Former President Barack Obama spoke out on Tuesday night to admit that there really are UFO sightings that can’t be explained by the government.
“When it comes to aliens, there are some things I just can’t tell you on air,” Obama told late night host James Corden via video chat on “The Late Late Show.”
“Look, the truth is that when I came into office, I asked,” Obama said with a laugh. “I was like, ‘All right, is there the lab somewhere where we’re keeping the alien specimens and spaceships?’ They did a little bit of research … and the answer was, ‘No.'”
That’s when Obama got serious about the subject.
“But what is true — and I’m actually being serious here — is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are,” the former president then conceded.
The New York Post reported that Obama went on to talk about the growing number of UFO sightings, many of which are being recorded by the Navy.
“We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory … they did not have an easily explainable pattern,” Obama said. “So I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is. But I have nothing to report to you today.”
Obama didn’t elaborate any further on what these mysterious objects could be.
Things got humorous again when Obama joked that Reggie Watts, the show’s bandleader who had first asked him about “them aliens,” could “secretly be an alien” himself.
“When he asks all these questions, he’s deflecting,” the former president joked. “Do we know what he looks like behind those glasses?”
In this same interview, Obama gushed that life was “pretty darn good” now that he has “less stress, less burden” of not being blamed for “every single story” in the news.
“I get a lot more time with Michelle,” he said of his wife, adding that they had the “blessing” of spending lockdown with their college-age daughters, Malia and Sasha.
“Michelle thinks I’m a little cuter now, a little sexier,” Obama said as he smiled.