One of the key figures who inspired the evolution of Tim's work in esoterica, Steve Bassett sat down with BoA : Audio for a marathon conversation on 1.16.2006 to discuss his background, his work in UFO disclosure activism, and his thoughts on various exopolitical stories and possible future events.

In this first installment, we discuss how he got interested in the issue of UFO disclosure, his activist organization the Paradigm Research Group and some of its goals, including raising the level of self-awareness within Ufology, his disdain for the term "UFO", and the goals of the PRG.

Steve gives us some insight into his role as a lobbyist on the UFO issue, including why the public is misinformed on lobbyists. We also discuss his campaign for Congress in 2002 on the UFO issue and what it was like running for Congress as an independent candidate. The X-Conference, why he decided to start it, the business aspects of it, and his thoughts on it, as the creator and founder of the conference.

We finish up this week with an in-depth discussion on some of the big stories of 2005 in Exopolitics, like the Paul Hellyer story, the Brazilian Air Force disclosure story, and the trend of UFO stories coming out of the India Daily online newspaper.

Steve Bassett is a political activist, founder of Paradigm Research Group, Executive Director of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC, pronounced expack), author of the Paradigm Clock website, and a political columnist, commentator and former Independent candidate for Congress. He is the executive producer of the X-Conference.

Presently he is the only registered lobbyist in the United States representing extraterrestrial related phenomena research/activist organizations, and X-PPAC is the first political action committee to target the political implications of extraterrestrial related phenomena. Between April 19 and November 5 of 2002 he conducted an independent candidacy in the 2002 congressional campaign in the 8th District of Maryland. It was the first instance in which a candidate on the November ballot in a federal election openly addressed the matter of an extraterrestrial presence and the government imposed truth embargo.

Since 1996 Bassett has assisted a number of organizations and initiatives, which have been making the case for 1) an end to the government embargo on the truth surrounding an extraterrestrial presence and 2) open congressional hearings to take the testimony of former military and agency employees witness to extraterrestrial related events and evidence. He has spoken to millions of Americans about the likelihood and implications of a formal disclosure event.

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Steve Bassett

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