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Testifying Under Oath Before Congress - Has This Happened?

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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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I have noticed recently that witnesses, usually military and political, have made bold statement claiming that they would "testify under oath" and "before congress" that ET exists and that UFOs are 'not ours'!

Concerning witness accounts pertaining to the existence of ET and ET visitation et al, has anyone in the US actually testified under oath, and before Congress?

If not, what is the process required to get this kick started as I have seen it mentioned many times but can find no trace of it ever occuring.



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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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I sure don't know about any of that but Under oath is better left as a band name rather than our government because I'm sure they break that oath that day. lol.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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The "shadow" goverment controls congress, and this is the reason why nobody testified before congress. Disclosure will happen when everyone on Earth start looking up in the air, instead of on the ground....



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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So how would the process work?

It sounds as if the penultimate action before disclosure could be a hearing (?) in Congress whereby hundreds of witnesses from military/government backgrounds testify to the existence of ET.

Why Congress and how would Congress use the witness accounts in a way that could result in disclosure?

Sorry, I'm from the UK



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by watchtheashes
I sure don't know about any of that but Under oath is better left as a band name rather than our government because I'm sure they break that oath that day. lol.


Just checked out Underoath - very nice indeed


Time to extend the music collection some more - cheers



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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I have noticed recently that witnesses, usually military and political, have made bold statement claiming that they would "testify under oath" and "before congress" that ET exists and that UFOs are 'not ours'!


Yes, this is because the videos you've seen have all been from the disclosure project. All of the disclosure project witnesses are told for some reason to add this line to the end of their speech.

Nobody has testified before congress about ETS, at least not publicly. The reason these guys are saying they'll testify is I guess to be taken more seriously. It's also an open invitation, for an invitation to testify.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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There have been two congressional hearings on ufos, one in 1966 and another in 1969.

www.ufoevidence.org...



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by Lazyninja
Nobody has testified before congress about ETS, at least not publicly.


Not recently, no.

But over the decades there have been presentations of UFO evidence to various Congressional committees (and others, e.g. at the United Nations).

A full transcript of most interesting relevant hearing (commonly referred to as "the Roush hearing", after its chairman) is available online on various websites, including the following
ncas.sawco.com...
www.project1947.com...

The relevant hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics,entitled a “Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects”, was chaired by Congressman J Edward Roush in 1968.

A list of the names of the members of the Committee (including Donald Rumsfield) can be found online at:
ncas.sawco.com...

Oral evidence was heard from six speakers: Dr J Allen Hynek, Dr Carl Sagan, Dr Robert L Hall, Dr James E McDonald, Dr James A Harder and Dr Robert M L Baker.

Written statements were submitted by Dr Donald Menzel, Dr Leo Sprinkle, Dr Garry Henderson, Stanton T Friedman, Dr Roger N Shephard and Dr Frank B Salisbury.

Official reference for the transcript: U.S. House of Representatives, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session, July 29, 1968, No. 7. Washington: U.S.Government Printing Office.

An edited and annotated transcript of the hearing was published by John Fuller in a book entitled “Aliens in the Skies” (1969), at pages 40-217 of the Putnam hardback edition.

In the last few years, numerous ufologists and UFO groups have called for congressional hearings into UFOS - without acknowledging the hearings that have taken place. This is despite the fact that the Roush hearing has been discussed by various UFO researchers - including the following:

Achenbach, Joel in his “Captured by Aliens” (1999) at pages 56-57 (in Chapter 5), 377 (in the Notes) of the Simon and Schuster hardback edition.

Barry, Bill in his “Ultimate Encounter” (1978) at pages 183-187 (in Chapter 15) of the Corgi paperback edition.

Berliner, Don with Galbraith, Marie and Hunees, Antonio in their “UFO Briefing Document” (1995) at pages 220-222 (in the Appendices, section entitled “Congressional Hearings on UFOs”) of the Dell paperback edition.

Blum, Ralph and Blum, Judy in their “Beyond Earth: Man’s Contact with UFOs” (1974) at pages 168-169 (in Chapter 15) of the Bantam paperback edition (with the same page numbering in the Corgi paperback edition).

