, Rick Baker, Roger Corman, Dennis Muren, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Thinnes and Forrest J Ackerman -- a tribute to many of the luminaries in the history of cinema science-fiction. 

Also of note, Paul is an accomplished artist, whose works are in major galleries, and many of which can be seen at the Paul Davids Online Art Gallery at his websites (www.pauldavids.com or www.starrynightmovie.com

He earned a B.A. from Princeton University, where he won the university’s three top creative writing awards all in one year (including the F. Scott Fitzgerald Prize), and afterwards he studied under full scholarship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies in Los Angeles.    

Documentary Q&A

The Sci-Fi Boys (2005)
The Artist and the Shaman (2001) (Producer, Actor)
Starry Night (2000) (Director, Writer)
Timothy Leary's Dead (1997) (Director)
Roswell (1994) (Executive Producer, Co-writer)
Transformers, The Movie (1986) (Production Coordinator)
Transformer TV Series (1986-1988) (Production Coordinator)
She Dances Alone (1981) (Writer)

Published Books
The Glove of Darth Vader (1999) (one of a series of six books)
The Fires of Pele (1986)

Principal Websites
Paul Davids:  www.pauldavids.com

Richard Dolan
studied history, English, and philosophy
as an undergraduate at Alfred University.  His deep passion for the discipline of history resulted in a scholarship to study at Oxford University and a near miss for a Rhodes Scholarship.  He chose instead to do graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he focused on German and Soviet studies before moving on to American Cold War diplomacy.   Not wanting to teach, he left academia to write.   In 1994 he became interested in the UFO problem, approaching it from the angle of history and politics.  He was intrigued by the cultural schizophrenia - the fact that mainstream and academic culture (official culture) continued to treat UFOs as amusement, but that so many intelligent people privately had taken it seriously. 

Throughout 1995, 1996, and 1997 he conducted a systematic bibliographic search, hunting down the many out-of-print books and UFO documents released over the years through the Freedom of Information Act.  He found the amount of information nearly overwhelming.  A detailed chronology of relevant events was prepared in advance of writing his critically acclaimed book, UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1947-1973.   This book provides the crucial foundation everyone needs: a clear, comprehensive, but concise historical narrative of the problem.  He is completing work on the study's second volume, which will take the story deeper into the 20th century. 



Published Books
UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1947-1973 (2002)

Principal Website
Keyhole Publishing: www.keyholepublishing.com 

C. Richard Farley, Jr.

served in the early 1990s as Director of Project Development for the nonprofit Human Potential Foundation, Inc. (HPF), chaired by then-Senator Claiborne I. Pell (D-RI), at the time Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The HPF was funded primarily by HRH Prince Hans Adam II of Leichtenstein and by the late philanthropist, Laurance S. Rockefeller.  The foundation was the principal funding conduit between Mr. Rockefeller and the late Dr. John Mack for Dr. Mack's research into "alien abductions," and Farley was the liaison between the HPF and Dr. Mack's organization at Harvard.  Farley staffed the foundation's support of Mr. Rockefeller's 1991-1994 initiative to persuade President Bill Clinton to disclose what the government may know about "UFOs," and wrote the "Matrix of UFO Beliefs" used as a decision-support document in the Rockefeller UFO Disclosure Initiative to the Clinton White House


Richard is an award-winning investigative reporter, former nonprofit executive and policy analyst.  He is currently a Washington correspondent for an online daily news outlet.  A former deep sea diver and underwater technician, he is a 36-year veteran scuba diving instructor.  In the early 1980s, he worked with the then-220,000-member nonprofit science and education organization, The Cousteau Society, as Coordinator of Information and Policy Analysis, working directly in support of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and other senior Cousteau team officials.


Farley and his wife, an environmental scientist, have an adult blind, multi-handicapped son and live on a farm not far from Washington, DC.   A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Farley grew up in the same neighborhood -- albeit a few years later -- as did noted UFO author and "alien abduction" investigator Budd Hopkins (whom Farley interviewed in 1996 for "The American UFO Newsletter").

Steven M. Greer, MD

is the Founder and Director of the Disclosure Project.   A lifetime member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the nation's most prestigious medical honor society, Dr. Greer is an emergency physician and former chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in North Carolina.  In addition to heading the Disclosure Project, he has also been supervising a world-wide search for alternative energy sources, specifically those known as zero-point or over-unity devices with the plan to identify and develop systems which will eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

Dr. Greer released his 3rd book in 2006, Hidden Truth – Forbidden Knowledge, in which he relates his own personal experiences with extraterrestrial peoples and the unfolding of cosmic awareness since his childhood - from his sighting of a UFO at an early age, to his amazing near-death experience at age 17, to his unraveling of the secret cabal running the illegal transnational energy and UFO – related projects, to his meetings with a CIA Director, US Senators, heads of state and royalty.

