The Huffington Post has picked up on a story that President Dwight D. Eisenhower held meetings with extraterrestrials three, count ‘em, three times over the course of one month while government officials were told he was on holiday in Palm Springs.
The source of these claims is Timothy Good, a former consultant to Congress and the Pentagon, and, according to his personal website, gifted musician. Good addressed the rumors, which apparently have swirled in the UFO-watcher community for years, on BBC2's comedy talk show Opinionated.
"I can tell you that in 1954, President Eisenhower had three encounters, set up meetings with aliens, which took place at certain Air Force bases including Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico."
The aliens with whom the President met were said to be "‘Nordic' in appearance."
The Huffington Post article also makes mention of a related story from 2010, when retired New Hampshire state representative Henry McElroy Jr. taped a video announcement relaying details of a secret alien-briefing document intended for Eisenhower that he had seen.
The content of the brief will hold no surprises for viewers of the popular Men in Black film series, but here's the summary from McElroy himself:
"To the best of my memory, this brief was pervaded with a sense of hope, and it informed President Eisenhower of the continued presence of extraterrestrial beings here in the United States of America.
The tone of the brief indicated to me that there was no need for concern, since these visitors were in no way causing any harm or had any intentions whatsoever of causing any disruption then or in the future."
FYI, my mom is really into aliens and she says that, if you're ever abducted, just think something along the lines of "You do not have my permission to do this," and the aliens will leave you alone.
FYI, my mom just saved your life.