20 Strange Things You Never Knew About The UFO Jimmy Carter Witnessed In 1969

By Sarah Norman | December 17, 2023

The object was bright like the moon

Hold onto your tin foil hats, because we're about to dive into a tale that's truly out of this world! 🛸👽 Imagine this: a young Jimmy Carter, long before he became the 39th President of the United States, found himself in the midst of a bizarre encounter that would fuel speculations and spark curiosity for decades to come.

Yes, you read that right—our very own Commander-in-Chief-to-be once claimed to have spotted an unidentified flying object, or UFO back in 1969. It's a story that's equal parts strange and intriguing, and it's got all the makings of a good old-fashioned extraterrestrial mystery.

So, if you're ready to embark on a journey into the unknown and uncover the peculiar details of Jimmy Carter's pre-presidential close encounter, keep reading! 👾🔍🌌

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On one evening in 1969, Carter was pumping himself up to give a speech at a local Lion's Club. Around 7:15 pm, Carter was alerted to an object in the sky just above the horizon to the west. According to Carter the object was bright white like the moon in the middle of the night. The object moved in towards Carter but stopped above a gore of pine trees before changing color from white to blue to red, then back to white before taking off into the night.

There was nothing else illuminating the craft

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It's fair to assume that whatever Carter saw was a craft, bird, or something else that was hit by a beam of light. What else could explain the color change? Carter believes that whatever he saw was self-illuminated, which would make sense with all of the color changes.

In 1973, Carter said:

There were about twenty of us standing outside of a little restaurant, I believe, a high school lunch room, and a kind of green light appeared in the western sky. This was right after sundown. It got brighter and brighter. And then it eventually disappeared. It didn't have any solid substance to it, it was just a very peculiar-looking light. None of us could understand what it was.