On May 9, 2001, as Director of The Disclosure Project, Dr. Greer presided over The Disclosure Project Press Conference from the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Over 20 military, government, intelligence, and corporate witnesses presented compelling testimony regarding the existence of extraterrestrial life forms visiting the planet, and the reverse engineering of the energy and propulsion systems of these craft. Over 1 billion people heard of the press conference through webcast and subsequent media coverage on BBC, CNN, CNN Worldwide, Voice of America, Pravda, Chinese media, and media outlets throughout Latin America. The webcast had 250,000 people waiting online — the largest webcast in the history of the National Press Club.

Dr. Greer has met with and provided briefings for senior members of government, military, and intelligence operations in the United States and around the world, including senior CIA officials, Joint Chiefs of Staff, White House staff, senior members of Congress and congressional committees, senior United Nations leadership, and diplomats and senior military officials in the United Kingdom and Europe.

He has been seen and heard by millions worldwide on the Larry King Show, CBS, the BBC, NTV in Japan and has made dozens of radio and television appearances.  He has addressed tens of thousands of people live at conferences and lectures around the world, including the international convention for MENSA, The Institute of Noetic Sciences Board of Directors and the Sierra Club.

Dr. Greer and his wife have four daughters and reside in Virginia.


Published Books (relevant)
Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications
Disclosure: Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets in Modern History (2001)
Hidden Truth -- Forbidden Knowledge (2006)

Principal Websites
Disclosure Project: www.disclosureproject.org
Space Energy Access Systems: www.seaspower.com
CSETI: www.cseti.org

Paola Harris (Italy)
is an Italo-American photojournalist and investigative reporter in the field of extraterrestrial related phenomena research.  She is also a widely published, free-lance writer, especially in Europe.  She has studied extraterrestrial related phenomena since 1979 and is on personal terms with many of the leading researchers in the field.  From 1980-1986 she assisted Dr. J. Allen Hynek with his UFO investigations and has interviewed many top military witnesses concerning their involvement in the government truth embargo.  
She is a long time collaborator with Dr. Roberto Pinotti, Director of the Centro Ufologico Nationale (CUN).

In 1997, Ms. Harris met and interviewed Col. Philip Corso in Roswell, New Mexico and became a personal friend and confidante.  She was instrumental in having his book The Day After Roswell, for which she wrote the preface, translated into Italian.  She consequently brought Colonel Corso to Italy for the editorial group Futuro, publisher of Il Giorno Dopo Roswell, and Corso was present for many TV appearances and two conferences. She returned to Roswell in the summer of 2003 for the American debut of her book, Connecting the Dots…making sense of the UFO Phenomena, published by Granite Press.

Because of her international perspective on extraterrestrial related phenomena and her work with Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Paola has consulted with many researchers about the best avenues for  planetary disclosure with emphasis on the “big picture” and stressing the historical connection.  She is a close friend of Monsignore Padre Corrado Balducci and assisted in filming the Italian witnesses, including the Monsignore, for the Disclosure Project for the May 9, 2001 press conference.  She was instrumental in bringing to Italy Robert Dean, Dr. Steven Greer, Linda Moulton Howe, Dr. Richard Boylan, Russell Targ, Travis Walton, Derrell Sims, Helmut Lamner, Michael Lindemann, Nick Pope, Bill Hamilton, Carlos Diaz and Dr. John Mack.  Her new non-profit association, Starworks Italia, will continue to bring speakers to Italy and promote disclosure and exo-political dialogue world-wide.

Paola has been interviewed from Rome and her home in Boulder, Colorado by Jeff Rense, George Noory, Hilly Rose, Mike Murphy, Bob Hiernomous and Jim Hickman, among others, and is a regular on the Tony Gill Radio Show, American University Radio out of Springfield, Massachusetts.  She has been a speaker in many conferences in Italy, San Marino, Belgium and Germany and has appeared many times on Italian TV.   She has written for Nexus, UFO Magazine, Notizario UFO and Dossier Alieni, among others publications.


Published Books
Connecting the Dots: Making Sense of the UFO Phenomenon (2003)
Exopolitics: How Does One Speak To A Ball Of Light? (2007)

Principal Website
Paola Harris:

J. Antonio Huneeus (Chile)
is a Chilean-American science journalist and internationally known researcher of extraterrestrial-related phenomena.  When Laurance S. Rockefeller commissioned Marie Galbraith and Sandra S. Wright to assemble a report on the best evidence for UFOs to send members of Congress and selected VIPs worldwide in the mid-90s, Huneeus was one of the co-authors (with Don Berliner and M. Galbraith).  This report was published as a Dell paperback under the title of UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence.

