The Hubbell effect

Airline pilot and UFO witness Jim Courant at the National Press Building.
Airline pilot and UFO witness Jim Courant at the National Press Building.
X-Con activists panel: Joseph Buchman wore and plugged our shirts for the session.X-Con organizer Steve Bassett with German TV crew at our table display during interview.View toward the First Amendment Room at the National Press BuildingAt the NPB: Dolan, Pope, Alex Moser, Roger Leir, Edgar Mitchell, Bill Kirklin, Alfred Webre
At the NPB: Alex Moser, Roger Leir, Edgar Mitchell, Bill KirklinFormer CNN anchor Cheryl Jones hosts the X-Conference each year.Entrance to the First Amendment Room at 9 a.m., one hour before the briefing

Yesterday, I attended a briefing at the National Press Building in Washington, DC. It was the culmination of the 2009 X-Conference (held April 17-19), a UFO research and disclosure advocacy conclave organized by Washington lobbyist Stephen Bassett.

Peter Saputo and I financed our trip to the conference hotel in Gaithersburg, MD by selling the X-Con T-shirts that I designed last year. Shirt sales covered all but about $80 of our expenses, so I’m up for doing it again if Bassett will agree to make T-shirt orders a part of next year’s registration process.
When I arrived at the First Amendment Room on the 13th floor of the Press Building an hour early, I was surprised to find there Jim Courant, a commercial airline pilot who sat on the pilots’ panel at the 2006 X-Conference.

      The Hubbell effect