Bernie Sanders vows to reveal truth about aliens

Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders. Photo credit: Getty

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has vowed to reveal the truth about the country's interactions with extraterrestrials if he's elected.

The 77-year-old told podcaster Joe Rogan that his wife has been bugging him to find out if they're real, and - as the rumours have it - the US is hiding a crashed UFO at a secret base in Nevada.

"My wife would demand that I let you know," Sanders said, laughing. 

He then promised if he found out anything, he'd announce it on a future episode of the Joe Rogan Experience.

The vow comes in the wake of an internet joke that in September, millions of people will storm Area 51 to "see them aliens".

US President Donald Trump earlier this year said he doesn't really believe in the conspiracy theories.

"I think it's probably - I want them to think whatever they think. They do say, and I've seen, and I've read, and I've heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it," he told ABC News.

"But people are saying they're seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly."

Like Sanders, Trump too promised his interviewer - this time ABC News host George Stephanopoulos - he'd get the scoop.

Previous President Barack Obama said on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! he wasn't allowed to reveal anything because the aliens "exercise strict control over us".

Former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was once asked in an Official Information Act request if he could disprove theories he was a "David Icke-style shape reptilian shifting alien ushering humanity towards enslavement". The official response was that there was no information to suggest it wasn't true.