In 1993, the enigmatic Fox Mulder, brought to life by actor David Duchovny in “The X-Files,” became a household name as the FBI Special Agent unwaveringly convinced of the existence of aliens and the supernatural. His “I Want To Believe” poster adorned with a UFO epitomized his unwavering belief, despite the skepticism of his partner, Dana Scully. Fast forward to the present, and Duchovny finds himself in a lighter mood, adding a touch of humor to the current UFO and UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) frenzy. In a viral TikTok moment at an event supporting Maui wildfire victims alongside fellow actor Natalie Morales, Duchovny playfully framed alien visits to Earth as a metaphor, drawing on the historical “Ship of Fools” concept.
@nataliemoralesloves As an interviewer I ask the things I think we all really want to know. Our next show is Sept 12 @Lodge Room and proceeds are going to Maui Aid- come join the night crew! #davidduchovny #nataliemoralesandthenightcrew #alien #thexfiles #believe ♬ original sound – Natalie Morales
In his whimsical perspective, Duchovny suggests that extraterrestrial visitors could be divided into two peculiar groups: dentists and individuals with unusual inclinations from their own alien race. This humorous take on UFOs may raise eyebrows among enthusiasts, but it serves as a refreshing contrast to the growing interest in credible reports of UFO sightings and the recent Congressional hearing featuring whistleblower David Grusch. Duchovny’s theory playfully speculates that these alien spaceships were sent to the far reaches of the galaxy, only to return to Earth, where they perform dental work and conduct unconventional examinations. While Duchovny’s extraterrestrial humor shines a light on the subject, it’s clear that the fascination with UFOs and UAPs is stronger than ever, even prompting a playful response from DC Comics in the form of a Superman-themed tweet.