Apr 10, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Obama Won’t Talk About UFOs But His Pilot Saw One

President Barack Obama’s former Counselor John Podesta said on the day he left office in February that his biggest regret was not securing the disclosure of the government’s UFO files. The president himself was asked about this on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” talk show and said “I can't reveal anything” and “Well, you know, that's what we're instructed to say.” Is there anyone in Washington who will admit to have seen a UFO? How about one of Obama’s pilots?

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President Obama dodging UFO questions from Jimmy Kimmel

Andrew Danziger has been working as a professional pilot for 28 years. In 2008, he passed rigorous background checks before becoming one of then presidential candidate Barack Obama’s personal pilots – background checks that undoubtedly found the report he made to the National UFO Reporting Center about a UFO he encountered in 1989.

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Pilot Andrew Danziger with candidate Barack Obama

Danziger recounted his UFO sighting in a recent interview. He was working for a regional airline as first officer on a flight out of Kansas City when he saw a “dimly visible disc” near the plane. The captain admitted seeing it as well and neither one could identify it. They watched it for nearly 30 minutes while at cruising altitude. As they began their descent to the Waterloo (Iowa) Airport, the situation changed.

Above the clouds, where the white disc had been, was now a giant red ball. It was big and bright and just sat there above the clouds … We weren’t on a collision course and we also weren’t gaining on it … it vanished behind the clouds … The instant it fully disappeared, hundreds of lights began flashing from within the clouds … the section of the cloud that the glowing red ball had descended behind was starting to stretch apart … two halves being pulled slowly apart with the middle getting thinner and thinner. This continued until the halves grew so thin that it tore apart and, pop! Everything was gone.

After landing, an air traffic controller told them nothing had been visible on the radar besides their own plane but gave them the number for National UFO Reporting Center anyway. Both men reported the sighting and were told …

This very same thing has been reported by pilots countless times.

Danziger is a veteran pilot, an international 757/767 captain and a ground school instructor. Barack Obama is president of the United States. One of them just reported a UFO. When will the other tell us what he knows?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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