Because the House convened a subcommittee hearing this week on UFO sightings, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera revealed he once had a detailed encounter of his own kind while inebriated during a visit to the Bahamas.
Rivera detailed his out-of-this-world experience through the Tuesday episode of Fox News’ “The Five,” where panelists discussed Congress’ move to carry the primary hearing of its kind in five a long time.
Through the discussion, fellow pundit Jesse Waters asked Rivera if he felt Congress was the “appropriate body” to probe the unexplained sightings.
“I’ve sailed around the globe, I’ve seen a whole lot of clear skies, I’ve seen satellites, that are form of spooky, weather balloons, stray aircraft, others. The one time I ever saw a UFO, I used to be stoned on ecstasy,” Rivera said, drawing laughter from his colleagues, as first reported by Mediaite.
Watters nudged Rivera for more details on what he saw.
Pentagon officials are probing sightings of unexplained aerial phenomena. EPA
“It looked like an awesome big North Star, brighter than the North Star was, right on the horizon and I attempted to avoid it, I steered around it and it kept following me and I need back the opposite way,” Rivera continued.
“The Five” panelist Emily Compagno expressed shock that Rivera had been “driving on ecstasy,” while Rivera pressed on along with his story.
“Within the Bahama Banks, it was right in front of me and it just tracked me in every single place I went,” Rivera said.
Rivera told the story during a lighthearted discussion along with his colleagues. Earlier, Compagno quipped that a top Naval intelligence official had “not ruled out alien influence” as accountable for the phenomena.
Multiple Pentagon officials testified through the House Intelligence subcommittee hearing. The hearing was live-streamed and lasted roughly 90 minutes.
Top military brass are probing dozens of unexplained sightings of strange aerial objects which have occurred lately.
Pentagon officials showed declassified images of suspected UFOs during a Congressional hearing.
Declassified videos discussed through the hearing included one short clip of a balloon-shaped object zooming past the cockpit of an F-18 fighter plane. One other video showed triangle-shaped objects that were triangle-shaped determined to be segments of sunshine passing through night-vision goggles.
Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican lawmaker from Arkansas said the hearing was an effort at “delivering dominant intelligence” regarding potential threats moderately than an effort to uncover alien technology.
“The shortcoming to know objects in our sensitive operating areas is tantamount to intelligence failure that we definitely need to avoid,” Crawford said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.