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Will Hillary’s promise on ‘Area 51’ help her win the race?
Sunilchandra Dal | Friday, 22 April 2016 AT 04:07 PM IST
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US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has promised that if elected, she will reveal all that is in the files on ‘Area 51’, provided it does not affect national security. Area 51 is an air base where the US Air Force develops stealth technology. However, conspiracy theorists have it that the base is used for imprisoning alien beings and the US government is concealing information from the public. Of course, there is no proof in the public domain that aliens exist and are visiting the Earth.

A National Geographic poll found that 77 per cent of the respondents in the US believed in the existence of aliens. Will Hillary’s promise sway voters? Interest in Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) or Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) is growing and the hype now is on a possible ‘alien disclosure’ by the US government.

Obviously, Hillary is leaving no stone unturned in her campaign. Some netizens termed Hillary’s promise as a good campaign move. One commentator said Hillary’s rivals may try to discredit the move. However, such a counter may not succeed, considering the numbers in favour of the ‘alien disclosure.’ While Area 51 is not a major factor in the race to the White House, could it be one tilting the scales in Hillary’s favour? In February 2016, President Barack Obama said, “We haven’t actually made direct contact with aliens yet.” Does this mean that aliens exist and there is indirect contact with them, ask netizens.

A commentator noted that if there are no aliens in Area 51 and Clinton said so, she would still be accused of a cover-up. Conspiracy theories are hard to get rid of.

But it would be a historic moment with worldwide impact, if Hillary, on being elected, reveals that the US has proof of aliens. As former US President Ronald Reagan said in 1987, while addressing the 42nd session of the UN General Assembly: “I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside of this world”.
Among world leaders who have claimed that aliens are visiting the Earth are Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Paul Hellyer, who was Canadian Defence Minister from 1963 to 1967.

UAP have not been explained-

Studies of UAP have found that some of the phenomena, that remained unexplained, were real objects. Some objects were of a particular shape, metallic in appearance and as big as aircraft. They had high manoeuvrability and speed, sometimes flying in formation. They exhibited evasive behaviour when approached by aircraft or detected by radar, suggesting controlled craft.

As the movements and speed were beyond the capacity of any craft made with technology existing on earth, the phenomena could only be explained by the Extraterrestrial Theory, some experts felt. The Project Sign (1948) report, which concluded that some of the objects studied were of extraterrestrial nature, was rejected by the USAF top brass. As a reaction, later projects were set up to explain away all sightings as being due to natural causes.

In 2012, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force reported UAP near the border in Ladakh. These were investigated by astronomers, scientists, with radar and spectrum analysis, but the experts failed to reach any conclusion. These and other incidents in the area have been reported in the Indian media. We can conclude that the Extraterrestrial Theory has not been proved, but UAP have not been explained. More scientific studies with an open mind are needed.

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