"We're absolutely on a fast-track to full disclosure," he said. "The U.S. should take a leadership role. Unfortunately, we've held back. ...This cover-up has gone on for more than 60 years."
In the past few months, he said, not only have institutions and countries around the world pushed for UFO disclosure, but military officers here in the U.S. have asked the U.S. government to come clean.
But though UFO believers may think that momentum is building for the U.S. to open up X-files of their own, the public at large may not agree.
In November, a Denver ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission failed at the voting booth. The measure, which would have established a seven-person panel to study UFOs and evidence of extraterrestrial visits, managed to muster only about 18 percent of the vote.