New York Skies (Cheryl Costa)

Politics, UFOs and Disclosure

Columnist Cheryl Costa explored the world of politics, UFOs and disclosure.

I’ve gotten a bit of email from folks asking what I thought about the topic of disclosure.

“Disclosure” being the idea of getting the United States government to reveal what it knows about UFOs and all that goes with it. The focus is to get the topic elevated to a political discussion.

Why? Because since late 1968, after the release of the Condon Report, the tone from the government has been to not publicly fund research related to UFOs and to essentially squash any form of serious inquiry on the topic. As a result, the U.S. Air Force closed the only government-sponsored investigation, Project Blue Book. Also, the major media took its cue from the Condon Report and began treating UFO topic matter like a second rate fantasy and the people who report sightings as “nuts.”

But the spectacles of UFO sightings persisted, sightings were reported to civilian scientist collection organizations, like the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). In 1969 the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) came in to being for the sole purpose of investigating UFOs. One of the popular T-shirts in the UFO community is the MUFON shirt that reads: “MUFON: Doing the Air Force’s job since 1969.” In 1974, the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) was established, providing additional public reporting facilities. While these civilian groups have impressive names, it is important to remember that they are private organizations that are funded by supporters of their missions. For the record, the volume of UFO sightings reported yearly to each of these organizations is staggering.

Twenty years ago, the Paradigm Research Group (PRG) was established by Stephen Bassett for the express purpose of opening a public dialog focused on ending the government-imposed truth embargo regarding any extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.

In April and May of 2013, PRG hosted the first Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. The hearings were designed to look and feel like Congressional hearings and even employed several former congressional representatives to chair the proceedings.

Last year PRG sent a full set of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure DVDs to every Congressional staff on Capitol Hill. Strong efforts are afoot to lobby Congress into hosting real hearings on UFOs and the truth embargo. Perhaps such hearings will bring about the big reveal about what really is going on. Polls suggest that well over half of Americans wants the truth.

Where is this all leading?

Perhaps the topic of the truth embargo is starting to take on a political fever of its own. There have been recent press reports that presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has suggested that she’d get to the bottom of it all if she’s elected. Will UFOs become a viable topic during the 2016 election cycle?

Disclosure and an end to the truth embargo is coming my friends.

Let’s look at some recent UFO sighting in New York State:

Dec. 24, 2015: At 9 p.m., multiple residents of Angola, NY, reported over a dozen cigar-shaped objects hovering in the sky.

Dec. 25, 2015: At 7 p.m., a resident of Greene observed several fireball UFOs about 20 to 30 feet above the tree tops flying in a triangle formation.

Dec. 26, 2015: At 12:30 a.m., a resident of Elmhurst reported seeing a large, bright blue light in the sky.

Jan. 1, 2016: At 5:30 a.m., a resident of Medford saw a bright orange sphere flying North to East. The object flew slowly then hovered and disappeared.

Jan. 2, 2016: At 5 p.m., a resident of Pound Ridge reported observing a dark gray triangular craft.

If you are interested in joining a monthly UFO discussion group in the Onondaga County area, drop Cheryl an email [email protected]. If you have a UFO sighting to report, you can use either one of the two national database services: or Both services respect confidentiality.

Cheryl Costa would love to hear the when, where and what of your New York sighting. Email it to [email protected]. The names of witnesses will be omitted to protect their privacy.

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