Little green men? Martians? Visitors from some other far flung place? No one is really sure.
The idea that the universe if void of intelligent life behind our capabilities is something that only the nuanced conversationalists can truly understand. This is the folly of fools, particularly due to the fact that no evidence suggests otherwise.
Still, 2019 was a banner year for the move.
In May, the Pentagon admitted it investigates UFOssoon after Navy pilots claimed to not only have seen but recorded UFOs during training exercises in 2004 and 2015.
In November, another report in Popular Mechanicsconfirmed that after the 2004 incident, two “unknown individuals” took the data tapes away and wiped the memory from the Navy hard drive.
Meanwhile, just around the time the Popular Mechanics report was released, unidentified flying objects were captured on video off North Carolina’s Outer Banks and the Army announced a partnership with Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars Academy to research alien technology.
But while astronomers say humans finding aliens may take a long time — 2019 was a particularly active year for UFOs visiting Earth.
According to the National UFO Reporting Center, on Sept. 21, in Gallipolis, Ohio, “A husband (former law enforcement) and wife (scientist), while sitting outside their recreational vehicle at a public campsite, witnessed a very bright light approach their campsite from the south in an erratic manner, appearing to slow or stop on several occasions as it drew near. It got within 50 yards, they estimate, of their campsite, at which time, out of a sense of alarm, the husband reached for his .45 caliber sidearm, but he felt unable to use his arm, or lift the firearm. The object, estimated by the witnesses to have been approximately 20 feet in diameter, hovered nearby for approximately 8 seconds, and then suddenly accelerated toward the west, and disappeared very quickly to the west.”
Americans have been fascinated with the idea of UFO’s since at least 1947, when a large object crashed landed at Roswell, NM.