Skip to comments.Prez Carter ponders the paranormal
Posted on 12/16/2005 9:25:57 AM PST by ncountylee
As President, Jimmy Carter may not have consulted an astrologer to decide the details of his schedule - á la Nancy Reagan directing her husband's busy days. But Ronald Reagan's predecessor did once employ a woman in a trance to locate a downed government plane in Africa.
"We had a plane go down in the Central African Republic. A twin-engine plane. Small plane. And we couldn't find it," the 81-year-old 39th President reveals to GQ magazine's Wil S. Hylton. "So we oriented satellites that were going around the Earth every 90 minutes to fly over that spot where we thought it might be and take photographs. We couldn't find it."
Carter continues: "The director of the CIA came and told me that he had contacted a woman in California who claimed to have supernatural capabilities. And she went into a trance and she wrote down latitudes and longitudes, and we sent our satellite over that latitude and longitude, and there was the plane."
Digging deeper into his personal X-Files, Carter claims he once sighted a UFO.
"I've never believed that it came from Mars....But I saw an object one night when I was preparing to give a speech to a Lions Club," Carter says. "There were about 25 of us men standing around....And all of a sudden, one of the men looked up and said, 'Look, over in the west.' And there was a bright light in the sky....[I]t got closer and closer to us. And then it stopped, I don't know how far away, but it stopped beyond the pine trees. And all of a sudden it changed color to blue, and then it changed to red, then back to white.
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Why waste money sending a probe to Pluto when Jimmy Carter and Howard Dean are already there?
No wonder he was scared.
LOL! Only if someone can make sure that WJC has dates.
My guess is that some jokers at the CIA decided to yank on Jimmy's chain. After they found the plane, they quickly made up this bogus story that they used a psychic. I know people who do stuff like that all the time. They are probably still laughing about it.
Jimmy who? ;o)
It was Venus.
"Carter claims he once sighted a UFO"
This from the same guy who asked his daughter Aimie about nuclear policy.
My guess is that telling the President we found the plane with a psychic was easier than getting approval to send a bunch of CIA spooks into what was probably a hostile country to retrieve whatever was so important in that small plane.
Carter was the worst president, ever. Clinton was the worst person ever to be president.
Even after he was elected President, he pondered
Ponders the paranormal?
Shouldn't be too hard since he is a fine example of the very thing he ponders.
Very well said.
Who or what was on the plane that the President of the United States and the CIA got involved in re-tasking satellites to search for it?
Should be, I stole it from George Will.
Most memorable thing from the Carter Presidency - 444 Days of total incompetence.
Tales from killer rabbit land....
"....[I]t got closer and closer to us. And then it stopped, I don't know how far away, but it stopped beyond the pine trees...and then it receded into the distance."
Obviously looking for intelligent life...and not finding it in that group.
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