Meet the candidate who’s out there:
U.S. House candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera may have a long list of accomplishments, but she is perhaps best known for claiming that she was abducted by space aliens as a child.
Rodriguez Aguilera is a longshot in the race for the Miami-area seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Yet last weekend, the Miami Herald endorsed her for the GOP nomination in the Tuesday primary out of a field of nine candidates.
In an interview, Rodriguez Aguilera said she is grateful for the endorsement and that her tale of kidnapping by aliens does not define her.
‘It has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was 7 years old,’ she said. ‘I am so proud of the Herald and what they did.’
Rodriguez Aguilera says she was taken aboard a spaceship as a young girl by three blond extraterrestrials who resembled the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
Abducted aged seven, aliens told her her that the ‘center of the world’s energy is Africa’ and Coral Castle, a limestone tourist attraction, is really an ancient Egyptian pyramid
She says they told her that the ‘center of the world’s energy is Africa’ and that thousands of non-human skulls were once discovered in a cave on the Mediterranean island of Malta.
And she learned the Coral Castle, a limestone tourist attraction in Florida, is really an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
She has said she witnessed paranormal activity since then and saw a UFO at age 17. She also said she has been in touch with the aliens telepathically long after the abduction.
And she’s running in my district.