While unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have long been featured in popular culture, their actual existence has often been dismissed by critics and government officials.
Yet, as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has covered, a government report was recently released on the mysterious subject, and while it didn’t say that such phenomenon is of extraterrestrial origin, it did suggest some chilling possibilities. Carlson will go over “compelling” new evidence in an upcoming Fox Nation broadcast, Fox News reports.
According to Fox, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a report in June that detailed 144 sightings made by U.S. military personnel between 2004 and 2021 of what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena” or, UAP.
Most are unexplained
While one sighting was determined to be a deflating weather balloon, the report failed to account for the overwhelming majority of cases that have been reported by trained experts.
The report added that while it found no evidence to suggest UAPs were extraterrestrial in origin or examples of highly advanced foreign aircraft, it could not exclude either possibility.
“UAP pose a hazard to safety of flight and could pose a broader danger if some instances represent sophisticated collection against U.S. military activities by a foreign government or demonstrate a breakthrough aerospace technology by a potential adversary,” the report stated.
The objects were said to often exhibit unusual “movement patterns or flight characteristics” and, in some cases, appeared to have no “discernible means of propulsion.”
Rubio wants answers
The findings have prompted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to call for additional research into exactly what UAPs are and where, exactly, they come from.
“For years, the men and women we trust to defend our country reported encounters with unidentified aircraft that had superior capabilities, and for years their concerns were often ignored and ridiculed,” Rubio recently said.
“This report is an important first step in cataloging these incidents, but it is just a first step,” the senator continued. “The Defense Department and Intelligence Community have a lot of work to do before we can actually understand whether these aerial threats present a serious national security concern.”
For his part, Carlson devoted a portion of a recent nightly broadcast to the aforementioned report, remarking, “Oh, UFOs, they’re spooky and kinda funny. Crazy people believe in them. Up until you get to the line, ‘The Pentagon admits it doesn’t know what in the world this is.'”
Many eyes will be on Carlson’s upcoming Fox Nation broadcast that will dive deep into the subject, while also featuring a discussion with theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku.