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Ron Patton | April 19, 2023

Today, the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held the second hearing on the UFO phenomenon in over 50 years. It appears that the goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the UFO/UAP enigma and the social, political, and cultural developments that now shape it, in an objective manner. If government and academia do not seriously investigate this controversial subject, we may end up with another independent scientific panel in another 50 years but be no closer to the truth. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with UFO Disclosure advocate, Stephen Bassett about  ALIEN NATION OF AFFECTION.





I have been seeing an inordinate amount of UFOs videos on social media lately. They are from people who are normal individuals who are shocked by what is happening in our skies. The awareness has been over the top, and yet there seems to be some backlash from it as some people feel that there are better things to do than ponder the mystery as to why we are seeing an increase of anomalous objects in the sky.

Some of what people are seeing are not even classic UFOS. They are anomalies that look like open portals in the heavens, swirling spirals that may be connected to secret rocket launches and sweeping lasers from unknown sources in the sky.

A massive “mysterious spiral” emerged from the usual bright green bands of the northern lights over the weekend.

This particular incident stemmed from a SpaceX rocket that launched from California’s Vandenberg Space Force, According to, the Falcon 9 rocket had more than 50 satellites on board and lifted off at 2:48 a.m. ET.

The dumping of the fuel just happened to happen at the right time to be visible over Alaska.

Some people were hoping that the spiral would open up and allow aliens to come out — well no luck.

The idea is that extraterrestrial biological entities have been taking a backseat to investigations of alien technology as there have been studies and grants that have been funded to seek out what can only be described as crash debris form possible extrasolar artifacts.

However, there seems to be this dead end or in essence an alienation of affection with regard to the possibility of life and the interest in the threat assessment of UFOs.

But it seems that the goalposts continue to be moved with disclosure — and announcements about new discoveries of habitable regions are quietly being announced— while Washington is still chasing the balloons of the Gods.

The possibility of extraterrestrial biology – the scientific logic that supports it – has grown increasingly plausible. That is perhaps the single largest achievement of the burgeoning field of astrobiology, the broad-based study of the origins of life here and the search for life beyond Earth.

By exploring and illuminating the world of extreme life on Earth, by experimenting with how life here began, by understanding more about the chemical makeup of the cosmos, by testing for habitability on missions to Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa, Saturn’s moon Titan, and beyond, an enormous body of science is being assembled to analyze and explain the origins, characteristics and possible extraterrestrial dimensions of life.

Ask almost anyone whether life exists on other planets and moons, and the answer you’ll get is a confident “yes!” Going back decades and in many ways generations, we’ve been introduced to a menagerie of extraterrestrials good and bad. Their presence suffuses our entertainment and culture, and we humans seem to have an almost innate belief-or is it a hope that we are not alone in the universe?

Take a look at the books that are read — the box office tallies that show that movies about alien life and UFOs are always money makers.

UFOs from time to time are highly trending on Twitter.

Unidentified flying object, or UFO for short, is the term that has historically been used to describe aircraft that aren’t easily identified or explained. The modern UFO craze in the U.S. dates to the late 1940s and early 1950s, coinciding with the development of new technology like rockets and missiles.

Today, the U.S. government uses the phrase unidentified aerial phenomena or UAPs. This change is partially to try to disassociate the term from science fiction aliens. The term also encourages greater scientific study by declaring ownership of the narrative — something the government has been doing since it was first discovered in 2012 the government was yet again reopening files and re-investigating what the UFOs were and what their agenda is.

Today the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held the second hearing on the phenomenon in over 50 years.

Congressional interest in UFOs \surged following the 2017 publication of eyebrow-raising videos recorded by Navy fighter jets. Briefings by naval aviators who witnessed the mysterious objects maneuvering in extraordinary ways subsequently paved the way for groundbreaking UAP-UFO-related legislation.

As a result, the Department of Defense established the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). Importantly, Congress granted the office sweeping authority to scientifically analyze UFOs “that exceed the known state of the art in science or technology.” To cut through several layers of bureaucracy, lawmakers mandated that AARO’s director report to top Pentagon and intelligence community leadership.

While many people have been rallying for aliens to land on the White House Lawn this is the closest thing we have right now.

The UAP office’s director was the sole witness at the hearing. As such, lawmakers will likely ask about administrative matters, including ensuring that AARO has the necessary funding to execute its scientific mission.

It appears that these hearings are not out to prove that true believers or skeptics of ET visitation are right. Rather, it appears that the goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the UFO enigma and the social, political, and cultural developments that now shape it and not pick sides.

The mystery of UFOs gave birth to investigators, experiencers and groups who took it upon themselves to explain the phenomenon.

Fueling that detective-like fervor was the dismissal of eyewitness reports and the ridicule heaped on observers by skeptics, and that only made devotees question what they were being told.

But after all of these years of complaining of a government cover-up, the government comes forward and gets serious about them and the UFO community snaps back that the government’s explanations are not at all correct.

Many believe that there is yet again a secret agenda by the government to tell the story they want to tell and not the truth.

But honestly, it is a case of people who will not be satisfied until it’s the answer they want it to be.

