Florida Congressional Candidate Claims 'Close Encounter' Oct 23, 2017 11:08:47 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 23, 2017 11:08:47 GMT -5
Florida Congressional Candidate Claims 'Close Encounter'
Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. But a congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera (above) claims she’s been aboard a spaceship, too: one crewed by aliens – as in extraterrestrials. According to Ms. Rodriguez Aguilera, three blond, big-bodied beings – two females, one male – visited her when she was 7-years-old and have communicated telepathically with her several times since. Sen. Bill Nelson served as payload officer aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1986. All seven people aboard were from Earth – so far as is known.
Rodriguez Aguilera, 59, a Republican hoping to replace retiring Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, recounted her experience with the ETs during a 2009 television interview. She described “going up” inside the spaceship – though whether it went into space or just hovered around town is left unclear. “I went in. There were some round seats that were there and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship – not like airplanes,” she said.
In two separate videos posted to YouTube a few years ago, one by local Spanish-language station America TeVe and another by a political critic with the user name DoralGirl26, Rodriguez Aguilera spoke in detail concerning her extraterrestrial experiences. She said the alien beings reminded her of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer, with arms outstretched. She also found out several things from the aliens, including the following:
• There are 30,000 skulls – “different from humans” – in a cave on the Mediterranean island of Malta.
• The world’s “energy center” is in Africa.
• The Coral Castle, a limestone tourist attraction in South Miami-Dade, is actually an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
• “God is a universal energy.”
She also claimed the aliens mentioned Isis, though she didn’t clarify if they meant the terrorist organization or the ancient Egyptian goddess.
The Herald asked Rodriguez Aguilera about her experiences last Friday the 13th and though her response waxed astronomical, sadly, she failed to mention “close encounters” of any kind: “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,” she explained. “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.”
Rodriguez Aguilera served as a Doral (Florida) councilwoman from 2012-14 and as the city’s first economic developer. She is an entrepreneur who has taught leadership seminars at local universities. She declared her candidacy in late August and raised about $10,000 during the most recent fundraising quarter, attributing the paltry sum to having been forced to halt her campaign during Hurricane Irma.
Rodriguez Aguilera’s daughter is former Republican National Committee Hispanic outreach director Bettina Inclán Agen. Her son-in-law, Jarrod Agen, is Vice President Mike Pence’s deputy chief of staff.
Miami attorney Rick Yabor, a frequent political commentator in Spanish-language media, said Friday that Rodriguez Aguilera’s account could hurt her congressional campaign. Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro and former school board member and Miami-Dade County mayoral candidate Raquel Regalado, both far better known than Rodriguez Aguilera, are also running in the Republican primary. “Being a politician, to come out and say that, it’s odd,” Yabor admitted. “She got into details that are not very mainstream. Someone who’s running for Congress – you’ve got to raise a lot of money. A donor might have second thoughts. Miami politics are unusual. This one takes it to a new level.”
Source: Alex Daugherty and Patricia Mazzei, The Miami Herald, October 16, 2017.