Washington: Former US President Bill Clinton has revealed in an interview that when he was in office, he had sent federal agents in Area 51 of Nevada to make sure there were no aliens.
Clinton, in a Wednesday appearance on the Late Late Night with James Corden, said while he was the President he and Chief of Staff John Podesta, “made every attempt to find out everything about Roswell,” and even “sent people to Area 51 to make sure there were no aliens,” New York Post reported.
He said that late Sandy Burger, then National Security Advisor, was sent to the mysterious Nevada Air Force base, whose legacy of secrecy has spawned conspiracy theories about aliens that have made the site the center of American UFO folklore, according to the report.
“I said we got to find out how we’re going to deal with this because that’s where we do a lot of our invisibility research in terms of technology, like how we fly airplanes that aren’t picked up by radar and all that,” Clinton said. “So that’s why they’re so secretive.” “But there’s no aliens that I know (of),” he added.
The world’s leading astronomers, however, told the president a few years ago that there’s up to a 95% chance that we are not alone in the universe.
“On the other hand, Hillary and I went to Hawaii in 2018 to the big island where all the telescopes are on top of the mountain, including the Keck telescope, the largest in the world, and several countries have scientific teams there,” the 42nd President said. “So after we toured the telescope we went down and met with them.”
“I said ‘Do you guys argue about the likelihood of life in outer space?’ He said we have huge arguments,” he continued.
“He said, ‘there are those of us who think it’s 85 per cent likely and those of us who think it’s 95 per cent likely.’ And these are people who spend their lives doing this,” Clinton said.
“He said ‘we think, in other words, it’s very unlikely that there is not life. There are a billion, not a billion planets, but a billion solar systems.”