In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported UFO sightings around the world. While many of these sightings can be attributed to natural phenomena, man-made objects, or simply misinterpretations of ordinary events, a growing number of credible reports have left researchers and the public alike scratching their heads.
One of the most notable examples of this phenomenon occurred in 2017 when a series of videos captured by US Navy pilots were released to the public. The footage, which showed unidentified objects moving at high speeds and performing complex aerial maneuvers, sparked renewed interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial life and has since become one of the most widely discussed UFO incidents in modern history. This event and others like it have led many to believe that we may be on the cusp of a new era of UFO research and discovery.
What do Americans think of this recent rise in UFO obsession?
Four in 10 Americans now think some UFOs that people have spotted have been alien spacecraft visiting Earth from other planets or galaxies. This is up from a third saying so two years ago. Half, however, believe all such sightings can be explained by human activity or natural phenomena, while an additional 9% are unsure. See this in the table below and learn more here.
About two-thirds of Americans (65%) say their best guess is that intelligent life exists on other planets, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted – see the results of this poll below and learn more here.
Looking at the results of an Ipsos poll conducted across 36 countries in late 2022, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the latest incidents involving unidentified flying objects sparked some lively speculation online. When asked whether or not they think it’s likely that aliens would visit Earth in 2023, an average of 18 percent of respondents said that they considered extraterrestrial visitors a likely scenario for 2023.
As the following chart shows, respondents from India and China were particularly open-minded when it comes to alien visitors, while people in Great Britain and Japan were among the largest skeptics.
While there was a dip in 2018, there were more than 6,000 in 2019 and over 7,000 last year. In 2021, there have been close to a thousand by mid-year. While such numbers might have previously been ignored, encounters with UFOs involving radar tracking and advanced sensor imagery from experienced and trustworthy pilots are lending them more credibility. See this in the chart below and learn more here.
By and large, the public does not view UFOs as a major threat to the country. When asked to think about US national security, most Americans (87%) say that UFOs are not a threat at all (51%) or a minor threat (36%). One in ten say UFOs are a major threat to US national security.
But the above data is a bit old, given the escalating stories about balloons and UFOs. See here on – Just How Many Balloons Are Out There Anyway? The chart below is a more recent 12-month Google trends chart concerning UFOs. Notice that the global map seems to correspond in more developed countries where the mainstream media has a better opportunity to gaslight people.
The US military has now had a classified briefing for a select few Congressional leaders. Senator Kennedy says the briefing did not explain what the objects are or why the administration is shooting them down. Additionally, the government has not found the three mysterious flying objects that were shot down in Alaska, Canada’s Yukon territory, and above Lake Huron. Kennedy says if you are confused, you are holding an accurate assessment of the situation.
During the briefing, the intelligence officials noted they do not know what the objects are, they do not know what they are used for, do not know where they come from, and they cannot find them after they have been destroyed. The obvious questions continue to mount.
The only clear information that Kennedy states was provided to the people briefed was that these mysterious unidentified objects have been in/around our airspace since approximately 2017, according to Biden officials. At the conclusion of his remarks and Q&A session, a curiously puzzled Senator Kennedy advised everyone “to lock their doors tonight.” See this in the video below.
But don’t worry. Our government has sprung into action. The White House has announced it is putting together a new UFO task force to study the potential security risks posed by new airborne objects detected in US airspace. The special UFO task force will include the FAA, Pentagon, and Homeland Security, experts. The new group, created on orders from national security adviser Jake Sullivan will come together to analyze unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and determine whether they are a threat.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on Monday said, “Every element of the government will redouble their efforts to understand and mitigate these events,” adding the task force would examine the “broader policy implications” related to the detection and analysis of UFOs over mainland US. Get ready for not only balloons in the sky but ballooning new budgets.
Earlier this year, in 2023, in January, the Right Wire Report did a 2023 predictions podcast. Here was what was said about UFOs below.
UFO psyop attack – new evidence will emerge, giving life to the idea that we are not alone in the universe. However, it is a mere psyop amongst global actors to create chaos and a need to defend the planet from potential doom. This will spark space forces globally to request billions to defend planet earth. It will also play into the need to control the populous (movement and communications) for our greater good – another win for the global military-industrial complex.
Social media has been in overdrive, mocking the recent UFO obsession and hysteria. Perhaps we should take these reports more seriously. Do you believe in UFOs? Give us your take in the comment section below.
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By Tom Williams