Election promises are nothing new in politics and some can be extremely outlandish.

In one case, US Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich promised to set up a permanent base for NASA on the Moon by the end of his tenure whilst Donald Trump has said that he plans to cut expenditure for space exploration until internal issues can be sorted out with the US infrastructure.

Hillary Clinton, however, has said that she'll declassify files on Area 51 - provided they're not a threat to national security. "Well, if there is something there, unless it’s a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public," said Clinton in a recent interview.

"I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible. If there's nothing there then let's let people know there's nothing there."

A lot of Hillary Clinton's rhetoric on aliens might be down to the fact that her campaign manager, John Podesta, is an avowed ufologist. "He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out," Clinton said. "One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51."

It might just be that she's trying to get the UFO theorist vote, but we don't see any of the other candidates speaking on this issue.


Via TheHill.com