Several petitions submitted to the White House’s We the People website during the past year asked for information to be released about UFOs and extraterrestrials. And, although only one of his petitions has successfully reached the required number of signatures to earn an official response, Steve Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group just launched his fifth petition on the website. This latest attempt asks for the Obama administration to re-investigate the alleged crash of an extraterrestrial craft near Roswell, New Mexico in 947.
But it appears that petitions like these aren’t unique to the United States. Simon Sharman, a filmmaker and broadcaster in the UK, has lodged a petition with the UK government requesting parliamentary debate on UFO disclosure in Britain. The wording of this petition is similar to previous We the People petitions in the U.S. It reads: “We, the undersigned, ask the British government to share with its citizens the full truth that it knows about UFOs and any visitations to Earth by beings or probes not from this planet.” The first petition submitted to We the People by Bassett asked the president to “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.”
Phil Larson, who works on space policy and communications at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, responded to Bassett’s petition in November 2011 with the following statement:
The U.S. government ha