Stephen Bassett

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Stephen Bassett
BornStephen Gerald Bassett
(1946-12-09)December 9, 1946
Vallejo, California, U.S.
🏳️ NationalityUnited States
🏳️ CitizenshipUnited States
🏫 EducationGeorgia Institute of Technology Eckerd College (BS, Physics)
🎓 Alma materEckerd College
💼 Occupation
Political Activist
📆 Years active  1996-Present
🏢 OrganizationParadigm Research Group
X-Conferences (2004-2010) Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (2013)

Stephen G. Bassett is the first extraterrestrial life (ET), disclosure (ufology) lobbyist in the United States, executive director and treasurer of the political action committee Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee and executive director[1][non-primary source needed] of Paradigm Research Group (PRG)[2] that says it wants end to end the governments imposed truth embargo regarding the facts of extraterrestrials engaging the human race. During the run-up to the presidential election 2014-2016, Bassett met with House and Senate staffers regarding the need for new congressional hearings addressing the modern evidence for an extraterrestrial presence.

Professional background[edit]

Bassett’s involvement with ET political activism began in 1996 when he worked as a volunteer for Harvard Medical School's Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer professor John Mack's Program for Extraordinary Experience Research.[3] Bassett registered as Washington D.C.'s first ET issue lobbyist[4] and in 1999 set up his political action committee Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee.[5]

In 2002, Bassett ran as an independent for the United States Congress in Maryland's 8th congressional district on a pro-ET disclosure platform,[4] but lost receiving just 1% of the vote.[6]

Between 2004 and 2010, Paradigm Research Group produced six X-Conferences (Exopolitics Conferences) in the Washington, DC metro area. The first five were held at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The sixth conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.[7]

In 2013, Bassett’s Paradigm Research Group sponsored the April 29th to May 3 Citizen Hearing on Disclosure held at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club where expert witnesses gave sworn testimony to 5 former US congresspersons and one former US senator alleging that the facts regarding ET’s were being suppressed.[3][8][9]

From November 5, 2014 through December 31, 2016 Paradigm Research Group conducted a political initiative targeting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The purpose of the initiative was to put media pressure on Secretary Clinton to publicly address her connection, and the connection of her husband President Clinton and her campaign manager John Podesta, to the extraterrestrial presence issue.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16] This connection goes back to the Rockefeller Initiative (1993-1996) wherein Laurance Rockefeller engaged the Clinton administration to release all government held UFO files and grant amnesty to witnesses who might come forward with relevant information.[17][18][19]


Excellence in UFOlogy, MUFON International Symposium, 2014[20]

Researcher of the Year, International UFO Congress, 2014[21]

Lifetime Achievement Award, Conscious Life Expo, 2014[22]

See also[edit]

  • Ancient astronauts
  • Extraterrestrial life
  • Fringe science
  • List of topics characterized as pseudoscience
  • List of Ufologists
  • SETI
  • UFOs in fiction
  • Unidentified flying objects


  3. 3.0 3.1 Seemangal, Robin (September 16, 2015). "Meet the Lobbyist Pressuring the US Gov't to Disclose Extraterrestrial Activity". New York Observer. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vicens, AJ (March 2016). "This Is What It's Like to Be the Only Man in Washington Lobbying for UFOs". Mother Jones. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  5. Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (Report). Center for Responsive Politics. 2008. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  6. Maryland District 08 Race (Report). Center for Responsive Politics. 2002. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  7. Bassett, Stephen. "Executive Director". X-Conference. Paradigm Research Group. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. Roberts, Dan (April 29, 2013). "UFO conspiracy hearing boosted by former congressmen and senator". The Guardian. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  9. Butler, Kristen (April 29, 2013). "Former members of Congress attend 'hearing' on space aliens". UPI. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  10. Bassett, Stephen. "Executive Director". Paradigm Research Group. Paradigm Research Group. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  11. Harper, Jennifer (November 24, 2014). "Reporter". Washington Times. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  12. Vicens, A. J. (April 3, 2015). "Reporter". Mother Jones Magazine. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  13. Terris, Ben (December 11, 2015). "Reporter". Washington Post. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  14. Steeer, Daymond (January 5, 2016). "Reporter". Conway Daily Sun. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  15. Chozick, Amy (May 10, 2016). "Reporter". New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  16. Pfeiffer, Eric (December 22, 2016). "Reporter". Good Magazine. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  17. Bassett, Stephen. "Executive Director". Paradigm Research Group. Paradigm Research Group. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  18. Hussain, Sabir (September 7, 2016). "Reporter". New Indian Express. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  19. Seemangel, Robin (January 16, 2016). "Reporter". New York Observer. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  20. Jacobson, Mark (August 9, 2014). "The End of UFO". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  21. "Stephen Bassett receives Researcher of the Year Award". Exopolitics Denmark. Exopolitics Denmark. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  22. Bonnitt, Ted. "LA Conscious Life Expo to cover UFOs". UFOGrid. UFOGrid. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

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