Oct 17, 2017 I Paul Seaburn

Florida Politician Reveals, Then Denies Alien Encounter

“I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes.”

Attention Tom DeLonge … THAT is how you announce that you’ve had personal contact with aliens and rode in a flying saucer. A politician running for US Congress from Miami, Florida, has admitted in the past that she has had contacts with extraterrestrials and was a passenger on their spaceship. However, now that she’s a candidate for higher office, she’s suddenly evasive. Isn’t this the time to stand up and be proud that you have first-hand information about contacts with a species from another planet? Or does she have something more to hide?


According to McClatchy DC, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, a longtime public servant for the city of Doral and Miami-Dade county, admitted in 2009 in a televised interview that she had an extraterrestrial encounter at age 7 with “three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male” – and that the beings looked like the giant Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of a mountain in Rio de Janeiro (those must have been some BIG bodies). She also admitted in this and in a second interview in 2011 that the beings continued to communicate with her telepathically at various times later in her life, although it doesn’t appear she said when the last time was.


Aguilera says the aliens also shared some interesting information with her:

  • There are 30,000 skulls — “different from humans” — in a cave in the Mediterranean island of Malta.
  • The world’s “energy center” is in Africa.
  • The Coral Castle, a mysterious limestone tourist attraction South Miami-Dade (sometimes called Florida’s Stonehenge) is actually an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
  • “God is a universal energy.”

Those are interesting ideas – especially since the Coral Castle is generally believed to have been built by Latvian American Edward Leedskalnin in the first half of the 20th century – and the Miami Herald decided last week to ask her for more details about her encounters. This time, Rodriguez Aguilera was very evasive, admitting nothing. Has she been visited by the Men in Black? Possibly, but more likely she’s been visited by Republican Party officials (her party) and members of the White House staff. The White House?

Yep. Turns out her daughter is former Republican National Committee Hispanic outreach director Bettina Inclán Agen and her son-in-law, Jarrod Agen, is Vice President Mike Pence’s deputy chief of staff. Pence is no Tom DeLonge or John Podesta and is probably quite wary of anyone who believes in space aliens.

Rodriguez Aguilera tried to dance around the question about her alien encounters. After invoking Ronald Reagan by pointing out that he claimed to have seen a UFO, she said:

“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.”

Of course there must be … you met them! Or did you?

What will Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera do now? Will she go back to her original statements to woo voters who believe in ETs? Will she toe the party line and deny saying it? If she loses the election, will she head for Malta to look for the skulls? Has Tom DeLonge talked to her yet?

Once again, politics and religion get in the way of disclosure.

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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