Back in January 2009, David Cameron was speaking at one of his Cameron Direct meetings where he answered the public's questions, and the question was raised about aliens visiting the earth while he held a meeting at Tynemouth on Tyneside.
A member of the audience asked:
"In July last year the respected scientist and astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the moon, spoke on a British radio station.
He said the American government had had contact with extra terrestrials on multiple occasions and that these were ongoing.
He spoke about the Roswell event in 1947 where wreckage of a downed UFO was recovered and found to contain alien bodies.
He said this event was real but was covered up by the Government for many years.
Do you agree with me that the British people have a right to know if we have been visited, and if so, when you become prime minister will you seek to lift the veil of secrecy and give the public the truth that they deserve and that has been covered up for all these years?"
Mr Cameron laughed and joked that the then trade secretary Peter Mandelson was an alien life form (he later apologised for the light-hearted joke).
On a more serious note he added:
"I have no idea there is intelligent life out there and no idea whether any of the sightings which have taken place or whether any incidents which have taken place have any basis in truth.
I do believe in freedom of information and openness and this question has been asked from time to time and I think we should be as open and clear as possible.
What has tended to happen when people have looked at the Roswell incident, or when people have looked at pictures, is a rational explanation tends to be produced to try and show what has happened is not what those who believe in UFOs suggest.
But I think we should be a open as possible, so I would be quite happy to give you a guarantee that if I became prime minister I would always be entirely open and frank about these things.
I don't think any of us have any clue whether there's intelligent life out there and it is certainly not something that any Government should seek to hide from anyone."
So now that David Cameron is the Prime Minister will he remember this question by the public and route out the truth, if there are new sightings, new evidence will this be brought to light? only time will tell.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
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