For years now, Americans have been curious about Area 51, a highly secretive U.S. Air Force facility located within the Nevada Test and Training Range and very near the so-called the "Extraterrestrial Highway." Because of this, some people believe that this remote detachment is actually a research facility for unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and other forms of extraterrestrial life.
The mystery surrounding Area 51 finally has the chance of being unravelled, if former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton wins her party's nomination this summer and the White House in November.
In a chance interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta talked extensively about aliens, and shared that the Democratic presidential candidate intends to release more information about the secluded Area 51.
"What I've talked to the secretary about, and what she's said now in public, is that if she's elected president, when she gets into office, she'll ask for as many records as the United States federal government has to be declassified, and I think that's a commitment that she intends to keep and that I intend to hold her to," Tapper told CNN.
It can be recalled that Clinton herself said earlier this year that she will "get to the bottom" of rumours that the U.S. has had direct contact with extraterrestrial life.
Podesta, who also once served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, added that the U.S. government should tackle questions on extraterrestrial life head on. He also shared that the former President once "asked for some information about some of these things, and in particular, some information about what was going on at Area 51."
"The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena," he said.
By giving the public more information about the possibility of alien research being conducted by the government, Podesta said Americans can have better judgments on whether aliens indeed exist or not.
"That's for the public to judge once they've seen all the evidence that the U.S. government has. There are a lot of planets out there. The American people can handle the truth," he said.