Bassett is a leading advocate for
ending the 65-year government-imposed truth
embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging
the human race. He is a
political activist, lobbyist,
executive director of Paradigm
Research Group and the Extraterrestrial
Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC)
and executive producer of the annual
X-Conference. His work
has been covered extensively by national and international
1996, Bassett has assisted numerous organizations and
initiatives working to 1) raise
public awareness of the both the extraterrestrial presence
and the truth embargo, 2) convene
open congressional hearings to take government and agency
witness testimony, and 3) incite
the political media to appropriately cover the attendant
issues. He has appeared on hundreds of radio
and television talk shows and in numerous documentaries
speaking to millions of people about the implications
and likelihood of "Disclosure"
- the formal acknowledgement of the extraterrestrial presence
by world governments.
1995, Bassett decided to bring a
15-year background in business development and consulting
and a degree in physics into the issues surrounding
extraterrestrial-related phenomena. His point of entry
was a five-month stint working at the Program
for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER),
founded by the late Dr.
John Mack in Cambridge, MA.
July of 1996, he left Cambridge to set up an advocacy
Research Group (PRG),
in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The mission
was to use all means possible to confront the United States
government regarding its policy of a truth embargo on
the events and evidence demonstrating an extraterrestrial
presence engaging the human race and the formal acknowledgement
of that presence. One of the first moves of PRG
was for Mr. Bassett to register as a lobbyist advocating
UFO/ET issues, most
He was the first person to ever do so.
April of 1997, he attended the
press and congressional briefings conducted in Washington,
DC by Steven
Greer and CSETI.
During the July 1997 events in Roswell, New Mexico (50th
Anniversary of the Roswell Incident), he assisted
(no longer in existence) in launching the "Petition
for an Open Congressional Hearing on Modern UFO Evidence."
This is part of an ongoing process to bring the United
States Congress formally into the process of disclosure.
The petition continues to gather paper and e-mail signatures
and will eventually be presented to the Congress at the
appropriate time. In October 1997, he assisted Frances
Barwood, city councilwoman in Phoenix Arizona,
in dealing with an aggressive attempt by her political
opponents to discredit and punish her for speaking publicly
and in council session on the lack of a proper investigation
of the Phoenix UFO sighting in March of 1997. Ms.
Barwood won her recall election by a 2
to 1 margin.
project of importance during this period was publicizing
the complex issues represented by the Area 51 environmental
damage lawsuit on behalf of former Area 51 employees.
This case was pressed by Jonathan Turley of the Environmental
Law Advocacy Center at George Washington University and
eventually went to the Supreme Court where it was unfortunately
rejected. In November of 1997, he turned his attention
to the issue of the disposal of records and documents
which may have historical bearing on the actions and posture
of the U. S. government relating to UFO events and evidence.
January of 1998, Mr. Bassett assisted in launching the
campaign of Frances
Emma Barwood for Secretary of State of
Arizona, the first candidate to ever run for high state
or federal office in the United States who will directly
address publicly the issue of possible intelligent extraterrestrial
presence in our airspace and lack of proper government
response to citizens demands on this matter. She subsequently
lost the primary election.
midnight on April 30, 1998, he published the "Paradigm
Clock" to the World Wide Web. This
website is designed to support the researchers/activists
in the field. The Clock itself is a metaphor for citizens
and the media to develop a feel for the process of disclosure
underway. Then from early April of 1998, Mr. Bassett worked
to develop media interest in the anomalies present in
the photographic returns of the Cydonia region of Mars
from the Mars Global Surveyor. Additional concerns included
the fate of journalists who had done investigative pieces
unfavorable to elements of the government and the secrecy
reform legislation (S-712)
introduced by Sen. Patrick Moynihan.
in 1999, Bassett began a collaboration with Robert Bletchman
and Larry Bryant of MUFON
who had developed a UFO State Ballot Initiative targeting
the 16 states permitting direct referendum. He developed
a web subsite to represent this project. Missouri became
the first test effort under the guidance of MUFON state
director, Bruce Widaman. Then in July, after assisting
in promoting MUFON's
'99 International Symposium in DC metro area, he begun
a process for a more intense approach to Congressional
members. Consequently, on July 13, 1999, he founded the
Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC),
the first PAC in history to target the politics of UFO/ET
phenomena and the government embargo of facts confirming
the presence of extraterrestrial life forms in our world,
now. Announced nationally on July 21, it will be promoted
via its website at www.x-ppac.org
and by ongoing guest media appearances.
