The extraterrestrial spacecraft, the flying saucer, the UFO. Whatever we call it, there are little people can unitedly agree on when it comes to the notion of another planet’s spacecraft being here on Earth.
Are they real? Is it related to the government or does the government even know?
Conspiracy theorists and hardcore unidentified flying object connoisseurs will all tell you something different. But what if the former president could say something about it.
It is no secret that people love to theorize about life on other planets. From films about alien existence to rumored UFO sightings to the mysterious Area 51, curiosity has led to creativity. In fact, in September 2019 masses of people planned to “Storm Area 51” to get their own answers.
In a recent episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” former President Barack Obama was one of the guests of the show. Colbert asked Obama if he has asked at all about UFOs during his time in the White House. The answer was yes. Is there anything he could share?
His response, “Can’t tell you. I’m sorry.”
Without a definite no, Colbert took this as a small yes.
“You just played your hand. I thought you were a poker player,” Colbert jokingly responded.
The two also discussed his new presidential memoir “A Promised Land” that recently came out.
President Barack Obama, Conspiracies, and Aliens
Former President Barack Obama then went on to joke about how Roswell used to be the largest government conspiracy regarding aliens. Now he says “that’s nothing.”
Roswell was the name of the conspiracy in which people believed that the government was holding an alien spaceship somewhere without informing people. There was even a longstanding TV show called “Roswell.”
Although there are no clear answers regarding life on other planets and government knowledge of that, presidents are always briefed about something. Many take this as a hint of something being there.
Others, however, may just feel like conspiracists are manifesting the movie “Independence Day” a little too much.
However, back in 2012, the National Geographic Channel asked 1,114 American voters who would be better able to handle an alien invasion between Obama and Romney. Barack Obama came out on top of those polled with 64%.
While this may not be a leading factor in electing presidents, maybe some people secretly take it into consideration.