by Kristine Phillips October 16, 2017 (washingtonpost.com)
- Former city councilwoman, Republican Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, is running for US Congress in South Florida.
- In 2011 she told newspaper reporters that as a child and a teenager she was visited several times by three tall blond extraterrestrial beings, one male and two female, who wore robes and spoke telepathically.
- The ET beings took her on board their round spaceship.
- The ET beings spoke of the Egyptian goddess Isis; informed her that “God is a universal energy, not a person”, that the center of [the Earth’s] energy is in Africa, and that there are 30,000 alien skulls in subterranean caves in Malta.
- Rodriguez Aguilera says that she is among the “majority of Americans who believe that there must be intelligent life in the billions of planets and galaxies in the universe.”
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera said the encounters began when she was young and happened several times throughout her life.
She saw three beings — two women and a man, she said.
They were tall, full-figured and blond.
They wore robes, spoke telepathically and were in a round spaceship.
Rodriguez Aguilera described her experiences with extraterrestrials in old interviews unearthed by the Miami Herald as the onetime council member from Doral, Fla., vies for a seat in Congress.
Several years before the 59-year-old announced her candidacy to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), she appeared on Spanish-language television programs and talked in great detail about her experiences with aliens.
In one video that was uploaded to YouTube long before it was highlighted by the Herald, Rodriguez Aguilera, a Republican, said she saw the round spaceship for the first time when she was 7, after her parents asked her to go outside their home.
She boarded the spaceship, she said, and saw round seats.
After the vessel took off, she said, aliens explained to her what they planned to do.
“God is a universal energy, not a person,” the aliens told her, according to Rodriguez Aguilera. “It’s in everything. God talks to people and they understand it in different ways, but there’s only one religion.”
In another interview, she said the beings, with their arms wide open, reminded her of Jesus Christ, and that she saw them again during her teenage years.
She also claimed that the center of energy is in Africa; that 30,000 skulls different from human skulls are in a subterranean cave on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; and that Coral Castle, a limestone structure in South Florida, is an ancient pyramid.
The aliens talked about Isis, Rodriguez Aguilera said, though she did not elaborate. Isis is the name of an Egyptian goddess. (It’s also an acronym for the Islamic State, which did not exist at the time of Rodriguez Aguilera’s interviews.)
Rodriguez Aguilera said the interviews happened eight years ago and were negatively portrayed by the Miami Herald.
“The Miami Herald article is clearly an attack piece,” she told The Washington Post, adding later: “I’m a person who owns up to who I am. And this is just an experience that I had. It has nothing to do with who I am and what I have shown in the past 40 years and what a positive role model I’ve been to the community.”
Asked why she decided to talk about her experiences publicly, she said, “The conditions were there and I just did it . . . They were going to do the interview, and I did the interview.”
In a statement to the Herald, she said:
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. 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.
Ros-Lehtinen, whom Rodriguez Aguilera hopes to replace, represents much of Miami and Miami Beach. The moderate Republican and the first Hispanic woman and Cuban American elected to Congress, announced in April that she is retiring, giving Democrats a chance to flip a seat in a district Hillary Clinton carried in November.
The former Doral City Council member announced her intention to run in August.
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