What Jimmy Carter Really Thought About UFOs

What Jimmy Carter Really Thought About UFOs

Date: 1969

Location: Unknown

What Jimmy Carter really thought about UFOs, and why he hid it.

It was out of this world, y’all.

In 1969, Jimmy Carter, along with 10 others, witnessed what the to be president called a very remarkable sight in the skies over Georgia.

As bright as the Moon and about as big, he later wrote of the UFO in a report to the Oklahoma City based International UFO Bureau, while governor of the Peach State.

The object seemed to move toward us from a distance, stopped, moved partially away, returned, then departed. Bluish at first, then reddish, luminous, not solid, he wrote descriptively.

The experience stirred the would be 39th President to bring UFOs into the conversation during his campaign in 1976.

If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information that this country has about UFO sightings available to the public, he told the American people.

I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one.

Today, Carter’s promise of transparency is considered to have made a major contribution to the conversation surrounding intelligent life beyond Earth, even if he wasn’t always happy he’d stuck his neck out on the subject.

Jimmy Carter is responsible for releasing about half of the government’s UFO files to the public, Grant Cameron.

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