11 Minutes+ With Stephen Bassett on the Pentagon’s Newly Declassified UFO Report

Longtime disclosure advocate calls for release of still-classified 63-page annex

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Stephen Bassett is the Executive Director of Paradigm Research Group (PRG), which he founded in 1996 “to end a government imposed embargo on the truth behind the so called ‘UAP’ phenomenon.” [Editor: UAP = Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.] Over 25 years, Bassett has taken on government UFO secrecy and tried to make it a safe topic for perfectly mainstream US politicians to address (after at least one US president touched it and got burned). He’s delivered solid hits on the wall of secrecy, equipped with experience that includes a four-month training from John Mack, the late, legendary researcher and Head of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

(Don’t know your UFO’s from your UAP? Does all of this sound crazy? See Part I and Part II of my guide to “Disclosure 2021.” Parts III and IV will post next week.)

Stephen Bassett. Fair Use.

Earlier this week I was able to get some quick takes from Bassett on the newly declassified report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena from the Office of Director of National Intelligence, which was released June 25, at the legislative demand of Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, chair and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rubio has fully embraced the UAP issue — and the media attention that comes with it.

Senator Marco Rubio. Plays hard, works soft. If that’s the right word. Fair Use.

But seriously, folks, Stephen Bassett is a serious person. I interviewed him about what the UAP report means and what’s still coming. He also offered a special remembrance of the late Dr. James McDonald, my fellow Tucsonan and a man who paid a stiff price for sincerely pursuing the truth behind a scientific mystery.

The interview runs to a bit more than 20 minutes, but I think you’ll agree that it’s worth every second. To hear it, click on the icon below.

Episode 22: Stephen Bassett

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Daniel Z. Brito is a former US House staffer, lobbyist, and host of Boom Bust, a global, daily, business report.