Although the Pentagon has come clean about some UFO sightings, former President Bill Clinton claimed that he found no signs of aliens at Area 51 during his time in office.
During an appearance Thursday on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Clinton revealed that he and his former chief of staff, John Podesta, who was a fan of science fiction, “went out of their way to find out everything about Roswell.”
Clinton added: “We also sent people to Area 51 to make sure there were no aliens.”
The former president told Corden that he sent his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, to inspect the highly classified Nevada military base for aliens.
“I said, ‘We have to figure 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 flying planes that aren’t detected by radar and all that.’ that,’” Clinton explained.
“So that’s why they’re so secretive. But there are no aliens that I know of.
Clinton also reflected on a 2018 Hawaii vacation he took with wife Hillary Clinton. During their trip, they visited the WM Keck Observatory and spoke with scientists about the possibility of life in outer space.
The 42nd president has learned that scientists have “huge arguments” about the existence of aliens.
“He said, ‘There are some of us who think it’s 85% likely and those of us who think it’s 95% likely,’” Clinton said. “These are people who spend their lives doing this.”
Although Clinton found no evidence of aliens during his presidency, the scientist told him that there is a possibility of life in outer space.
“He said, ‘We think, in other words, it’s very unlikely that there is no life.’ There are a billion, not a billion planets, a billion solar-like systems. There are a lot of mysteries out there, so I think we need to take good care of this planet,” Clinton shared.
“I think we should hang on to him if we can. But I also think he should keep us humble. There are many things we don’t know.”
Clinton’s comments come after Congress held a hearing on UFOs in May and admitted there were more than 140 sightings that could not be explained.