Hillary Clinton: Area 51 files will be opened to the public after election, Presidential hopeful promises

‘If there is something there, unless it's a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public’

Hillary Clinton has committed to opening up the files on the mysterious Area 51 and exposing as much as possible of what is hidden there.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s Talk Show, the Democrat Presidential hopeful said that if elected she would take go through the files on the secretive American military base and expose anything that wouldn’t pose a national security risk.

Her comments, first reported by the Daily Caller, were in response to Mr Kimmel’s suggestion that if he were to become president his first act would be look through the Area 51 files. He said that he had spoken to Bill Clinton about doing so and that Mr Clinton said he didn’t find anything there that was interesting.

"Well, I'm going to do it again," Hillary Clinton said. "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."

And Ms Clinton said that she would work to expose anything that she did find there – aliens or otherwise.

"If there is something there, unless it's a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public," she told Mr Kimmel.

Talking about Area 51 seems to have become something of a campaign promise for Hillary Clinton, whose platform has aggressively targeted young American voters. She already promised in January to “get to the bottom of” Area 51 should she be elected.

Some have suggested that anything that does come out of the files will probably be boring – or still classified. The head of Nasa said last year that he had been to Area 51, but that it was “not what many think”.

“I’ve been to a place called that but it’s a normal research and development place,” Nasa administrator Major Charles Frank Bolden Jr said in 2015. “I never saw any aliens or alien spacecraft or anything when I was there.

“I think because of the secrecy of the aeronautics research that goes on there it’s ripe for people to talk about aliens being there.”

Even Bill Clinton confirmed in October that though “a lot of our stealth technology is made there”, there were no aliens in Area 51 when he checked as president.