Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 , 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Former US Senator Mike Gravel (Dem AK), now in his early 80’s, is coming out of retirement to join forces with Apollo Astronaut and IONS founder Edgar Mitchell, to address the need for Disclosure, the formal recognition of the extraterrestrial presence that has been engaging us for at least 3 generations.
Senator Gravel is not new to controversial subjects; in 1971 he published the Pentagon Papers, exposing how our military lied to engage our country in the nightmare that became the Vietnam War. He is also the lone filibuster who bravely confronted the Nixon administration for 5 months to finally end the military draft.
During the first week of May 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Senator Gravel and 5 other former members of Congress (including Lynn Woolsey, 7th term Congresswoman from Marin County, CA), gathered in a formal hearing format to listen to the sworn testimony of nearly 40 high profile witnesses from 12 countries on their experiences with unidentified flying objects. Those historic testimonies can be accessed at: www.citizenhearing.com/webcast_archive.html
The hearing was opened by Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell explaining that UFOs are real and that their presence deserves our outmost attention, since open contact with an extraterrestrial civilization will be a milestone in our human evolution.
Witnesses included 3 retired United States military commanders testifying how, in several occasions, UFOs de-activated our intercontinental nuclear missiles while all our shields and defenses were powerless to stop them. We heard from pilots who chased UFOs with our best planes, at their maximum speed, only to be repeatedly outmaneuvered. And we were privy to the confession of a dying CIA officer who, during the Eisenhower years, saw different captured alien crafts that were kept in a secret base in the Nevada desert while undergoing reverse engineering.
The conclusion of the hearing was clear for all those present. The secrecy and orchestrated ridicule campaign on the UFO issue has past its reason for being and now is counterproductive. This is especially true now since understanding the UFO propulsion technology can help us outgrow our dependency on the combustion engine and fossil fuels, thus addressing the mounting health, environmental, and climate problems associated with them.
Senator Gravel is new to the Disclosure effort, but he became very interested after hearing and meeting the witnesses, and he wants to bring this topic to the General Assembly of the United Nations. He has kindly agreed to brief our group about this development and its potential implications - www.citizenhearing.org/foundation.html
Friendly Favors Event
Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share; $40 with no dish
Discount Cost: Applies when you RSVP and choose to give Thankyou's.
Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to IONS
- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner
- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions
- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation
- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers
- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM.
Walk-ins are welcome and RSVPs are much appreciated, so we can notify you of any changes and we can prepare the space accordingly.