2000, political initiatives were restrained by the pending
change of government. Mr. Bassett continued to speak to
the issue at conferences in Santa Clara, CA and Santa
Fe, NM later that year.
in 2001, Paradigm
Research Group and X-PPAC
put their support firmly behind a major new political
initiative titled "The
Disclosure Project". Specifically,
assistance was given to the holding of an important press
conference on May 9, 2001 at the National Press Club in
Washington, DC. At that time, the
testimony of 70 government and agency employees, 21 in
person, directly relating to extraterrestrial-related
events and evidence was presented to the media.
The totality of this testimony, compiled from 120 hours
of interviews, essentially confirmed an extraterrestrial
presence and a government embargo on formal acknowledgement
of this fact.
April 17, 2002, in a press conference held at the National
Press Club in Washington, DC, "Disclosure
2003: the Maryland 8th District Congressional Campaign
of Stephen Bassett" was formally announced.
This campaign sought to challenge the voters of the 8th
District (parts of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)
as well as the other candidates to engage the politics
of disclosure and the facts of an extraterrestrial presence
along with a range of other controversial issues neglected
by America's increasingly risk averse politicians. The
campaign website is archived.
January 13 of 2003, PRG
proposed a new project, Citizen Hearing, which would conduct
a week-long hearing in Washington, DC before former Members
of the House and Senate. The motto for this project is,
"If Congress will not do its job, the people will."
continues to seek the funding to launch this project which
has the power to end the truth embargo in short order.
April of 2004, he produced the 1st Exopolitics Expo -
- held at the Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg.
This was followed by X-Conferences
October 1, 2008, PRG
launched the Million Fax on Washington with the goal of
directing thousands of letters, faxes and emails toward
the transition headquarters of the new President Elect.
The considerable correspondence generated all called for
the new president to end the truth
embargo, release all files, call for congressional
hearings, and make available ET-derived
technologies to the public domain. Phase II
of the Million Fax on Washington began on February 1,
2009 with the new destination the White House. The final
phase of the MFW began on June 1, 2009 whereupon all correspondence
was directed at the White House press corps via the White
House Correspondents' Association. These letters, faxes
and emails are calling upon the White House press corps
to do their job by asking the tough, appropriate questions
of the Press Secretary regarding the UFO/ET
issue. By extension, this campaign includes
the political media covering the Department of Defense,
Department of State and the CIA.
the most important ongoing project of PRG
is the Exopolitics
World Network. Initiated in March
of 2008 (and followed in June by the Exopolitics
United States Network), the EWN is setting
up exopolitics portal sites in nations around the world.
This global network of volunteer sites has a naming protocol
to help knit the network together - Exopolitics United
States at: www.exopoliticsunitedstates.us,
Exopolitics Germany at: www.exopoliticsgermany.de,
etc. In July of 2010, PRG
launched the Exopolitics
World Network Cities Initiatives and began
setting up volunteer exopolitics talking groups in cities
around the world.
July 1, 2011, PRG
launched a new project to establish July 8 as World
Disclosure Day. Endorsements are being
collected at www.worlddisclosureday.org
and are nearing 5000. This project will help raise public
awareness about the Disclosure process.
is seeking the funding to make possible the seventh
X-Conference which will be titled Contact 2011 or 2012.
It would be the first major conference exclusively devoted
to the contact phenomenon since 1992 and first such conference
ever held in Washington, DC.
with these projects is the continuing public awareness
work via the PRG
website and media appearances coupled with lobbying of
the political media to take notice of what is easily the
biggest and most important news story in history.
the nation and world moving into new and troubling territory,
Mr. Bassett will continue to work to create a broad based
coalition within the extraterrestrial
phenomena research/activist community capable
of reaching out to the twenty million plus American citizens
who are following the politics of disclosure with interest
and concern. The aim is to form a political awareness
of sufficient size to meaningfully influence government
policies and actions leading up to and following the formal
acknowledgment of the extraterrestrial presence.