My Need to Know with Coulthart and Zabel podcast co-host Ross Coulthart and I are deep into prepping our sixth episode, “Take Me to Your Leader,” one that focuses on the much speculated about and not entirely clear relationship between U.S. presidents and what they knew and what they didn’t know about UFO/UAP reality.
Because we each have fairly significant Twitter followings of people (@RossCoulthart @HollywoodUFOs) who, presumably, are interested in the topic themselves, we did a collection of instant polls to see what might be the thinking on some classic stories that seem to hang around the subject. Consider it a snapshot of a moving target. It is hardly definitive, but it still feels useful.
We’ll start with the current occupant of the White House, President Joe Biden. We begin this with a simple question:
Has President Joe Biden received a comprehensive briefing on the UAP issue?
This result is significant because it means that a plurality of people who read up on this subject generally think the current president is not fully informed on this issue by the very government he was elected to represent. We’re going to take this a more or less legitimate picture of the feelings people have given that the poll received our largest number of votes (617 in a single day).
Next we skip back in time to the 1980s when President Ronald Reagan held office (1981–1989). Reagan’s connection to the UFO issue is stronger than most. He’s rumored to have seen a UFO in the 1950s on the Pacific Coast…