In a true sign of the times, a U.S. candidate running for Congress makes no apology for her claim that, as a child, she was abducted by aliens in a UFO. Business consultant Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is a serious candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Miami soon to be vacated by GOP representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA).
The Miami Herald endorsed Rodriguez Aguilera’s candidacy for the Republican nomination, calling her close encounter with aliens a “non-issue.” The newspaper cited her sterling credentials as a former elected official who now trains women in foreign countries how to run for office.
Rodriguez Aguilera says her youthful paranormal experience “has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was seven years old.” She claims that a trio of physically big extraterrestrials contacted her at age 7. The two females and one male have kept in telepathic touch on several other occasions since then. They reminded her of the concrete Brazilian statue of Christ the Redeemer, with arms spread wide, in Rio de Janeiro.
In a 2009 televised interview, speaking Spanish, Rodriguez Aguilera disclosed what happened. She remembered going up inside a spacecraft, but couldn’t tell if it hovered around town or flew into space.
“I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes,” she said.
The ETs shared secrets with their guest, among them:
- There are 30,000 “different from humans” skulls in a cave in Malta, a Mediterranean island.
- The world’s “energy center” is in Africa.
- The Coral Castle, a limestone sculpture garden and tourist attraction in South Miami, Florida, is actually an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
- “God is a universal energy.”
Rodriguez Aguilera defended her matter-of-fact attitude regarding intelligent extraterrestrial beings:
“For years people, including Presidents like Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and astronauts have publicly claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects and scientists like Stephen Hawking and institutions like the Vatican have stated that there are billions of galaxies in the universe and we are probably not alone.”
The Congressional contender went on to clarify her own religious view while pointing out that about half of the people living in the United States believe that UFOs and ETs are real, despite decades of government denial and coverup:
“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.”
Cuban-born activist Rodriguez Aguilera has worked for more than twenty years in the public and private sector to promote women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights. She served on the Doral City Council in southern Florida. Her campaign website says, “as Vice Mayor she cut taxes, reduced red- tape, proposed and passed laws that closed down human trafficking centers and as an entrepreneur she started her consulting firm, training businesses and countries around the globe.”
With a philosophy of “If you don’t have a solution to a problem, don’t raise your hand to complain,” Rodriguez Aguilera has a credible blue-collar agenda:
- Reform the Fair Credit Act to equalize the credit score system
- Reduce student loan payments to make them easier to pay off
- Cut taxes and bureaucratic red tape that “paralyze progress”
- Institute a hardship rental insurance program to reduce homelessness
Just for fun, we checked the requirements to pursue a seat in Congress:
To run for the U.S. House of Representatives, a citizen must be at least 25 years old, have been a U.S. citizen for at least seven years, and live in the state they represent (though not necessarily the same district). In addition, the U.S. Constitution Article VI, clause 3, states that all Members swear an oath to support the Constitution before exercising any official duties of their office.
The American founding fathers wanted diversity in the legislative branch of government: “the door of this part of the federal government is open to merit of every description, whether native or adoptive, whether young or old, and without regard to poverty or wealth, or to any particular profession of religious faith.”
We applaud the down-to-earth (so to speak) candor and maturity Rodriguez Aguilera displays when reconciling her extraordinary ET contact with the politics of everyday life. Given the increasing number of witnesses coming forward with UFO testimony of their own, she is not alone.