On Sunday, Robert Bigelow, real estate mogul and founder of the space habitat company Bigelow Aerospace, did an interview with 60 Minutes, in which he talked about the strengths of the commercial space industry and how private companies would pave the way for people to live in space.
He also said aliens have definitely visited Earth.
Lara Logan: Do you believe in aliens?
Robert Bigelow: I’m absolutely convinced. That’s all there is to it.
Lara Logan: Do you also believe that UFOs have come to Earth?
Robert Bigelow: There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence. And I spent millions and millions and millions — I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on this subject.
Bigelow spoke about his first fascinations of aliens came when his grandfather had a close encounter with a UFO outside Las Vegas.
According to Bigelow, he said,
“It really sped up and came right into their face and filled up the entire windshield of the car. And it took off at a right angle and shot off into the distance.”
Believeing in aliens is one thing, but Bigelow is taking being a believer on a new level. He told 60 Minutes he also had close encounters but would not reveal specific details. And apparently, Bigelow owns a company that has been getting referrals from the FAA about reports of UFOs and other weird activity. In fact, his fascination with aliens is the reason there’s an alien illustration on the side of Bigelow Aerospace’s headquarters in Las Vegas.
Lara Logan: Is it risky for you to say in public that you believe in UFOs and aliens?
Robert Bigelow: I don’t give a damn. I don’t care.
Lara Logan: You don’t worry that some people will say, “Did you hear that guy, he sounds like he’s crazy”?
Robert Bigelow: I don’t care.
Lara Logan: Why not?
Robert Bigelow: It’s not gonna make a difference. It’s not gonna change reality of what I know.
Lara Logan: Do you imagine that in our space travels we will encounter other forms of intelligent life?
Robert Bigelow: You don’t have to go anywhere.
Lara Logan: You can find it here? Where exactly?
Robert Bigelow: It’s just like right under people’s noses. Oh my gosh. Wow.
In Bigelow’s defense, if aliens are actually living on Earth they are doing an incredible job at keeping it a secret. Bigelow’s success has not distracted his belief, in fact, he told Logan he’s made enough from building rental apartments to support Bigelow Aerospace, which launched its first inflatable human-rated habitat last year. Bigelow Aerospace is working toward making an even bigger space station called the B330, the biggest is called BEAM, which the company wants to send to space as early as 2020. No word yet if aliens are secretly working on the technology.
[via The Verge]