Hillary: Elect me and I’ll get to the bottom of UFOs and Area 51

posted at 6:01 pm on January 4, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Old and busted: Donald Trump actively appeals to the fringies! New hotness: Media to salute Hillary Clinton’s inclusiveness in 4, 3, 2 …

Hillary Clinton says that aliens may have already visited humanity.

“I think we may have been (visited already). We don’t know for sure,” the Democratic presidential front-runner told The Conway Daily Sun during a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. …

She also noted that campaign chairman John Podesta, who served as White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton and in Barack Obama’s White House, is a major fan of UFO theories.

“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.”

Ahem. These two had eight years to pursue any curiosity they had about UFOs and Area 51. It’s one thing to pander to the UFO conspiracy theorists as an outsider. It’s another to do it as part of the Clinton Restoration. What exactly would have changed since Hillary and Podesta left the Clinton White House 15 years ago, and Podesta left the Obama White House in February of last year?

For one thing, we’ve had confirmation on the use of Area 51 for more than two years. Like most rational adults assumed, the Nevada base was used to test the U-2 spy plane and other potential intel platforms. ABC News covered the declassified documents in August 2013:

Area 51 in Nevada has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about extraterrestrials, time travel and alien autopsies, but newly released declassified documents from the CIA finally acknowledge its existence.

Although the report makes no mention of the sensational stories that have played out in pop culture for decades, it turns out that Area 51 was started as a testing site for the government’s U-2 spy plane. The report, more than 400 pages, is titled “Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and Oxcart Programs, 1954-1974.”

The U-2 spy planes were commonly used by the United States during the Cold War in reconnaissance missions around the globe.

Officials and former employees have previously acknowledged in passing the existence of the facility and how it was used for testing U-2 planes, but this is the first time the U.S. government has openly referred to Area 51 and given specifics on its operations. The report also features a map of the area. …

“U-2 and later OXCART flights accounted for more than one-half of all UFO reports during the late 1950s and most of the 1960s,” according to the documents.

The documents don’t cover activity after 1974, but most of the UFO “sightings” took place well before that point. Those afterward are most likely related to testing of the successor platforms to the U-2, such as the SR-71 and other potential systems.

This is nothing more than an attempt to pander to conspiracy theorists, and it will only work on those who somehow missed that the Clintons had to have been part of the “conspiracy” if it lasted this long anyway. Not for the first time, the rest of us will wonder when presidential candidates will act like adults and insist others join reality as well.

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Walter. With all due respect. Giving out your phone number is weak sauce. Trying to validate your toughness on this site is uneccesary.

Indiana Jim on January 4, 2016 at 10:32 PM

You just don’t want the truth to come out. Truing to make me feel stupid is not going to work. I will blow the lid on M12 before I die. Bet on it.

The aliens are out there and the only boarder they have crossed is the one in space.

Walter L. Newton on January 5, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Now that you mention it, she does remind me of the queen from Mars Attacks, even wears the same clothes. Ack, ack, ack. Talks like them, too.

Kissmygrits on January 5, 2016 at 8:38 AM

The aliens are watching our TV transmissions. They’ve seen Hillary and Obama and there is no freaking way they’re coming down here.

trigon on January 5, 2016 at 8:42 AM

I will blow the lid on M12 before I die.

The only truth is that the Roswell aliens were captured by Bigfoots (Bigfeet ?) and fed to chupacabras.

F X Muldoon on January 5, 2016 at 8:43 AM

“I will build a wall around earth, no one can build a wall like I can, I built golf courses…and any illegal space aliens I will deport, if they committed a crime. The others? Ehhh…I just know we will have a wall with a big space port to let them come in legally.
Listen, I will negotiate with them and we will end up with our share of the universe, I wrote the book “Art of the Deal”–a best seller and a terrific book if I must say so myself– trust me, no one can get a better deal than me, I’m a billionaire.
They will love me and I will get along with them. I will be known around the universe as the most effective president ever, and they will respect me, and I will make Earth great again.” Trump countering Hillary…

right2bright on January 5, 2016 at 9:03 AM

I’ll get to the bottom of UFOs and Area 51

Translation: THe Martians, Vernusians and Neptunians are no longer contributing to the Clinton Foundation so they have been targeted for punishment like an IRS audit on an NRA member.

