2016 and the Case for UFO Disclosure

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again – a new presidential election cycle, and with it new promises that whoever becomes the next Commander in Chief will disclose the truth about UFOs and the existence of aliens here on Earth.

But what do the candidates think? Will the truth, whatever it is, be revealed? Most aren’t talking, but here’s where at least three of the presidential hopefuls stand (or claim to stand) on the issue of alien disclosure.

Andrew D. Basiago:

“As a result of his courageous advocacy as a crusading lawyer, Andy is credited with ending the time travel and Mars cover-ups by the US government on behalf of the American people.”

Hillary Clinton:

“Yes, I’m going to get to the bottom of it.” / “Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.”

Ed Baker:

“I would…personally go to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and to Area 51 in Nevada to see for myself what is there. I would like to be able to bring with me a small team of independent researchers in this field. I don’t know that as President I will be allowed to go to these places and I doubt that I will be able to bring a team with me but I will do what I can to do so. Additionally I want to emphasize after watching this testimony of Military members that I feel strongly that we must declassify this information for the public.”

Revealing the Truth

As I said, most candidates don’t feel UFO disclosure is worth discussing (there are about 1,513 candidates currently running, and this was really all I could find – let me know in the comments if there are others).

But that doesn’t mean new information isn’t slowly becoming available.

Image: CIA
Image: CIA

Just recently, the CIA released a handful of their own “X-Files,” including photographs of unidentified flying saucers from the late 1940s and 1950s. They’ve also created an official list of 10 “tips” for any would-be ufologists out there to help in their investigations.

Image: CIA
Image: CIA

Meanwhile, according to The Washington Post, disclosure advocate Stephen Bassett has become something of a lobbyist on the matter. “I want to see disclosure by the New Hampshire primary,” he’s said, “And I can make the case that it’s going to happen.”


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions. Might be a robot.

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