UFOlogists are having a great month: The X-Files are coming back, and for another thing, they’re really REALLY pumped about Hillary Clinton likely running for president. Because “make it 1997 again through science or magic” isn’t just a strategy for NBC!

Mother Jones has an in-depth piece about this small but devoted interest group and their warm feelings vis a vis Ms. Clinton. That’s partly due to the likely involvement of longtime Clintonian John Podesta, an X-Files superfan who’s campaigned for more open records on the topic of UFOs. For instance, when he left his position as Obama advisor, he tweeted that his “biggest failure of 2014” was “Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisstilloutthere.” Mother Jones talked to registered UFO lobbyist (great job title, or best job title?) Stephen Bassett:

While the tweet may have been tongue in cheek, UFO activists went nuts over it. “It was a big frickin’ deal,” says Bassett. “Someone who has been an adviser to the president of the United States, and is leaving his job, and it’s already been announced publicly that he is going to be a key adviser to the heir apparent to the White House, the de facto candidate, does not, on the day he leaves the White House, put out a tweet about UFOs. He’s inviting hundreds of articles to be written about this tweet.” Podesta did not respond to a request for comment.

But their faith in Clinton also goes back to a meeting in the 1990s with Laurance S. Rockefeller, who was apparently a UFO enthusiast himself (now tie this in with Rock-A-Fella Records and the Illuminati and we’ll really be cooking with gas):

Bassett says the Rockefeller Initiative proves that the Clintons were interested in pursuing meaningful UFO and extraterrestrial disclosure. “You don’t go through all of this, and have this much work, just to amuse a billionaire,” he says. “If you did, you’d have to answer to that.” Bassett has been lobbying for congressional hearings on the question of UFO contact with the US government. He says that forcing the Clintons to discuss the Rockefeller Initiative is key to his strategy. “I call it the exopolitical blue dress,” he says, referring to Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress and “exopolitics,” a term for the intersection of terrestrial politics and extraterrestrial beings.

Pal, if you think politicians won’t entertain all SORTS of shit to amuse a billionaire, you need to spend more time observing what happens here on planet Earth.

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