Even though many people believe aliens exist, there has not been much evidence to back up their claims until recently. Many people, including police officers, politicians, scientists, and even high-ranking military officials, are saying that they know UFOs are real and that we are not alone in the universe. Here is a list of people willing to talk about their encounters with aliens in public, even though their reputations and careers are at stake.
Dennis Kucinich, former Congressman
Dennis Kucinich is a well-known politician in the United States. From 1997 to 2013, he was a representative for Ohio’s 10th congressional district in the House of Representatives of the United States of America. In both the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, he was a candidate for the Democratic candidature. Mr. Kucinich claimed to have seen a UFO hovering over the house of actress Shirley Maclaine in Washington state back in 1982. (Source)
“It was an unidentified flying object, OK? It’s, like, it’s unidentified. I saw something.” Kucinich confirmed this during the 2007 presidential debate. While Mr. Kucinich declined to comment on his sighting, two witnesses to the events of that day came forward, they were Paul Costanzo and his then-girlfriend. “The experience was life changing for me and my girlfriend,” said Paul Costanzo. “I sensed that I was in the presence of a greater technology and intelligence.” (Source)
Costanzo and his girlfriend (who prefers to remain anonymous) had heard an odd high-pitched noise before Mr. Kucinich saw the UFO. “There was a sense that something extraordinary was happening all day,” said the girlfriend.
When asked to describe what they had seen, the girlfriend said it looked like a triangle with red and green lights running along the edges and a red “laser-like” tail. Costanzo agreed with his girlfriend but did not mention the “laser-like” tail. Both witnesses noted that the triangular UFO was big, unlike any traditional aircraft. It even made a strange sound. “There was a feeling of wanting to communicate something, but I didn’t know what,” said Mr. Costanzo. “It was proof to me that we’re obviously not alone,” said the girlfriend.
John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff
Podesta was a political consultant who served as the White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton from 1988 to 1995 and as a counselor to Barack Obama from 2014 to 2015. He is a famous personality among UFO enthusiasts for his constant interest in UFOs. Podesta admitted that his biggest failure in 2014 was not to ask the government in the Obama administration for the release of UFO files. During Hilary Clinton’s election campaign in 2016, he declared he would convince Clinton to declassify as many UFO files as possible. (Source)
During the 1990s, Laurance Rockefeller took the initiative to encourage the government to release classified information about UFOs. The matter was already common in the White House. In 1998, The Post quoted Press Secretary Mike McCurry.
“John can get totally maniacal and phobic on certain subjects,” McCurry said. “He’s been known to pick up the phone to call the Air Force and ask them what’s going on in Area 51.”
Podesta said: “It’s going to come out anyway. It might as well be put out.” He added: “So we can deal with it. The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the legitimate questions people have about what’s going on with unidentified aerial phenomena.”Podesta claimed: “The American people can handle the truth.” (Source)
Gordon Cooper, Former Astronaut
Former astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, who passed away in 2004, believed that extraterrestrial life existed and that visitors from other habitable worlds had visited Earth. Cooper was one of the seven pioneers of human spaceflight who participated in Project Mercury, the first human space program to get a man on the Moon before the Soviet Union. In 1963, he was a member of the Mercury-Atlas 9 crew and went to space. Then, in 1965, he proved that humans could survive in space by being the first to go 3.3 million miles onboard Gemini 5.
Major Cooper saw a UFO while flying an F-86 Sabre Jet in Western Germany in 1951. He said the UFOs were solid metallic saucer-shaped discs far too fast for any American combat plane. The unusual “metallic, saucer-shaped vehicles” would occur on multiple evenings in a row. He did not doubt that intelligent beings were controlling these crafts. In addition, he had serious doubts that they were from Earth, based on his wide knowledge of the matter. (Source)
Cooper said in an interview: “They were flying quite high how high we couldn’t tell because we couldn’t get anywhere near their altitude, but they were either very large craft way up or smaller crafts still well above what we can get.”