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Jimmy Carter: No Truth to UFO Rumors

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:40:38 -0500
Archived: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:40:38 -0500
Subject: Jimmy Carter: No Truth to UFO Rumors

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Monday November 5

Jimmy Carter: No Truth to UFO Rumors

At the Nexus of Politics and Science Fiction "The Skeptics'
Guide to the Universe" Sets the Record Straight With Regards to

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 5, 2007 -- Democratic
Presidential Candidate, Congressman Dennis Kucinich spoke once
again of his experience with UFO phenomena Tuesday before a
stunned and amused Drexel University audience. He invoked the
name of Former President Jimmy Carter in support of his

Kucinich's comments drew fire from veteran political commentator
Chris Matthews during a postmortem interview with Governor Bill
Richardson. "This is shaping up to be a contest between the de-
evolution party and the pro-UFO party," he said.

Former President Jimmy Carter, speaking candidly on a recent
episode of The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe, flatly
dismissed claims that in 1969 he witnessed an alien spacecraft.
Though he did see a mysterious light in the sky, Carter
described it as a UFO only because "it was unidentified, it was
flying, and it was an object."

"I have never thought there were extra terrestrial beings on a
ship from outer space," Carter explained. He went on to
speculate that the light may have resulted from military testing
at nearby Fort Benning. Carter also rejects a common rumor
spread on UFO websites that George H. W. Bush, then director of
the CIA, restricted his access to classified UFO documents.

Dr. Steven Novella, president of the New England Skeptical
Society (NESS) and host of the "The Skeptics' Guide to the
Universe" said, "UFO stories like these are almost always the
result of mundane astronomical events." He went on to explain
that Former President Carter may have witnessed the planet Venus
under unusual atmospheric conditions.

A challenge issued by "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" for
Congressman Kucinich to appear on the show to defend his views
has gone unanswered as of this time.

Listen to the complete interview with President Carter free
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