Following is the form Jimmy Carter filed with NICAP on Sep. 18, 1973. Only the questions that were responded to are listed. Carter's responses are in
NICAP FORM SEP. 18, 1973:
1. Name: "Jimmy Carter"
Address: "State Capitol Atlanta"
2. Date of Observation: "October 1969"
3. Location of Observation: "Leary, Georgia"
4. How long did you see the object?: "10-12 minutes."
5. Please describe weather conditions and the type of sky; i.e., bright daylight, nighttime, dusk, etc: "Shortly after dark."
6. Position of the Sun or Moon in relation to the object and to you: "Not in sight."
7. If seen at night, twilight, or dawn, were the stars or moon visible?: "Stars."
8. Were there more than one object?: "No."
10. Was the object(s) brighter than the background of the sky?: "Yes."
11. If so, compare the brightness with the Sun, Moon, headlights, etc: "At one time, as bright as the moon."
12. Did the object(s)-:
a. Appear to stand still at any time?: "Yes."
g. Change brightness?: "Yes."
h. Change shape?: "Yes."
I. Change color?: "Yes."
13. Did object(s) at any time pass in front of, or behind of anything? If so, Please elaborate giving distance, size, etc, if possible: "No."
14. Was there any wind?: "No."
15. Did you observe the object(s) through an optical instrument or other aid, windshield, window pane, storm window, screening, etc.? What?: "No."
17. Please tell if the object(s) was (were)- c. Sharply outlined: "Yes."
18. Was the object- b. Self-luminous?: "Yes."
19. Did the object)s_ rise or fall while in motion?: "Came close, moved away, came close and then moved away."
20. Or, if easier, give apparent size in inches on a ruler held at arm's length: "About the same as moon, maybe a little smaller. Varied from
brighter/larger than planet to apparent size of moon."
21. How did you happen to notice the object(s)?: "10-12 men all watched it. Brightness attracted us."
22. Where were you and what were you doing at the time?: "Outdoors waiting for a meeting to begin at 7:30 pm."
23. How did the object(s) disappear from view?: "Moved to distance then disappeared."
26. Please estimate the distance of the object(s): "Difficult. Maybe 300-1000 yards."
27. What was the elevation of the object(s) in the sky?: "About 30 degrees above horizon."
28. Names and addresses of other witnesses, if any: "Ten members of Leary Georgia Lions Club."
31. Please draw a map of the locality of the observation showing North; your position; the direction from which the object(s) appeared and disappeared
from view; the direction of its course over the area; roads, towns, villages, railroads, and other landmarks within a mile: "Appeared from west about
30 degrees up."
32. Is there an airport, military, governmental, or research installation in the area?: "No."
In a released audio tape of a 1976 interview by the National Enquirer's (a US tabloid) reporter Jim McCandlish, Carter answered:
Q: Governor, you once saw a UFO. If you were President would you reopen inquiries into UFOs?
Carter: Well, no. What I would do is make information we have about those sightings available to the public (three words unclear). I have never tried
to identify what I saw. You know, it was a light in the western sky that was very unique. I had never seen it before. There were about 20 of us who
saw it. None of us could figure out what it was. I don't think it was anything solid. It was just like a light. It was a curious aberration, so I
don't make fun of people who say they've see unidentified objects in the sky.
Q: The United States used to have a body that investigated UFOs, but that's been discontinued. Would you reopen it?
Carter: I don't know yet.
As Presidential candidate in Appleton, Wisconsin on the morning of March 31, 1976, was asked by Thomas Heiman, Associate Director of the UFO Education
Center in Appleton Wisconsin whether he would as President, "air what's behind closed doors today in regards to UFOs?"
Carter replied, "Yes, I would make these kinds of data available to the public, as President, to help resolve the mystery about it."
"On a public basis?" asked Heiman. "Yes," replied Carter, "on a public basis."
Although when elected, his office was innundated with mail asking him to keep this promise, he never made anything to organize an active UFO public
investigation effort. However, during the Carter administration literally thousands of UFO documents were released through FOIA requests by various
government entities such as the FBI, NSA, NASA, State, Air Force, Navy, and Army
This article appeared in The Daily Mirror, U-K., on May 3, 1977.
President Jimmy Carter has joined the ranks of UFO spotters. He sent in two written reports stating he had seen a flying saucer when he was the
Governor of Georgia. The President has shrugged off the incident since then, perhaps fearing that electors might be wary of a flying saucer freak .But
he was reported as saying after the "sighting"; "I don't laugh at people any more when they say they've seen UFOs because I've seen one
Carter described his UFO like this: "Luminous, not solid, at first bluish, then reddish...it seemed to move towards us from a distance, stopped, then
moved partially away."
Carter filed two reports on the sighting in 1973, one to the International UFO Bureau and the other to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial
HARRY S. TRUMAN:
"I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth."
• President Harry S. Truman - Press conference, Washington DC, April 4, 1950.
In a speech in Hong Kong 2005 regarding the ufo question, he said
‘I wouldn’t be the first President that underlings have lied to.’
Clinton made much small talk in private conversation regarding aliens and the extraterrestrial subject many of which can be found on the net !
George Bush Snr
Of all the Presidents that have been faced with the UFO problem, George Bush seemed, on the surface, to be the best qualified President to have been
given the secret. He spent a year as Director of Central Intelligence, the head of the entire United States Intelligence Community for President Ford.
Then as DCI, he was in charge of giving intelligence briefings to Jimmy Carter during his transition to the Presidency in 1976.
"I know some. I know a fair amount." George Bush replying in 1988 to a question about UFOs while campaigning to become President.
"I am very careful in public life about dealing with classified information." Bush in 1988 debate with Dukakis
Charles Huffer interviewded the President in March 88 :-
"Mr. Bush, Mr. President," (in the excitement of the moment Mr. Huffer called him President). "Will you tell the people the truth about UFOs?"
"Yeah," replied Bush. Then realizing what he has just said Bush added, "If we can find it, what it is. We are really interested."
"You’ll have it, you’ll have it." said Huffer. "It’s in there. (I meant it would be in his briefing when he became president) Declassify it
and tell us, ok?"
"OK," said Bush, " alright, yes."
Bush then entered the building where he met with the local Arkansas press. Huffer remained outside waiting for Bush to come back out. When he did
emerge from the building, Huffer his tape recorder running told George Bush, "Going to hold you to that promise."
"Alright," replied Bush.
"OK," said Huffer, "you’re going to get it." (I meant the UFO information)
"Why don’t you send me some information about it? " asked Bush.
"Naw," said Huffer, "you’re a CIA man. You know all that stuff."
" I know some," replied Bush. "I know a fair amount"
George Bush Jr
In 2000 Charles Huffer had chance to ask about the project to dislose information !
Huffer asked George Bush Jr, if he were elected President would he disclose "the truth about UFOs." Bush in reply stated "Sure. I will... It will
be the first thing he (pointing to Cheney) will do. He’ll get right on it.
From the beginning of the Bush administration, the promise made to Charles Huffer for UFO disclosure appeared to quickly fade to a distant memory.
Once in office the President Bush did not make UFOs the first thing "Cheney would do." In fact, all evidence pointed to the fact that the Bush White
House did nothing on the UFO front. Worse in fact, in light of perceived threats from every direction, the Bush administration made new riveting
cold-war style secrecy the order of the day. This new secrecy was not exactly amenable to UFO disclosure.