Ronald Reagan cared more about UFOs than AIDS

From Salon:

He often dreamed of the world coming together to battle spacemen, but never gave much thought to an actual killer

By Alex Pareene

Feb 4, 2011

Ronald Reagan claimed to have seen UFOs on at least two occasions, according to reports from sources as disparate as the Wall Street Journal, Lucille Ball and the National Enquirer. He alerted the Navy to one of his sightings, and he and Nancy believed that Egyptian hieroglyphics referenced extraterrestrial flying crafts.

In 1985, at the first summit meeting between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Reagan surprised the Soviet premier with this odd line of questioning:

“From the fireside house, President Reagan suddenly said to me, ‘What would you do if the United States were suddenly attacked by someone from outer space? Would you help us?’

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One Response to “Ronald Reagan cared more about UFOs than AIDS”

  1. Andrea B. Says:

    Beam me up scotty:)

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