Hillary Clinton, a politicians whose shown there is no centrist argument on an issue she can’t completely rule out, even if, and sometimes especially if, it contradicts an earlier position she’s taken, has one area where she’s seems way out of step with reality: She believes in UFOs. Or, at least, she doesn’t seem to completely rule them out.
The New York Times has a piece today that runs down all of Clinton’s comments and speculation on the potential existence of extraterrestrial life.
“I want to open the files as much as we can,” she said in a recent interview, on Area 51.
Does she actually believe in UFOs, she was asked.
“I don’t know. I want to see what the information shows….There’s enough stories out there that I don’t think everybody is just sitting in their kitchen making them up.”
In another interview she offered: “I think we may have been” visited already, she said in the interview. “We don’t know for sure.”
Clinton has long dallied in the uncanny, dating back to a report in the 90s that she spoke to dead people like Eleanor Roosevelt and Mohandas K. Gandhi.
Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta shares her curiosity, wrote Jezebel last month:
“It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon,” Podesta in 2002, at a news conference announcing his partnership with the Coalition for Freedom of Information on the aliens issue.
A Huffington Post/YouGov poll in 2013 found that “50 percent of Americans think that there is some form of life on other planets, while only 17 percent think that there’s not. Another 33 percent said they aren’t sure.” A more recent Associated Press poll found that 63% of Americans do not believe in UFOs.
Read the rest here.