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Richard Dolan - The Citizens Hearing on Disclosure (Video 1)

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The Citizens Hearing on Disclosure was organized in 2013 by activist Stephen Bassett. Held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., it convened for the entire week of April 29 to May 3, during which 42 of the world’s leading UFO witnesses and researchers presented testimony to six retired members of the United States Congress and Senate. While there have been other efforts to bring information about the UFO phenomenon to the world, none have ever been attempted on this scale. As Bassett himself put it, the effort here was “To do what the Congress has failed to do… seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time – evidence pointing toward an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.”

This week-long endeavor has left a powerful ripple effect which continues to this day. The testimony provided by the participants measurably changed the perspective of every one of the panel members, several of whom expressed deep dismay over the extent and gravity of both the phenomenon itself and the cover-up associated with it.

Richard Dolan played an active role in the Citizens Hearing, providing six formal statements, five of which were delivered before the full panel. In his words, "My personal goal during the hearings was to use each of my statements to help walk these retired members of Congress through the difficult subject of UFOs; no matter what any other participant said during that week, I wanted my statements to be an essential education to the subject."

What follows was Richard's first statement. It was, in fact, the very first testimony offered for the proceedings, leading off at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Richard's opening statement at this hearing was adapted in part from his book:

UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973:

This book, along with volume 2, UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 provide the most factually complete and accessible narrative of the UFO subject available anywhere.

UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991

Also of interest are:

Jeremy Corbell's exciting documentary, Hunt for the Skinwalker:

Stephen Bassett's groundbreaking documentary, The Day Before Disclosure:

Stanton Freidman's compelling book, Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers:

For the full text of Richard's statement at this hearing, see

To purchase the full HD version of the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, see

This video posted with thanks to Jeremy Corbell and Reuben Langdon.

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