‘Things are flying’: Marco Rubio slams ‘stigma’ around probing UFOs
Marco Rubio wants UFOs probed. Image via CNN.

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The Senator says there could be a 'logical explanation.'

​Florida’s senior Senator told a national cable audience it’s time the United States government got serious about exploring unidentified flying objects, cautioning against a “stigma” when it comes to reporting or discussing these airborne mysteries.

During a Wednesday morning appearance on the Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio urged investigation of UFOs.

“We have things flying over military installations, over military exercises and other places, and we don’t know what it is. It isn’t ours. It isn’t anything that’s registered to the FAA. And in many cases exhibits attributes of things we’ve never seen technologically, the kinds of technology we haven’t seen before. At least that’s what it seems like,” Rubio told Bartiromo.

“I think you have to know what it is, or try to know what it is,” Rubio continued.

“Maybe there’s a logical explanation. Maybe it’s something that could be explained away. Maybe it’s a foreign adversary who’s made a technological leap,” Rubio said.

“The problem with this issue is that every time you raise it, people get all nervous. Does this mean UFOs and aliens and extraterrestrial? We don’t have to go that far; it’s very simple,” he added. “There are things flying over national security installations. We don’t know who they are. We don’t know what it is. We need to find out.”

While Rubio looks forward to a report from the Pentagon currently expected by June 1, he’s not sure “they’ll come in on time.”

“I’m not sure that by June 1 they’ll have reached a hard conclusion about what they’re dealing with, and there may be more questions, new questions, than full answers after the fact,” Rubio cautioned.

“And look, there’s a stigma associated with this, alright? When a Navy pilot would report that they saw something, they were told ‘you need to go see the flight surgeon.’ To check out your head, you know? To make sure you’re not seeing things.”

“So there’s a stigma associated with reporting it. Even talking to you now, right, people are going to say ‘look what these people are focused on when the world is falling apart.’ There’s a stigma associated with this and it needs to go away.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Sonja Fitch

    March 24, 2021 at 10:20 am

    How low will little Marco go to get a distraction from covid and children on the border? Special. Hims going to focus on ufo. Yep ufos! Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the elections in 2022!

    • David Lott

      March 24, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      What are the odds that this is isn’t a distraction? A million to one?

      • melanie j simms

        March 24, 2021 at 11:43 pm

        It is NOT a distraction Sonia and David. This has been going on for years and years. If you don’t trust government fine, but don’t tear down a Senator who is making strides during a difficult time in order to open awareness of an important phenomenon. I have seen UFOS, Orange orbs in particular. If Rubio is half as intelligent as I think he is, he knows something is going on and he is at least serving the public by seeking transparency. I for one stand by him on this — no matter how horrid these times are (and lord knows they are) our representatives have a moral obligation to investigate and seek answers. UFOS are a potential serious threat to our security. I am a Democrat btw, but Rubio has fast become one of my favorite Senators regardless.

  • Ron Ogden

    March 24, 2021 at 11:08 am

    People who are only tuned in to Demi propaganda are missing what is really happening out there. The report due this June is going to be very big. At the least it is going to point to the near certainty of highly-advanced, inertia-neutral transportation capabilities being developed in the US and probably by others. As we would expect, these systems are being weaponized (a shame!) but in any event they are based on some really astonishing physics and technology. It’s coming. Rubio is aware of it–after all he is the ranking member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee (as commenters here should know)–and his comments are setting the table for it.

    • Melanie Simms

      March 30, 2021 at 12:31 am

      Possibly a mix of reverse engineered alien technology and alien tech.

  • Frankie M.

    March 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Oh Jesus…like we don’t have enough problems to keep us occupied. Maybe Marco should start by investigating Alex Jones & Donald Trump. I’m pretty sure they’re both illegal aliens from Mexico masquerading as U.S. citizens.

  • Ron Ogden

    March 24, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    By the way, the fact that we are going to finally get some kind of report on these things from the government is wholly to the credit of Donald J. Trump, who had this language inserted into last year’s omnibus CoVid bill.

    • Frankie M.

      March 24, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      Yeah he’s a real space cadet.

  • Malcolm J. Brenner

    March 24, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I’m a die-hard Rad-Lib, forged in the protests of the Vietnam Error, but for once Little Marco and I are in agreement. Although I don’t think he’s much brighter than a box of rocks, Sen. Rubio does nail to the wall the reaction of journalists and scientists alike when writing about this taboo subject: DERISION.

    Well, boys, the U.S. Navy isn’t laughing any more, so what do you make of that?

    Thing is, “alien visitors from another planet” is likely to be the least surprising thing we could encounter! French astronomer/cybernetician/venture capitalist Jacques Vallee has theorized that UFOs are actually some kind of a vast, shady, social teaching or training mechanism, driving human evolution toward who-knows-what end.

    The subject deserves some SERIOUS scientific study, and government needs to tell us EVERYTHING it knows, barring legitimate national security secrets, NOW.

    • melanie j simms

      March 24, 2021 at 11:56 pm

      Interesting theory by Vallee. Will have to read up on it more. I believe UFOS are clearly intelligences of some sort from outside our earth. I agree the government does need to tell us everything and I think Rubio is a great person to represent these findings to us. I personally think he is smarter however– even if its a more intuitive intelligence than an analytical one. He is a good person for this investigation in my humble opinion. I just wish he didn’t have to deal with so many close minded individuals in his quest.

  • melanie j simms

    March 24, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I LOVE Rubio for taking this seriously. I have seen UFOS close up and these things are NOT from this world. Rubio is right — we have to remove the stigma. These UFOS are REAL PEEPS. God bless Rubio for taking this task on — I respect him more than most of the Senators (and I am a Democrat) and other than Bernie he is my favorite Senator.

  • tom palmer

    March 24, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Look forward to his committee’s “report.”

  • J Baker

    March 26, 2021 at 4:08 am

    The subject has been heating up considerably in the past few years with acknowledgements from several senators and high ranking officials. Whatever it is that these highly credible armed forces members have witnessed is probably propelled using gravity space time engineering. Most likely and if we are lucky it belongs to the R&D department of Lockheed Skunkworks or some other black budget government contractor. The government has already had a “public” (Project Blue Book) investigation into this subject back 50 years ago lasting 12 years and the only outcome was the creation of a stigma on the subject. Considering that they are acknowledging current research makes me think that the research never stopped and was initially in the shroud under national security. They know much more than they are letting on. Glad that they are finally coming to their senses and making the public aware.

    • Malcolm J. Brenner

      March 30, 2021 at 7:01 am

      Blue Book was never intended to do more than whitewash the subject, it wasn’t a “scientific” study at all! Just look at its concluding project, The Condon Report, where Prof. Condon himself admitted that the way to go was to make it LOOK scientific — while arriving at the predetermined conclusion that there was nothing there to look at, keep moving, folks! Meanwhile, undoubtedly secret projects to get to the heart of the matter were still being pursued. Well, if they’ve learned anything, it’s so terribly mind-bending they STILL can’t tell us about it, 70+ years later! Conspiracy, anyone? C’thul’hu?

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