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Shirley MacLaine says she went UFO spotting with former Australian Ambassador to the U.S.

shirley-maclaineIn a recent interview with ABC Sydney, Shirley MacLaine says she took former Australian Ambassador to the United States Andrew Peacock UFO spotting, and they did indeed spot UFOs.

MacLaine is headed to Australia to perform her live one-woman show, in which she shares stories of the golden era of Hollywood. However, before her trip, she appeared on ABC radio in Sydney for an interview about her upcoming show and other topics. Lucky for us, one of those topics was UFOs.

MacLaine is well-known for her UFO and paranormal interests, and has gone UFO spotting with many prominent people. Perhaps the most famous being the UFO she saw with Dennis Kucinich. When asked about the sighting during a presidential debate, Kucinich didn’t deny it, instead he replied, “You have to keep in mind that more people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush’s presidency.”

It was a witty comeback, but not witty enough to overcome the negative stigma attached to UFOs, and many cite that debate as the end of his already slight to nil chance at the U.S. presidency.

Peacock is no longer in politics and has been retired since 2007, so MacLaine’s revelations will hopefully not affect his life negatively.

As for the sighting itself, MacLaine says she took him to a volcano in Mexico where there are frequent UFO sightings.

The ABC announcer asked, “Is it true though, Shirley, that you took Andrew Peacock, our former foreign minister, that you took him UFO spotting?”

MacLaine replied, “Yes. We went to Mexico to Mount Popocatépetl, because they were having so many UFO sightings, and we don’t know, really, why. But we saw them, and he did too.”

The ABC announcer then asked, “How did Andrew Peacock respond to the sighting of a UFO?”

MacLaine said, “He was very open to everything. I tried to get him to talk about Alice Springs and things like that, but he was very loyal to his foreign service oath of secrecy.”

Australian Minister of Defense John Moore (right) and Australian Ambassador to the United States Andrew Peacock (center) meet with Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) at the Pentagon in 1999. (Credit: U.S. Department of Defense)
Australian Minister of Defense John Moore (right) and Australian Ambassador to the United States Andrew Peacock (center) meet with Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) at the Pentagon in 1999. (Credit: U.S. Department of Defense)

Alice Springs, presumably, is referring to a satellite tracking station commonly known as Pine Gap, about 11 miles southwest of Alice Springs. It is run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and used for global surveillance. Or so they say. Some suspect that it has ties with secret UFO research, or perhaps even alien technology.

Popocatépetl is a volcano in Mexico and also well-known to UFO researchers, as it often makes news for having UFOs caught on video flying in and out and all about.


MacLaine did not give details as to what she and Peacock spotted on the radio program. In her book, I’m All Over That, published in 2011, she wrote of the sighting, “On a UFO stakeout in Mexico near Mt. Popocatepetl, at one moment we thought we saw a craft and Andrew nearly ‘climbed the sky’ to see if it was real.”

In her book, MacLaine says her relationship with Peacock was her “longest-lasting relationship with a political leader.”

She says, Peacock never told her UFOs had anything to do with extraterrestrials, but he also “said and did nothing to disabuse me of such a belief.”

MacLaine wrote, “When I told him about Roald Sagdaev [former head of the Soviet space program] having confirmed that UFOs and the presence of ETs were real, he just smiled. When I told him I had gone to see Jimmy Carter to discuss UFOs, he just smiled again. Andrew was a trained diplomat of the first order and was his own best intelligence gatherer. He was learning more about the subject of UFOs from me than I was learning from him.”

What does Peacock know? Exactly what did they see at Popocatépetl? We will have to wait until MacLaine’s next exciting UFO interview to find out. I have been hoping that one day one of those interviews will be with me!

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. The thing about Shirley MacLaine is she had her chance and she blew it…she’s old news. But Americans do love their celebrities, don’t they?

  2. Andrew Peacock wouldn’t have had any more UFO knowledge than the rest of us. He was beaten to the top job in Australia and was given the ambassador’s job as compensation. In Australia he was known as a lightweight and nicknamed the ‘sunbed kid’ due to his extreme vanity and love of tanning.

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