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President's First Priority? Aliens from Outer Space

While extraterrestrials were not found, the United States government was hiding something much more nefarious

By J.P. PragPublished about a year ago 9 min read
A crowd gathers on September 20, 2019 at the back gate of Area 51 for the Raid Area 51 festivities. Photo and description by David James Henry, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

January 21st (Las Vegas, NV) – When last seen by the public, the brand-new President of the United States of America was boarding Air Force One to an unknown destination. In the hours beforehand, the President had disrupted the Inauguration Ceremony by ending the festivities and announcing ten new Executive Orders. While the world was still reeling from those massive shifts in internationalism, security, nuclear armaments, terrorism, and expansionism, the President set sights on the next most important thing...


Yes, the President of the United States went looking for aliens. And no, not the kind of aliens known for jumping across the United States’ borders in the middle of the night, but actually those from outer space!

Our reporters were aboard Air Force One when it took off from Joint Base Andrews near Camp Springs, MD yesterday (January 20th) where the President and other members of the administration took questions and provided follow-up on the fallout from the President’s Ten Pronouncements. However, after landing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord outside of Tacoma, WA nearly six hours later, the entire press corps was summarily taken from the plane and escorted off the premises to figure out their own accommodations or find their own way home.

At the time, it was uncertain why the President had chosen Washington State, but it became quite clear the next day. The President was apparently playing a game of subterfuge with another faction of the United States military, trying to obscure the true final destination without alerting those same people as to the President’s intent. As the leader of the free world said during the conclusion of the Inauguration Ceremony:

... I need to take a trip across the country right now before others realize what is happening and can cover-up what they have done.

Now that secret place has been revealed, and it was the most mysterious of all; none other than Area 51.

Located over 80 miles from Las Vegas, NV in the middle of the desert, the exceedingly classified United States Air Force (USAF) facility known colloquially as Area 51 is in reality Homey Airport and Groom Lake, as revealed by a 2005 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that was finally fulfilled in 2013. Established by the USAF and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the 1950s, thanks to that FOIA request it is now known that the base housed many experimental aircraft and weaponry, including having captured enemy planes used for edification and practice during the Cold War.

Still, the extreme clandestineness around the base helped give rise to countless conspiracy theories. Most notably, many people believed that the government had been housing beings from outer space—either living or dead—and reverse engineered their technology, giving rise to many of our modern conveniences and military advancements. A whole cottage industry of “alien tourism” has also popped up in the nearby towns as travelers hoped to learn about the enigmas of what happened inside.

The chances of gaining any insight into the activities around Area 51 were next to none before the President’s visit today. Guards in the area surrounding the base are authorized and have used lethal force to keep the curious at bay. The closest anyone got outside of the aforementioned FOIA request was a 1994 lawsuit where civilian contractors in the area were found to have high levels of toxic compounds and metals in their body chemistry. They sued the USAF and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking information from inside the base. At first, the federal government invoked “State secrets privilege” to quash the subpoena, but the judge on the case rejected this argument. In response, then-President Bill Clinton used an Executive Order of his own, exempting "the Air Force's Operating Location Near Groom Lake" from EPA oversight. As such, there was no evidence and the case was dismissed, a ruling that was cemented when the Supreme Court refused to even hear an appeal of the case. Every year, each subsequent administration has renewed President Clinton’s original declaration, thus maintaining the concealment.

While this President has not officially made any announcement, it is safe to say that it is highly unlikely the exception will be maintained given what happened in the early morning hours of January 21st.

After reporters were summarily dismissed, some stayed as close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord as possible to gather intel on what was occurring. At the time, a flurry of different military teams were seen coming onto the base and loading up gear onto Air Force One. It was later learned that much of this was actually video equipment so that the President could record every moment of what transpired inside Area 51. However, since the President has not released the unedited footage, the unfounded theories of what is happening in the shadowy base have not calmed down—despite the unexpected revelations the President did share.

According to an unnamed military member who joined the President on the two-and-a-half-hour journey to Area 51, every person was required to sign a specially crafted non-disclosure agreement (NDA). While discussing the existence of the NDA would not seem to violate its terms, apparently revealing anything the soldiers witnessed without express written consent from the President would be. Unlike corporate NDAs, the enforcement mechanism was not a monetary fine, but a jail term and admitting to treason for violating a direct order. The source said the President offered any soldier that was not comfortable with these terms the choice to leave the mission, no questions asked. There have been no confirmations at this time whether anyone departed.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) public records, Air Force One took off with its crew and paraphernalia at about 6:00 a.m. PT and landed at Homey Airport at about 8:30 a.m. PT. Upon landing, unconfirmed reports say the President was greeted by the base commander who then attempted to stop the country’s leader and the rest of the crew from entering the facility, especially with recording accoutrements. The President is said to have challenged the head of the facility, asking if he was refusing a direct order from his Commander-in-Chief. When the base commander rebuffed the President, the President then called over Military Police (MP) that also went on the journey and had the base commander removed. It remains to be seen if the base commander will face charges, but rumors are that the President has insisted he face a military tribunal for his actions.

