He also noted that the ongoing 2016 presidential campaign was the first time in the history of the country that a presidential candidate has made UFO disclosure a campaign issue.
Bassett was referring to Hillary Clinton's campaign promise that if she is elected as president, she would "get to the bottom" of questions about UFOs and what the U.S. government knows about extraterrestrial presence on Earth.
Clinton made the promise in December 2015, during an interview with the Conway Daily Sun, while campaigning in New Hampshire.
She said she believed Earth may have been visited by extraterrestrials and that as executive president she would set up a task force to investigate Area 51, the top-secret Air Force base in Nevada where, according to UFO enthusiasts, the government is keeping alien UFOs recovered from crash sites, such as Roswell in New Mexico.
"[UFO Disclosure] will be a reality this year... The most significant news story that has ever been broken."
According to the disclosure advocates, the Clinton campaign promise indicated that the elite were coming to terms with the inevitability of UFO disclosure.
The Inquisitr also reported in July that with recent mounting pressure on Western governments to make UFO disclosure, bookmakers slashed the odds that a world leader -- mostly likely the U.S. president or the U.K. prime minister -- would make a disclosure announcement in 2016.
According to a report by the Mirror, the world's biggest bookmaker, William Hill, slashed the odds of official UFO disclosure from 100/1 to 25/1.
"The last bet was 100/1 but we are now just 25/1 and will be offering maximum bets of £50 [$65]," a William Hill spokesperson said. "Over the years we have had many bets for aliens but this is the first time that we have been worried."
Bassett expressed confidence that Obama or the U.K. prime minister will announce by the end of the year that "we are not alone" by placing a "disclosure bet," a 100/1 wager with a $30,000 payout.
"Within the next year the UK prime minister will officially confirm non-human beings of extraterrestrial origin -- not from Earth -- are flying craft in Earth's skies."