He has covered the field from an international perspective as a science journalist, investigator and lecturer during the past 24 years. His articles have appeared in a variety of newspapers, magazines and journals in the Americas, Europe and Japan. These include Fate Magazine, The Anomalist, and the New York City Tribune in the US; the magazines Mo Cero and Mundo Desconocido in Spain; Phenomena in France; Magazine 2000 in Germany; Planeta in Brazil; Cuarta Dimension in Argentina; Borderland and Super Science in Japan; the newspapers La Tercera and La Segunda in Chile, El Tiempo in Colombia; Anomalia in Russia; Notiziario UFO in Italy; UFO Magazine in Hungary and other specialized publications around the world.

He edited the anthology A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic and Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR; was consultant and producer for a LaserActive disc in Japan, UFO & ET, produced for Pioneer Electronic by the Tokyo company Studio Garage in 1995; author of the 1998 and 1999 UFO Calendar (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang); one of several essayists in the book Of Heaven and Earth, edited by Zecharia Sitchin (The Book Tree, 1996, published also in Germany); and commentator for the DVD Ultimate UFO! - The Complete Evidence (Central Park Media, 2000).

Huneeus has lectured at dozens of conferences in the Americas, Europe and Asia during the past 18 years, including the USA, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Japan and South Korea.  He received the "Ufologist of the Year" award at the National UFO Conference in Miami Beach in 1990; the 1991 annual award of the New York Fortean Society; and the In Memoriam Colman S. von Keviczky medal (international category) in 2000, awarded by UFO Magazine in Budapest, Hungary. He has served for many years as International Coordinator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

In addition to his UFO endeavors, Huneeus worked for many years as a science journalist with emphasis in space-related issues and also the environment.  He was science editor for the weekly magazine Que Pasa in Santiago, Chile in the 1970s and wrote a weekly science column in the 1980s for the New York City Tribune and the Hispanic New York daily Noticias del Mundo

He was born in 1950 in New York, the son of a Chilean diplomat and United Nations official.  He studied French language and civilization at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 1970, Journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago in 1972-73, and Communications Theory at the Catholic University in Santiago in 1974.  He is fully fluent in Spanish, French and English.


Published Books
UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence (Dell, 1995)
A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic and Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR (Abelard Publications, 1991)

Paul Kimball
After winning multiple scholarships and awards - including University Medals in History at both Acadia University and the University of Dundee, and the CLB Award at Dalhousie Law School - Paul graduated from Acadia in 1989 with an Honours Degree in History and Political Science, and in 1992 from Dalhousie with an LL.B.

After working for the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation and Salter Street Films, and as a consultant on film and television to the governments of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, Paul founded Redstar Films Limited in 1999. His work as a producer and director since includes documentaries for networks including CBC, Vision, Bravo, SCN and Space: The Imagination Station, as well as the television series The Classical Now. Paul is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and the Society of Composers Authors and Publishers.  He served as President of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Producers Association from 2002 to 2004, and is currently a member of the Film Advisory Committee for the Province of Nova Scotia.


Best Evidence: Top Ten UFO Sightings
Soul Searching for the Blues
The New Light Experience of Henry Alline
Denise Djokic: Seven Days Seven Nights
Stanton T. Friedman IS Real
Do You Believe in Majic
Aztec 1948
A Nite at the Opera

Principal Website
The Other Side of Truth: www.redstarfilms.blogspot.com

Dr. Bruce Maccabee
spent his early years in Rutland, Vt. After high school he studied physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass (BS) and then at The American University, Washington, DC (MS, PhD, physics).  In 1972 he commenced his long career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, presently headquartered at Dahlgren, Virginia. He has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater sound with lasers, various aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power lasers and is presently involved in a program related to Homeland Security.   Bruce Maccabee has been active in UFO research since late 1960s when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and was active in research and investigation for NICAP until its demise in 1980. He became a member of MUFON in 1975 and was subsequently appointed to the position of state Director for Maryland, a position he still holds. In 1979 he was instrumental in establishing the Fund for UFO Research and was the chairman for 13 years. He presently serves on the National Board of the Fund.

His UFO research and investigations (which are completely unrelated to his Navy work) have included the Kenneth Arnold sighting (Jun 24, 1947), the McMinnville, Oregon (Trent) photos of 1950, the Gemini 11 astronaut photos of September, 1966, the New Zealand sightings of December, 1978, the Japan Airlines (JAL1628) sighting of November 1986, the numerous sightings that occurred in the area around Gulf Breeze Florida between 1987 and 1997 (a period of time that includes his own sighting in Gulf Breeze in September, 1991), the Mexico City video of August, 1997, the Phoenix lights sightings of March 13, 1997 (the videos obtained at about 10 pm) and many others. He has also done historical research and was the first to obtain the flying disc file of the FBI (the REAL X-Files!).

