Although the Pentagon has opened up about some UFO sightings, former President Bill Clinton claimed he didn’t find any signs of aliens at Area 51 during his time in office.
During a Thursday appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Clinton revealed he and his former chief of staff, John Podesta, who was a fan of science fiction, “made every attempt 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 he sent his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, to inspect the highly classified Nevada military base for aliens.
“I said, ‘We gotta find out how we’re gonna deal with this because that’s where we do a lot of our invisibility research, in terms of technology, like how do we fly airplanes that aren’t picked up by radar and all that,’” Clinton explained.
“So that’s why they’re so secretive. But there’s no aliens, as I know.”
Clinton also reflected on a 2018 vacation to Hawaii that he took with his wife Hillary Clinton. During their trip, they visited the W. M. Keck Observatory and spoke with scientists about the possibility of life in outer space.
The 42nd president learned scientists have “huge arguments” about whether aliens exist.
“He said, ‘There are those of us who think it’s 85% likely and those of us who think it’s 95% likely,’” Clinton stated. “These are people who spend their lives doing this.”
Although Clinton didn’t find evidence of aliens during his presidency, the scientist told him there is a possibility of life in outer space.
“He said, ‘We think in other words, it’s very unlikely that there is not life.’ There are a billion — not a billion planets — a billion solar-like systems. There are lots of mysteries out there, which is why I think we should take good care of this planet,” Clinton shared.
“I think we oughta kind of hang on to it if we can. But I also think it should keep us humble. There’s a lot of stuff we don’t know.”
Clinton’s comments come after Congress held a hearing on UFOs in May and admitted there were over 140 sightings that could not be explained.