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UFO activists called it right: Hillary Clinton believes the truth is out there.


Stephen Bassett, head of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee, predicted in Roll Call last year, “Hillary Clinton is not going to become the president of the United States without going through the extraterrestrial issue.” 

It turns out he was right. The Conway Daily Sun reporter Daymond Steer asked Clinton about the issue at a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. Clinton replied, lightheartedly, “Yes, I’m going to get to the bottom of it”—meaning UFOs. “I think we may have been [visited already]. We don’t know for sure.”

Bill Clinton might disagree with her on that point. Though he’s open to the possibility of extraterrestrial life, he insisted on Jimmy Kimmel in 2014 that “there are no aliens” kept from the public. But Hillary Clinton  is bending more to pressure from her campaign chair John Podesta than from her husband. Podesta, a long-time sci-fi buff, once tweeted his “biggest failure” as an advisor to President Barack Obama in 2014 was “not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files.” 

If Clinton wins, Podesta could get another chance. 

“He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out,” Clinton said “One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.”