ᴜs ᴘʀᴇsɪᴅᴇɴᴛs & ᴜғᴏ’s: ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴅɪᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ʀᴇᴘ.ᴏʀᴛ?

The US has always treated life beyond earth like a hidden secret. S̳e̳c̳r̳e̳t̳ “military” locations, hushed up U̳F̳O̳ sightings and billions spent on the search for life beyond earth without sharing the results. The ironic thing is that our Presidents don’t seem to be a tactful with how they speak about U̳F̳O̳’s and e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ beings publicly. How much have we not been told? Read between the lines of their what they said publicly and come to your own conclusion about life outside of this planet.

Harry Truman

33rd US President

One of the first incidents that sparked U̳F̳O̳ theories in the United States occurred during Harry Truman’s presidency in the 1940s. In 1947, an object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico sparking years of U̳F̳O̳ conspiracy theories that have persisted through today. After initial media reports classified the object found in Roswell as a “flying saucer,” the U.S. military claimed it was actually a weather balloon. Pieces of debris appeared to have been part from a project called “Project Mogul” designed to spy on Soviet Union nuclear tests, according to the History Channel.

Truman joked about flying saucers with the media at least once, according to a transcript of a press conference from July 10, 1947.

When asked if he had seen any flying saucers by a reporter Truman said, “Only in the newspapers,” joking after a follow up, “did you ever hear of the moon hoax?”

Jimmy Carter

39th US President


During his presidency, Jimmy Carter had a very controversial take on U̳F̳O̳s. Carter opened up about a U̳F̳O̳ sighting he experienced while in Georgia, in 1969 before his presidency began.

“I was outside a school lunchroom one night right before sundown. It was getting dark and we were getting ready to eat supper. And I and about 25 men were standing around and all of a sudden in the western sky we saw a strange light coming toward us, a round light,” Carter said on Larry King Live.

“It got closer and closer and right above the pine trees it stopped and then it began to change colors from blue, to red, to white. Then it stayed there for a while. We were all aghast. We didn’t know what it was. And then it just disappeared into the west. That was the end of it.” Carter also stated, “I have never thought and still don’t think it is possible for creatures from Mars to visit us.”

“Carter made a request through his science advisor Frank Press in 1977 asking NASA to look into U̳F̳O̳s, Even though the request came from the highest office in the land, NASA declined,” Kean told Mashable via email. 

Ronald Reagan

40th US President

In 1974, Ronald Reagan claimed to have seen a U̳F̳O̳, according to the book U̳F̳O̳s: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities. A pilot, Bill Paynter, recorded the incident and stated, “Reagan was flying in a plane with Paynter and others when they say a “big light flying a bit behind the plane.” That light then accelerated to a high speed and flew off. Paynter didn’t file a report but said that Reagan would talk about the U̳F̳O̳ experience. Alexander also said that Reagan discussed the U̳F̳O̳ sighting with a reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

“We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light. We followed it to Bakersfield and all of a sudden, to our utter amazement, it went straight up into the heavens,” according to Alexander’s book.

Bill Clinton

42nd US President

.Bill Clinton spoke out about his thoughts regarding a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and U̳F̳O̳s on during a talk show in 2014. Bill said that he looked into the truth about A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 when he was president and had “all the Roswell papers reviewed,” anticipating that the White House would get a lot of letters on the anniversary of the Roswell incident. “First I had people go look at the records on A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 to make sure there was no a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ down there,” Clinton said during the appearance. Clinton also stated, “People thought that because everyone who works there has to stop about an hour away and put on special clothing and then drive in and out, and that’s because a lot of our stealth technology is made there. We know that now, but there are no a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s there.”

On that same appearance with Kimmel, Clinton waxed a little poetic about how there is, in fact, a good chance that life in some form exists out in the universe. Clinton said that there are plenty of planets outside of our solar system that could potentially support life.“It makes it increasingly less likely that we’re alone,” Clinton said.

Barack Obama

44th US President

President Barack Obama has commented on possible a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ conspiracy theories a few times during his presidency and even during his campaign. In a 2007 debate, presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich was asked about a somewhat bizarre story involving his report of seeing a U̳F̳O̳. When Obama was asked his thoughts pertaining to “life beyond Earth” on the heels of that story, he said “I don’t know and I don’t presume to know. What I know is there is life here on Earth and that we’re not attending to life here on Earth”. In 2015, Obama went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and joked about U̳F̳O̳s. But the president did get a little more serious about U̳F̳O̳s in an interview for GQ.

“People always ask me about Roswell and the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and U̳F̳O̳s, and it turns out the stuff going on that’s top secret isn’t nearly as exciting as you expect,” Obama said during the interview. “In this day and age, it’s not as top secret as you’d think.”

“People always ask me about Roswell and the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and U̳F̳O̳s, and it turns out the stuff going on that’s top secret isn’t nearly as exciting as you expect,” Obama said during the interview. “In this day and age, it’s not as top secret as you’d think.”

In 2013, during Obama’s presidency, the government declassified more than 60 documents from the 1960s and 1970s pertaining to A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51.

Donald Trump

45th US President

.Trump, 45th President of the US stated, “I’ve heard some interesting things about Roswell”, but he’s not sharing even with his eldest child. Trump was asked during a Father’s Day-themed interview with his son Don Trump Jr. if he would ever divulge more information about Roswell. He responded, “I won’t talk to you about what I know about it, but it’s very interesting.”

Fact or fiction? What we do know is that sensitive documents pertaining to interdimensional being were released as of 2014. If there was nothing to hide, I don’t believe it would have taken them so long to make them public knowledge. If the people who govern over us speak about it publicly and in an unfiltered way, there is always truth to be found within those words. Who knows, we might get 60 more documents they “forgot” to release under the open informations act.

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