Members of the UFO community have been claiming, since the events of 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, that the US Government and other governments of the world (yes, including Canada) have been suppressing information that would prove the existence of extraterrestrials and alien contact with certain members of government .
This week, the UFO community suffered a staggering blow to the claims of UFO Cover-up/Conspiracies, and I hope a well needed "wake-up" call when the The Disclosure Petition II - The Rockefeller Petition put forth by Stephen Bassett did not achieve the necessary signatures to require a response from the White House and was removed from "We the People" on March 25, 2012.
The Disclosure Petition II was posted on the White House website for sixty days (including the first submission on December 1, 2011) and drew minor media attention from accredited journalists, radio/TV, but mostly from internet bloggers and UFO enthusiasts.
The fact of the matter is that 25,000 signatures were needed to keep the petition alive.
Stephen Bassett, who was on The 'X' Zone Radio/TV Show, February 15 2012 said that the petition signing was not just limited to the citizens of the US but open to the world.
I quickly pointed out to Bassett that according to the US Census of July 2011, the population of the United States was 311,591,917 and a worldwide population count of 6,840,507,003 (2010) and that if the total number of 25,000 signatures were the magic number, and with all the people worldwide that UFO enthusiasts claim that there are, the number of 25,000 should be a very easy number to reach - if in fact the UFO phenomena was real - and not the claims of a few.
As I predicted, the Disclosure Petition II - The Rockefeller Initiative failed to get the necessary 25,000 votes with a worldwide final count of 6,937 (18,063 short.)
About the writer:
Rob McConnell has been hosting the internationally syndicated radio show, THE 'X' ZONE RADIO/TV SHOW since 1992 and publishing THE 'X' CHRONICLES NEWSPAPER, North America's only Paranormal/Parapsychology/New Age newspaper since 1991. Rob McConnell was featured by the BBC in C*O*N*T*A*C*T in 1997, and was the consultant to the producers of the Canadian hit TV Show, CREEPY CANADA for three years. In 1997 Rob invented the very popular 'X' Game. Rob's broadcast experience includes 1220 CHSC in St. Catharines, 1290 CJBK in London and Rob was also the Executive Producer of Talk Programming for NewsTalk 610 CKTB. Rob produced TV commercials and features in Quebec and has worked with/ produced shows with Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and B.J. Thomas. Rob is also an internationally syndicated columnist.