Bernie Sanders Promises to Tell Us About the Aliens If He's Elected President in 2020 | 22 Words

It's safe to say that aliens have occupied a surprising amount of headlines recently. Perhaps, since everything on earth seems to be so terrible, we're cheering ourselves up by focusing our attention on outer space? Either way, whether it's reinvestigating old UFO claims, or partaking in giant internet schemes to storm Area 51, we've never been more interested in discovering the truth that's out there.

But even though alien news is currently trending, there's been one source that's long been curious about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The Joe Rogan Experience has dedicated a ton of episodes to exploring other-worldly phenomena - but his latest alien-based interview guest is perhaps his highest-profile yet.

There's a reason that space is called the final frontier.

We've figured out a whole bunch of the mysteries of life on Earth - but humanity has barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring outer space, and properly beginning to understand our universe.

And all of this unknown has led to one thing.

Because we can't effectively prove or disprove things either way, the vastness of the universe has led many to believe that there's life out there beyond what exists on Earth.

And, recently, aliens have been something of a hot topic.

In the past, UFO sightings and alien abductions were thought of as something a little niche. But, nowadays, more and more "reasonable" people have been getting on board with these ideas.

If the truth is out there, people have some big questions.

Because we're such a technologically developed society, it seems almost unfeasible that we'd still be so clueless as to whether or not aliens truly exist.

Which has led some people to believe one thing.

That Earth does have evidence about the existence of aliens - but the information is being kept from the general public by those in charge. The reasons why? We still don't know.

For conspiracy theorists, there's been one place that's central to their concerns.

Area 51, a disused U.S. Air Force facility in the Nevada desert, has been kept under extreme secrecy by the government - which has led many to believe that it's a place where other-worldly secrets are stored.

Last month, this train of thought led to something pretty interesting.

One Facebook user created an event calling on the general public to unite together and storm Area 51, because "they can't stop all of us." It was an oddly attractive idea, and quickly gained a lot of internet attention.

And to make matters even more suspicious?

Very recently, this event was taken down by Facebook - leading many to suspect that there's something out there that the government is adamant that we shouldn't know about. The question is, what?

Well, some out there have a pretty strong idea.

Tons and tons of aliens, of course! But, either way, it seems as though we're further away from finding out than ever.

The whole thing is pretty frustrating.

The fact that we seem to be consistently lied to (or "protected from the truth") has got a lot of people feeling distrustful of those in charge. Why won't they just tell us? We can handle it!

Although, with this guy in charge, what can we really expect?

We're pretty sure that higher-ups in the government haven't even told Trump the truth about aliens. Not only could he not handle it, but it's extremely likely that it would quickly be announced (on his Twitter, we'd bet).

But there is hope on the horizon.

For one thing, there's a general election coming up next year. And for another, Bernie Sanders is running in it.

This is the guy who wants to eliminate all student debt.

Sanders claims that it's unconstitutional for higher education to create a lifelong burden on those who seek it. We can totally see his point.

In fact, the guy talks a lot of sense generally.

Another of his major beliefs is that healthcare is a right, not a privilege - and should, therefore, be free for every single American. Revolutionary, huh?

But if that doesn't convince you, maybe this will.

This week, Sanders appeared on popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. And while he was there, he made another excellent promise that's sure to ensure him at least a few extra votes.

Rogan has long held an interest in extraterrestrial beings.

While his show explores all manner of different topics, he's consistently drawn back to the controversial (and, let's admit it, fascinating) topic.

This June, he had his most controversial alien interview yet.

The guest in question was Bob Lazar, widely known in the conspiracy community as the whistleblower on the whole Area 51 thing. The government persistently denies his claims, and calls him a con artist - but we'll let you make up your own mind.

But this week, Rogan had a different kind of guest.

Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience to discuss his many different policies in his campaign. But there was one that he may not have expected to be questioned on - his policy on alien knowledge.

But he was - and his answers may surprise you.

Rogan: “If you got into the office and you found out something about aliens [...] about UFOs, would you let us know?" Sanders: “Well I tell you, my wife would demand I let you know." Rogan: “Is your wife a UFO nut?" Sanders: “No, she’s not a UFO nut. She goes, 'Bernie, what is going on, do you know? Do you have any access?’" Rogan: “You don’t have any access? You’ll let us know though?" Sanders: “Alright, we’ll announce it on the show."

Interested to hear more?

Here's the full interview - but, we warn you, it's not solely about aliens and conspiracy theories, and actually contains some important information about government policy. Yawn. And for more Joe Rogan and Area 51 content, keep scrolling.