In a recent broadcast of CBS’ 60 Minutes, host Lara Logan sat down with billionaire Robert Bigelow, an entrepreneur and pioneer in the private sector aerospace industry. After giving his thoughts on the future of space exploration, Bigelow was asked if he believes in aliens, and given Bigelow’s partnership with NASA, SpaceX and other cutting edge companies, he is in a unique position to speak on this matter.
There’s a new space race and it’s not between the U.S. and Russia. It’s between private companies and it’s attracted multimillionaires and billionaires, like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
His company, Bigelow Aerospace is presently designing expendable space craft which can be used for a variety of purposes in outer space, and another company of his has for years been a consultant for NASA on reports of UFO’s and other unexplainable sightings and events. Bigelow has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money to advance space exploration.
“The FAA confirmed to us that for years, it referred reports of UFOs and other unexplained phenomena to a company Bigelow owns.” [Source]
In response to Logan regarding his belief in aliens, Bigelow says they exist ‘right under our noses,’ yet he declined to comment on the details of his personal experiences or those of the FAA.
His comments are seen in the transcript below:
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.
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.
The FAA confirmed to us that for years, it referred reports of UFOs and other unexplained phenomena to a company Bigelow owns. He told us he’s had his own close encounters, but declined to go into detail.
Robert Bigelow’s quirky and he knows it, but when you have as much money as he does, no one — not even NASA — seems to care.