Shady things have taken place in the White House for centuries, but the biggest unsolved mystery by far is the possible cover-up of extra-terrestrial life. Thousands of UFO sightings have taken place over the years, before quickly getting swept under the rug by certain U.S. presidents. However, now it’s time to put all the pieces together – from alien abductions, to experimental testing, to some shocking information that only recently saw the light of day.
1. A Secret FDR Document
During World War II, battling countries were certainly doing all they could to gain a militaristic edge over their opponent. So perhaps it’s no surprise that when Air Force pilots began to see strange balls of light shooting through the sky, President Franklin D. Roosevelt saw a grand opportunity.
In an astonishing 1944 document labeled “Double Top Secret,” Roosevelt wrote, “Non-terrestrial know-how in atomic energy must be used in perfecting super weapons of war to affect the complete defeat of Germany and Japan.” Did alien technology help the U.S. build the atomic bomb? The following quotes are even more shocking.
2. FDR Apparently Believed In Aliens
In the very same document, Roosevelt continued to talk about the importance of collaborating with alien intelligence. This is especially shocking because Roosevelt, along with countless presidents that followed, pretended like he knew nothing about it. However, the following statement proves his belief that aliens exist.
The document read, “The reality (is) that our planet is not the only one harboring intelligent life in the universe.” This document wasn’t made public until the Discovery Channel released a 2019 documentary called UFO: The Lost Evidence. This new information may finally provide explanations for the mysterious actions of future presidents – which is good, because things were about to get even more shady.
3. The Harry Truman Conspiracy
In the summer of 1947, UFOs were all the rage, and for good reason. People seemed to be sighting them left and right – but it was the Roswell incident that caught peoples’ attention. An alien spacecraft had allegedly crashed right outside the city, and President Harry Truman apparently went to investigate the matter.
Not long after, an official statement was made that it had been a false alarm. But not everyone was satisfied with this claim, and some believed that Truman was covering up something much bigger. In fact, a shocking discovery was unearthed nearly 40 years later that seemed to indicate a massive conspiracy that he was orchestrating himself.
4. The Majestic 12 Saga
A handful of documents were released in 1984, and it flipped the entire UFO narrative on its axis. Apparently, Harry Truman had spearheaded an organization called Majestic 12, which was dedicated solely to alien investigation, and making sure the public doesn’t find out.
Although some disregarded these documents as a hoax, most UFO conspiracy theorists weren’t sold. If Roosevelt was indeed covering up the government’s affiliation with extra-terrestrial beings, it stands to reason that Truman was too. But when the next president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, took his seat in the esteemed Oval Office, the rumors went from shocking to flat-out weird.
5. Dwight Eisenhower Allegedly Met The Aliens
Yes, you read that correctly. There is a theory that the 34th U.S. president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, actually met these aliens. It was theorized by acclaimed UFO author Timothy Good that FBI agents had somehow made contact with extra-terrestrial life through “telepathic messages,” and that Eisenhower proceeded to meet these creatures at the Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico.
Even more surprising is the claim that he met with them not once, not twice, but three times. The Deccan Herald reported that there were “many witnesses” to these meetings, and that they covered them up. But that’s nothing compared to what they allegedly discussed in these meetings.
6. Secret Disturbing Experiments
There was a strong belief that the alleged meetings between Eisenhower and these aliens involved an exchange of high quality goods. Many believed that the alien visitors from outer space agreed to supply the U.S. government with supernatural “black” technology, which, if true, would have helped American scientists build the B-2 “Stealth Bomber.” But the price America would have to pay was a steep one.
In return, these aliens were supposedly allowed to abduct humans and animals from planet earth, and perform experimental tests on them. As far-fetched and disturbing as this sounds, it strangely ties into another rumor — one that revolves around the next U.S. president.
7. The Real Culprit Behind JFK’s Death
A never-before-seen memo was discovered in the 21st century, one that America’s beloved 35th President John F. Kennedy had supposedly written. Dated November 12th, 1963, Kennedy apparently wrote a letter to the CIA requesting classified information about “all UFO intelligence files affecting national security.”
The letter indicates that Kennedy was adamant to know everything he could about extra-terrestrial life, hoping to protect his country at all costs. Ten days later, the president was assassinated. If the document was truly authentic as it appears, it suggests that major forces were responsible for his death. But citizens were devastated by the sheer tragedy of it all, and no one looked into it. And, all the while, strange happenings were continuing to take place.
8. Did LBJ Send Humans To Other Planets?
Disturbing rumors also swirled around the presidency of Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. An anonymous source masquerading as an ex-Defense Intelligence Agency official reported something alarming. Apparently, back in 1965, twelve Americans had reportedly been sent from a Nevada testing site to an alien planet called Serpo.
The source claimed that only eight of them eventually returned, thirteen years later in 1978, where they were then sent to military installations for six years. This ties into the alleged deal that took place between Eisenhower and the aliens, the one that involved an exchange for super-natural technology. By the time Richard Nixon’s presidency came around, the rumors were really starting to stack up.