Dr. Maccabee is the author or coauthor of about three dozen technical articles and more than a hundred UFO articles over the last 30 years, including many which appeared in the MUFON Journal and MUFON Symposium proceedings. He wrote the last chapter of The Gulf Breeze Sightings by Edward and Frances Walters (Morrow, 1990). He wrote the UFO history chapter of the book UFOs: Zeugen und Zeichen, published in Germany in 1995.  He is co-author with Edward Walters of UFOs Are Real, Here's The Proof, (Avon Books, 1997), he is the author of The UFO/FBI Connection (Llewellyn Books, May, 2000) and the author of the novel, Abduction in My Life (Granite Publishing, 2001).  He is listed in Who's Who in Technology Today and American Men and Women of Science.

The January/February 2005 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS) published an article titled Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation.   Dr. Deardorff was the lead author along with Dr. Bernard Haisch, Dr. Bruce Maccabee and Dr. Hal Puthoff.  The paper reassessed the ETH in light of the new physics and included references to the posture and actions of the U.S. Air Force.  It was notable a Space.com article, ET Visitors: Scientists See High Likelihood, Jan 14, 2005 by Leonard David, received millions of hits after the article was a top-story link at the Drudge Report website for several days.

PRG encourages all attendees to download or read this paper on line prior to coming to the X-Conference.   [Download .pdf file here.  See file on line at: www.ufoskeptic.org/JBIS.pdf ]

Dr. Maccabee is one of the most interviewed researchers in the entire field including print, radio and TV media since 1978.  He has also appeared in a number of documentaries.  A partial list of appearances includes: Good Morning America, Larry King, A Current Affair, Unsolved Mysteries, National Public Radio, Sonya Live on CNN, Encounters TV, Dreamland Radio, Central TV London, Sightings, Italian TV San Marino, A&E TV Where are all the UFOs, The Learning Channel, History Channel, Fox TV, Fox4 News, ABC Nightline, Transmedia Productions, London Weekend Television, Discovery Channel UFOs Down to Earth, 20th Century Radio w/ Zoh and Bob Heironimus, Radio South Africa, Unexplained Mysteries, WHAG Hagerstown, American Freedom News Radio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio Hilly Rose, Good Day USA, WHPK Chicago, WMTR Julie Briggg,  WKVL Knowxville, Canadian Broadcasting Company Coast to Coast Morning TV, WMC AM 790 Enigma Connection, WSBA Gary Sutton Show, WLW Scizone w/ Bill Boshears,  WGY, Don Weeks, CJAD Holder Overnight, WABJ John Sebastian, X-Zone Radio, WFAD Middlebury VT, KMMS George Carter,  XZONE Radio w/ Rob McConnell, KTOX Needles Dave & Dave, KOTK Portland Clyde Lewis, WBAL Baltimore Chip Franklin, KOMA Lan Lamphere.


Recent Interview with Dr. Maccabee
On the Road to Roswell - Part VIII

Published Books
UFO/FBI Connection: The Secret History of the Government's Cover-up (2000)

UFOs are Real: Here's the Proof (1997)
Could UFOs be Real? (1991)
Melbourne Episode: Case Study of a Missing Pilot (1987)

Principal Website
Dr. Bruce Maccabee   http://brumac.8k.co

2005 Recipient
of the PRG Courage in Journalism Award

Jaime Maussan (Mexico)
rose to prominence related to ET issues beginning with the 1991 events in Mexico that have had extraordinary implications for exopolitics.  Perhaps the greatest sightings flap in history has occurred just outside the borders of the United States.  An entire nation was given an intense indoctrination into extraterrestrial-related phenomena. The Mexican military and civilian government became involved.

The July 1991 solar eclipse, which passed over Mexico, was the beginning of a wave of mass sightings.   Thousands of people across Mexico witnessed and video recorded night lights and daylight disks..   Over the past dozen years Maussan has compiled over 5,000 videos and photos from such eyewitnesses and has presented this information around the world. 

Jaime Maussan was born in 1953 in Mexico City. After one year at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1972-73) he attended Miami University (Ohio) and graduated with a B.A. in Radio and Television.  During his college years, he was Midwest Correspondent and sports reporter for Televisa (Mexico).

He has had a 25 year career in the media, during which he has received numerous awards, and is now General Director and Anchorman of "60 Minutes" Mexico.  He produced 20 commercial videos for "Programas de Investigacion", achieving leadership for an independent production company in Mexico.  He also produces a radio program "Jaime Maussan, UFOs and other Mysteries", one of the most popular shows in Mexico.

