On 18 Sept 1973, future President Jimmy Carter filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, claiming he had seen a UFO in October 1969. During the presidential campaign of 1976, Carter promised that, if elected president, he would encourage the government release “every piece of information” about UFOs available. After winning the presidency, though, Carter backed away from this pledge, saying that the release of some information might have “defense implications” and pose a threat to national security.
All these years later, I wonder what was going on in Carter’s mind. Despite his honorable service in the US Navy, he was perhaps the worst president of recent history (a position currently being challenged). Further, his post-presidential periodic outbursts make it clear that he’s a bitter and somewhat disturbed person. Maybe he was abducted.