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Obama talks Area 51, UFOs and aliens with Jimmy Kimmel

Last night President Obama appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and just as he had done with President Clinton, Kimmel asked Obama if he looked into Area 51 and UFOs.

Kimmel broached the topic in the same manner he had with Clinton. He told the president that if he was president the first thing he would do is immediately look into what the government knows about Area 51 and UFOs. Obama told him this is why he will not be president.

Kimmel then asked if Obama had looked into it. Obama replied, “The aliens won’t let it happen. You will reveal all of their secrets. They exercise strict control over us.”

Kimmel warned Obama that people were going to look at his facial expressions and every move as he answered these questions to analyze what he was saying.

Obama then responded, “I can’t reveal anything.”

Kimmel told the POTUS that Clinton has told him he looked into it and didn’t find anything.

To this, Obama responded, “That is what we are instructed to say.”

That was the extent of their extraterrestrial discussion.

If you were to read this without watching the video, this conversation would sound somewhat ominous, and I am sure some people will take this as a confirmation that aliens are controlling the government. However, Kimmel and Obama were smiling and laughing the whole time. Kimmel certainly felt the President was joking, and seemed to find his responses very funny.

Jimmy Kimmel and President Obama laughing it up about UFOs and aliens. Video can be seen at the top of the story. (Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Jimmy Kimmel and President Obama laughing it up about UFOs and aliens. Video can be seen at the top of the story. (Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Here is a transcript of the conversation:

Kimmel: This is something I feel like. If I was the president, and it is unlikely that is ever going to happen…

Obama: You never know.

Kimmel: If I was the president…

Obama: It was unlikely that I was going to be president.

Kimmel: The moment I was in inaugurated – my hand would still be hot from touching the bible – I would immediately race to wherever they have the files about Area 51 and UFOs and I would go through everything to find out what happened. Did you do that?

Obama: That is why you will not be president…

Kimmel: One of the reasons.

Obama: Because that is the first thing you would do.

Kimmel: It is at the top of my list.

Obama: The aliens won’t let it happen. You will reveal all of their secrets. They exercise strict control over us.

Kimmel: Now you know there are a lot of people who are going to examine your facial expressions here, every twitch, every everything and say, of course. Did you look? Did you see? Did you explore?

Obama: I can’t reveal anything.

Kimmel: Oh really? Because President Clinton said he did go right in and he did check and there was nothing.

Obama: You know, that is what we are instructed to say.

The conventional wisdom is that Obama was kidding around with Kimmel and giving silly answers. However, not everyone will feel this way. In fact, Obama’s joking about aliens has been misconstrued and made news before.

A few years ago, Will Smith took his family for a visit to the White House, and while in the Situation Room, Smith’s son, Jaden, asked the POTUS if aliens were real. Jaden told Wonderland Magazine: “I talked to President Obama about extraterrestrials. He said he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of aliens, which means they’re real. If people think we’re the only people that live in this universe, then something is wrong with them.”

This also isn’t the first time a POTUS’ comments about aliens has started a debate as to whether it was a joke or not. In 1982, Steven Spielberg was invited to the White House to screen his movie ET: The Extraterrestrial with President Ronald Reagan. Spielberg says after the screening Reagan stood up and, according to Speilberg, said, “I wanted to thank you for bringing E.T. to the White House. We really enjoyed your movie.” Spielberg says Reagan looked around the room and continued, “And there are a number of people in this room who know that everything on that screen is absolutely true.”

Steven Speilberg talking with Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the ET: The Extraterrestrial Screening event. (Credit: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Steven Speilberg talking with Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the ET: The Extraterrestrial Screening event. (Credit: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Spielberg says the room erupted in laughter. When asked whether he thought Reagan was joking or not, Speilberg said, “I’m a little bit of a Ufologist. I was hoping that there was something more to the joke than met my eye. I’m sorry to say I think he was simply trying to tell a joke.”

In all of these instances a number of people have argued that the POTUS’ were all telling the truth about an alien cover-up and these were not actual jokes. Kimmel seems to be aware of this fact when he warned Obama that his every movement would be scrutinized.

Indeed, when Clinton appeared on Kimmel’s show and discussed UFOs and aliens, his answers were carefully analyzed.

Ben Hansen, former host of the TV show Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, has a background in law enforcement. He did a body language analysis of Clinton’s interview. He says he felt there were signs that Clinton was stressed about the line of questions. He admits this does not mean that Clinton was hiding alien secrets, but he feels it may indicate that Clinton knows more than he was willing to reveal.

Given Kimmel’s warning, I wonder if he saw Hansen’s analysis? Either way, he is probably 100% correct in his prediction that Obama’s comments will be carefully analyzed.

In the end, Obama has always given every indication that he has no interest in UFOs. During his first campaign for president, during a presidential debate, Dennis Kucinich was asked about a UFO sighting he had that was written about in a book by Shirley MacLaine. After he squeamishly answered, the moderator, Tim Russert, asked Obama if he believed in life on other planets. Obama answered: “You know, I don’t know. And I don’t presume to know. What I know is there is life here on Earth, and that we’re not attending to life here on Earth.”

Although, it should be noted Obama was the first President to use the words “Area 51” in public. Even though Clinton has said several times he looked into it, he always talked about a secret base in the desert. The name “Area 51” has been unacknowledged until recently.

