Republican lawmaker says UFOs are real because ‘they’re in the Bible’

During an appearance on the Real America’s Voice network, Tennessee GOP Rep. Tim Burchett gave his thoughts on UFOs, saying that while he’s never seen one, he’s sure they exist because they’re talked about in the Bible.

“I’ve never seen a UFO, but they’re in the Bible,” Burchett said. “I mean, read the first chapter of Ezekiel. It’s the King James version, it’s a translation, but it describes a wheel within a wheel. It describes what you and I would call the classic saucer shape UFO.”

Burchett is likely referring to Ezekiel 1:4-28, which reads: I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. … As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.

“It’s in the bible. It’s in hieroglyphics. It’s in, you know, Dark Ages paintings. It’s there,” he added.

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