UFO Phil

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UFO Phil
UFO Phil with flying saucer.jpg
UFO Phil holds a flying saucer prop in this undated publicity photo taken in Hollywood, CA
First appearance1997
Created byPhil Hill
Portrayed byPhil Hill
AliasPhil Hill
OccupationSinger, performance artist, abductee
ReligionUfology, Book of Zaxon
Music career
GenresNovelty, Paranormal
Years active1997–present
LabelsCatapult Music, Mindscape Music
Associated actsMike Myers, Tom Green, George Noory, Dr Demento

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Phil Hill better known as UFO Phil, is a performer, public speaker, "cult legend"[1] and "Don Quixote of the E.T. set"[2] described by Mike Myers as a "high-pitched Dr. Evil." Hill has made a name for himself through appearances on national radio programs, television, films, and internet videos speaking on the subject of extraterrestrials and the paranormal. Whether Phil Hill is an actual believer in the paranormal or is engaging in a kind of performance art is the subject of some debate. Although he is sometimes described as a comedic performer, Hill has stated publicly that he knows "nothing of comedy". In this regard, UFO Phil may be an example of Poe's law and has been compared to Andy Kaufman's persona Tony Clifton.[3] UFO Phil released his second studio album entitled "Remembering the Future" on November 7, 2017.[4] On May 18, 2018 UFO Phil announced on the radio show Coast to Coast AM with George Noory that he would appear on prime time network television in the summer of 2018.[5] On August 2, 2018 UFO Phil appeared on ABC's The Gong Show with host Mike Myers.[6][7]


UFO Phil's proposed "Great Pyramid of Hollywood"
UFO Phil's proposed "Great Pyramid of Alcatraz"

Phil is supposedly a native of Roswell, New Mexico[8] currently residing in Hollywood.[9] According to Phil, he was first abducted in 1972 by aliens who implanted him with a microchip, granting him a "heightened musical talent".[10] Subsequently, Phil writes and performs novelty songs about extraterrestrials and science fiction.[11]

In 2010, Phil claimed to be working on a way to "harness free electricity from the air" and distribute it to the people of the world.[12] This was possible, according to Phil, because of a reactor blueprint given to him by the "Good Aliens". Phil said he planned to construct his power plant at his new home on top of Pikes Peak.[13] In January, 2011, Phil announced plans to construct a full-sized limestone pyramid, modelled after the Great Pyramid of Giza, at Alcatraz Island,[14] as well as other pyramids atop Pikes Peak in Colorado and behind the Hollywood Sign.[15]

During the planning stages for what he dubbed the "Pikes Peak Pyramid Proposal", Phil attempted to recruit 60 volunteers to haul 2.3 million limestone blocks weighing about 6 million tons and 8,000 tons of granite to the top of the mountain. In February 2011, the Metro Crypto Science Society at Metropolitan State University of Denver spoke out publicly against Phil's Pikes Peak pyramid construction plans, stating: "It’s a mountain and shouldn’t be tampered with."[16] The mayor of Colorado Springs, United States Forest Service, and officials at NORAD similarly expressed disinterest in his plan.[17][18][19] Phil maintained that he didn't actually need government permission to build his pyramids "since I’m not building for profit or assembling more than 75 people".[20]

Denver, Colorado mayoral candidate and UFO disclosure activist Jeff Peckman said Hill's pyramid idea should not be discounted and he "would be willing to talk to him about it at some point". In March, 2011, Peckman was referring to UFO Phil's Pikes Peak Pyramid Proposal when he told the Denver Post “It’s always useful for people to look at all of these things in an unbounded way", adding, "Denver could be a good candidate for a space port".[21][22]

Hill also claimed aliens instructed him to erect "energy relay transmitters" on top of San Francisco's Coit Tower, the Empire State Building, and at Mount Rushmore.[23]

In 2011, Phil announced plans for a "Concert for the Aliens" at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California to welcome the arrival of extraterrestrials, explaining that blue aliens from the Planet Zaxon would arrive on Earth to correspond with the end of the Mayan Calendar.[24]

In 2012, Phil claimed aliens from Planet Zaxon were appointing him "President of Earth."[25] Hill said, once he was appointed President, “The Statue of Liberty has to come down". He planned to replace the monument with a statue of an alien leader named Zaxon who "has very nice skin and will look phenomenal as a statue".[26]

In 2014, Hill claimed to be a victim of identity theft and fraudulent impersonations. To combat identity theft, he said he was working with the United States government on a plan to implant identifying microchips into the brains of every person on Earth.[27]

UFO Phil also says he's working on a prime time network television show where he will seek to confirm or debunk abductions using science, common sense and electro-magnetic tools from his basement. The "real purpose" of the show, according to Hill, is to give a voice to the extraterrestrials when they arrive on Earth, and to aid them in disseminating their propaganda.[28]

