Increasing Number of Politicians Admit Belief in UFOs

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In 2017, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, Miami Republican congressional candidate for the state senate in Florida was ostracized for admitting eight years earlier that she had been abducted by aliens. Perhaps the public just wasn’t ready for what seemed like such a bold and crazy admission to many voters.

Or maybe the general public is unwilling to admit what they secretly believe. In any case, more and more politicians are now coming out of the closet, so to speak, joining the millions who believe we are not alone in the universe, including a number of candidates currently running, or who recently ran for president.

More than a third of all Americans believe aliens have visited our planet, according to a poll conducted by the most famous of all pollsters — Gallup. Newsweek reported that demographic groups more likely to believe in visiting extraterrestrial spaceships include the young (18-29), non-college graduates, and the irreligious — with respondents in those categories trending toward 40 percent. Even with variation across demographic groups, no category fell below 27 percent of respondents describing some UFOs as alien spacecraft.

At this point in time, Newsweek reported, the extraterrestrial explanation for the UFO aerial phenomena represents a minority of US citizens. However, a large majority agrees that the government knows “more about UFOs than it is telling us.”

Disclosure Goes Mainstream

Politicians, UFOs, and Alien Abductions

In a 2009 television interview, political candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera said three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was seven years old. The aliens, she said, communicated telepathically with her several times in her life. Aguilera told the Miami Herald,  “I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes.”

Aguilera said that politicians, including presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, as well as astronauts, have publicly claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects. Scientists, including Stephen Hawking, and institutions like the Vatican have stated that there are billions of galaxies in the universe and we are probably not alone.

“I personally am a Christian and have a strong belief in God, I join the majority of Americans who believe that there must be intelligent life in the billions of planets and galaxies in the universe,” Aguilera said. Regardless of being in good company, she was laughed out of public service, thanks to South Florida’s local media that garnered national attention.

US Politicians Admit Seeing UFOs

Here we are, only a few years after Aguilera’s media debacle, and even the big hitters on the American political scene are fessing up to their feelings and experiences with UFOs. A number of political candidates running for the 2020 election, and politicians in general, have been commenting on the possibility of UFOs and alien visitations. Among them are Amy Klobuchar, William Weld, Michael Bennet, Eric Swalwell, and Pete Buttigieg (to name a few).

Three videos, including one from 2004 and two from 2015, show incursions into US military-training ranges by “unidentified aerial phenomena” (the new official term for UFO).  When asked about the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier’s UFO incident in 2004, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg defended the right and responsibility of military personnel to be able to report strange incidents without fear of ridicule or reprisal. This isn’t quite an admission of belief in UFOs, but it is certainly a refreshing change from what the government has been covering up for decades.

Last summer, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said he will release any information about ETs and UFOs if he is elected in 2020. The last time we heard this promise was by Hillary Clinton, who ran for president in 2016. She said she would “get to the bottom” of the UFO phenomenon, and she added that aliens may have already visited Earth, but “we don’t know for sure.” The New York Times reported Clinton’s vow that, barring any threats to national security, she would open up government files on the subject. Her position sat well with UFO enthusiasts, who called her the first “ET candidate.”

A month before Sanders revealed his intentions on the Joe Rogan podcast, candidate Andrew Yang told CBS News that as a “huge fan of transparency,” he’d “love” to declassify information on alien life forms and UFOs. “If I become privy to any information about aliens or Area 51 or anything that I am able to share, I will share it,” Yang said.

On Jan. 2, 2020, New York magazine online reported that Minnesota senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar hinted at disclosing UFO information if elected. She told a New Hampshire Daily Sun reporter, “I think we don’t know enough … I don’t know what’s happened, not just with that sighting, but with others,” she said. “And I think one of the things a president could do is to look into what’s there in terms of what does the science say; what does our military say.”

While the newest crop of politicians seems to treat the UFO — and US government cover-ups — as serious topics, few are willing to openly admit to close encounters. 

Back in 2008, Ohio congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich were outed by Shirley MacLaine that he had seen a UFO and felt “a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind.” In a Democratic presidential debate, Kucinich acknowledged seeing something airborne that he couldn’t identify, but he quickly followed up with a joke about opening a campaign office in Roswell. After keeping quiet about the UFO encounter for 25 years, two of the people who were with Kucinich that evening, at MacLaine’s home in Graham, WA, described the event. The Wall Street Journal reported that MacLaine’s bodyguard, Paul Costanzo, said, “I sensed that I was in the presence of greater technology and intelligence.”

UFOs Into the Mainstream

With so many Americans climbing on board the alien spacecraft belief, we’re about to see whether the tipping point is now happening. As more and more official records are revealed to show that the old weather balloon explanation just doesn’t fly any longer, perhaps the next generation of politicians will take the nervous giggles out of discussions of alien abductions and UFO sightings. Meanwhile, the fact that so many mainstream politicians are openly answering questions and calling for disclosure is a good sign not only for UFO enthusiasts but also for those who have been ridiculed for decades merely for witnessing something that is beyond the understanding of modern science.

