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Are we alone in the universe? Former Members of Congress hold hearings on extraterrestrial life

Alien headSix former members of Congress have emerged from political retirement — to determine if E.T. really did phone home.

That’s the focus of this week’s Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, where former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), and former Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Merrill Cook (R-Utah) will spend the entire week hearing testimony on whether life outside of Earth really does exist.

The hearings kicked off on Monday in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club.

“It’s arrogant and presumptuous of us to believe we’re the only really intelligent species in the universe,” Bartlett said during Monday’s hearings.

The hearings are being sponsored by Paradigm Research Group, a lobbying group for alien research. Paradigm Research is also paying Kilpatrick $20,000 to take part in the hearings.

“We’re not the only ones here,” Kilpatrick said during the testimony on Monday. “God is the universe. I just believe there’s got to be a whole lot of other things we don’t yet know.”

The former members of Congress plan to hear testimony on the existence of alien life from nearly three dozen researchers throughout the week.

“Why aren’t we hearing more about sightings around the world?” Hooley asked one UFO believer on Monday.

“It’s not about how much is going on – it’s more about how much do we hear about the sightings,” UFO researcher Stanton Friedman replied. “How many UFO reporters do you know?”

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