During Jimmy Carter's tenure as Governor of Georgia, he sighted a UFO in Leary, Georgia.
The sighting was on January 6, 1969 at 7:15 P.M. Governor Carter filed a report with the NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena). The report explained that there was a large, bright object in the sky. It moved toward him from a distance, stopped, moved away, and then departed. It had a blue color at first, and then turned red. It was more like a light than a solid object. The object looked to be the size of the moon. It was about 300-1000 miles away and 30 degrees above the horizon.
Robert Sheaffer, a scientists that works for the government believes that Jimmy Carter really saw Venus, but Carter denies that. He even signed a paper that states that he encountered a UFO.
A former Defense Intelligence Agency official, a senior Stanford Research Institute policy analyst and the constitutional attorney Daniel Sheehan have all confirmed that President Carter's attempts to obtain UFO information was thwarted by illegal actions by rogue military and intelligence entities.
Ronald Reagan also had encounters with UFOs. Click here to read about one.
Click here to read about Goldwater, Nixon, and Ford's close encounters.