He also works as an Investigative Journalist/Anchorman and General Producer of the TV show "Tercer Milenio" that is broadcast via the Televisa Network to all Latin American countries, Europe, the United States and also through the Sky Satellite System. In 1996, he was producer of the feature radio program "Jaime Maussan, UFOs and Other Mysteries" transmitted through XEW Radio and the RASA Network, which became one of the most popular radio programs in Mexico.

Jaime has earned many awards for his films, radio and television shows both in North America and Europe. He received a special award at The Capitol Hill in March 1982, the Premio Ondas award in Barcelona in 1980, and the Global 500 award from the United Nations in 1990.  He also received the National Journalism Award from the Journalists Club of Mexico in 1983, 1987 and 1993. He was presented the "AMPRYT" award for the TV program "60 Minutos" in 1990-91-92. His investigations into the still on-going Mexico UFO wave has garnered world-wide acclaim and he has been invited to speak at conferences around the world.


Principal Website
Maussan Producciones: http://portal.jaimemaussan.tv

Robert D. Miles
is an experienced author, screenwriter, producer, director, cameraman, and media professional with a thirty-five year track record of successfully doing business with a number of America’s largest and most prestigious entertainment and business corporations.  He is well known and respected for his work in both film and video production.   Robert’s recent film Fastwalkers, a full length general release High Definition documentary, recently won two EBE awards at the International UFO Conference and Film Festival - one for “Best Music”, and the second the coveted “Peoples Choice” award.  Fastwalkers is currently selling worldwide in DVD and theatrically premiered in Show Low, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; and Toronto, Canada.

Miles has also authored numerous books, screenplays, video scripts, magazines, newspaper articles and feature stories.   He produced numerous films for television, full-length documentary features, and hundreds of television commercials, many of which he wrote, and directed.  He has sold products to HBO, Showtime, the On Television channel, and the Z Channel.  His films have been shown by independent networks throughout the world.  His most recent science fiction novel Safespace  received the “Editor's Choice” award from iUniverse Press in 2003, and is based upon Robert's own personal extraterrestrial contact experience.   Midwest Book Review Editor-in-Chief James A. Cox posted a five star review of Safespace on Amazon.com calling it "A STAR-SPANNING SCI-FI TALE OF INTRIGUE”.

Robert has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows including Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell and George Noory, Jeff Rense, Jerry Pippin, Voice of America, the X-Zone, and dozens of other radio and television talk shows

His formal education includes a degree in Aviation technology from Benson Tech. in Portland Oregon, and a Computer Science degree from Coleman College in La Mesa, California. He has a love of ancient civilizations, history, parapsychology, religion, and is a veracious reader of books of all genres.  He is a sought after lecturer and has given seminars and spoken to hundreds of groups worldwide.   For over twenty-two years Robert was the President of Miles and Associates a full service-advertising agency in California and Arizona in the USA.

An avid adventurer, Robert designed and built four sailing vessels, sailed to Hawaii, Baja Mexico, and Honduras.  His last vessel was a modern two hulled catamaran motor/sailor, and until a few years ago was the largest catamaran in the world with over 3,000 sq. ft. of living and working space.  He is currently designing and will soon build the Safespace One prototype vessel the (SS-1P), an ultra-modern three-hulled trimaran.


Fastwalkers:  www.fastwalkers.com

Published Book (relevant)
Safespace (2003)

Principal Website
Safe Space Project:  http://safespaceproject.com

Nick Pope (UK)
worked at the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence since 1985.  He's undertaken a series of jobs within the Department, including work in the Joint Operations Centre during the Gulf War, where he was a briefer in the Air Force Operations Room.  He was involved in work on the crises in Bosnia and Kosovo.  He was a Senior Executive Officer, which is a civilian grade equivalent to the military rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
  He left the employ of the MoD in 2006 and now does private research.

Between 1991 and 1994, Nick was posted to a division called Secretariat (Air Staff) and given the job of researching and investigating the UFO phenomenon, mirroring the work done in the U.S. by the Air Force's Project Blue Book in the 1960's.  Although most of the cases could be explained as misidentifications of known objects and phenomena, a hard core of sightings defied any conventional explanation.  Strong evidence emerged suggesting the presence of structured craft capable of speeds and maneuvers beyond the capability of even the most advanced prototype craft operated by the Royal Air Force or the United States Air Force.

Nick's unique access to new data and previous government files convinced him the UFO phenomenon raised serious defense and national security issues.  There were numerous instances where UFOs had been tracked on radar, leading to jets being scrambled.  There were also cases with terrifying near-misses between UFOs and civilian aircraft.  All this led him to believe that an extraterrestrial explanation for some sightings could not be ruled out.

His official investigations into UFOs drew him into other mysteries such as alien abductions, crop circles and cattle mutilations.  Upon leaving the Ministry's UFO project (which continues), he continued his research and investigations privately and is now recognized as a leading researcher into both governmental and phenomenological aspects of the extraterrestrial controversy.  