In 2013, the CIA finally unredacted the name Area 51 in previously classified documents, which has been taken as an official acknowledgement of the base’s existence.

Later that year, while introducing Shirley MacLaine at the Kennedy Center as a Kennedy Center Honoree, Obama said, “Now, when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is, ‘What’s really going on in Area 51?’ When I wanted to know, I called Shirley MacLaine.”

After a moment of laughter by the audience, Obama continued, “I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51. How’s that, Shirley?”


Obama’s comments about MacLain begin at the 9:40 mark.

So now the debate in UFO circles can begin. Was Obama really joking? Or is he hiding a nefarious secret in plain sight while getting a few laughs in the process?

Bob Lazar, the man who began the controversy surrounding Area 51 that made it a household name and synonymous with aliens and UFOs, recently address made a rare public appearance at the recent 2015 International UFO Congress:

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Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

9 comments

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    No matter which side of the debate you take, it’s refreshing to see this issue being discussed so much more often and openly by mainstream media and political leaders. Especially the president of the United States.

    Now it would be really nice to see the Full Bob Lazar Q&A from the 2015 ufo congress. I see in the teaser that it says it’s availible here but I have yet to be able to locate it. Seeing and hearing Bob Lazar speak on this subject after so many years have gone by, along with him being in a room full of other Ufologists would be great. I like many others have been following his story for a long time now and would really like to see more than 1:30 of it.

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    Alejandro, this is a well written article on Obama and his responses to UFO questions. However, your historical overview misses the significance of the real gem in his Kimmel interview. The gem is Obama’s admission that we/the US government is controlled by aliens. In this regard you say, “I am sure some people will take this as a confirmation that aliens are controlling the government.” There is a lot of literature that this is genuinely the case. No President has admitted this before. Why now? Podesta’s admission last month that he failed to gain disclosure suggests great frustration of the part of those within the current administration that want to move forward with disclosure, and are not allowed. By who? Military Intel, corporations or aliens? I cover some of this here: http://exopolitics.org/obama-admits-space-aliens-control-usa-was-he-joking/

    I recommend that the Open Minds organization start taking some of the exopolitics literature on secret meetings, alien agreements, murder of President Kennedy due to his UFO interest, etc. seriously. Blackballing exopolitics researchers serves no one’s interests in the long term – especially Open Minds.

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    Michael, there are many definitions to the term “exopolitics,” especially among those who say they are part of the “exopolitics movement.” My view is much less restricted than many of those who are in the movement. I see it as any time politics and UFOs cross paths. In that sense, we cover more exopolitics than the vast majority of expolitics focused organizations. We put no limits. From towns in France banning UFOs in their vineyards in the 50s, to Obama joking about UFOs with Jimmy Kimmel. I think I could make a strong argument that we cover more exopolitics than any other source, mainly because, I believe, we cover more UFO news than any other site. That is not to slight anyone, because there are many great sites out there that run neck and neck with us, and no doubt I am biased in this opinion.

    Not only do we cover exopolitics, we also certainly do not blackball anyone. At the IUFOC last year we gave the researcher of the year award to Steve Bassett for his Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. That is by far the largest exopolitics event that has happened in recent years, and he was very deserving of that award. This year we gave it to John Burroughs who worked with Senator McCain’s office to get his medical records released, and has found UK government documents that support his theory that he has suffered from illness related to what the UK government has called “UAP (UFO) radiation.” He also got the UK government to admit they have not released all of their UFO files, as they had claimed previously.

    I think this is ample evidence that not only do we not blackball exopolitics, we are at the forefront of sharing information on significant happenings within this movement.

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    Are people that much sheep to automatically believe it’s tongue in cheek just because they acted tongue in cheek in the video? This isn’t youtube, people have brains.

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    Cannot believe that people would President’s comment serious in this video! 🙂

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    I wonder if the secret H.A.A.R.P facility in Alaska, that is controlling the weather,is in some way tied in with alien operations.

  7. avatar

    hi frnds, im interested in aliens and ufos. but i dont know why everyone is evading of real fact?!!! even obama! we all know that aliens and UFOs are alive & theyre living around us! but we dont see them! they see us& they are with all of us! but i think they transformed theyr real faces!!! we r openmind! but obama is evading of fact about greys& ufos…..what thinking obama????what will happen if we find out everything about 51 area?????what will happen frnds???????why they dont let us to go & see whole of 51 area???why they dnt let us to go & search 51 area????we r not army or military!!!we r common people that love to see aliens &ufos!!! just this!!! OBAMA dont afraid of us…….thank u all…

  8. avatar

    Then there are the little ones, that occupy tiny orbs that are present
    in great numbers.

    http://www.light-to-dark.com/Objects_3-8-2015-rockets-ufos.html

    It seems an easy thing to do, attracting them, that is.

    I can’t imagine Mr. Obama ever setting forth the evidence on his own.
    Yes, they’re here. This seems to be their planet before it is ours, which
    he very likely knows. I am not in that tortured loop and work alone,
    absolutely non-commercially.

    Amazed I am to live on Earth at this time. Good health and good
    seeing to all.

  9. avatar

    alien occpy in the world in 2018

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