Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is a Florida candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. Though she has a long list of accomplishments on her resume, what makes her candidacy unique is her claim that she was abducted by extraterrestrials as a child.
Rodriguez Aguilera might be a long shot in the race, and her story may negatively impact voters minds, but she did receive a valuable endorsement from the Miami Herald for the GOP nomination. The paper did acknowledge the unusual nature of her statements saying "We realize that Rodriguez Aguilera is an unusual candidate," but we are impressed with her "boots-on-the-ground ideas and experience." She is campaigning against eight other candidates.
In an interview, Bettina said she is grateful for the endorsement and that her abduction by aliens does not define her. "It has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was 7 years old," she said. "I am so proud of the Herald and what they did." She added that she was abducted again, 10 years later at the age of 17.
The newspaper covered the 'highlights' of her story including her abduction at the age of seven and a lifetime of communication with the ET's before deciding to endorse her. Rodriguez Aguilera says she was taken aboard a spaceship by blond extraterrestrials. Many know these particular aliens as the reportedly peaceful Nordics. She says the aliens resembled the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and looked very human - though a fact that makes her story hard to believe is that the aliens were dressed in party outfits.
They communicated and appeared telepathically and told her “about a series of things that would happen.” The knowledge they offered included information about ISIS that she will not reveal, that the "center of the world's energy is Africa", and thousands of non-human skulls were once discovered in a cave on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Also, they told her “God is a universal energy, not a person” ... “He’s part of everything. God talks to people and they interpret what he says different. In reality, there aren’t different religions. There is just one.”
She says she maintains telepathic contact with the aliens and stands by her story.
“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 told the Herald. “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.”