Former Pentagon official claims government has ‘exotic materials' from unidentified aerial phenomena

On Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, Lue Elizondo discussed his recent claims about the U.S. government having long known about the existence of unidentified aerial phenomena or UAP. Elizondo is the former Pentagon director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program and has been pushing for more transparency from government officials.

“Why the lying?” Elizondo asked of the government's previous stance UAPs. “Probably because the certain elements in the Pentagon have backed themselves in a corner. They spent a long time and amount of energy trying to obfuscate themselves.”

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Elizondo claimed the aircraft were undetectable on radar and could pull “6-to-700 g-forces” and “fly at 13,000 miles an hour.” And on Wednesday he claimed more than just reports exist.

“The United States government is in possession of exotic material,” Elizondo claimed. “More analysis needs to be done.”

Next month a report is scheduled to be presented to the senate. While many of the reports are expected to be redacted, Elizondo hopes it opens the door for the exotic materials to be more closely studied.

“There's pockets in the U.S. government that are willing to have the conversation and conduct the analysis,” he said. “I'm not going to say what the elements are. I'm worried for the same type of reprisal that I'm facing currently.”

Tucker Carlson Tonight airs weeknights at 8 p.m. on Fox News Channel.

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