Politicals and UFO: a little history
When Jimmy Carter was elected in 1976, he promised that he would see the public learned the truth about UFOs. He was convinced he had seen an unidentified flying object but never confirmed whether he thought it was an alien spacecraft. UFOlogists call the particular sighting “The Jimmy Carter UFO incident.” It occurred one evening in 1969, two years before he became the governor of Georgia. He was giving a speech at the Lion’s club when a guest called his attention to an object in the sky.
A self-luminous UFO in the sky…
The object was reported to be about 30 degrees above the horizon. Former president Carter described it as being “bright white” almost as bright as the moon. He said it appeared to close in on where he was standing then stop beyond a stand of pine trees some distance away. The object then changed color, first to blue, then to red, then back to white, before appearing to recede into the distance.
Ufos and ex-President Obama
On day one, one of the things President Obama did was open up the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He reversed Ashcroft’s restrictions on FOIA requests as well as made changes to the Presidential Records Act and adopted general principles on transparency and open government. According to Obama’s memo, presented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation: “All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open Government. The presumption of disclosure should be applied to all decisions involving FOIA.”
“For a long time now there’s been too much secrecy in this city,” said Obama. “The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over. Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side, not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known.”
Obama’s memorandum directs US government agencies to respond favorably to Freedom of Information Act requests unless there are compelling reasons not to. This could be of great assistance to journalists and citizen researchers, including those investigating the government’s involvement in the UFO phenomenon. Whether Obama plans a proactive release of UFO secrets is unknown, but there is citizen pressure on him to do so, as reflected in comments made to his transition team’s website. Comments promoting UFO disclosure finished among the top 100 submissions posted to the Citizen’s Briefing Book at Change.gov, which no longer exists it is now the WhiteHouse.gov
The position of ex president Obama about the UFO
In an “unofficial poll” conducted by Billy Booth’s “Guide to UFOs” he says that in an interview with the late Tim Russert, Obama once remarked that he was more interested in the plight of everyday Americans than aliens. That’s understandable, considering the economic and social problems we’re experiencing at this time. However, that does not necessarily mean he won’t try to release information on UFOs, as long as there is a concerted effort among Americans to make their desires known. Ufologists are hopeful because the Freedom of Information Act makes government transparency more open to the public than in the past 8 years because of the President’s insistence. This could be the time when everyone finally learns the TRUTH about UFOs. The truth is out there.