Yesterday (March 24) I accidentally caught Hillary Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel Live and normally I would have turned it off at that point but she had said something about Area 51 and UFOs. She was talking about how she would delve into the UFO question to get answers that she believed that we all deserved (as long as it didn’t violate national security). Her husband, Bill, had apparently tried that and got nowhere because had he gotten the answers, there would be no reason for Hillary to explore it further. It also suggests that the answers given to Bill were inadequate and suggest there is something more to it.
|A UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon|
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Normally I would have ignored this, figuring it for more rhetoric that has no real relevance. But then Kimmel said something about UFOs and Hillary corrected him saying the new term was UAP for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. We can easily trace the term to 1980 which is more than three decades ago. Dr. Richard Haines provided this definition then:
An Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, is the visual stimulus that provokes a sighting report of an object or light seen in the sky, the appearance and/or flight dynamics of which do not suggest a logical, conventional flying object and which remains unidentified after close scrutiny of all available evidence by persons who are technically capable of making both a technical identification as well as a common sense identification, if one is possible.
Michael Shermer, writing in the Scientific American used the term on April 1, 2011, in his debunking article, “UFOs, UAPs and CRAPs.” He said, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena offer a lesson on the residue problem in science.”
Lee Speigel has regularly used the term in his columns in The Huffington Post since 2011. Just check it out and see, if not in the headlines, is certainly in the labels at the end of the articles.
There’s really not much of a point here other than to suggest that UFOs, or UAPs, are so unimportant in the mainstream that someone who appears interested in them does not know the actual history. It’s not so much an indictment of Hillary as it is in the level of interest outside the small UFO community. Once in a while something here makes national news but most of the time it is a “fluff” piece that doesn’t advance the search for answers. And the problem here is that a Clinton already, supposedly, looked into this and was either told there was nothing to it, or given information that suggested there was something important to it… Given Hillary’s response, I would suggest it was the former because if it was the latter Bill wouldn’t be quite so flip about it when he’s asked and Hillary wouldn’t be talking about it on national television now.
(And just to be clear this is neither an endorsement for nor an attempt to malign Clinton for any political purpose. It is merely an observation about the status of UFOs out in the mainstream world.)