A video of Cameron discussing extra-terrestrial life has raised hopes an official announcement will be made when Barack Obama leaves the White House
Footage showing David Cameron vowing to be “open and frank” about alien life has raised hopes of an official announcement that extra-terrestrials exist.
UFO hunters are keeping their fingers crossed that US President Barack Obama will go public before he leaves office.
Lobbyist Stephen Bassett, who is calling on the US Government to release its secret UFO files and hold Congressional hearings, believes the Prime Minister would follow suit if the Americans made the first move.
And it seems the Tory leader could be in favour of such a move after previously stating no government should hide the truth.
Richard D Hall, who is a chartered electrical engineer, quizzed Cameron during one of his ‘Cameron Direct” meetings in 2009, before he became Prime Minister.
While taking questions from the audience, Richard asked him: “In July last year, the respected scientist and astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the moon spoke on a British radio station.
“He said that the American government have had contact with extra-terrestrials on multiple occasions and that these were on going.
“He spoke about the Roswell event of 1947, where wreckage from a downed UFO was recovered and found to contain alien bodies.
“He said that this event was real and had been covered up by governments for many years.
“Do you agree with me David, that the British people have the right to know if we have been visited.
“And if so, when you become Prime Minister, as I know you will, will you seek to lift the veil of secrecy and tell the public the truth that they deserve, which has been covered up for all of these years.”
Initially the Tory chief poked fun at the question, saying: “I’m convinced we have been visited by alien life forms, and one of them is the trade secretary Peter Mandelson.”
But he changed his tone once he realised Richard, who hosts his own TV show called Rich Planet and runs the Rich Planet website, was serious.
Cameron said: “I have no idea whether there is intelligent life out there and no idea whether any sightings that have taken place or incidents that have taken place have any basis in truth.
“All I know is I do believe in freedom of information and openness, and if this question has been asked from time of governments in this country and indeed in the US, I think we should be as open and as clear as possible.
“What’s tended to happen when people look at the Roswell incident or people look at pictures and other things that have happened is a rational explanation tends to be produced to try and show that its not what those who believe in UFOs suggest.
“But I think we should be as open as possible so I would be quite happy to give you a guarantee that if I was Prime Minister I would always be entirely open and frank about these things.
“I do not think any of us have any clue whether there is any intelligent life out there, and it is certainly not something that any government should seek to hide from anybody.”
Following his response, Richard invited Cameron onto his TV show but he declined. He did, however, acknowledge his pledge in a personal letter.
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More recently, democratic contender Hillary Clinton and her campaign boss John Podesta have championed the disclosure cause during her bid to become the next president.
Mr Bassett told Mirror.co.uk: “The UK has steadfastly stuck with the US regarding the truth embargo on the extraterrestrial presence for more than six decades.
“Both Cameron and Clegg included statements in their 2010 campaigns about the UK being less wedded to US policy.
“This was an easy course given the disastrous outcome of the Iraq War.
“However, history will likely record the commitment to the ET truth embargo was the most significant US/UK marriage vow.”