"If they had been called upon by the President to launch, they couldn't have done it." - former Senate Majority Leader (Ret.) from 2007-2015
This is from a documentary that was just released on streaming called "Phenomenon." It's IMDB description is, "This documentary examines unidentified aerial phenomenon. With testimony from high-ranking government officials, and NASA Astronauts, Senator Harry Reid says it 'makes the incredible credible.'"
The thing with these UFO documentaries is that there are so many of them, there are a lot that are crap. Rehashes of the same old stories. The same hacky, spooky music to create mood. Undependable accounts from unreliable sources. Unverified information leading to irresponsible speculation. I haven't seen this one yet (it's only available for purchase and I have a "rent only" policy), but just the fact these filmmakers got such a big cheese to go on the record is enough to impress this correspondent. And it should come as no surprise to UFO believers that it would be Reid doing the talking, because he's been as up front and candid about government's efforts to look into the phenomenon as well as cover it up as anyone at the federal level.
And it's chilling.
You might be anti-nuclear war. Perhaps you'd prefer not to be involved in a situation where missiles armed with the destructive power of a hundred Hiroshima bombs are rocketing toward military installations and population centers all over the globe, hellbent on turning sand to glass and turning the best world we know into Planet Cockroach. And I'd agree with you in principle.
But if you take comfort in learning that UFOs have demonstrated the ability to our nuclear arsenal down and render it inoperable, I'm going to have to part company with you. And this isn't coming from me. Or some fringe UFOlogy group. Or some host of a paranormal podcast. Or some crackpot with foil on his head raving about how he got beamed up onto a craft and rectal probed. It's coming from the man who was the Senate Majority Leader, one of the most powerful positions in the federal government.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena have pulled the plug on some of the most technologically advanced, sensitive and highly classified devices ever built by humankind, and the highest levels of our nation's elected officials have known about it. And if they're capable of doing that, what can't they do? Now let's say their intent is hostile. They have the ability to take our best defense against them off the chessboard and we're powerless to stop them, then what?
Be afraid, that's what. Be very afraid. Or do what I'm doing, which is to start figuring out how to welcome our future alien overlords so that when they take over the planet and put us to work mining all its resources, I'll get a cushy supervisor's job and laugh at all of you who believed this was all a hoax. Enjoy keeping your skeptical little heads in the sand, suckers. Just don't say people like me, these filmmakers and Harry Reid didn't warn you.
P.S. I'm putting Peter Coyote on the short list of people I want to have narrate my life, along with Morgan Freeman and Alec Baldwin. If I could steal that voice the way the Sea Witch did the Little Mermaid's, I would. And I'd rule the world.