(WTVR) – Just two weeks ago people claimed there was a UFO on the Beltway in Washington D.C.
It didn’t turn out to be one, but a new Natoinal Geographic survey shows 36% of Americans believe in extraterrestrial life.
The survey was commissioned in anticipation for the series “Chasing UFO’s” that premieres on Friday.
The poll found out that than one-third of Americans believe aliens exist, a number that if was applied to the whole nation would equal 80 million people.
One in ten of people surveyed don’t just believe in UFO’s, they think they’ve spotted one. National Geographic vice-president said the poll was not meant to be serious.
Other questions asked included which presidential nominee would best handle an alien invasion. President Barack Obama had a 65% vote of confidence on that question.
Another survey question was if angry aliens were to attack earth, which superhero would you call for help–The Hulk, Batman, or Spiderman?
Most people answered The Hulk.
The study was conducted by the polling firm Kelton Research. Interestingly enough, they found that most Americans believe “The X-Files” movie is the best depiction of what would go down where aliens to invade Earth.