White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday dodged questions about aliens that might have visited Earth, and what President Obama does or doesn't know about Roswell, N.M.

"There are some questions that even the White House press secretary doesn't have answers to; and this is one of them," Earnest deflected when asked whether he believes there are other sentient beings in the universe.

Earnest also said he is not privy to top-secret documents about UFO searchers' and conspiracy theorists' effort to figure out really happened in Roswell, N.M., in 1947. Some believe a spaceship landed in Roswell nearly 70 years ago.

"I haven't looked at the documents so it's unclear to me exactly what the equities might be," Earnest danced. "So, maybe at the next news conference you can have the opportunity to ask the president that yourself, which would be interesting."

GQ magazine asked Obama back in November if he has ever requested the files on the Air Force's "Area 51," site of the alleged Roswell incident, and the assassination of President Kennedy.

"I gotta tell you, it's a little disappointing," Obama answered. "People always ask me about Roswell and the aliens and UFOs, and it turns out the stuff going on that's top secret isn't nearly as exciting as you expect. In this day and age, it's not as top secret as you'd think."