Brookesmith, Peter in his “UFO: The Government Files” (1996) at pages 59-60 (in Chapter 3) of the Parragon hardback edition.

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial” (1998) at page 368 of the Visible Ink Press softcover edition in an entry entitled “McDonald, James Edward (1920-1971)”.

Cohen, Daniel in his “The World of UFOs” (1978) at pages 108-109 (in Chapter 13) of the Lippincott hardback edition.

Condon Report (“Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects”, Edward U Condon (Director) and Daniel S Gillmor (Editor) (1969)) at pages 68-69 (in Section 2 “Summary of the Study”, by Edward U Condon), 967 (in Section 6, Chapter 2 “Process of Perception, Conception, and Reporting”, by William K Hartmann) of the uncorrected version submitted to the Air Force (with the same page numbering in the 3 volume paperbound edition distributed by the National Technical Information Service, US Department of Commerce) at pages 49-50, 584-585 of the Vision hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Bantam paperback edition). The first of these editions has the same page numbering as the edition available free online at the following links:
ncas.sawco.com...
www.project1947.com...

Cousineau, Phil in his “UFOs: A Manual for the Millenium” (1995) at pages 83-84 (in Chapter 3) of the Harper Collins paperback edition.

Craig, Roy in his “UFOs – An Insider’s View” (1995) at page 242-244 (in Chapter 15) of the UNT softback edition.

Davidson, Keay in his “Carl Sagan: A Life” (1999) at pages 228-229 (in Chapter 8) of the Wiley softcover edition.

Dennett, Preston E in his “One in Forty : The UFO Epidemic” (1997) at pages 291-293 (in Chapter 40) of the KB hardback edition.

Dick, Steven J in his “Life on Other Worlds” (1998) at pages 155-156 (in Chapter 5) of the Cambridge hardback edition.

Dick, Steven J in his “The Biological Universe” (1996) at pages 298-299 (in Chapter 6) of the Cambridge hardback edition.

Dolan, Richard M in his “UFOs and the National Security State: Volume 1” (2000) at pages 443-444 (in Chapter 8) of the Keyhole softcover edition, at pages 346-348 of the 2002 revised Hampton Road softcover edition.

Druffel, Ann in her “Firestorm : Dr James E McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science” (2003) at pages 78-79 (in Chapter 4), 224-247 (in Chapter 9), 252 (in Chapter 10), 327 (in Chapter 13) of the Wild Flower Press softcover edition.

Fitzgerald, Randall in his “The Cosmic Test Tube” (1998) at pages 126-128 (in Section 2) with a one sentence summary at page 371 (in the Guide To Books) of the Moonlake Media softcover edition.

Flammonde, Paris in his “UFO Exist!” (1976) at page 412 (in Chapter 20) of the Ballantine Books paperback edition.

Fowler, Raymond E in his “UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors” (1974) at pages 107-109 (in Chapter 8) of the Exposition Banner hardback edition, at pages 104-106 of the Bantam paperback edition.

Friedman, Stanton T in his “Top Secret – MAJIC” (1997) at pages 27 (in Chapter 2), 142 (in Chapter 7) of the Michael O’ Mara hardback edition.

Fuller, John G in Saunders, David R and Harkins, R Roger’ “UFOs? Yes!” (1968) at pages 13-16 (in the Introduction) of the Signet paperback edition.

Fuller, John in his “Aliens in the Skies” (1969) at pages 7, 8-11, 18, 38 (in the Introduction), 40, 60-63 (in Chapter 1), 112-114 (in Chapter 3), 186-189 (in Chapter 8) of the Putnam hardback edition. Edited and annotated transcript of the Roush hearings presented at pages 40-217.

Greenwell, J Richard in “The Encyclopedia of UFOs” (1980) (edited by Ronald Story) at page 85 (in an entry entitled “Congressional Interest in UFOs”) of the NEL hardback edition.

Hall, Michael David in his “UFOs : A Century of Sightings” (1999) at page 297 (in Chapter 7) of the Galde Press softcover edition.

