This is not your usual campaign pitch. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is running for the House of Representatives but most wants you to know that her long-standing account of being abducted by aliens really doesn’t define her. It appears that the discussion of aliens in the campaign will remain in this solar system.
Rodriguez Aguilera is running for the seat vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Rodriguez Aguilera claims that at age seven she was captured by aliens and taken up to a spaceship. She describes the aliens as blond beings who strangely resembled the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. So these nordic Christ figures explained that the “center of the world’s energy is Africa.” She further recounted how thousands of non-human skulls were once discovered in a cave on the Mediterranean island of Malta. She claims that the experience left her with paranormal capabilities and that she encountered another UFO at seventeen.
Many voters likely view the tale as more abnormal than paranormal. Nevertheless, The Herald announced in its Sunday editorial that they are endorsing her: “We realize that Rodriguez Aguilera is an unusual candidate but cited her “boots-on-the-ground ideas and experience” as being the daughter of a Cuban political prisoner as well as a former City Council member and a social worker.