Do aliens exist? Bill Clinton can’t say ‘No’

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says “we are not alone” in this universe. (File photo: Reuters)

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton told Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show on ABC Thursday that he would not be “surprised” if  aliens exist, but denied that the U.S. government had stored alien bodies in the now infamous Area 51.

Clinton told the show host that he ordered a probe to find out if aliens were being held in Area 51, a U.S. Air Force installation in Nevada.

“First, I had people look at the record of Area 51, to make sure there are no aliens down there,” Clinton said.  He added: “There were no aliens.”

Area 51 became famous due to its secretive nature and classified aircraft research that took place at the air base. The installation became a cult-icon for alien enthusiasts after the “Roswell incident,” in which an alleged alien spacecraft crashed in the surrounding area and was stored in Area 51.

Witnesses involved in the incident claimed that aliens themselves were found at the crash site.

The incident occurred in June or July 1947 when an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.

To put his doubts at bay, Clinton in his second term as president had his aides research Area 51.

“When the Rosewell anniversary was coming up, I had all Rosewell papers reviewed,” he told Kimmel.

But the review produced no evidence regarding the existence of aliens, Clinton added.

Asked by Kimmel if he would tell Americans if there were indeed aliens, the former president said “yes.”

Despite the lack of proof, Clinton doesn’t dismiss the possible existence of extra-terrestrials. He told Kimmel that in the past two years, more than 20 planets outside our solar system were distancing away from their suns, making them potentially able to support life.

“This makes it less likely that we are alone,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t be surprised if we were visited by aliens one day.

In case of any future contact, Clinton said he hoped it would be friendly, not like the Will Smith movie “Independent Day” which saw the human race unite in the face of an alien invasion.

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