Stephen Bassett is a political activist. He made history in 1996 when he registered to lobby the U.S. Government regarding its policy of withholding from the American people the truth of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the Human Race. It was the first such registration and immediately caught the attention of the Washington Post.
Over the past 25 years Bassett has helped shape the language and chart the course for a major political movement. He has lectured around the world and given over 1200 radio and television interviews about the implications of “Disclosure” – the formal confirmation by heads of state of an extraterrestrial presence. His advocacy work has been extensively covered by news media such as CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and over 500 articles including Washington Post, New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Washington Times, The Hill, Roll Call and Politico.
From 2004 to 2010 Bassett produced six “exopolitical” conferences in the Washington metro area, each accompanied by press events at the National Press Club. In 2013 he produced the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” also at the National Press Club – a mock congressional hearing over five days with six former members of Congress and 42 witnesses from 10 countries. This was followed in 2015 by a two-year political initiative that injected the UAP/ET issue into the 2016 presidential campaign.
Bassett has appeared in many documentary films and his lectures and interviews are well represented on YouTube. His organization Paradigm Research Group (PRG) is located in the National Press Building two blocks from the White House.
In July of 1996 he left Cambridge to set up an advocacy organization, Paradigm Research Group (PRG), in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The mission of PRG 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 UAP/ET issues, most importantly Disclosure. He was the first person to ever do so.
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 UAP sighting in March of 1997. Ms. Barwood won her recall election by a 2 to 1 margin.
Another 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 UAP events and evidence.
In 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 directly addressed 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.
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.
Then in July, after assisting Virginia MUFON 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 Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), the first PAC in history to target the politics of extraterrestrial 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.
Early 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.
On January 13 of 2003 PRG proposed a new project, Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, 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.” PRG sought the funding to launch this project which has the power to end the truth embargo in short order. That funding was finally obtained in late 2012.
On 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 UAP/ET issue. By extension this campaign includes the political media covering the Department of Defense, Department of State and the CIA.
On July 1, 2011 a new project to establish July 8 as World Disclosure Day was launched. Endorsements are being collected at www.worlddisclosureday.org with over 5000 signature endorsements. This project will help raise public awareness about the Disclosure process.
In September of 2011 Paradigm Research Group submitted a Disclosure Petition to the White House’s “We the People” project which generated a response from the Obama administration on November 4, 2011. This response was the first time the executive branch has put a position in writing on the extraterrestrial presence issue and is a milestone. A second Disclosure Petition was submitted on February 23, 2012 designed to draw attention to the Rockefeller Initiative (1993-1996). Three more White House petitions were submitted addressing nuclear weapons tampering, the actions of CIA officer Chase Brandon and the Roswell events of July 1947.
On January 7, 2015 PRG submitted a sixth petition to the White House regarding the demand for congressional hearings. In March of 2015 PRG began meeting with Senate and House office staff regarding congressional hearings for scores of potential military/agency/political witnesses to events and evidence confirming and extraterrestrial presence.
With 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 and beyond.