Adapted from the June 8 "National Enquirer"

Five administrations in this nation, Truman through Nixon, 28 years!, and the MIRO-imposed "silence policy" on the reality of Flying Saucers has remained undisturbed, not even an issue in the presidential campaigns! Finally we have a candidate, front-runner Jimmy Carter of the Democrats, who not only publicly admits to having seen a Flying Saucer, but declares that he will blow the lid off the "silence policy" if he gets into the White House.

Black and white xerographic reproduction of a press photograph of then presidential candidate Jimmy Carter, captioned simply CARTER.

All through the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Carter's opponents have been accusing him of being fuzzy on the issues. On the highly controversial issue of Flying Saucers Jimmy is not fuzzy. One of the leading weekly tabloids, the "National Enquirer" has made Carter's stand on UFOs known to millions of readers: "I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one. If I become President, I'll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists."

Jimmy Carter was not alone in seeing the UFO. It was at night, in 1973, after he had given a talk to the local Lions Club of Thomaston, Georgia, his home state. He and club members had gone outside to the parking lot.

"It was a very peculiar aberration but about 20 people saw it. It was the darnedest 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 10 minutes but none of us could figure out what it was.

"One thing for sure, I'll never make fun of people who say they have seen unidentified objects in the sky!"

The "Enquirer" located Carter's son, Jeff, campaigning for his [11] father in Flint, Michigan told the "Enquirer" reporter, Malcolm Balfour, further details of his father's UFO sighting.


"After his speech in Thomaston, my father was stepping into the parking lot of the club with a group of businessmen when they spotted the UFO. It had three lights -- clustered together about the size of the moon. My dad said they were changing color from red to green. It was positioned off to one side of the moon. He knew it couldn't have been an aircraft of any type we have. Remember, he's a nuclear physicist who served in the Navy. He now believes that (UFO sightings) should be investigated."

Yes, as captain of a nuclear-powered submarine in the U.S. Navy, Jimmy Carter was required to have a solid background in nuclear physics. This training in one of the important sciences of the day is an indication of Carter's unusual power in both logic and abstract thought, a fact which is played down in his popular campaigns, but one which is highly important if he is to have the capability of grasping the technical and philosophical implications of space travel by advanced beings from other planets. But imagine his surprise when he learns that an elite group in this nation has had its own Flying Saucers for at least 10 years, and the UFO he saw over Thomaston in 1973 might have been one of ours. In any event, the presence of such a man in the White House -- if he is elected this fall -- will certainly mark a turning point in the life of the nation -- as predicted in the final pages of the last Journal.

The wife of a Georgia Lions Club official, Mrs. Charlotte Stembridge, also a school teacher, was present at the Thomaston club meeting and saw the UFO afterward along with the others.

"The Object was three balls of light," said Mrs. Stembridge to the "Enquirer" reporter, "clustered in a circle, flashing and changing from red to green. It drifted slowly across the sky -- then disappeared quickly."

Alice Maxfield, former full-time state secretary Lions Club International in Georgia, said: "I heard Jimmy talk several times about spotting the UFO. I was particularly impressed because Jimmy is a scientist, a specialist in nuclear engineering. He can tell the difference between a meteor, a star formation, or any other natural phenomena -- and something that's out of this world."

Or maybe only out of nearby Eglin Air Force Base in north Florida! Our belief is that Air Force electronic surveillance of the entire United States is so effective now that the materialization of a UFO anywhere will sound the alarm, and when one hovers in plain sight for 10 minutes -- as in the Carter-Thomaston, Georgia sighting -- it can only be with the understanding and permission of the Air Force -- or because it is a USAF space craft.