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Re: PRG 12/1/03 Update Addendum - 12-07-03 -

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 14:42:35 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 14:29:15 -0500
Subject: Re: PRG 12/1/03 Update Addendum - 12-07-03 -

>From: Stephen Bassett <Disclosure2003@aol.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 05:34:59 -0500
>Subject: PRG 12/1/03 Update Addendum - 12-07-03

>Paradigm Research Group
>PRG 12/1/03 Update Addendum - December 7, 2003

>John Lear Briefing Scenario Redux

>Aviator and researcher, John Lear's, intriguing November 2
>appearance on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell was rebroadcast on
>November 30. [Reminder: Stephen Bassett's response to John
>Lear's hypothetical scenario ("yes" or "no" to disclosure) is
>posted at: www.paradigmclock.com/paradigmarticlesindex.html ]

>Because the PRG server is down, this response is printed below:

>The John Lear Briefing Scenario: Why the Answer is "Yes."
>Stephen Bassett

>Washington, DC - On November 12, 2003, researcher and
>accomplished aviator, John Lear, appeared on Coast to Coast AM
>with Art Bell. John Lear is a most interesting man, and it was a
>most interesting evening.

>The son of the famous creator of the Lear Jet, William Lear,
>John is a former Lockheed L-1011 Captain. He has flown over 150
>test aircraft and has received every certification granted by
>the Federal Aviation Administration. He also holds 18 world
>speed records and has worked for 28 different Aircraft
>Corporations. During the late 1960's, 1970's and early 1980's he
>was a contract pilot for the CIA.

It is my recollection that Bill Lear was a UFO witness back in
the 50's. I could be wrong on this... anyone out there recall
specifically yea or nea?

>From 1985 to 1992 John plunged into a personal investigation of
>extraterrestrial related phenomena. He was a friend of Robert
>Lazar and was on hand when Lazar broke with his Area 51 employer
>and began speaking out about extraordinary craft of possible
>extraterrestrial origin being worked on at that facility.

>After seven years of research Lear stepped back from the fray
>admitting he was frustrated and burned out. He had paid a heavy
>price for his efforts, losing two jobs and receiving various
>intimidation. His research was conducted during the last years
>of the Cold War, when the United States government was fully
>intent on maintaining the "cover-up," and few insiders were
>breaking ranks. Lear went public with his overall findings and
>then withdrew from the field and the limelight. The legacy of
>Lear's work lived on in mail lists and websites. Eleven years
>passed. Then he turned up on Art Bell with a message.

>The message was in the form of a question and has come to be
>referred to as the John Lear Briefing Scenario. It has been
>circulated extensively on the Internet.


>There are many scenarios. Just about every researcher has one -
>a well intentioned effort to describe the "big picture." It's
>irresistible. You draw on everything you have heard, read and
>seen, and much of it is secondhand.

>To be fair, in John Lear's posited scenario you are asked to
>assume the information to be absolutely true, then make your
>decision. This is fine for the purpose of a thought experiment.
>In the non-experimental, real world it is not practical. In
>making a decision of such magnitude the truth or falsity of the
>information is of no small importance.

Your comments are based on the assumption that Lear's claims are
true. Problem is... who is going to judge as to whether or not
they are true?

So far as I know he has no proof and only references to


(too many things to comment on)_ Assume the following is true(?)

>[Lear] Abductions occur on a daily basis throughout the United
>States to at least 10% of the population.

>[Bassett] The 10% figure would raise some eyebrows,

more than eyebrows!

We heard the following long before Lear. Any proof? (Oh, year,
Eisenhower was "sprited away" from everyone to go to a dental
appointment, was it?)

>[Lear] In 1954, President Eisenhower met with a representative
>of another alien species at Muroc Test Center, which is now
>called Edwards Air Force Base. This alien suggested that they
>could help us get rid of the Grays but Eisenhower turned down
>their offer because they offered no technology.


>[Lear] This so unnerved Eisenhower that he had "In God We Trust"
>put on paper money and coins and put in the Pledge of Allegiance
>to reaffirm the public belief in God.

Anyone track the known history of "In God We Trust?", etc.?

>Shortly after this it was
>determined in meetings between the US and the Russians that the
>situation was serious enough that a cold war should be
>manufactured as a ruse to divert attention of the public away
>from UFOs towards some other scary threat like the H-bomb. It
>was also decided to keep the ruse secret from any elected or
>appointed official to vet these officials and the ruse was
>easier to manage if the top people didn't know about it.

Seems to me the "cold war" was already underway, having really
heated up about the time of the Berlin Airlift and the explosion
of the first USSR A bomb.

>[Lear] In the late 1950's NASA was formed to compartmentalize,
>containerize, and sanitize information from all space platforms
>and vehicles. We sold NASA to the public claiming that all
i>nformation would belong to them but they got very little and
>even that was highly sanitized.

>[Bassett] The dilemma and corruption of NASA is being dissected
>on several hundred websites. Again, only disclosure will open
t>he door to reforming this agency.

>[Lear] Our first efforts were to keep the public from learning
>about Venus. A very similar planet to Earth and it's population
>is very similar to us and just as technologically advanced. We
>have learned a lot from them. Starting with the Russian Venera
>1 and US Mariner 2, we made Venus look like a lead melting,
>volcanic surface, spewing sulfuric acid into a pressurized
>atmosphere 90 times that of Earth. And as often the case we
>overdid it, and we wondered why nobody asked how a parachute
>survived a descent into 800-degree air.

What??? No we're out of bounds. Venus as a "hot place" was
accepted scientifically long before NASA and probably before
UFOs. Anyway, the idea that Venus has a "population ...similar
to us"... has absolutely no scientific support. And I really
doubt that the Russians launched Venera 1 and 2 with to cover up
Venus' "similar population". (I presume Lear is implying, here,
that at least some AFC (Alien Flying Craft) come from Venus.
Wonder where he might have gotten that idea. Adamski and others

>[Bassett] Certainly, present life on another planet would be
>profoundly exciting. But given the 25-year public interest in
>Mars artifacts, a populated Venus might be anticlimactic.

This suggestion makes no sense. If actual creatures like us were
discovered on Venus (how would we discover them... their TV
signals, perhaps) it would cause the greatest upheaval in
civilization that we could imagine, especially considering all
the other things Lear has attributed to the aliens, such as
abductions and mutilations..)

I could offer comments after comments on this... but ... so many
emails... so little time... I won't lose any sleep over what
Lear has had to say.....