UFOS: The Evidence No One Is Talking About

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UFOs… whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, there is actually a mounting body of evidence regarding the UFO phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. If you look past all of the alien horror films, the fake blurry UFO videos, and the Ancient Aliens memes, you’d be surprised at how many former high ranking government officials, scientists, and military contractors believe that UFOs should be taken more seriously.

Former Canadian Minister of National Defense, Paul Hellyer, believes we’re already being visited: “At least four alien species have been visiting Earth for thousands of years.” In 2016, Hillary Clinton stated on Jimmy Kimmel that she would search for more UFO files if elected. Hillary’s former campaign manager and former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and Obama, John Podesta, has repeatedly said he believes the UFO phenomenon is something very serious and worth investigating. Before Podesta left his position at the White House, he tweeted, “Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisoutthere”

10-year-NASA contractor, Rob Bigelow, who develops space habitat pods, gave this shocking statement during a 60 Minutes interview: “There has been and is an existing presence, an E.T. presence. And I spent millions and millions and millions – I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on this subject.” Those millions of dollars Bigelow spent was authorized by the Pentagon’s top secret UFO research program called the Aerial Threat Identification Program. Rob Bigelow was the sole contractor.

Bigelow continued to explain that you don’t have to go anywhere to find ET life because it’s right underneath our noses. He also said he’s had his own close encounter with an ET. He declined to go into further details. In The New York Times article “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program” they mentioned Bigelow even has recovered UFO debris and metal alloys stored in one of his facilities in Las Vegas. They stated, “researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes.”

When former Nevada senator and co-founder of the UFO research program, Harry Reid, was interviewed about the debris on CBS 8 Las Vegas, he said he knew nothing about it. However, he was glad that they declassified the program because “now we have scientific evidence.” What scientific evidence is Reid referring to? Whatever the case may be, the Pentagon spent nearly $110 million dollars on the program, proving our government takes UFOs seriously.

The last time the government publically had this level of interest in UFOs was in the 1950’s when UFO sightings were all the craze and were being investigated by the U.S. Air Force under Project Blue Book. After 17 years of research, Blue Book ended in 1968 when the Air Force concluded that most of UFO sightings could be debunked as Venus, satellites, birds, and swamp gas. But here’s what most people don’t know. In 1993, declassified documents from 1952 revealed that the CIA’s Psychological Strategy Board made it a mandate to purposefully debunk all UFO reports for national security concerns. They concluded that when it came to the subject of UFOs, the American people were dangerously gullible and prone to, “hysterical mass behavior.” They feared the Soviets would use UFOs as a distraction to overload intelligence channels and then carry out a genuine attack on American soil.

These documents also revealed that the CIA planned on partnering with the mass media, Hollywood, business clubs, and even the Disney Corporation to discredit all UFO research. How effective they were at implementing that plan is unknown. However, the CIA was successful at debunking UFOs using Project Blue Book.

After reviewing 6 years of data in only 12 hours (just 1% of all the research), the CIA made a hasty conclusion that most of the UFO reports could be explained and that further investigation was not worth the effort. The CIA then ordered the Air Force to stop talking about UFOs and begin a debunking campaign to lessen public interest.

U.S. Congressional hearings in the 1960’s later revealed that Project Blue Book was completely incompetent. Personnel were using improper scientific methods, they were completely understaffed, and were horribly trained. Scientific advisor to Project Blue Book, J. Allen Hynek, an initial skeptic of UFOs, later admitted the Air Force were improperly labeling UFO sightings as explained, despite the absence of any substantial evidence. After Blue Book, Hynek became a ufologist and said that the UFO phenomenon deserved serious scientific examination.

Regardless of the backlash, the CIA and Air Force’s debunking campaigns still worked. UFO research became taboo, people became disillusioned, and the media covered UFOs less and less. The influence of these disinformation campaigns have even discouraged government officials from speaking out. The former governor of Phoenix, Arizona, Fife Symington, during the 1997 Phoenix Lights event is a perfect example.

The Phoenix Lights were witnessed by 20,000 people or more. Shortly after the sighting, the governor made a huge joke about the event during a national press conference. He had a handcuffed man in an alien costume enter the room and said people are taking all of this too seriously. The explanation given at the time was that the lights were flare exercises conducted by the Air Force. However, in 2011, the governor later came forward in the documentary “Secret Access: UFOs on the Record” and confessed that he saw the lights right above him near his house. On CNN he said, “it was probably some form of an alien spacecraft.” Symington explained at the time he was driven to give an explanation instead of just saying “I don’t know” and admitting to complete vulnerability. He continued to say public officials need to be more open and more courageous in dealing with issues like this and that it’s time to square up and do the right thing. The Air Force’s flare explanation was later debunked because they conducted their exercise at 10pm. Thousands of people were reporting the lights as early as 8:30pm.

The UFO ridicule factor, created by the CIA, has succeeded in deterring citizens and public officials from the public discussion of UFOs. However, in the last two decades, more than 500 former government officials, scientists, and contractors have come forward about their concerns over the phenomenon. Hundreds of declassified and leaked UFO documents can be found online, thanks to FOIA requests and tireless researchers. Hopefully more people will learn the truth on the government suppression of UFO research and begin to study the UFO phenomenon with proper scientific methods and an open mind.

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