For once, Donald Trump will have to speak out about the other kind of aliens.
The topic of extraterrestrials was brought up at Tuesday’s White House press briefing following reports that the Pentagon had recovered metal alloys from a UFO that experts “do not recognize.”
According to the New York Times, the Defense Department’s now-closed Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program investigated reports of materials that are said to have “amazing properties.” These potentially extraterrestrial alloys are reportedly being stored in modified buildings in Las Vegas.
Days ago, the DoD admitted to running the secret $22 million program from 2007 to 2012, which was tasked with investigating reports of UFOs. The government has kept the operation under wraps for years, but officials are starting to spill the space beans.
Luis Elizondo, a former military official who oversaw the program, told CNN he resigned from the Pentagon in October 2017 and, in his resignation letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, asked why the government refused to spend more “time and effort” on exploring signs of alien life.
Elizondo has publicly pushed for the release of videos that showed possible UFO sightings so people could see the footage for themselves. He said on Monday that there is “very compelling evidence” that “we may not be alone” in the universe.
But does the Commander in Chief agree? That’s what Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked at Tuesday’s presser by The Hill├óΓé¼╦£s Jordan Fabian — prompting an eerily-timed Siri alert to go off on his phone right when the subject was brought up.
Watch the clip (below) to see Huck get weirded out:
“I feel like I already want to pass on this question,” @PressSec says as she’s asked about UFOs following reports U.S. government ran now-closed UFO program. https://t.co/TCvy6JFxpI pic.twitter.com/8qUDKLd6dT
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 19, 2017
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