He has done extensive media work, including an appearance on Newsnight, one of the UK's most prestigious and serious TV news programs.  He has written for or been featured in most of the UK's national newspapers and has been interviewed on numerous radio shows, including the prestigious Today program.  Nick has lectured all around the world and spoken to various academic and military organizations.  He has discussed the UFO phenomenon at the Oxford Union, one of the world's foremost debating societies, and has acted as consultant to various television documentaries.


Recent Interview with Nick Pope
On the Road to Roswell - Part V

Published Books (relevant)
Open Skies, Closed Minds: For the First Time, a Government UFO Expert Speaks Out (1999)

The Uninvited: An Exposé of the Alien Abduction Phenomenon (1998)

Principal Website
Nick Pope:  www.nickpope.net

Captain Robert Salas (USAF retired)
was witness to one of the most important and implicative incidents ever to occur in the United States involving an unidentified flying object - the 1967 nuclear missile shutdown at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

Capt. Salas served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force for seven years after graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964.  He served at Tyndall AFB, Florida before his assignment at Maelstrom in 1966.  He earned a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.  He also worked with the Titan III Missile Systems program office at Los Angeles AFS.  After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1971, Mr. Salas briefly worked as an engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace and Rockwell International.  From 1974 until his retirement in 1995, Mr. Salas worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aircraft structures engineer.  He is currently employed as a high school mathematics teacher. 

His book, Faded Giant, written with James Klotz, goes into detail about the 1967 incident and concomitant issues.   He has spoken publicly about the Malmstrom events since 1995.


Published Book
Faded Giant (2005)

Dr. Michael Salla
Dr. Salla lost his status at American University and his projects were denied renewal as a direct result of his participation in X-Conference 2004.  This is just one more disgrace in a long history of head-in-the-sand denial by the entire American academic community regarding extraterrestrial-related phenomena.   Michael has the courage and integrity to follow the information wherever it leads.  American University is perfectly situated to be a leader in the development in exopolitics.  The opportunity was and is there to break new ground, to make a difference.  American University took a pass.

Michael is a pioneer in the development of exopolitics, the scholarly study of the main actors, institutions and processes associated with an extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected officials or the mass media. His interest in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of international conflict and its relationship with the undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. He cites evidence extraterrestrial races are currently engaging humanity and the planet in a variety of ways.  His book Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) presents a comprehensive study of the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence. His forthcoming book, The Challenge of Exopolitics analyses challenges in educating the general public about exopolitical issues.

Michael is the author/editor of an additional four books in international politics including The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century (Greenwood Press, 2002); Essays on Peace (Central Queensland University Press, 1995); Why the Cold War Ended (Greenwood Press, 1995); and Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West (1993). He has also authored more than seventy articles, chapters, and book reviews on peace, ethnic conflict and conflict resolution. He has held academic appointments in the School of International Service & the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington DC (1996-2004); the Department of Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1994-96); and the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, (2002). He has a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has conducted research and fieldwork in the ethnic conflicts in East Timor, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Sri Lanka, and organized peacemaking initiatives involving mid to high level participants from these conflicts.

Michael has conducted extensive interviews for both his exopolitical and international conflict research on Coast to Coast AM; the Jeff Rense Program; the Gary Null Show; the Hickman Report; Mysteries of the Mind; KDKA (Radio), Pittsburgh; BBC World Service, (Radio); 3ER (Radio), Melbourne, Australia; ABC TV, Canberra, Australia; 2CN, ABC Radio, Canberra; 2XX (Radio), Canberra; SBS (Radio), Melbourne; KSRO (Radio), Santa Rosa, CA;  KRLA (Radio) Los Angeles.  And in the Washington, DC metro area: Voice of America Television & Radio, ABC Radio, ABC Online; Religion & Ethics News Weekly (TV), WTOP (Radio), Hearst-Argyle Television, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) TV News, MSNBC (TV) News, America's Voice (TV) and WMAL (Radio).


Published Books
Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004)
The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century (2001)
Why the Cold War Ended: A Range of Interpretations (1995)

Essays on Peace: Paradigms for Global Order (1995)
Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West

Principal Websites
Exopolitics  www.exopolitics.org

Exopolitics Institute: www.exopoliticsinstitute.org 

Donald R. Schmitt
is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), where he served as the director of special investigations for 10 years.    Before that, he worked as a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and as the art director for the International UFO Reporter.   He is a graduate of Concordia University and the author of dozens of articles about UFOs, as well as the co-author of three books, UFO Crash at Roswell, The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell  and Witness to Roswell.

