In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, former president Bill Clinton made a few unexpected revelations that had absolutely nothing to do with hi personal life during his years in the White House. The skeletons that are no longer in Clinton's closet? The world now knows that the former president is interested in aliens, Roswell, and Area 51.
During the interview, Clinton said that he wouldn't be surprised if aliens existed, but later joked that, if they decided to come visit, things wouldn't be like in Independence Day, the 1996 film released during his presidency that depicted aliens launching a worldwide invasion of planet Earth.
In an interesting afterthought, Clinton later added that an alien invasion “may be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours… think about all the differences among people of Earth would seem small if we feel threatened by a space invader.”
Coincidentally, these remarks made on late night TV echo statements made by former president Ronald Reagan at the UN in 1987.
Wow, maybe there is something Republicans and Democrats can agree on, after all!
As for Roswell, for anyone who hasn't heard of it, it was a 1947 incident in which the military recovered an alien spacecraft as well as dead aliens after the craft crashed outside of Roswell, New Mexico. The local paper even ran a story to that effect immediately after the event, but the story was retracted the next day after the Air Force declared that the “flying disc” was no more than a weather balloon.
For nearly the 70 years that have elapsed since then, conspiracy theories have run wild, fueled by the government's ever-changing “official” positions, which have stated that the debris was from a weather balloon, a high-altitude microphones designed to listen for Soviet nuclear tests, and crash test dummies.
As for Area 51, who's to say what goes on at the base whose existence was only officially acknowledged in 2013. As for theories, they include things as mundane as the testing of new military aircraft to as wild as being a drop off point for people being abducted by aliens so that further examinations can be done, all with the full approval of the United States government. In the end, the only thing that is certain is that the local communities have made big bucks and a big name for themselves by playing the alien card to boost tourism.
So, does this mean anything in terms of advancing research into supposed alien visitation? Not really, but it is interesting to hear the former president's take on the subject.
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