Over the past two weeks, we’ve been Naruto-running headfirst into an extraterrestrial epidemic.
An upcoming unclassified report, expected to be delivered to the US Congress by June 25, has sparked renewed interest in UFOs, alien visitation and government cover-ups. The report, written by a crack team of experts from the Pentagon, the FBI and the Office of Naval Intelligence, is expected to feature evidence of “unidentified aerial phenomena,” or UAP.
So, aliens are back in vogue. Their popularity is approaching levels not seen since the “Storm Area 51” raid of 2019, when a viral Facebook event became a meme and turned the town of Rachel, Nevada, upside down.
Jump on social media and you’ll find an endless stream of grainy video evidence and wild theories trying to explain exactly what these UAP are. Planes? Balloons? Drones? Some even suspect life from other planets.
Our appetite for aliens has only ramped up throughout 2021. On April 30, The New Yorker ran a piece about the Pentagon taking UFOs seriously. On May 16, an interview with Lt. Cmdr. Alex Dietrich, a US Navy fighter pilot, aired by US news program 60 Minutes, discussed first-hand evidence of her strange encounters with unidentified flying objects.
The stories keep on coming as we approach the release of the unclassified report. With each new headline, mundane truths get buried with hype about aircraft performing impossible feats of physics suggestive only of extraterrestrial tourism. We’re taking an inch-long flying saucer and running an intergalactic mile.
Maybe you heard that former US President Barack Obama said “there’s footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are” resulting in headlines like “Barack Obama just said something *very* interesting about UFOs.” Perhaps you saw UK publication The Telegraph report on Friday that “the Pentagon thinks UFOs may exist after all,” claiming the US government is now “taking aliens seriously.”
Media coverage might be ramping up, but are we getting any closer to The Truth?
“I think the media is giving it vastly more interest than it deserves,” says Mick West, who debunks conspiracy theories at his website Metabunk.com and has analyzed the leaked UFO footage…Read more>>