An internationally known investigator in his field, Schmitt is a university-circuit lecturer who has spoken hundreds of times around the globe and has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Paul Harvey, Jim Bohannon and Morton Downey Jr. on such networks and programs as CBS's 48 Hours, Disney Channel, SCI FI Channel, BBC, Learning Channel, Travel Channel, CNN, Today, ABC News, CBS Morning News and Sonja Live; and by print services and publications as AP, UPI, Time, Wall Street Journal, Popular Science and Omni Magazine.

The basis of his research and consultation has been the theme of many documentaries, including UFO Secret: The Roswell Crash; The Roswell Incident; Roswell: The Real Story; Roswell: Cover-ups and Close Encounters; and UFOs: 50 Years of Denial.

Schmitt wrote and narrated the audio CD UFO Crash at Roswell (Caroline Records,1997). He also produced and co-starred with actor John de Lancie in the live theatrical radio drama Roswell, the Unheard Broadcast (Prosaic Pictures 2000).

Schmitt's greatest achievement to date was the Golden Globe-nominated telefilm Roswell, which was based on his first book. In addition to serving as a consultant on the movie, Schmitt made a cameo appearance in the film. Currently, he is a contributing writer for UFO Magazine and is an advisor to the board of directors of the International UFO Museum & Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico.


Recent Articles about Donald Schmitt
April 18, 2007 - UFO expert: Deathbed revelations Point to Roswell Coverup  - Norm Starks, Janesville Gazette

Published Books
UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon, 1991)
The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell (Morrow, William & Co., 1994)
Witness to Roswell (New Page Books, 2007)

Principal Website
Roswell Investigator: www.roswellinvestigator.com 

Daniel Sheehan, JD

is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a founder of the Christic Institute, and a Professor of World Politics at the University of California.  Mr. Sheehan has a long and distinguished history in public interest service.

He co-founded with Sara Nelson the Christic Institute in Washington, DC, which for nearly two decades was the country's preeminent public-interest law firm.  The Christic Institute was directly responsible for surfacing and prosecuting the unconstitutional conduct of George Bush, along with senior and numerous members of his administration in the Iran/Contra scandal during the 1980s.  They also co-directed the Karen Silkwood case (which stopped the construction of all new private nuclear power stations in the United States from 1979); the Three-Mile Island case (which stopped the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission from dumping the radioactive waste materials from the damaged Three-Mile Island Nuclear Facility into the Susquehanna River); and the American Sanctuary Movement case (which declared unconstitutional the efforts of the Reagan/Bush Administration to deport legitimate political refugees from the United States back to El Salvador or Guatemala).  Dan also served as legal counsel to the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case and represented Fathers Daniel Berrigan and Phil Berrigan during their Viet Nam activism.  Mr. Sheehan was the Director of the Strategic Initiative to Identify the New Paradigm launched by President Mikhail Gorbachev’s State of the World Forum in San Francisco. 

In 1994 Dan defended Dr. John Mack before an review panel of the Harvard Medical School in the wake of Mack's book Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens.  This was not his first, nor his last, encounter with the important issue of extraterrestrial-related phenomena.  In 1977, while general counsel to the United States Jesuit Office of Social Ministry in Washington, DC., he served as a special consultant to the United States Library of Congress Congressional Research Office Project on Extraterrestrial Intelligence ordered by President Jimmy Carter. In this capacity, he was given access not only to the classified portions of the United States Air Force's infamous “Project Blue Book” files but to the confidential report prepared for the Science & Technology Committee of the United States Congress by the Library of Congress Congressional Research Office pursuant to this Presidential assignment.  What he saw changed his life.

His ongoing projects include the New Paradigm Institute which holds that there exist eight separate, internally consistent worldviews, or paradigms. These paradigms are best understood when placed on a spectrum. The public policy positions that correspond with each paradigm, in each issue area, are key to understanding where we've been and where we need to go, as individuals, a nation and a global family. What we call the "New Paradigm" is but one of the eight worldviews.    The New Paradigm Institute will bring the most promising new knowledge from a wide variety of fields - including physics, ecology, religion, and philosophy - directly to bear on a wide spectrum of American public policy issues.

Another project involves investigating the potential secret illegal dumping, by U.S. Government contractors, of deadly radioactive nuclear waste materials on Native American Reservations across the country on behalf of The Traditional Elders of The Lakota Nation in North and South Dakota.

He also remains general counsel and a director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS).   "During my thirty years in the field of public interest law and public policy, I have supervised professional investigations into the illegal smuggling of weapons-grade plutonium, the illegal supply of arms to terrorist organizations by covert operations and government agents, and into ultra-"black" weapons programs unknown even to the most trusted congressional officials.  I have come to believe that keeping weapons out of interplanetary space is the most important contribution we can make to the future of this planet.  The time to begin this task is now."


