By Jennifer Harper INSIDE THE BELTWAY
Have extraterrestrials invaded Earth? They certainly have invaded culture, politics and the press. At the National Press Club: a three-day X-Conference set to explore “exopolitics” – the political ramifications of government secrecy about otherwordly events, plus UFOs, aliens, unusual technology and X-PPAC, the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee. Talk radio’s “Coast to Coast” host George Noory was on hand to parse the issues. Invitations to the conference have gone out to the White House and every member of Congress, organizer Stephen Bassett tells Inside the Beltway.
“The X-Conference brings the UFO/ET issue to the government’s doorstep – the researchers, activists, witnesses, documentaries – and asks the same question now being asked around the world, ‘When is the United States government going to end the truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race?’ ” he says.
The Pew Research Center has announced that “the debate over aliens was the only news item to receive significant attention on both blogs and Twitter, capturing the imagination of social media users.”
And no wonder. In the past month alone, physicist Stephen Hawking cautioned naive earthlings that dysfunctional aliens wander the planet, while the State Duma has called on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to check whether Kalmyk leader Kirsan Ilyumzhinov divulged state secrets to aliens whom he claimed to have met in 1997.
Pollsters don’t ignore such things. Harris Polls finds that 36 percent of Americans say they believe in UFOs, while a Rasmussen Reports survey found that 53 percent of American voters said intelligent life exists on other planets – with liberals more inclined to believe this than conservatives, 72 percent to 45 percent.
Special thanks to the Washington Times.com.
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