What fully happened inside is anyone’s guess since, as noted earlier, the President has not released the unabridged footage. However, several hours after finishing the tour, the President held a live stream directly with the world, interposed with select scenes. The reason, the President said, for not providing the raw tape was because there were highly classified projects—both in transportation and weapons—that, for national security reasons, should remain as shrouded as they have been for decades. Yet, the President did want to emphasize something unexpected was still found inside, something that should never have been allowed:

Before going too far into any of this, let me be clear that nothing of an extraterrestrial nature was found inside Area 51. There were no alien lifeforms—alive or deceased—and all technology was of a standard military or civilian variety. Much of it was actually rather outdated. You can rest assured that my team and I gained access to every part of the facility, especially those they did not want us to get into. Sometimes it took more... persuasion... than should have been necessary, but we went through every nook and cranny.

The President then went on to describe the previously unknown—at least officially—but highly suspected-to-exist underground testing facilities. Most seemed to be filled with the same benign type of research and the President lightly described some work on engine efficiencies, drone automation, and delivery systems that would be par for the course at any military research installation. It was then that the President turned deadly serious:

What we did find, though, in some of these rooms was proof of prior and ongoing development of chemical and biological weapons. Under the “Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction”, which was signed and fully ratified by the United States way back in 1975, what is being done here is completely illegal, besides being immoral and just plain disturbing.

Ironically, this treaty was negotiated by the United Nations, an organization for which the President had just sowed the seeds of destruction the day before. The discovery of chemical and biological weapons in the United States was particularly upsetting to the current chief executive because then-President Richard Nixon ended these programs in 1969, well before any accords were crafted, signed, and ratified. President Nixon said at the time that the country would:

... renounce the use of lethal biological agents and weapons, and all other methods of biological warfare. The United States will confine its biological research to defensive measures such as immunization and safety...

This unilateral action by President Nixon was echoed by a similar one declared by the new President in relation to nuclear weapons. During the Inauguration Ceremony yesterday, the President signed an Executive Order directing the United States to decrease its available nuclear armaments to only a fraction of current levels. Much like the present-day President, Nixon received a heap of criticism for removing an important tool of military deterrence and handing a potential advantage to America’s enemies. In the end, though, Nixon’s views won out. It remains to be seen if the same will happen this time.

Yet, because Nixon’s views did become the norm, they also became the law. Said the current President:

Under Chapters 10 and 11B of Title 10, biological and chemical weapons, respectively, are illegal to be developed, produced, stockpiled, transferred, acquired, retained, or possessed within the United States or any of its holdings. Unfortunately, that has clearly occurred. Any person who was involved in this or were aware of what was happening here—up to and including the former living Presidents of the United States—have violated both U.S. and international law. As such, I am making several criminal referrals to the Justice Department upon my return to D.C. tomorrow.

While this has certainly created shockwaves at home, it has caused a much larger tsunami around the world. Condemnations were heard from signatories everywhere, including by nations like Russia and Syria that have been accused of violating the terms of the treaty in the past by allegedly deploying such weapons against adversaries, including civilians. Said one source within the Kremlin:

See, just as we always asserted, you were all doing it [developing chemical and biological weapons] all along. Our superior intelligence services knew this, and we understood we had to respond in kind; otherwise, we would have been left at a tactical disadvantage.

Given the immediate thrashing of the United States’ reputation—one that the President caused by making these startling revelations in such a distressingly public manner without any consideration for the response from the rest of the world—did the Commander-in-Chief feel these revelations were worth it? When asked about how the nation should respond, the President proclaimed in an exasperated tone:

If we want to be “the shining city on a hill” and an example to all, we have to make changes. Actions like these are exactly how we got into a nuclear arms race that resulted in enough weapons to destroy the world hundreds of times over. So, we’ll now live by what I said yesterday and call ourselves out for being wrong. Otherwise, how can we even begin to repair the damage that has been done?

However, there is another question that must be answered, as well. That is: was the damage created by the President going on this little alien hunt worse than the other potential ways that this situation could have been addressed and dealt with, options that the administration did not even bother to explore?

The above piece is an excerpt from the speculative fiction novel 254 Days to Impeachment: The Future History of the First Independent President by J.P. Prag, available at booksellers worldwide.

Will the first independent President since George Washington be removed from office simply for refusing to be a part of the bureaucracy?

Learn more about author J.P. Prag at

254 Days to Impeachment is a work of mixed fiction and nonfiction elements. With the fiction elements, any names, characters, places, events, and incidents that bear any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental. For the nonfiction elements, no names have been changed, no characters invented, no events fabricated except for hypothetical situations.

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J.P. Prag

J.P. Prag is the author of "Aestas ¤ The Yellow Balloon", "Compendium of Humanity's End", "254 Days to Impeachment", "Always Divided, Never United", "New & Improved: The United States of America", and more! Learn more at

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