Desperate to see the US emulate the British Government and disclose reported "contact" with UFOs, the enthusiasts have written to Mr Obama to ask that his administration comes clean about the contents of America's "X-Files".
They believe they have good prospects of success after public statements of support from both John Podesta, who is running Mr Obama's White House transition team, and Bill Richardson, the Governor of New Mexico - a UFO sighting hotspot - who is expected to secure a cabinet post.
The trouble is that I almost hate to see the cover-up ended. I mean who hasn't had a blast staying up late to listen to Art Bell/ George Noory talking with some expert about what the truth really is, or reading the Majestic documents or thrilling to every little detail about Roswell (before it became a cultural phenomenon) or even just cruising around on the Mufon web site. If the government reveals all then all that goes away - poof! Suddenly Unidentified Flying Object becomes Identified Flying Object. And what fun is that?