Disclosure

In the UFO conspiracy theory, disclosure is the revelation of suppressed evidence of extraterrestrial life by the United States government or other world governments. In 1993, ufologist Steven M. Greer founded the ‘Disclosure Project’ to promote the concept of disclosure.

In 2001, Greer held a press conference at the National Press Club in D.C that featured ’20 retired Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and intelligence officers’ who demanded that Congress begin hearings on ‘secret U.S. involvement with UFOs and extraterrestrials’ and was described by an attending BBC reporter as ‘the strangest ever news conference hosted by Washington’s August National Press Club.’ Such arguments were met with by derision by skeptics and spokespeople for the U. S. Air Force who maintain that there is no convincing evidence for the speculation that UFOs are alien spacecraft.

In 2007, ‘Paradigm Research Group,’ an independent ufologist organization, held a news conference to demand disclosure. Speaker Stephen Bassett noted the long history of attempts at disclosure, and claimed that alien technologies could be beneficial for Earth.

In 2013, Paradigm Research Group held the ‘Citizen Hearing on Disclosure’ at the National Press Club. The group paid former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel and former Representatives Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Roscoe Bartlett, Merrill Cook, Darlene Hooley, and Lynn Woolsey $20,000 each to attend. The conference, and a documentary (working title: ‘Truth Embargo’) summarizing its findings, were intended to compel Congress, the UN, or both to open an investigation. Kilpatrick complained about the lack of transparency at the hearing.

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