United States Presidents
We Have quotes from 9 United States Presidents about UFOs

Dwight Eisenhower

"In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the
acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by
the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise
of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the
weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic
processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and
knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge
industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods
and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."

January 1961.

Jimmy Carter

" I don't laugh at people any more when they say they've seen
UFOs. It was the darndest thing I've ever seen. It was big, it was
very bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon.
We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it
was. One thing's for sure I'll never make fun of people who say
they've seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become President,
I'll make every piece of information this country has about UFO
sightings available to the public and the scientists."

At a Southern Governors Conference describing an alleged UFO
sighting he had in October of 1969 to reporters while campaigning in

"I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one."
Former U.S. President, , five-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bill Clinton

"I want you to find the answers to two questions for me. One,
who killed JFK. And, Two, are there UFOs? "

From Friends in High Places, by Webster Hubbell, Clinton's associate
attorney general.

"As far as I know, an alien spacecraft did not crash in Roswell,
New Mexico, in 1947. ... If the United States Air Force did recover
alien bodies, they didn't tell me about it either, and I want to

In reply to a letter from a child asking about the Roswell Incident.
"If we were being attacked by space aliens we wouldn't be
playing these kinds of games,"

Bill Clinton told educators visiting Washington D.C. .

Ronald Reagan

"... when you stop to think that we're all God's children,
wherever we may live in the world, I couldn't help but say to him,
just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that
we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other
species from another planet outside in the universe. We'd forget all
the little local differences that we have between our countries and we
would find out once and for all that we really are all human beings
here on this earth together."

White House transcript of "Remarks of the President to Fallston
High School Students and Faculty," December 4, 1985.

"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often
forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need
some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.
I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would
vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world."

Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Forty-second
session, "Provisional Verbatim Record of the Fourth Meeting",
September 21, 1987.)

"I occasionally think how quickly our differences, worldwide,
would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this

From a speech with President Mikhail Gorbachev, in 1988. He made
almost the same comment on many occasions.

"I was in a plane last week when I looked out the window and saw
this white light. It was zigzagging around. I went up to the pilot
and said, "Have you ever seen anything like that?" He was shocked and
he said, "Nope." And I said to him: "Let's follow it!" We followed it
for several minutes. It was a bright white light. We followed it to
Bakersfield, and all of a sudden to our utter amazement it went
straight up into the heavens. When I got off the plane I told Nancy
all about it. But we didn't file a report on the object because for a
long time they considered you a nut if you saw a UFO..."
1974, Reagan was often quoted referring to the possibility of an
alien threat.

Harry S. Truman

"I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are
not constructed by any power on earth."
White House Press Conference, Washington DC, April 4, 1950.

Gerald Ford

"No doubt, you have noted the recent flurry of newspaper stories
about unidentified flying objects. I have taken special interest in
these accounts because many of the latest reported sightings have been
in my home state of Michigan... Because I think there may be substance
to some of these reports and because I believe the American people are
entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by
the Air Force to date, I am proposing that either the Science and
Astronautics Committee or the Armed Services Committee of the House
schedule hearings on the subject of UFOs and invite testimony from
both the executive branch of the Government and some of the persons
who claim to have seen UFOs... In the firm belief that the American
public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the
Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee
investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to
establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest
possible enlightenment on this subject.
From a letter he sent as a Congressman to L. Mendel Rivers, Chairman
of the Armed Services

Committee, on March 28, 1966.

John F. Kennedy

"We seek a free flow of information... we are not afraid to
entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas,
alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is
afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open
market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

Nov. 21, 1963.

George H. W. Bush

"I know some. I know a fair amount."

George Bush replying in 1988 to a question about UFOs while
campaigning to become President. "

George W. Bush

"Sure I will,"

In a news conference on July 29, 2000, televised on CNN, George
W. Bush reply when a citizen asked if he would tell the public "what
the hell is going on" with UFOs. Bush indicated that vice-presidential
candidate Dick Chaney would use his experience as Secretary of Defense
to address the issue.