As he often does, Tucker Carlson took a break from talking politics for a few minutes at the very end of his Fox News show on Friday night — to talk about aliens and UFOs.
The last time Tucker talked about aliens on his show was mid-September, when we got the the news that there is very likely some form of life on Venus. This time, the topic was prompted by the release of an obscure new documentary called “The Phenomenon” — which claims to be, according to the product description on Vudu, “the most credible examination of the global mystery and cover-up involving UFOs.”
The doc, which was put up for sale and rental on streaming services this past Tuesday, features former Sen. Harry Reid talking about how the government is still keeping most of the evidence of UFOs under wraps. It’s also narrated by “Sphere” star Peter Coyote.
“If this wasn’t an election year we’d be doing a full hour of this, maybe a full week. It’s that important,” Tucker said of the release of the documentary, which currently has six reviews from critics listed on Rotten Tomatoes, and five user reviews.
“We used to be defensive on this topic, but there’s no reason to be. There is now an enormous amount of evidence, including physical evidence, that UFOs — whatever they are — are real,” Tucker went on. “Why don’t we know a lot more about this? Because the government has hidden that information from us, outrageously. But now some of that information has come into public view thanks to a new documentary called ‘The Phenomenon.’
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” then pulled up a clip from the film in which Reid says he thinks “it’s very, very bad for a country” that the government won’t tell us about the UFOs. And that “most” of the physical evidence for UFOs has remained locked away.
“It’s outrageous,” Tucker said after the clip. “And it’s not a partisan question, by the way. That of course was former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, a Democrat if there ever was one. But that’s not even the biggest claim he makes. According to the film, Reid said that UFOs have actually and repeatedly interfered with our nuclear weapons capabilities.
“So where are these UFOs from? Some researchers told the filmmakers that their origins are becoming clearer.”
Then we get another clip, in which Coyote narrates: “Dr. Jacque Vallee has collected purported metal debris from UFO cases dating as far back as 1947 that experts are analyzing in a state-of-the-art laboratory. He was astonished to find their composition was unlike any known metal.”
Then we see Dr. Vallee claim that the materials he has were “manufactured” by someone — but the problem is that the materials are “not natural to the materials that we have around us in the lab on the Earth.”
Tucker was impressed, and then mocked people for being preoccupied with the fly that landed in Mike Pence’s hair during the vice presidential debate, instead of watching this movie.
“Yeah, physical evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships visiting Earth, not a big deal. It’s nothing compared to like the fly on Mike Pence’s forehead,” Tucker said. “If this wasn’t an election year we’d be doing a full hour of this, maybe a full week. It’s that important. Unfortunately we just have a few minutes.”
Tucker chatted briefly then with the director, James Fox, and former Defense Department official Christopher Mellon. Tucker asked Fox about this story Reid tells in the film about the UFOs messing with nuclear missiles.
“Well, that was one of the big bombshells that Harry Reid dropped during production of the film. It really kind of caught me off guard because it’s the first time, you know, a government official of his magnitude, of his level, had revealed that these UFOs were not only seeing over, you know, super secret nuclear weapons facilities, but they were interacting, shutting on and off some of the missiles,” Fox said.
“He went as far as even saying that if the president had called upon– to launch the missiles on several occasions, they couldn’t have done it. The missiles were deactivated. And this has also been happening in Russia, and we document those cases very thoroughly with high level military officials testifying about these incidents.”
Tucker was stunned by this, stammering, “It’s almost, it’s beyond,” trailing off. Then he asked Mellon: “Physical evidence of UFOs. Metal from the craft? Where?”
“In terms of the materials, there are private researchers, Jacques, perhaps foremost among them,” Mellon said. “Jacques is a meticulous scientist, so he’s sending it to peer review and multiple labs. But the gist of it is that those materials were engineered at an atomic level. It’s a capability that we don’t even possess. If they can prove that, demonstrate that, that’ll raise a lot of interesting questions.”
To that, Tucker simply replied: “Uh yeah, ya think?”
You can watch the relevant portion of Friday night’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in the video embedded in this article.