Within the larger picture of Ufology is the omnipresent question: Are we on our own within the Universe at large? There are those backing the verdict that we’re not a singular civilization and knowing that fact means everything would change.

But would it change for the better or the worse?

We are seeing many reactions to the government’s newly embracing UFO investigations, which casts a shadow on how the people will react. How will people catch up in the mythology of UFOs feel about the government’s explanation? How will it affect those who see the reveal as part of spiritual maturity –and what about those who see aliens as a deception by demons that have tried unsuccessfully to destroy the bloodline of God?

We are already sensing that the conclusion will be clouded by confusion and cognitive dissonance.

The argument made is why should we trust a government that has held secrets about UFOS for 45 years.

In 1953, the Robertson Panel warned of the danger of mass hysteria, and a recent national poll found that 25% of American respondents anticipated people would panic.

Depictions of contact with extraterrestrial life in fiction for over a century have highlighted potential downsides of alien contact, from H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” to the television series “The X-Files”, and films such as “The Day the Earth Stood Still” “Independence Day” and “Edge of Tomorrow,”

However, most speculations regarding humanity’s reactions to extraterrestrial life, both in fiction and otherwise, have focused on discovering evidence of intelligent life from elsewhere, while less consideration has been given to how we may react to the discovery of extraterrestrial life that is not intelligent, even though we are more likely to encounter microbial life in our solar system.

The question of how we will react to extraterrestrial microbial life has spawned much speculation, it has sparked scant empirical work, and none that we are aware of which addressed reactions to actual announcements of such a discovery.

Yesterday, NASA announced the James Web telescope will be the first to discover a planet with the capacity to host life as we know it.

Finding life on a planet or simply proof that life once existed on these distant worlds is one of science’s key objectives. Numerous telescopes have peered into the atmospheres of extraterrestrial worlds over the years, yet none of these observatories has discovered life there.

Scientists have developed a means for narrowing down the possible worlds that could contain possible life, and they have an approach to achieving that goal.

Currently, the team at NASA is concentrating on examining the protective ozone layer on the planets.

According to the most recent study, which was published in the journal Nature Communication, as the cosmos expands, freshly born stars grow progressively more metal-rich, subjecting creatures to increasingly powerful ultraviolet radiation.

The paper says, “Our results imply that planets inhabited by stars that have low metallicity are the most suitable targets when looking for complex life on land.”

The group claimed that their goal was to comprehend the characteristics that a star must possess in order for its world to create a shielding ozone layer. The majority of the stars discovered with planets around them have interesting temperatures between 5,000 and 6,000 degrees Celsius. Our own Sun is included in the same category.

Ultraviolet light from the sun has two functions in the chemistry of the atmosphere on Earth. Therefore, it was logical to expect that UV light might also have a complex impact on the conditions of exoplanets.

The study came to the conclusion that planets that orbit stars with less “metals,” or elements denser than hydrogen and helium, might possess a higher likelihood of being livable than planets around stars with more metals.

As the Drake Equation, suggests it is far more probable that we discover evidence of this type of life, considering direct exploration of our solar system has so far ruled out the possibility that we share it with intelligent extraterrestrial beings.

Drake suggested that odds are in favor of a large number of extraterrestrial civilizations in space, but that the lack of evidence of such civilizations suggests that technological civilizations tend to disappear rather quickly. This theory often stimulates an interest in identifying and publicizing ways in which humanity could destroy itself, and then counters with hopes of avoiding such destruction and eventually becoming a space-faring species.

The U.S. has now collected 510 reports of unidentified flying objects, many of which are flying in sensitive military airspace. While there’s no evidence of extraterrestrials, they still pose a threat, the government said in a declassified report summary released Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.

Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick, director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), has answered when Lawmakers asked about administrative matters, including ensuring that AARO has the necessary funding to execute its scientific missions.

Kirkpatrick co-authored a draft paper last month with Harvard University professor Avi Loeb that will likely prompt questions from lawmakers. The paper theorizes that recent unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs, the U.S. Department of Defense is studying could be “extraterrestrial technological probes” sent from a “parent craft.”

The DOD created the AARO to scientifically analyze UFOs “that exceed the known state of the art in science or technology.” To cut through several layers of bureaucracy, lawmakers mandated that AARO’s director report to top Pentagon and intelligence community leadership.

In May 2022, the House Intelligence Subcommittee held its first congressional hearing on UFOs in nearly 50 years, just months after the Pentagon promised it would investigate UFO sightings more seriously.

All of that came after The New York Times published cockpit footage from a Navy pilot who encountered a UFO, or unidentified aerial phenomenon as they are formally called, in the air. The Pentagon then said it would make more UAP footage public.

Briefings from naval aviators who witnessed the mysterious objects have subsequently paved the way for groundbreaking UAP-related legislation.

The government has still not released any findings as to what the objects were, or if they have any information or hunch at all that the objects may have origins outside of Earth.

I am learning that the government seems to be leaving all of the speculations as to what these things are to the people because I think they want us to use our own vivid imaginations.

Again they continue to report that ‘There here is no credible evidence’ of extraterrestrial activity– but if this is the case why investigate possible alien artifacts that may be in South Pacific.

