PRESS RELEASE - April 26, 2001
For Immediate Release Contact:
Alfred Webre 604-733-8134
Dr. Steven Greer 540-456-8302
Wednesday, May 9th, 2001
8 - 9 AM - Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Press conference
The National Press Club Ballroom
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
MILITARY, GOVERNMENT WITNESSES TO PROVIDE
TESTIMONY ON UFO/EXTRATERRESTRIAL PRESENCE
CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION SOUGHT
On Wednesday, May 9th, over twenty military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific witnesses will come forward at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to establish the reality of UFOs or extraterrestrial vehicles, extraterrestrial life forms, and resulting advanced energy and propulsion technologies. The weight of this first-hand testimony, along with supporting government documentation and other evidence, will establish without any doubt the reality of these phenomena, according to Dr. Steven M. Greer, director of the Disclosure Project which is hosting the event.
The Disclosure Project, a non-profit research organization, is calling for open Congressional hearings on the UFO / Extraterrestrial presence, and for legislation that will ban space-based weapons. Congressional hearings were last held in 1968 by the House Science and Astronautics Committee (90th Congress, 2nd Session, Committee Print No. 7. "Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects.")
The Project has identified several hundred witnesses throughout the world and spanning every branch of the armed services, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), DIA, CIA, NASA, Russia, UK, and other agencies and countries. Over 100 have been videotaped; 70 have been transcribed into edited testimony. Videotaped summary of the testimony and an in-depth briefing document with witness transcripts will be available at the press conference.
Among the witnesses attending the event are: John Callahan, former Division Chief of the Accidents and Investigations Branch, FAA; Master Sergeant Dan Morris, former US Air Force and NRO operative with cosmic top secret clearance; Dr. Carol Rosin, space missile defense consultant and former spokesperson for Wernher Von Braun; Major George A. Filer III, former Air Force Intelligence; Graham Bethune, retired Navy commander pilot with a top-secret clearance; Michael Smith, former Air Traffic Controller, US Air Force; Sergeant Clifford Stone, United States Army; Captain Robert Salas, former SAC Launch Controller, US Air Force and FAA.
Participants in this phase of the disclosure effort are asking for Congressional, White House and UN action to allow witnesses to testify under oath in open hearings. The group is requesting a Presidential Executive Order to protect witnesses afraid of violating security oaths and to declassify documents and secret projects for the benefit of all world citizens.
"These testimonies establish once and for all that we are not alone. Technologies related to extraterrestrial phenomena are capable of providing solutions to the global energy crisis, and other environmental and security challenges," says Dr Greer.
The Disclosure team and selected witnesses will be meeting with members of Congress and conducting briefings to address these issues and call for legislation.
Wednesday, May 9th
8 - 9 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM :
Overview by Dr. Greer; Witness Presentations;
Release of Statement for Congress; Questions
Ballroom -The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW - 13th Floor
NOTE: This press conference may be viewed live on the Internet, on May 9th from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT, by WEBCAST at the following web site:
You can hear an interview with Dr. Greer from Friday May 4, in which he discusses the upcoming event. (skip to
1:00 hour into the show):