Robert Bigelow is the billionaire who quietly and privately funneled money into researching the UFO problem for over two decades. Now focused on human spaceflight and habitation of other worlds, he was recently featured in an interview on 60 Minutes. He talked about Bigelow Aerospace, and the tremendous achievements it has made. The reporter also asked him about his private interests regarding UFOs. Strong words. What do you think?

Lara Logan: Do you believe in aliens?

Robert Bigelow: Mr. 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've spent millions and millions - I've probably spent more as an individual, than anybody else in the Unites 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 going to change reality, of what I know.

Lara Logan: Do you imagine that in our space travels that we will encounter other forms of intelligent life?

You don’t have to go anywhere. 

Lara Logan: You can find it here?

Robert Bigelow: Yeah.

Lara Logan: Where exactly?

Robert Bigelow: It’s just like right under people’s noses.


"So, what I do is I try to distinguish the difference between Confirmation and Disclosure. To me, [there is] a very crucial difference, at least the way I choose to use those words. That is that, confirmation, means simply establishing, or the acknowledgment that the phenomena exists, that it's real. Getting the truth out, as too, just simply that the UFO topic is real, that these things really do exist, ET's really do exist. And that's it. You draw the line, you stop right there. And you've just once and for all, established that it's real. So I think Disclosure, is something that needs, it requires much more sophistication and how that process occurs, compared to Confirmation. Confirmation is not Disclosure, it doesn't require and mean the details have to be immediately flooded out regarding craft and occupants and all kinds of things. I see a complete difference there. I also see that, to me, Confirmation is in process. I think this is an ongoing effort now, that is accelerating. I think that it's on behalf of the phenomenon itself, because the exhibitions continue, and involvement in people's lives continue, so it's not as though there is an abatement in the prosecution of exhibitions on behalf of the phenomena, they don't stop."   - Robert Bigelow

 Inside the Olympus inflatable space habitat / CBS NEWS

Inside the Olympus inflatable space habitat / CBS NEWS

 Bigelow Aerospace's alien logo / CBS NEWS

Bigelow Aerospace's alien logo / CBS NEWS