April 3rd, 2014
06:43 AM ET
9 years ago

Bill Clinton 'wouldn’t be surprised' by an alien visit

(CNN) - It has been a question plaguing man for ages: Are we alone in the universe?

If you ask former President Bill Clinton, he would tell you that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if we were visited by extraterrestrials someday. At least that’s what he said on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show Wednesday.

“In the last two years, more than 20 planets have been identified outside our solar system that seem to be far enough away from their suns and dense enough that they might be able to support some form of life,” he said.

The 42nd President would rather see E.T. make a visit than the aliens from the sci-fi movie “Independence Day,” but he says there may be an upside from the latter.

“It may be the only way to unite us in this incredibly divided world of ours. If they’re out there, we better think of how all the differences among people on Earth would seem small if we felt threatened by a space invader,” Clinton said.

Kimmel broached the topic by sharing with the former President that if he became president, the first item on his to-do list would be to demand to see all the classified files on UFOs.

It may not have been the former President’s first act, but he did say that after the summer blockbuster came out, it did get him to put in requests about the often-questioned Area 51.

“There was a great sci-fi movie where there was an alien kept deep under the ground. First I had people go look at the records on Area 51 to make sure there was no alien down there.” Clinton said. “A lot of our stealth technology is made there. We know that now, but there are no aliens there.”

Don’t worry. Clinton shared that if he had found any aliens there, he would have told us.

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soundoff (15 Responses)

    Bill should know, he has first hand experience with aliens, Hillary is a Slitheen

    April 3, 2014 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  2. Marie MD

    We are not alone but who would want to come to Earth and share our problems.

    April 3, 2014 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    -–but most of the republicans talk, act like aliens too with no sense. I would not surprise if they say they are here.

    April 3, 2014 07:05 am at 7:05 am |

    Romneys president on the planet KOLOB and wonders why he can't be president here.the reason IS , you can't be AWOL when you get elected to be gov of mass and spend all your time ON ANOTHER PLANET!!!!!

    April 3, 2014 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  5. Mothership to Bill, Mothership to Bill

    Prepare to beam up... Mothership over.

    April 3, 2014 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  6. just asking

    where is bill's tinfoil hat? hahahaha.... i bet he thinks they will all come wearing blue dresses and smoking cigars! bwahahahaha!!!

    April 3, 2014 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  7. Tommy G

    Well, looks like Crazy Joe Biden has some competition for being the nuttiest person in the Democrat Party. I guess this means Hillary won't be running in 2016 as it looks like Billy Boy is starting to loose his marbles and will need to be watched very closely.

    April 3, 2014 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I think if ETs came here, they would be far more likely looking for resources than anything else. Humans would be in the way.

    April 3, 2014 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    No self respecting aliens would want to have anything to do with the human species.

    April 3, 2014 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  10. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The President of the United States has detailed information from the military and NASA about this sort of thing. He knows something but cannot come out and say it.

    April 3, 2014 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  11. weezer

    THIS is why they keep the Area 51 aliens a secret from even the President. Big mouth!

    April 3, 2014 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  12. Boo

    Any alien that would come to earth would have to be crazy. Earthlings are looney tunes.

    April 3, 2014 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  13. it must be said

    Rudy NYC
    I think if ETs came here, they would be far more likely looking for resources than anything else. Humans would be in the way.

    Humans could be considered a resource as well. Food, slave labor, museum attractions back on the home planet, etc. But I am sure they will all come in peace and extend the claw of friendship.

    April 3, 2014 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  14. YEAH Baby!

    If they do come here, hopefully they taste good when dipped in hot butter!

    April 3, 2014 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  15. Randy Sturgill

    He would tell us unless he IS an alien....hahaha...The Iranians claim our government is run by aliens 🙂

    April 3, 2014 09:19 am at 9:19 am |