Secretary Jody Powell helped President Carter contact various agencies and people to determine what could be done to get some answers to the UFO question. The agencies Powell contacted included NASA and the FBI.
Asked what he thought of the UFO sighting of Carter's UFO sighting Powell said, "I do remember Jimmy saying that he did, in fact, see a strange light or object at night in the sky which did not appear to be a star or planet or anything that he could explain. If thatâ€™s your definition of an Unidentified Flying Object, then I suppose that is correct... I would venture to say he has probably seen stranger and more unexplainable things than that just during his time in government."