High Strangeness: UFOs and Politics

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

UFOs and Politics

I just don't know where to go with this...

Florida Republican Who Once Claimed Alien Abduction Announces House Bid
Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she’s really just that special. We’ll probably never know for sure.
That's the lead-in to a news article that was making the rounds yesterday. A self-professed alien abductee is running for Congress in Florida, and now it's open season on people who report UFO encounters. The crack about "watching too much SyFy Channel" is particularly obnoxious.

The article continues:
No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled in an interview a visit from three blond-haired aliens who took her aboard their spacecraft, is running for Florida’s 27th District seat being vacated by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

“I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes,” Rodriguez Aguilera said in a 2009 television spot, the Miami Herald reported.

Though Rodriguez Aguilera’s extraterrestrial tale is suspect, her political credentials and pedigree are not.
Of course, her "extraterrestrial tale is suspect," because that's the typical knee-jerk reaction by a reporter who needs to portray him- or herself as above it all.

Now, I'm not always thrilled with abduction tales, because they do strain the limits of the Strangeness scale, and they give reporters like this easy targets. But I know, and have written about, several people who have had similar experiences to this woman in Florida, and I have complete faith in their sincerity. And I give this woman credit for speaking openly about her experience in the political arena; that's not easy to do. But this aspect of her story could easily overshadow everything else from here on out. I just hope her opponent leaves it alone.


Bill Pilgrim said...

A witty commenter at another website wrote: "The problem is not that politician's are being abducted, but that they're being brought back."

I read her account and didn't see any recollection of terror or sense of danger. In that context is "abduction" the appropriate term for the experience?
We've touched upon telepathic communications in previous posts. Let's go one step further. I submit that many of these experiences occur "out of the body," either as powerful dreams or in what is known as the "etheric"- the energy subtle body that substands the physical.
"Astral projection" is a misnomer, but will serve to convey the idea.

BFilmFan said...

I don't view her report of communicating with a non-human intelligence any differently than I view another candidate telling me that they communicate with Jesus. Both of those experiences may be equally valid to the person experiencing them. I suspect that the reporter would have had a different tone if the candidate had said he talks to Jesus....

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Interesting thought about the "out of body" nature of the experience. Is terror an essential component of the abduction experience? I would think that some very unique people could be taken against their will but not necessarily feel afraid.

I would only worry about this if she won and then we discovered that aliens are telling her how to vote...

Bill Pilgrim said...


Do you know about the ET encounter allegedly experienced by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov? He was President of the Republic of Kalmykia, in the Russian Federation, from 1993 to 2010.
His CE3K occurred in 1997.
Here's the fascinating part: he disappeared for a few hours then reappeared in an apartment bedroom that had already been searched by his aides...while the aides were sitting in an adjoining room.
What he said about the experience, and what he was allegedly told by the ET 'hosts' is interesting.

Mark UFO'Connell said...

I've never heard that story, but it sounds very entertaining!