In 2018, Hill announced on a broadcast of Coast to Coast that he was going to be on network television, but was unable to provide any further details due to a non-disclosure agreement. In July 2018 Hill elaborated on this announcement, posting to his Instagram account that he was going to appear on an ABC program on August 2nd, but did not specify which program. He later revealed on Coast to Coast AM that his appearance would be on The Gong Show. [29]

Media appearances[edit]

UFO Phil's music has been played on the Dr. Demento Show.[30] He has made a studio appearance on Coast to Coast AM to perform one of his songs[31] and created the program's Friday end theme, "Listening to Coast to Coast."[10] In August 2018 he performed an alien-inspired rap song, complete with backup dancers, on season two of The Gong Show[32]. Phil has also appeared with Tom Green.[33]


UFO Phil released the album Remembering the Future on November 17, 2017[34].

Untitled feature film[edit]

In 2018 UFO Phil publicly announced that a Hollywood production company was developing a feature film based on his life and work.

UFO Phil: The Movie (2008)[edit]

UFO Phil: The Movie is a 2008 made-for-web release filmed in Spokane, Washington and starring UFO Phil.[35][36][37][38]


  1. "Film Screening - UFO Phil: The Movie". Sacramento Bee. January 23, 2009. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. "UFO Phil Wants to Put a Pyramid on Pikes Peak". AOL News. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. Webster, Dan (March 13, 2009). "UFO Phil sighting at Magic Lantern". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. "Remembering the Future". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  5. "UFO Phil on Coast to Coast with George Noory". Youtube.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  6. "The Gong Show Episode 210". Disney ABC Press. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  7. "UFO Phil to Appear on the Gong Show". Premiere Radio Networks. Retrieved Aug 7, 2018.
  8. Jaclyn Allen (February 2, 2011). "Pikes Peak Pyramid Plan Gets Attention". Thedenverchannel.com. Retrieved January 12, 2012. Born outside the infamous UFO town of Roswell, N.M., [...]
  9. Thomas, Michael. "Be Still, Ufo Phil". Offtoseetheelephant.com. Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Spotlight on UFO Phil". Coasttocoastam.com. October 12, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  11. "UFO Phil's music, including the album Gravity Brings me Down". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  12. "UFO Phil's Plans for Pikes Peak". 5280 The Denver Magazine. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  13. "Alien Abductee Experiments With Electricity". Flashnews.com. May 3, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  14. Lohr, David (October 7, 2011). "'UFO Phil' Plans To Build UFO Gas Station On Alcatraz Island". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  15. "Cyber star "UFO Phil" moves to Colorado Springs". Denver Post. January 13, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  16. "Metro Crypto Science Society chapter argues against 'UFO Phil'". MetNews. February 16, 2011. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  17. Michael Roberts. "UFO Phil on his plan to build a giant pyramid on Pikes Peak". WestWord. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  18. Rich Tosches. "UFO Phil aims for the stars". Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  19. "UFO Refueling Station On Pikes Peak". KRDO TV. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  20. "Peek: Pyramid scheme Rocky Mountain-style". Houston Memorial Examiner. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  21. "Designer of 'UFO gas station' wants to meet with Denver mayoral candidate". Denver Post. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  22. "Pikes Peak's 'UFO Phil' asks for meeting with Denver mayoral candidate". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  23. "Lunchtime Links: Man aims to build UFO gas station on Pikes Peak". Syracuse Post-Standard. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  24. Lohr, David (June 26, 2011). "'UFO Phil' Planning Alien Concert For Mayan End Of World In 2012". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  25. Lohr, David (February 21, 2012). "'UFO Phil' Says He Can Assume Presidency Without A Single Vote". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  26. "UFO PHIL TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT?". Weekly World News. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  27. "MANDATORY MICROCHIP IMPLANTS TO BE PLACED IN SCALPS". BuzzFeed.com. March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  28. Lohr, David (May 14, 2012). "UFO Phil Planning Network Show For Real Aliens". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  29. "UFO Phil on Coast to Coast with George Noory". Youtube.com. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  30. "Documented appearances on the Doctor Demento Show at dmdb.org, the official Doctor Demento database". Dmdb.org. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  31. "UFO Phil's live in-studio appearance on Coast to Coast AM". Coasttocoastam.com. September 14, 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  32. "The Gong Show Episode 210". Disney ABC Press. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  33. "UFO Phil on a Road Trip with comedian Tom Green". Larryransom.com. June 10, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  34. "UFO Phil - Remembering the Future". Amazon. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  35. "Film Screening - UFO Phil: The Movie". Sacgeeks.com. January 23, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  36. "Red is the color of the bad aliens". Sacramento News & Review. January 22, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  37. "Dream come true". South Jersey Times. June 11, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  38. "UFO Phil: The Movie". IMDB.com. December 15, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2018.

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