MaiDee on January 5, 2016 at 9:15 AM

What she REALLY needs to do is find out about the PATRIOTS and their Guns of the Patriots SOP. Then again, she may be part of the Wisemen’s Committee. She may even have the Philosopher’s Legacy. Lah Leh Looh Leh Lo indeed.


DethMetalCookieMonst on January 5, 2016 at 9:20 AM

She seems desperate.

AprilApple on January 5, 2016 at 9:21 AM

she should dig 6 feet under.

AprilApple on January 5, 2016 at 9:22 AM

The Clintons are so corrupt, who on earth wants to go back to the queen of right wing conspiracy theory and her slutty parsing perjuous spouse. For one thing, he can’t serve in the White House and should be far away from it. How is he going to pretend he is not president, this is the stuff of South American dictatorships…if she runs to bring back his Presidency and rest on the successes of the post Reagan economy, when middle aged hippies burst the stock market bubble with “irrational exuberance.” He cannot serve as president and should not be living in the White House, how is he going to ignore the world; will he live off the foundation? will he stop taking freebies from the foundation or stop raising Clinton cash? It is impossible. (Will he work Chelsea like a marionette, pretending she is doing everything?) It is obvious Bill could not behave as the husband of the secretary of state, collecting cash wherever Hilary went, pretending to do good all the while flying around on private jets, never sitting in commercial.

Make them go away. Their era has ended.

Fleuries on January 5, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Troll free thread.

gwelf on January 5, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Another Fox ploy to promote “the X-Files” again.

They won’t suck me in. I won’t fall for it this time.

Scoreboard44 on January 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Lets get to the bottom of Benghazi coverup and your email scandals first, Hillary.

Amazingoly on January 5, 2016 at 10:02 AM

But she still has no clue how those missing Rose Law Firm documents got to the White House residence.

barnone on January 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Hillary: Elect me and I’ll get to the bottom of UFOs and Area 51

Well, at least now we know where the Paul vote is going to go.

whatcat on January 5, 2016 at 11:17 AM

This useless, self serving buffoon hasn’t had a productive thought since the was kicked off the Watergate commission investigation.

rplat on January 5, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Troll free thread.

gwelf on January 5, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Hard to make fun of Jesus freaks when your #1 candidate believes in little green men.

CurtZHP on January 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Cross-promotion with the launch of the new X-Files series?

CivilDiscourse on January 5, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Hillary and Billy Bob can no longer call “them there aliens”, Aliens since in a little know Executive Order from Obama which was released 4 1/2 years ago, on a Friday night dump where he did an end run around Congress and annexed the Alpha Centurion Quadrant as the 58th USA of IAS “United States of American Is a Slum”.

Pleased tell me this a joke. RIGHT.

jpcpt03 on January 5, 2016 at 5:03 PM

At George AFB in the high desert in California not far from Tonopah, NV where the then super secret F-117 stealth plane was being tested we had a “SECRET” plan to initiate if an F-117 had to make an emergency landing on our base. It was quite detailed and included interviewing everyone who saw it to remind them they never saw it.

The one detail that I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to execute was the plan to turn off the runway lights so Soviet Satellites couldn’t get a picture.

In typical “contingency planning”fashion the instruction went from the obvious ones (turn of the lights) to the last ditch “when-all-else-fails” emergency method of turning off the runway lights by using a sharp ax to chop the primary power cable for the runway lights.

Oddly, no one was ever willing to assume that responsibility….

E9RET on January 5, 2016 at 7:38 PM

….and what’s actually hidden under the Hoover Dam

dentarthurdent on January 4, 2016 at 6:49 PM

OK, I’ll bite….what the hell is hidden under Hoover Dam.

Solaratov on January 4, 2016 at 8:08 PM

I was almost going to say an Aztec city … but then remembered that’s under Mt. Rushmore.

Axeman on January 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM