The truth is out there … UFOs are no longer a conspiracy or nutty stuff. In recent years, the phenomenon has become a reality worthy of scientific study and gained space in the mass media that previously ridiculed everything. What has changed?
The idea that alien life exists in the universe and even in our own solar system is stronger than ever today. From Earth-like exoplanets in habitable zones to possible microbial life in the atmosphere of Venus. These new advances in planetary science have, ironically, killed the extreme and pseudoskeptic scientist narrative that for so long boasted as a champion of the anthropocentric paradigm.
In turn, it has allowed us to reconsider the idea that our civilization is not the only one in the universe, and that there are civilizations much superior to ours, both in technological and cognitive development, that have visited us.
The following 5 points have undoubtedly served as the impetus towards this change.
1. More people believe in alien life
In the US alone, 66% of people believe that life exists on other planets, and 57% believe that this life can be intelligent and technologically developed. Likewise, 45% of people believe that UFOs are real and we have been visited in the past and present.
The survey that produced these percentages was conducted by IPSOS.
2. More information and loss of fear of ridicule
In the age of the Internet, more information is accessible to the public. And while this is a double-edged sword, since as is well known there are many frauds and opinions without a scientific basis, it has also allowed people with reliable information to have a voice. More cases, more testimonies, more evidence, and more studies are at the hand of anyone who wants to consult and compare them.
Mass media and major television channels have also contributed documentaries and programs dedicated exclusively to the idea of extraterrestrial visitation.
Finally, scientists seem to have lost the fear of being ridiculed by their community when speaking out on the matter. In fact, recently a group has proposed to study UFOs seriously to find out what they are and where they come from, even suggesting satellites as a tool.
3. High-level statements
Since the middle of the last century, when it is considered that the modern UFO era began, several scientists, pilots, astronauts, and cosmonauts, have given their testimony or opinion on the subject, claiming to have had encounters with ships that cannot answer for anything of terrestrial origin. . And while they are ordinary people, their professions and training place these types of witnesses on a fairly high pedestal of credibility.
This has helped bring seriousness to UFOs and the extraterrestrial hypothesis, refuting the classic skeptical argument that only wackos and unprepared people see UFOs.
4. Civil and military videos
The emergence of a video platform like YouTube in the first decade of this century has made it easier for anyone to upload their UFO sightings to the network of networks to be viewed and analyzed. Something complicated in the last century, when videos were limited to a select few, distributed on specialized websites like ours, and also had inferior image quality.
The videos recorded by military pilots, who have their work area right in the place where the events are manifested and the appropriate technology to immortalize them – achieving infrared recordings – soon became powerful evidence in favor of UFOs as ships manned by other intelligence. Here are some examples:
In 2004, the Mexican Air Force spotted a fleet of unidentified flying objects while on patrol. The pilots reported and filmed up to 11 UFOs at close range. Strangely, these objects that were reported and recorded in infrared, were not seen with the naked eye.
That same year, US Navy pilots were dispatched from the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier to intercept a strange object detected both visually and by radar. The FLIR infrared camera mounted on one of the F / A-18 Super Hornets was in charge of registering a UFO in the form of a Tic-Tac doing impossible aerobatics. Only in 2017 was the video leaked to the media and the Navy itself recently recognized it as authentic.
In 2014, a Chilean Navy helicopter, an Airbus Cougar AS-532, was flying west of Santiago when the crew spotted something unusual in the sky. The helicopter chased the object for almost ten minutes and tried to communicate with it.
In 2015, another US Navy pilot encountered and filmed a UFO. The pilot took off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier off the east coast of Florida.
The video obtained is, according to the TSSA Academy, the first of three military videos on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) that have been officially declassified through a government review process and approved for release to the public.
The leak in late 2017 that the US Defense Intelligence Agency had spent $ 22 million on a 5-year program to investigate UFOs jeopardized any ideas that suggested the topic was not serious. or of importance.
Called AATIP ( Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program ), it was in operation from 2007 to 2012. However, recently it became known that it was able to continue acting for a longer time, and also give birth to a successor program, currently known as the Phenomena Task Force. Unidentified Aircraft.
So far the 5 points …
Where they come from, how they came to our world, and what they intend, will be a subject that we will discuss on another occasion … Although it is probably ignorance about these issues that prevents – for now – an official recognition that we have been and are visited.