One of the strangest revelations contained within the latest WikiLeaks documents concerns a series of emails from an Apollo moonwalker and a member of a punk rock band to Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta on the subjects of Space war and alien life. The late Edgar Mitchell and Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves sought meetings with Podesta. The proposed meetings never took place.

Mitchell, who walked on the moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission, was a long time enthusiast of such things as extrasensory perception, UFOs, and something called zero point energy, a controversial concept in quantum physics that some hope might have practical applications for space travel.

Many scientists, however, believe it to be akin to perpetual motion machines, in effect at odds with scientific reality.

The reason that a high-ranking Democratic official would take this kind of talk seriously is that Podesta has often suggested that aliens have visited the Earth in the recent past and that the United States government knows more than it has stated about the subject. Hillary Clinton, the woman he is striving to put in the White House, has expressed similar views.

Mitchell especially seemed keen on developing a treaty prohibiting space weapons. He stated in an email, "Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth. They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space.” “ETI” refers to extraterrestrial intelligence.

Whether or not Podesta goes as far as Mitchell does in believing that aliens want to bring a new form of power generation to Earth and want us to stop fighting wars is known at this time. So far no one has asked Podesta or Clinton how far they would go in entertaining theories that seem to be directly out of “The X-Files.”

It should be noted that if Clinton were to be elected, she would not be the first president who was a UFO enthusiast.

Jimmy Carter claimed to have seen a UFO before he became president and had promised to declassify whatever the government had on the existence of alien life. He never fulfilled that promise, for whatever reason. The truth, as they say, is still out there.