As the primary elections continue, we’ve been hearing all sorts of promises from the candidates — they’ll build walls, make education free, fight for women’s rights…and solve extraterrestrial mysteries. That’s right: Earlier this year, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton vowed to “get to the bottom” of UFO mysteries, and last week, her campaign chairman said Clinton will work to declassify government UFO documents.
“I think I’ve convinced her that we need an effort to kind of go look at that and declassify as much as we can, so that people have their legitimate questions answered,” John Podesta, who was also former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, told KLAS-TV. “More attention and more discussion about unexplained aerial phenomena can happen without people — who are in public life, who are serious about this — being ridiculed.”
This isn’t a new topic of interest for Hillary or Podesta. In fact, Hillary told The Conway Sun that when her husband was president, UFOs were the number one topic of freedom-of-information requests he received, and the former president told Jimmy Kimmel in 2014 that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if we were visited by aliens someday. But as far as Hillary is concerned, it may have already happened. “We don’t know for sure,” she said.
And even though Bill told Kimmel that he already attempted to uncover information about Area 51, a secret Nevada military base that may or may not be home to captured aliens and a spacecraft, his wife is willing to look into it again — and Podesta is a driving force behind this challenge. “He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out,” the candidate said. “One way or another. Maybe we could have, like a task force to go to Area 51.”