Published Books
Assault on Nicaragua: The Untold Story of the U. S. 'Secret War' (1987)
Inside the Shadow Government: Declaration of Plaintiff's Counsel Filed by the Christic Institute (1988)

Principal Website
New Paradigm Institute: www.newparadigminstitute.org

Rob Simone

after more than 10 years as an independent researcher and research analyst into many areas of paranormal and unexplained phenomenon, Rob earned a legal degree, moved to Sedona Arizona in the late 1990's and began working for the civil activist organization, Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) and its director, Peter Gersten.   His work involved liaisons with many other research groups, coordination of media, direct contact with witnesses, abductees, government insiders and high-level military officials whose stories can now be told.  CAUS was the first UFO organization to use the legal system by bringing lawsuits against the Department of Defense and the Air Force to expose the government's cover-up of the extraterrestrial phenomenon.  CAUS was featured regularly on Art Bell and countless other radio and TV programs nationally and internationally for the organization’s use of the legal system to end the government’s secrecy and cover up of the extra-terrestrial phenomenon.

Rob has traveled through 27 countries exploring the most mysterious and sacred places on Earth and the un-explained phenomenon that surrounds them during a 3 year trip around the world.  He investigated local, cultural and historical links to the unexplained, paranormal and extraterrestrial components of many ancient civilizations and belief systems.  This included gathering first-hand accounts from indigenous peoples and tribal elders of unexplained and paranormal components of ancient civilizations and the historical links to the major religions and belief systems.  A special focus of Rob's research is on the ET/supernatural aspects of Islam and the origins of the Holy Koran.

Rob has hosted radio shows in Australia, Katmandu Nepal on HBC FM, and currently in London England on 104.4 FM where he talks with the most interesting people on the planet.  

He was recently included in FATE Magazine's Top 100 Ufologists along with Dan Aykroyd, Zecharia Sitchin and Steven Spielberg.  He is Executive Director of Universal Sound and Light Productions and founder of The Association of Independent Researchers (AIR).  He now lives in Los Angeles where he continues to produce radio and television projects related to the field.  Rob has been featured in UFO Magazine, UK, Fate Magazine, Japan's Nippon TV, China's CCTV 6, Channel 4 UK, and recently on the 2-hour History Channel program
"Decoding The Past".


Recently Published Articles
UFOs and NASA - Fate Magazine
Mysteries of the Middle East - Fate Magazine
Crop Circles Decoded  - Fate Magazine

Published Books
UFOs Crop Circles and the Mayan Calendar (2007)
UFOs in the Headlines - Real Reporting on a Real Phenomenon (2007)

Principal Website
Rob Simone www.robsimone.com

Alfred L. Webre, JD (Canada)
a futurist, peace advocate and environmental activist, is the father of Exopolitics.  When "exopolitics" is formally (academically) recognized as the term describing the political and social intersection of the human race with extraterrestrial-related phenomena and ultimately extraterrestrial beings, the primary origin of this enormously important nomenclature will be attributed to Alfred Lambremont Webre.  Michael Salla subsequently worked to expand and develop content within the intellectual framework, and Stephen Bassett worked to bring this framework and terminology to a larger audience.

Dr. Webre is International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS); a founder of the No Weapons in Space Campaign (NOWIS), a Canadian coalition to prevent the weaponization of space; and coordinates the Campaign for Cooperation in Space.  He is a co-architect of the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty to ban space-based weapons.  He is also an on-air host on Vancouver Coop Radio CFRO 102.7 FM.

He is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Yale University, Yale Law School (Yale Law School National Scholar), and the University of Texas Counseling Program.  He was General Counsel to the NYC Environmental Protection Administration and environmental consultant to the Ford Foundation, futurist at Stanford Research Institute, and author. He has taught economics at Yale University (Economics Department) and Civil Liberties at the University of Texas (Government Department).  Webre has been a delegate to the UNISPACE Outer Space Conference and NGO representative at the United Nations (Communications Coordination Committee for the UN; UN Second Special Session on Disarmament); elected Clinton-Gore Delegate to the 1996 Texas Democratic Convention; and a Member, Governor's Emergency Taskforce on Earthquake Preparedness, State of California (1980-82), appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.  Mr. Webre produced and hosted the Instant of Cooperation, the first live radio broadcast between USA and the then Soviet Union, carried live by Gosteleradio and NPR satellite in 1987.  He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.


Published Books
Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe (2005)
Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact (Universebooks, 2000)
Earth Changes: A Spiritual Approach (Universebooks, 2000)
Recovery: A Personal Journey (Universebooks, 2000)
The Levesque Cases (PSP Books, 1990)
The Age of Cataclysm (GP Putnam’s Sons 1974)

Principal Websites
ICIS: www.peaceinspace.com
Exopolitics: www.exopolitics.com


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