9. Richard Nixon’s ‘Alien-Gate’
Perhaps one of the most famous conspiracy theories of all time took place during Richard Nixon’s presidency. It was the Watergate scandal, in which a mysterious 18 and a half minutes of a conversation vanished — leaving the rest of us wondering what could’ve possibly been said between Nixon and Bob Haldeman, his chief of staff.
However, what some people may not have considered was that he may have been discussing something that was alien-related. Given what we’ve learned up until this point, it wouldn’t completely shock us. But thankfully, it wasn’t long before some presidents decided to give the people what they wanted.
10. Gerald Ford Wanted The Truth
While there were some presidents who may have covered up the existence of aliens, Gerald Ford claimed to do the opposite. In fact, ten years before he ever became president, Ford was calling for a proper “congressional inquiry” into the numerous reported UFO sightings that had been taking place in Michigan.
He called out the White House for not being open about what was going on, which gained the trust of future American voters. But more than trust, the future 38th president was able to access some top-secret information. And what he found was quite illuminating, to say the least.
11. Project Blue Book Records
There were a handful of organizations back then that specifically focused on investigations into UFO sightings, and the most prominent was called Project Blue Book. When Gerald Ford adamantly requested that they cough up some information, his resiliency and boldness paid off.
It turned out that Project Blue Book had over 12,000 reported UFO sightings, and 701 of them were classified as “unidentified.” It turned out that he wouldn’t be the only president to claim transparency — but unfortunately, shady things kept happening over the coming years. In fact, the following president, Jimmy Carter, was involved in one of the most publicized UFO incidents to date.
12. The Jimmy Carter Incident
39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a reason to be skeptical about the White House’s information about aliens. Years before he ever became president, a strange thing happened that would change the course of his life. It was an innocent evening in 1969, and someone called attention to a UFO in the sky.
Carter turned, and lo and behold, an object he described as “bright as the moon” was quickly closing in on where he had been standing. However, right when it seemed like he was about to be attacked, it stopped immediately. Carter also noticed that it was changing colors, from white, to blue, to red, and back to white again – before trailing off into the distance. But what he had to say about it was even more interesting.
13. Peculiar-Looking Light
This wasn’t just some myriad of Hollywood tricks. There was something strange about this object, certainly of extra-terrestrial quality, and Carter said as much in his now famous recollection of the incident in 1973: “It didn’t have any solid substance to it, it was just a very peculiar-looking light. None of us could understand what it was.”
Carter also said that there were around 20 people standing there who had witnessed this event with him, and could support his outlandish claims. It’s amazing that to this day, so many are quick to dismiss UFO theories, when an actual White House leader himself had such an impactful experience with one. Which, of course, brings us to another alleged presidential cover-up.
14. The Ronald Reagan Defense
Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, also had his share of rumors circulating regarding UFO activity. In 1983, Reagan impressed the citizens of his country with a military strategy called the Star Wars missile-defense plan. At the time, it was understood that this plan was intended to be used as a defense for a potential attack by the Soviet Union.
However, it wasn’t long before ufologists started coming up with their own theory. They believed that Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative was actually to prepare for a potential alien invasion. This would actually make sense – considering Reagan also covered up seeing a UFO himself.
15. When Ronald Reagan Did (Not?) See A UFO
Back in 1974 when Ronald Reagan was the governor of California, he was aboard a plane and saw something strange. However, if not for the people who were with him, no one would have ever known about it. The pilot Bill Paynter recalled, “The UFO went from a normal cruise speed to a fantastic speed instantly. If you give an airplane power, it will accelerate — but not like a hot rod, and that’s what this was like.”
Reagan told this story a week later to Wall Street Journal journalist Normal C. Miller, at which point Miller started to express his doubts. According to Miller, Reagan “clammed up” at that point, “A look of horror came over Reagan,” he said. “It suddenly dawned on him that he was talking to a reporter.” Reagan never spoke about that moment since then. Of course, more recent presidents have gotten into hot water for their UFO stances.
16. A George H.W. Bush Cover Up?
It wasn’t just mid-20th century presidents who allegedly covered up their insider knowledge about the existence of extraterrestrial life. George H.W. Bush, who served in the Oval Office from 1989 to 1993, apparently also knew a thing or two he wasn’t letting on about. Insiders claimed that Bush Sr. had been briefed on plenty of UFO secrets, upon which he allegedly decided that Americans “could not handle the truth.”
According to UFO researchers, this is a shame, because they believed him to be extremely informed on the topic, and thus he would’ve been the ideal candidate to tell the public what was actually going on. But there was another reason he would’ve been the ideal man for the job.
17. George H.W. Bush Had Extra Access To Classified Information
As American UFO lobbyist Steve Bassett explained, “The consensus among researchers is George H. W. Bush would have been briefed on the extra-terrestrial presence to whatever extent he so desired.” Apparently Bush Sr. had a lot more sway in these matters than the public realized.
