Hillary Clinton told a reporter at a local New Hampshire publication that she wants to investigate UFOs and Area 51, the top secret U.S. military facility that some theorize holds the remains of crashed UFOs and aliens.
A journalist for the Conway Daily Sun who previously discussed UFOs with Clinton in 2007 broached the topic again when the Democratic presidential candidate appeared at an editorial board meeting last week.
Clinton said that she would "get to the bottom" of UFOs as president and also would look into Area 51, first referring to the military facility as "Area 54."
Clinton was specifically asked about comments made by her husband, former president Bill Clinton, about UFOs to comedian Jimmy Kimmel in 2014. Bill Clinton said then that he would not be "surprised" if aliens visited Earth and also claimed that he had aides research Area 51 "to make sure there was no alien down there" when he was president.
"I think we may have been [visited already]. We don’t know for sure," Hillary Clinton said last week, appearing to defend her husband.
Clinton also noted that John Podesta, the chairman of her presidential campaign, is interested in UFOs.
"He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information [about UFOs] out. One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51," Clinton said.
According to the Huffington Post, Daymond Steer, the Conway Daily Sun reporter, said that Clinton’s comments were delivered in a lighthearted manner. However, he surmised that she might be serious about releasing information about UFOs "given her relationship with Podesta and her husband’s track record."