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Famous people who believe in ET and UFOs

Posted on Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 | Comment icon 33 comments

President Ronald Reagan famously saw a UFO. Image Credit: Michael Evans
Many high profile individuals over the years have spoken out about their belief that we are being visited.
While many of those who subscribe to the idea that Earth is being visited by an intelligent extraterrestrial race would perhaps prefer to keep it to themselves, there are multiple cases of famous people who have made no secret of their interest in the subject.

Several scientists, astronomers and astronauts are among those who believe we are not alone. Professor Stephen Hawking famously warned against making contact on the basis that we could be putting ourselves at risk from a hostile alien species while Dr J Allen Hynek was the director of Project Blue Book, an in-depth study of the UFO phenomenon carried out by the US Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s.

Several US Presidents have also come forward over the years to reveal an interest in UFOs. Richard Nixon once stated "I'm not at liberty to discuss the government's knowledge of extraterrestrial UFO's at this time. I am still personally being briefed on the subject." Both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan claimed to have personally witnessed a UFO.

Other celebrities that have shown an interest in the phenomenon include David Bowie, Sigourney Weaver, Elvis Presley and MUFON member Dan Aykryod who has been a keen proponent of UFO research for years.

Source: IB Times | Comments (33)

Tags: UFO, Extraterrestrial

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Comment icon #24 Posted by freetoroam on 17 October, 2013, 9:20
Or lack of knowledge, like Roswell, it was easier to say it was a spaceship and an alien than let people find out what really was going on behind closed labs. As for Nixon, if he were not lying for his sake, he was lying for the rest of the government. Many of the UFO's were and still are government and military equipment, and there are many a scientist who would be willing to vouch they are UFOs for the sake of a few million, this is ideal to have a famous person backing up claims, eg: Tom Cruise was a great candidate for a certain cult....once.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Kahn on 17 October, 2013, 12:41
I've been blessed with witnessing some strange events, but in my 53 years on this planet I have yet to witness one that could not be explained. Among the phenomena I've been fortunate enough to witness, 3 bolide meteors, (Two in the same shower. Do you know what the odds are of seeing one in a lifetime is?), the Jan 20th 1990 meteor that streaked across the eastern US, and a Proton-B second stage re-entry (which Aerospace Corp. gave me a sighting confirmation on). I still watch the skies for that one thing I cannot identify, but I still enjoy the magic of those that I can, reminding me... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by slaughtr on 17 October, 2013, 17:29
ing I found and explanation for ...BS, if you found an answer then you would not be on sites like this one ,apparently you believe something. If some believes we are visited by other places then who are you to question about what they saw or believe. If you are a government official you would be terified to know real thigs but having access to info is vital. For those that believe your not the crazy one it's the folks who think everything is scientificaly proved and skeptic as hell. If you think a sin filled human is the only living thing in this universe then your past skeptic it's ca... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Star Man on 17 October, 2013, 19:08
Comment icon #28 Posted by Somethings Not Right on 17 October, 2013, 20:56
I've seen things you people wouldn't beleive? Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.....I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate... All those moments will be lost in time.....Like tears in the rain? Only joking!! Rutger Hauer did though... Blade Runner... Sounds Like you have seen some incredible sights mate... I look up..... & nothing!!! Keep looking, One day ay!
Comment icon #29 Posted by JesseCuster on 17 October, 2013, 21:15
1. There's no rules that say you can't question anyone else's beliefs. Forums where you're not allowed to question certain viewpoints are generally the worst forums out there. This place is thankfully much more tolerant than that and leads to more lively and open discussion. 2. I've never come across a person who believed that everything has been scientifically proved. There are those who believe that everything can be scientifically proved which is another matter entirely, i.e. any given phenomenon is open to a possible scientific explanation even if it hasn't been ye... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by curiouse on 17 October, 2013, 23:46
Other celebs that believe. Robbie Williams, Rhianna, etc
Comment icon #31 Posted by Lex540 on 14 November, 2013, 10:47
Famous does not mean his right
Comment icon #32 Posted by DBunker on 14 November, 2013, 15:43
Of cours not. Few people would believe the President of the US if he came on TV and said that he saw a flying Unicorn last night, whent into some pretty good details and ended up showning a blurry photo that (if you squinted) could see something like a horse in the dark sky. Most of us would like to see better evidence than that. I know I do.

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