For centuries, man has looked beyond the stars to find other signs of life. This came to a fever pitch in the mid 20th century, when the age of space exploration formally began. At the same time, pop culture exploded with space and alien inspired toys, tv shows, movies, comic books and more. And, of course, many began to report sightings of UFOs worldwide.
Since the 1950s, there have been numerous reports of pilots witnessing unidentified objects flying beside/near/around them. They either believed they were seeing enemy or Soviet spy technology or a big joke or scam.
However, in 2017, the US military released authenticated footage showing an "unidentified aerial phenomenon" (UAP). The US Government then followed and admitted that they have been investigating the existence of aliens and stated, "We confirm that there are unidentified objects and that we don't know who, what, or where they come from."
This caused an uproar in the scientific community because previously, the government would permanently deny or downplay sightings. However, it has become harder to hide them and find feasible explanations for the truly unexplainable phenomenon, especially in today's social media age.
More credible scientists worldwide are interested in these unexplained sightings, and those trained to observe and shut down these anomalies have noticed things that even they can't explain. For example, the consensus is that these objects are not Russian or Chinese technology. With the number of spies, news of a new weapon would have leaked. There have been no leaks at all.
So the US Government and similar agencies in other countries, specifically France, continue to investigate all the footage that captured these UAPs in action.
Scientists noticed two sighting patterns. First is that a significant amount of ufo sightings have taken place around old/current nuclear testing sights or areas with A LOT of atomic energy and radiation. The current working theory/hypothesis is that if we on Earth can detect supernovas exploding billions of light-years away, other life forms might have detected the nuclear test bombs detonated in the 1950s and 60s.
The second is that the sightings come in clusters of spaced repetition following multiple numbers of years. If this theory is correct, then the next batch of sightings should be on October 2035.
Does all of this prove that UFO/UAPs exist? Not expressly, but it does point to a future where scientists and government are now more open. They are willing to consider the possibility that we are not alone and are eager to invest time and tech to prove it. And if we are not, we'll be poised to understand - and benefit - from these new life forms.
Directed by: Dominique Filhol