Hall, Richard in “The UFO Evidence: Volume 2 – A Thirty Year Report” (2001) (edited by Richard Hall) at page 12 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “Master Chronology”) of the Scarecrow Press hardback edition.

Hartmann, William K in “UFO’s: A Scientific Debate” (1972) (edited by Carl Sagan and Thornton Page) at page 15 (in Chapter 2) of the Barnes and Noble hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Norton paperback edition.

Jacobs, David in his “The UFO Controversy in America” (1975) at pages 233-238 (in Chapter 9) of the Indiana hardback edition, pages 207-211 of the Signet paperback edition.

Kettelkamp, Larry in his “Investigating UFOs” (1971) at page 20 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “UFO’s Under Study”) of the Target softcover edition.

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “Aliens from Space” (1973) at pages 148-154 (in Chapter 10) of the Signet paperback edition, pages 170-177 of the Panther paperback edition.

Kinder, Gary in his “Light Years” (1987) at pages 170-171 (in Chapter 8) of the Viking hardback edition.

Klass, Philip J in “The UFO Invasion” (1997) (edited by Kendrick Frazier, Barry Karr and Joe Nickell) at pages 39-40 of the Prometheus hardback edition (part of Chapter 2 at pages 29-43, “The Condon UFO Study”). The relevant chapter is a reprint of an article in the Skeptical Inquirer 10, number 4 (Summer 1986).

Klass, Philip J in his “UFO Abductions : A Dangerous Game” (1989) at page 15 (in Chapter 1) of the updated Prometheus softback edition.

Klass, Philip J in his “UFOs Explained” (1974) at pages 274-275 (in Chapter 25), 347-349 (in Chapter 30, “Congress, UFOs and N-Rays”) of the Random House hardback edition, at pages 325-326, 412-414 of Random House paperback edition.

Menzel, Donald H in “UFO’s: A Scientific Debate” (1972) (edited by Carl Sagan and Thornton Page) at page 129 (in Chapter 6) of the Barnes and Noble hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Norton paperback edition.

Menzel, Donald in a written statement to the Roush Hearing (the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics "Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects" on 1968.0729) at page 205 of the transcript of the Ninetieth Congress, Second Session, Number 7. Complete transcript available free online at the following links:
ncas.sawco.com...
www.project1947.com...

Peebles, Curtis in his “Watch The Skies!” (1994) at pages 183-185 (in Chapter 12, entitled “The Condon Report” – in a section entitled “The Roush Hearings”) of the Smithsonian hardback edition, at pages 221-223 of the Berkley paperback edition.

Quintanilla, Hector (Major) in his unpublished manuscript entitled “UFOs: An Air Force Dilemma” (copyright 1974) at pages 63-64, 80 of the manuscript, at pages 76-77, 93 of the NIDS pdf version available free on-line on various websites, including at the following link: www.nidsci.org...

Randles, Jenny in her “The Little Giant Encyclopedia of UFOs” (2000) at page 73 (in Part 1, “A UFO Timeline”) of the Sterling softcover edition.


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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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Woops my bad


This is some interesting reading.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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Will check that out

Thank you



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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Wow - plenty of food for thought there.

Will check it out



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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Well, from what I have seen and read it seems that it has been 40 years since the last hearing into UFOs and the possiblity that ET exits.

In that 40 years we have had many compelling events, the Rendlesham Forest and shoot-outs with Greys in underground bases among many others, so surely the time has come for another look at the evidence to see where we are at right?

Surely mankind has a responsiblity to regularly examine the evidence as to whether we are alone in the universe. This being the case then 40 years is a travesty. It is most certainly neglectful and it is almost criminal.

All the governments of the world should have in motion a public investigation that meets at the very least once a year to present the current state of play regarding UFOs and the possiblity of ET.

The only reasons I can see for governments not doing this right now is either that they are doing it behind closed doors or they know what UFOs are and know that an ongoing world effort such as that suggested above would expose what is really going on in our skies and that the general public is not to know.

Rather than searching for even more evidence and even more witnesses we need to press our governments to hold ongoing public investigations into existing evidence as a matter of urgency right now...

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