Toward the end of the televised Democratic presidential candidates' debate on MSNBC Tuesday, Oct. 30, NBC's Tim Russert asked Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich about published reports that he had once seen a triangle-shaped unidentified flying object.
Kucinich stated briefly that, yes, he did see something that was unidentified (at least to him), was apparently flying and appeared to be an object.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was also asked about extraterrestrial life and he spun it in a reasonable way by saying he was concerned with life on Earth and living beings in the United States.
During the analysis segment after the debate, MSNBC's Chris Matthews followed up on the issue with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
Matthews pointed out that Richardson's home state is associated with UFO lore due to the stories about "the Roswell incident."
Richardson responded that, in his view, the federal government should be more straightforward and release classified information about these topics.
But he stopped short of saying he believed there was anything to the issue of actual contact with Earth and humans by visitors from other planets, dimensions or some other unusual point of origin.
Richardson said he does deal with the issue as a way to promote tourism in New Mexico and stated that he has not seen a UFO.
He, like Obama, did not want to get drawn into a discussion about extraterrestrial visitors to Earth or UFOs. This is understandable for a politician seeking high office.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON, ROSWELL, O'HARE
It is interesting that these three candidates are from states with significant involvement in the UFO issue.
Kucinich, from the Cleveland area in northeastern Ohio, is just a few hours drive from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, in southwestern Ohio.
Wright-Patterson, according to lore (some of it very well-researched), is where wreckage and possibly extraterrestrial bodies were taken in the summer of 1947 after the Roswell crash of an unusual craft.
Wright-Patterson was, and still is, involved in testing and analyzing foreign aircraft materials and technology.
The base reportedly was involved in the UFO issue for many decades. Project BLUEBOOK, a UFO investigation effort (or some say cover story operation) was based at Wright-Patt.
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