Just when you thought GOP Reps couldn’t get any stranger than Michelle Bachmann, here’s proof to the contrary.

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is a Miami Republican running for Congress. Rodriguez Aguilera’s daughter is former Republican National Committee Hispanic outreach director Bettina Inclán Agen. Her son-in-law, Jarrod Agen, is Vice President Mike Pence’s deputy chief of staff. But those are not her most fascinating credentials by a long shot. Rodriguez Aguilera says that she has been in contact with space aliens her entire life and went onboard one of their ships. Miami Herald:


Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says.



She described “going up” inside the spaceship — though whether it went into space or just hovered around town was left unclear.



“I went in. There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes,” Rodriguez Aguilera said.



Among the things she said she found out from the aliens:



There are 30,000 skulls — “different from humans” — in a cave in the Mediterranean island of Malta.



The world’s “energy center” is in Africa.



The Coral Castle, a limestone tourist attraction South Miami-Dade, is actually an ancient Egyptian pyramid.



“God is a universal energy.”



She also said that the aliens had mentioned Isis, though she didn’t clarify if they meant the terrorist organization or the ancient Egyptian goddess.


Rodriguez Aguilera, an economic developer and entrepreneur from Doral,  has been following both politics and UFOlogy for some time and she is very aware of when those two bodies intersect:


“For years people, including Presidents like Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and astronauts have publicly claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects and scientists like Stephen Hawking and institutions like the Vatican have stated that there are billions of galaxies in the universe and we are probably not alone,” she said. “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.”


Unquestionably there is intelligent life out there. Whether there is any here remains to be seen.