The White House has opened up a new section on their internet site referred to as "We the Men and women," which enables citizens to submit a petition about a matter they want the White House to address. If the petition obtains a certain number of signatures in a given time interval, the White House says they will review the issue and make an official response. One of the first petitions they will need to react to will be one which requests the president to "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial existence participating the human race."
Political activist Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group posted the petition on September 22, and five days afterwards breached the 5000 signature mark. His petition reads:
We, the undersigned, strongly urge the President of the United States to formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence participating the human race and right away release into the public domain all files from all companies and military services pertinent to this phenomenon. I emailed Bassett asking if he considered Obama genuinely knew something about extraterrestrials browsing the earth, and he responded that "No matter whether or not he is aware of it to be true, he could simply find out." However, imagine it or not, previous presidents have experimented with to find out and run into a dead end.
Bill Clinton's attempts to look into the UFO matter are properly documented. The greatest archive of this material is at Grant Cameron's PresidentialUFO.com. One of the a lot more fascinating stories was printed in a book by Clinton's pal Webster Hubbell. Hubbell was a buddy of the Clintons from Arkansas, and was indicted for fraud in the Whitewater scandals. Just before his indictment he was assigned to the Lawyer General's office as the Associate Lawyer General. Hubbell wrote in his book Pals in High Spots:
Clinton had said, "If I place you over at Justice, I want you to find the solutions to two concerns for me. One, who killed JFK? And two, are there UFOs?" Clinton was dead serious. I had looked into each, but was not content with the solutions I was obtaining. Cameron advised me he had amassed adequate evidence to show that Clinton was quite interested in UFOs, but that not even the president has the power to need that kind of data. Clinton himself hinted that this might be the case ( via huffingtonpost.com ).