But according to Bassett, it also worked out from a logistical standpoint: “The Cold War was over and the door was now open to end a very expensive and complex truth embargo.” So why didn’t George H.W. Bush give the people what they wanted? It turns out that he had allegedly been responsible for another cover up from years ago.
18. George H.W. Bush Stopped Carter From Obtaining Secrets
Jimmy Carter, as we already mentioned, was among those who believed thoroughly in the existence of aliens. At the very least, he was transfixed by an otherworldly UFO experience — which, of course, begs the question of why it wasn’t made into a bigger deal. However, new information suggests that George H.W. Bush may have been the one to blame for covering it up.
Bush Sr. had been director of the CIA during the time that Carter desperately wanted to acquire new UFO information in 1976. But apparently Bush stopped that from happening. Bassett divulged, “Bush declined to cooperate and referred him to another agency… One might ask, ‘If there was no truth to the extra-terrestrial hypothesis, why would Bush disrespect a presidential request?'” And it didn’t end there.
19. George H.W. Bush Knew About Roswell Too
Here’s where everything starts to come full circle. When it comes to matters of extra-terrestrial life, George H.W. Bush arguably knew more than any other president. UFO lobbyist Steve Bassett continued, “It is my view Bush was quite knowledgeable about the history of the extra-terrestrial presence to the extent he required. Did that include the July 1947 Roswell events? Almost certainly yes.”
Considering the fact that his son, George W. Bush, served two terms in the Oval Office, it suggests that knowledge of alien existence may have been covered up well into the new millennium. But this is what happened when the younger Bush president was asked about it.
20. George W. Bush Hinted About A UFO Cover-Up
When George W. Bush appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, he was asked about his knowledge of UFOs. Kimmel asked Bush flat out, “This is a question I think is very important to me and very important to the country. Did you go through the secret files, the UFO documents? Because if I was president that would be the first thing I did.”
Kimmel intended for the question to be a joke, expecting Bush to laugh it off. But instead, Bush surprised Kimmel by saying in all seriousness, “Maybe.” Was he perhaps referencing the fact that he did indeed know something that the rest of us didn’t? Interestingly enough, Bush wasn’t the only president to be asked that question on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
21. Barack Obama Laughing It Off
Once Jimmy Kimmel realized that he had a pattern going, he decided to go ahead and asked Barack Obama the same question that he had asked his predecessor. But when he asked Obama about if he knew any insider information about aliens, Obama treated it the way Kimmel intended — like a joke, as if anything UFO-related was a comical hoax designed for fools.
Obama even joked that he was instructed by important officials not to say anything, discouraging anyone from thinking there was actually a conspiracy. Of course, let’s not forget about Bill Clinton and his determination to keep things on the down low.
22. Bill Clinton Claims That He Knows Nothing
Like Obama, 42nd president Bill Clinton has been boldly consistent in saying that he knows nothing about any alien existence. Of course, that’s exactly what someone covering up alien existence would say. But nevertheless, both Bill and Hilary Clinton have always maintained that any information they get will go straight to the public once they find out.
However, Joe Podesta, a former White House Chief of Staff who has worked politically with both of them, has been known to be extra persistent about the desire to find out the truth of what’s going on in Area 51. Indeed, apparently he would frequently make calls about it, and it’s still an issue that he seeks to resolve. And then of course, there’s Donald Trump and his recently released statements on the possible existence of alien life.
23. Donald Trump Heard ‘Interesting Things’ About Roswell
Trust our current president Donald Trump to do the exact opposite that his predecessors were doing regarding UFO statements. Instead of laughing it off like a hoax, Trump decided to entertain the possibility that aliens from outer space might actually exist.
Originally, Trump had admitted he was skeptical about it, saying, “People are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.” However, not long after he offered an alternative take, saying that he had been hearing some “interesting things” about Roswell. “I’ll have to think about that one,” the 45th president added. So what does all of this mean?
24. Connecting The Dots
When solving a mystery, the idea is to gather multiple small pieces of information, and hopefully find a way to weave it all together. Such seems to be the case here as well. Throughout American history, it may have been easy to dismiss strange occurrences as a hoax, or freak incidents.
But when you take a step back and look at all the various pieces of the puzzle, the result is actually quite intriguing. We’re not saying that all of these rumors guarantee the existence of aliens. But when you bring it all together, they present a shockingly compelling case, or at least a stronger one than we may have originally believed. So what comes next?
25. Keeping Our Eyes Open
From the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency to that of Ronald Reagan’s, an astonishingly high number of strange UFO incidents have occurred, as well as rumors that cover-ups may have taken place. Since then, the Bush, Clinton, Obama and Trump administrations have been surprisingly quiet about alien activity by comparison.
But if there’s something we learned from the top secret documents of FDR, that were only made public around 80 years later, it’s that things aren’t always as they seem. What documents are being written today that aren’t being released? Will we learn something new about our current president 80 years from now? Ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to visitors from the outside, it may behoove us to keep our wits about us, while humbly acknowledging that nothing is certain.
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