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Obama First President to Mention Area 51'
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of ABC News blog

ABC News blog, December 9, 2013
Posted: December 17th, 2013

In an affair usually noted for its glitz and glamour, President Obama made news at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors as the first president to utter the words Area 51. A beloved subject of conspiracy theorists and UFO enthusiasts, the government testing site, officially known as the Nevada Test and Training Range, and Groom Lake, came up during Sunday nights gala when the president was honoring actress Shirley MacLaine. Now, when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is, whats really going on in Area 51? Obama said to the audience. When I wanted to know, Id call Shirley MacLaine. I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51. Area 51 was only officially acknowledged this past August in declassified CIA documents that were released following a Freedom of Information Act request submitted [to] the National Security Archive. [The] documents revealed that Area 51 was merely a testing site for government aerial surveillance programs such as U-2 and Oxcart. The Academy award-winning actress has been plenty vocal in the past about her beliefs in alien encounters. MacLaine has talked about her personal alien encounters in her 2007 book Sage-ing While Age-ing and during a 2011 interview on Oprah in which she shared stories of witnessing UFOs from her New Mexico home. Ive seen a mother ship here, and Ive seen them at my ranch, MacLaine said. One famous day, a friend of mine was sitting in my hot tub out there, and three UFOs came over and hovered over the hot tub for about 10 minutes.

Note: For a report with more info on CBS news, click here. For a highly intriguing video related to Area 51 featuring David Adair, click here. For more on UFOs, see our deeply revealing UFO Information Center available here.

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