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Sarah McClendon Press Release

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Subject: Sarah McClendon Press Release


July 1, 1998

From: Sarah McClendon
White House Correspondent

Washington, D.C. - Pressure is building up for Congress to give
attention to the controversy over unidentified flying objects.
With scientists from Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Princeton and
elsewhere studying UFO evidence, the controversy is now being
brought out into the open and heavy secrecy surrounding the
subject is being lifted. Seminars on UFO evidence are being held
periodically throughout the country with laymen discussing the
evidence without fear of being ridiculed.

When about 30 members of Congress or their staff heard a
briefing on UFOs in April of 1997, Rep. Dan Burton, R., Ind.
chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee,
displayed some interest in the matter. His committee has
received a number of letters on the subject, according to staff
member Matthew Ebert. "These letters are treated seriously," he
said. Ebert thinks there is a possibility congressional hearings
will be held.

At a May 11 hearing on human rights documents pertaining to
Guatemala and Honduras held by the House subcommittee on
Government Management Information and Technology, its chairman
Rep. Steve Horn, R. CA, asked how the government classifies UFO
documents. The two witnesses, Lee Strickland, chief of the
Information Review Group of the Central Intelligence Agency and
Steven Garfinkle, director of the Security and Oversight Group
of the National Archives, both said they thought UFO documents
should be considered as public information.

There may be economic benefits from this emerging information.
Dr. Steven Greer, an emergency room physician, who for eight
years has briefed and been briefed by government and U.N.
officials on the subject of unidentified objects in U.S.
airspace, is convinced that the materials and technology of UFOs
carry enormous benefits. For example, he says their energy
creating apparatus does not use internal combustion.

Greer asserts the financial and environmental cost of exploiting
oil and gas to service 6 billion people worldwide can be
dramatically reduced. Large scale energy production derived from
UFO technology would reverse environmental damage and save
hundreds of billions of dollars annually in direct costs.

Dr. Greer is the International Director of the Center for the
Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and leads a working team
of around 200 composed of CSETI members and associates,
government employee witnesses, consultants and government
contacts. Their hope is to get congress to hold hearings and
take testimony from witnesses. He has explained his conclusions
to a number of congressional members.

A national petition utilizing the Internet and calling for
congressional hearings was launched last year by another group,
Stargate International out of Tucson, Arizona. It has
accumulated 20,000 + names to be presented to congress. A
million signatures are sought.

Greer is aware that many employees of the government keep secret
facts which they have obtained about UFOs. He feels it is
unconstitutional for government to bottle up information of this
importance. He would like to see UFO's openly discussed and
covered widely in the press.

For some years the belief has been widespread there is in the
public domain a presidential executive order forbidding
government employees from talking about UFOs. Dr. Greer is not
aware of any such an executive order but indicated concern that
secret executive orders have been issued and not disclosed to
Congress or the public. Such secret orders would make it
difficult for people to learn more about UFOs. From the White
House it was learned that a check of executive orders going back
to the early eighteen thirties shows none has been issued on
this subject. Surprising is the growing number of citizens
showing an interest in finding out more about UFOs. Seminars are
being held around the country every week with as many as five
and six hundred in attendance.


202-483-3791 McClendon News Service, Inc. Fax: 202-328-1818

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Sarah McClendon is the Dean of the White House Press Corps

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The following is a March 30, 1998 Press Release on the subject by Ms.
McClendon

By SARAH MCCLENDON
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT
March 30th, 1998

Washington, D.C. -- Unidentified Flying Objects, a term given
for many years to unexplained sightings of craft in the skies
over every state in the Union, are actual visitors from other
worlds, believe a community of scientists and technicians
employed by government.

The real danger to the U.S. and perhaps this whole planet is the
government has placed such a heavy blanket of secrecy upon this
issue. So much secrecy, those in government who have knowledge
showing UFOs are identifiable feel the subject cannot be
discussed by those in the know without serious repercussions.
Others are afraid their friends and co-workers will think they
are crazy if they even so much as insinuate that UFOs are
identifiable as manned craft from outside the earth. This
particularly applies to newspaper editors and publishers,
reporters and analysts. Thus the U.S. is denying itself the
chance to learn more about UFOs or to encourage research despite
the fact the U. S. stands to gain from such discussions.

Not publicized but true is that the Clinton administration, soon
after coming to office, had many briefings on the subject.
Laurance Rockefeller provided the information for the President
and Mrs. Clinton. Others provided documents and verbal briefings
to presidential advisors Jack Gibbons (science), Bruce Lindsay
(personal), Anthony Lake (national security) and Vice President
Albert Gore. About the same time a three hour briefing was given
by Dr. Steven Greer to the sitting Director of the CIA, Admiral
Woolsey.

Subsequently, Clinton instructed Webster Hubbell, when naming
him to the position of Associate Attorney General at the Justice
Department, that he wanted him to investigate and report back to
him on two things, circumstances surrounding the death of
President John F. Kennedy, and the existence of UFOs. Hubbell,
despite his position and the presidential imprimatur, was boxed
in at Justice Department and never was able to find out. All of
this was disclosed in Hubbell's memoir Friends in High Places.

Now the lid on UFOs is gradually coming off. There is a national
drive underway to get one million signatures on a petition
calling for an open Congressional hearing for government
employee witnesses. Dr. Steven Greer, Director of the Center for
the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), devotes most
of his time seeking disclosure of government evidence proving
the existence of craft manned by non-humans. Another who feels
that positive proof exists within government, is Lt. Col. Philip
J. Corso (retired), who reveals in a recent book, The Day After
Roswell, that he was in charge of the Roswell files during his
tenure as head of the Army's Foreign Technology Division. He
states unequivocally that these files confirm the crash which
occurred at Roswell, New Mexico was an alien space craft. This
completely refutes the Air Force denials and subsequent
explanations. Corso says that the crashed vehicle was studied
and proved to be manufactured of materials unknown as to source
and usage in this country. In time, he says, this and other UFOs
provided technologies which were "worked into the commercial
world via front companies." Incidentally he vouches for the fact
that this has proven to be a valuable contribution to U.S.
aircraft design and other commercial products.

After the Roswell incident, the Air Force replied to reporters'
inquiries that this was all part of research using weather
balloons and other equipment. Corso and hundreds of others who
work or have worked in secret defense and scientific agencies,
are willing to swear under oath that alien craft are repeatedly
penetrating our airspace.

Whenever the military agencies are asked to look into this
matter further, the answer is always the same - "We do not
investigate UFOs."

Contact:

McClendon News Service
202-483-3791
202-328-1818 fax


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