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“I’ve been looking at some of the press clippings from yesterday’s session and the government has been quite successful in relegating this issue to the lunatic fringe. I’m going to comment on only one article. It says ‘The mock Congress hearing on aliens is heavy on real-life Mulders and not Scullys. In the “X-Files,” Agent Mulder believes in all things: little green men, Roswell, men-in-black, whatever, and Agent Dana Scully believes in science.
“‘Scully forces Mulder to find hard evidence that there’s a massive conspiracy to cover-up aliens’ existence. The trouble with this week’s alien panel (we’re an alien panel now) at the National Press Club is that any of the participating members of Congress who might naturally be a Scully have been incentived to suspend their disbelief. Because the Citizen Hearing foundation is paying them $20,000 plus expenses to listen to the testimony.'”
“That’s just insulting, that we can be bought for $20,000 — that’s ridiculous! It goes on to say that …’former member Roscoe Bartlett, in an opening statement, Bartlett said he hadn’t fulfilled his duty in office by failing to hold hearings on extraterresrtrials…’ I NEVER SAID THAT! … I never said that I believed in extraterrestrials. I believe that there are sightings out there that cannot be easily explained away.”
“‘Compounding the problem of eyebrow-raising testimony is that several of these politicians have reputations for being a little wacky.'”
UFO historian Richard Dolan talked about how the Freedom of Information Act has yielded important documents related to military encounters with UFOs.
Bartlett: “You were there when the craft took off?” Penniston: “Yes, sir.” Bartlett: “Was there any sound?” Penniston: “The craft generated more lighting and that concerned me. I wasn’t sure if it was going to explode, so I took a somewhat defensive position. It rose off the ground, went to tree level, momentary hovered, then took off in the blink of an eye. The things that it didn’t do was stuf that it should’ve done. I was hoping for air displacement — all aircraft do that. I was hoping for aircraft sound — all aircraft do that.”