Why is all of the money being used to study interstellar or outer solar objects unless they have a hunch that some of these anomalies are somehow linked to extraterrestrial intelligence?

Why did we need the James Webb telescope to seek out life in the cosmos?

Something has gotten our attention, otherwise, there wouldn’t be so many agencies trying to answer the questions we have about alien life and the UFOs that we sometimes see in the sky.

Amateur UFO enthusiasts seem to be let down every time these meetings happen. Nothing of substance is delivered. No new surprises and certainly no real disclosure.

It’s particularly frustrating that these teams seem to be drawing conclusions before even really getting started.

If these things are not extraterrestrial artifacts then what exotic weapons are we dealing with from either Russia or China?

Even if it was discovered that these strange crafts are part of the alien question –would people accept it favorably?

Unfortunately, there is precedent for the Defense Department, scientists and the media playing down reports of UFOs rather than prioritizing truly open scientific inquiry. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Air Force established a UFO task force named Project Blue Book and commissioned an independent scientific study of the phenomena. Led by Colorado University professor Edward Condon, the final report of the study published in 1969 concluded that UFOs warranted no further study; the headlines it generated were used as justification to shut down Project Blue Book later that year.

But Northwestern University professor J. Allen Hynek, a key consultant on Project Blue Book, came forward to say that much of the work of the project was to debunk UFO reports rather than understand them. Hynek attacked the Condon Report, saying that its findings were “singularly slanted” because it only looked at easy-to-explain cases. Moreover, more than a third of the cases remained legitimately unexplained.

We have been at this too long to be continuing the same procedures and failures as before — dragging us long and dangling a cosmic carrot in front of us — hinting that what we are dealing with is something unknown and yet it is known — and is talked about in hushed tones and classified briefings.

Avi Loeb has told ground zero listeners in various interviews that There is now a danger that these various studies, which are also supposed to be objective, may not live up to this scientific ideal. For one thing, NASA’s study is only looking at unclassified data. Most of the interesting data from the past is classified.

While some of NASA’s top brass and study team members have tried to reassure the public that they don’t have pre-conclusions, others have already raised concerns. Loeb points out: “Some members of the panel expressed explicit views against scientific research on UAP. Their selection raises concern about the neutrality of the panel.”

For example, panelist Nadia Drake, a science journalist, made her position clear in a tweet thread before she was named to be part of the panel: “I don’t buy for a second that anyone involved reasonably expects to find evidence of extraterrestrial technology here.”

A seriously objective scientific inquiry would welcome different points of view and shouldn’t rule out any possible explanations. This includes entertaining the possibility that these objects do not originate from a foreign adversary and could represent extraterrestrial or nonhuman technology.

Members of Congress, the former director of national intelligence, President Barack Obama and even a former head of the CIA have said the same thing: that there is something not yet explainable about UFOs and this is what we get — is Lawmakers talking about budgets and eliminating possibilities of back engineered technologies that we have had for decades.

It’s often said that those who don’t learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. If government and academia don’t do so with UFOs, we may end up with another independent scientific panel in another 50 years but be no closer to the truth.



Stephen Bassett is a political activist, Disclosure advocate, and executive director of Paradigm Research Group (PRG) founded in 1996 to end a government-imposed embargo on the truth behind extraterrestrial-related phenomena. He has spoken to audiences around the world about the implications of “Disclosure” – the formal confirmation by heads of state of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He has lectured around the world on the political implications of UAP/ET phenomena and given over 1200 radio and television interviews. PRG’s advocacy work has been extensively covered by national and international media including being featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and in the Washington Post and New York Times.

In 2013, PRG organized and conducted a “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” at the National Press Club in Washington. In November of 2014, PRG launched a two-year political initiative out of Washington, DC that injected the 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 main website is:

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 6 comments.

  1. Jim Pancaro

    April 19, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Yes, shed the light on truth, don’t keep humanity in the dark. Think about what you are doing to people. I’ll be listening.

  2. Prince Arisel

    April 19, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    Truth… Lie… What I don’t think anyone realizes is the Creator can make any lie become true … Hence He is the truth…so it would in the best interests of those involved to come clean as the “Truth” is about to be in your faces.

  3. John Weiner

    April 19, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Regarding those casualty numbers in that leaked,”Intelligence Report,” it is widely regarded those numbers stating that Russia had fewer casualties and Ukraine had more casualties, were hacked and manipulated by the Russians, since that ,” document,” was circulating online for months.

  4. Pat

    April 20, 2023 at 5:13 am

    No closer to truth! Govt cover up 70 years ! Roswell 1947! They new. Extraterrestrial life. Govt been reverse engineering tech. For years, Govt will never admit truth!

  5. Jimbo

    April 21, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    President Reagan said it best when he observed the nations of the world would unite against any perceived extraterrestrial threat which may be but partly true (ie: UFOs “vs.” UAPs). – Schwab Globalists would love to have that arrow in their quiver to gain adherents to iron-boot legged, one world centralized command structure which they head.

    Timothy Alberino’s, “Birthright” is a biblically sound treatise on this subject, and he would make an excellent guest to interview here Clyde.

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