ET, phone … Miami? The Miami Herald reports on a GOP congressional candidate out of the South Florida city who once said she's remained in contact with aliens (though telepathically, not by phone) ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond, big-bodied beings" who took her into their ship. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera's remarks about her interactions with the otherworldly creatures—one male and two females—were made years ago in two separate interviews, and she came back from the experience with intriguing nuggets. She said once inside the alien ship, which had "round seats" and "quartz rock" controls, she found herself "going up" to an unspecified place. WPLG notes she's served as the vice mayor of Doral and that she wants to fill the seat of retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The Herald notes her son-in-law, Jarrod Agen, is VP Pence's deputy chief of staff.
Among the tidbits she said the aliens let her in on: that Africa is Earth's "energy center," there's a stockpile of 30,000 non-human skulls buried in a Malta cave, and "God is a universal energy." She also mentioned the aliens brought up Isis (though again, it's unclear whether she/they meant the Egyptian goddess or the terror group). When the Herald asked her Friday about her ET experience, she didn't talk specifically about that, but instead referenced Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as reporting they'd witnessed UFOs and added, "I personally am a Christian and have a strong belief in God. I join the majority of Americans who believe that there must be intelligent life in the billions of planets and galaxies in the universe." A Miami attorney who says it's "odd" she would speak publicly about this notes, "Miami politics are unusual. This one takes it to a new level."