Is presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton eyeing America’s UFO niche vote? She says that if she wins November’s presidential election, she will declassify all secret files related to UFOs and alien encounters, as long as national security is not threatened. Why would she say that?
She said she would even release files about Area 51, the Air Force base in Nevada that millions of people across the world believe was a secret hub where the government stored secret information about alien spacecraft and extraterrestrials.
In a late-night interview in March this year (see video at bottom of page) with Jimmy Kimmel, an American television host, comedian, producer, writer, voice actor, musician and radio personality, she was asked about her attitude towards UFOs. Her initial response was to comment on Mr. Kimmel’s terminology.
Even if the UFO niche vote represents just 2% of the electorate, it could be valuable. If Hillary Clinton wins by 2%, she will be glad she pledged to declassify all secret files related to extraterrestrials.
“You know, there’s a new name. It’s unexplained aerial phenomenon. U.A.P. That’s the latest nomenclature,” Ms. Clinton said.
Many US newspapers have commented on Ms. Clinton’s ‘UFO-friendly’ approach as she tries to lure voters in her direction.
Hillary Clinton the ‘E.T. candidate’
In contrast to President Barack Obama, who usually dismisses all UFO-related questions as a joke, Ms. Clinton’s position on the subject has made her ‘queen of all candidates’ as far as UFO hunters are concerned. They have even declared her the first ‘E.T. candidate’.
The New York Times quoted Joseph G. Buchman, who has spent much of his life urging the government to be more transparent regarding extraterrestrials, as saying:
“Hillary has embraced this issue with an absolutely unprecedented level of interest in American politics.”
In WWII, several Royal Air Force pilots reported seeing a UFO. When Prime Minister Winston Churchill heard about it, he ordered them all never to speak about it again, and that the files be kept secret forever. He was worried that the information would trigger a mass panic.
How big a niche is the UFO community?
Is the UFO niche vote worth pursuing? Wouldn’t Ms. Clinton be better off spending her time focusing on the economy, jobs, the price of beer, terrorism, education, etc?
The National Geographic Channel carried out a survey in 2012 regarding people’s belief in the existence of UFOs. A representative sample of the US population was asked a simple question: “Do you believe UFOs exist?”
Thirty-six percent of respondents said they believed, while only 11% said they did not – the rest either did not know or refused to reveal their thoughts on the matter.
The survey’s result does not mean that the UFO niche vote represents more than one third of all Americans. Many believers are probably more interested in the candidates’ views on jobs, inflation, the economy, defense, terrorism, immigration, and other issues.
We all know that grass is green. This does not mean that we will vote for a candidate who tells us he believes grass is green, does it?
However, National Geographic Channel and the people who carried out the survey were surprised at how many Americans believe in UFOs. Perhaps the UFO niche vote is bigger than most people realise.
People who want to see more transparency from the government regarding UFOs were pleased to see Ms. Clinton explain to Mr. Kimmel that the new term is U.A.P. They say it means that the individuals who are briefing her are researching UFOs and the UFO vote.
More than one third of all American adults believe that UFOs exist. Many of them are convinced that the government is keeping secrets from us regarding extraterrestrials. How many of these individuals would be swayed in the ballot box by a candidate who promised to declassify secret documents?
Clinton’s campaign chairman a UFO seeker?
Ms. Clinton’s campaign chairman, John. D. Podesta, who served as a top adviser to both Presidents Obama and Clinton, has been a long-time crusader for the disclosure of documents on unexplained phenomena, i.e. possible evidence of smart aliens.
Investigative journalist, Leslie Kean, published a book – ‘UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record’ – in 2010. The foreword for the book, written by Mr. Podesta, included the following phrase: “The time to pull back the curtain on the topic is long overdue.”
Mr. Podesta was an X-Files TV series fanatic, and ran a fan club in the (Bill) Clinton White House. The Clintons sometimes attended.
On leaving the White House in 2015, Mr. Podesta tweeted: “Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the U.F.O. files. #thetruthisstilloutthere.”
Is Hillary Clinton a UFO enthusiast?
Many US newspapers and other media outlets have hinted since the early 1990s that Ms. Clinton could well be a closet UFO enthusiast.
We shall have to wait and see. If she wins November’s presidential election, she will be in a position to declassify those documents. One wonders whether she might play the ‘national security’ card – many leaders across the world have played it when there wasn’t anything really threatening on the horizon.
Perhaps Donald Trump will be advised to jump on the UFO bandwagon and make some comments of his own. What might he say? Perhaps that he would pledge to build a wall in space to prevent extraterrestrials from coming to Earth – and make them pay for it – or maybe refuse to grant them tourist visas?
Alien and UFO news is extremely popular across the world. Whenever we publish an article on those themes, it invariably becomes the most read item of the day.
Video – Hillary Clinton talks about UFOs
Hillary Clinton says if she becomes president she will open up all UFO-related secret files.