Get your tin hats out.

WikiLeaks, the online rabble-rouser behind the release of thousands of U.S. embassy cables, is teasing a tantalizing buzzword for those looking forward to the next dump of documents: UFOs.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper in the U.K., WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that while they've yet to publish anything submitted by various UFO conspiracy theorists, the U.S. Embassy cables are a different story. "It is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs," he says.

OK, so there probably won't be any revelations that we're actually in cahoots with pod people (i.e. Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Gary Busey), but Assange is clear that if WikiLeaks goes down (or worse, if he's killed) a series of "doomsday" files will be released. Could proof of ET's existence be hiding somewhere in there? (Note: Assange is currently under arrest, but not in connection with WikiLeaks.)

Of course, it's fun to speculate — in large part thanks to the increasing coverage of UFO sightings worldwide, some explained, others not-so-much. Remember retired NORAD officer Stan Fulham? He's the guy who released a book titled "Challenges of Change" claiming that alien visitors will increasingly hover their spacecraft over the world's cities. It's all part of a first contact he says is related to a warning about our destruction of the planet.

According to UFO Digest, Fulham has been in touch with a group of extraterrestrials called the “Transcendors” who have decided to share their 2011 travel itenrary with him. (London and Moscow, get ready!)

"There will be a major UFO display over Moscow between the end of the first part of January 2011 and the second week of January 2011," Fulham announced. "This display will be followed by a major display over London approximately seven days later."

Will the unreleased WikiLeaks documents cover any of this? Should we care with other pressing revelations (say, the number of nukes North Korea has)? Are those "doomsday" files being stored in WikiLeaks' sci-fi underground Cold War bunker? Stay tuned. And keep those tin hats handy — just in case.

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Future WikiLeaks release to mention UFOs
Julian Assange tells The Guardian newspaper that yet-to-be-published parts of his famous archive mention unidentified flying objects.