It either takes courage or naivete to run for U.S. congress after you’ve done TV interviews in which you claim to be a life-long alien abductee. That’s the case for Miami’s Bettina Rodriquez Alquilera, who is running for an open seat in the house of representative. Even though those interviews took place several years ago, it was inevitable that someone would remember and bring it up.
That’s how Alquilera’s campaign suddenly attracted a national audience in mid-October when the Miami Herald reported the story. In the original interviews, she said that she was taken aboard an alien ship by three blond, big-bodied beings, two females and one male, when she was seven years old. She went on to say that she has been in occasional contract with the aliens since that time.
Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says. The Republican candidate recounted her experience for a Miami television station in 2009.
Her description of the abduction probably won’t win her many voters among skeptics. She mentioned seeing round seats on the ship and the craft was controlled by “some quartz rocks.” She also said the alien beings reminded her of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro – Christ the Redeemer with arms spread out. She also said the aliens told her that there was proof of alien existence in a cave in Malta where 30,000 non-human skulls are hidden.
When the Miami Herald asked her about her experience with the aliens on their ship, Alquilera was ready for them with what sounds like a prepared statement that skirted the issue of her involvement. Here’s what 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,” she said. “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.”
We wish Bettina luck. Although she probably has now been labeled as a candidate outside of the mainstream, it seems that hasn’t stopped numerous candidates from being elected to Congress in recent years. But c’mon, why does she think Repugs will embrace her?