A Florida candidate for Congress said Monday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age 7 but that the incident shouldn't detract from what she's done here on Earth since then.
Rodriguez Aguilera provided The Miami Herald with a statement about these encounters with extraterrestrial beings Friday and did not mention anything about her encounters with aliens. That's probably true, but consider what a wealth of blog posts would ensue from a general election between a yo-yo artist and an alien-telepath. In another interview, she said the leggy space creatures reminded her a bit of Jesus Christ, and that they made multiple visits over the course of her early life. They supposedly told her about ISIS - though she wouldn't give specific details - and that the world's energy is in Africa and that God is a universal energy. "He's part of everything". She cites a UFO sighting when she was 17 and referred to an article in the same newspaper that she says corroborated what she saw.
She was a city councilwoman in Doral, Fla., from 2012 to 2014 and the city's first economic developer.
Rodriguez Aguilera declared her candidacy in late August and raised about $10,000 during the most recent fundraising quarter, she said - a paltry amount she attributed to halting her campaign during Hurricane Irma.
Asked by The Miami Herald at the weekend about her encounter, Ms Rodriguez said that she strongly believed there was intelligent life outside our galaxy.
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, 59, is running to take the place of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican who represents Florida's 27th congressional district.
When the Miami Herald spoke with Rodriquez Aguilera on Friday about her close encounter with aliens she did not mention her personal story, but said USA presidents like Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter "publicly claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects", and that Stephen Hawking "stated that there are billions of galaxies in the universe and we are probably not alone".
"Miami politics are unusual", Yabor said.