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posted by takyon on Sunday January 10 2016, @11:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the the-truth-is-out-there dept.

Although many U.S. presidential candidates are discussing "aliens," the Daily Mail has a story about a candidate talking about aliens from potentially much farther away. According to the Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton has made a campaign promise to 'get to the bottom' of Area 51 if she should be elected President of the United States of America. Specifically, Clinton said that she would reveal the UFO truth:

"one way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51."

"I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure."

The Daily Mail story is based on the report of an interview with the candidate published in the Conway Daily Sun newspaper of Conway, New Hampshire.

Do the contributors here think that extraterrestrials are a promising and important campaign topic? Or is there skepticism?


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by JoeMerchant on Sunday January 10 2016, @01:50PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday January 10 2016, @01:50PM (#287605)

    There's a catch 22 at work here, if Area 51 doesn't have anything interesting to tell - then the truth will be told. However, if there is anything juicy there like: an early alien encounter resulted in the development of the transistor, or nuclear energy, and we've got a captured ship and are still learning new things from it... then a more elaborate "nothing to see, move along." story will be concocted and told.

    When Obama the candidate promised to close Guantanamo, he didn't have access to all the information. Even though Clinton the first lady may have had access, she probably didn't press the point, now Clinton the candidate is either making a hollow promise, or one that will never result in anything interesting being released.

    Or, altogether more likely, the Daily Mail is inventing a story from hearsay or less.

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  • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Sunday January 10 2016, @07:13PM

    by RamiK (1813) on Sunday January 10 2016, @07:13PM (#287713)

    Or, considering the period, it's far more likely that that's where the US government stored the records (or possibly, literally burred the skeletons) of all the other Tuskegee-like experimentations with racially targeted viral or chemical mass-sterilization.

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  • (Score: 1) by tekk on Sunday January 10 2016, @07:36PM

    by tekk (5704) Subscriber Badge on Sunday January 10 2016, @07:36PM (#287728)
    The other problem is that lets say that Area 51 doesn't have anything interesting. Are the kind of people who want this investigation really going to take "Yeah, it really is just a base where the air force tries out experimental aircraft." as an answer?
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2016, @07:57PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2016, @07:57PM (#287736)

      It does have something interesting.

      It is top secret spy craft stuff. Thats it. Nothing more. The large runways give it away what they are doing there. They are running a 24/7 flyover missions from there. The reason they do not want people looking at the runways? Not because they have much to hide. All of the people who know about what goes on there knows. The 'top secret' is to keep people from logging flight times and aircraft type. Much like trainspotting.

      They also run the latest prototypes out of there as they do not want people looking at it, yet. You can tell a lot about things by observing them. They know they have built whole agencies upon the idea of observation and gathering intel.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Sunday January 10 2016, @08:34PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday January 10 2016, @08:34PM (#287756)

      >Are the kind of people who want this investigation really going to take "Yeah, it really is just a base where the air force tries out experimental aircraft." as an answer?

      They haven't so far...

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