New York, May 5 (ANI): Two former members of Congress who heard five days of testimony this week are convinced about supposed UFO landings and a government conspiracy to cover them up.
Asked if he now believes the government is suppressing the truth about visits by extraterrestrials, former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) said, "Very much."
"The testimony was convincing," he told the New York Daily News.
Former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said, "If everybody here is telling the truth, there is pretty compelling evidence that at least some [UFOs] didn't come from [Earth]."
Former Rep. Merrill Cook (R-Utah) said aliens were the best explanation for the claims of UFO sightings made by witnesses.
"There's an implication for which one of the answers has got to be an extraterritorial origin," Cook said.
The Paradigm Research Group - which is dedicated to ending the "government-imposed truth embargo surrounding an extraterrestrial presence" - paid six lawmakers 20,000 dollars each to preside over the weeklong "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure."
The group videotaped the proceedings for presentation in a documentary at a later date.
Former Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) found some of the UFO claims "a little out there," but the testimony she heard shows the need for a more open government.
The other four lawmakers who heard testimony offered more cautious views about alien life, but none of them ruled it out.
"The Air Force has admitted there were 701 UFOs that they could not identify. So the presence of unidentified flying objects is obvious," former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said.
"If everybody here is telling the truth, there is pretty compelling evidence that at least some of them didn't come from here," he said. (ANI)