The shift — from kooky conspiracy theory to object of congressional inquiry — has accelerated in recent years, fueled by the revival of a Pentagon unit to investigate the sightings.
You know it’s been a wild year for news when the U.S. government acknowledging the existence of UFOs has somehow flown under the radar, but here we are. The Department of Defense has released several videos of what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena” observed by U.S. Navy pilots. In June, the Director National Intelligence will deliver an unclassified report about the issue to Congress. Even former President Barack Obama has acknowledged that, while it might not be aliens, something strange is going on.
But seriously… is it… aliens? Right now, there are more questions than answers. But to try to make some sense of it all, we’ve curated some of the best articles about America’s new UFO age and why it’s time to take the idea of little green men at least somewhat seriously.
Decades after flying saucers first captured Americans' imaginations, Navy videos that defy explanation have sparked legitimate inquiries — some of them from senators.
Even if you think all discussion of aliens is ridiculous, it’s fun to let the mind roam over the implications.
How do you talk about the possibility of extraterrestrial life without seeming like you’ll jump at any chance to trumpet a baseless conspiracy?