Many UFO sightings have been identified by government officials and the scientific community as fake or misunderstandings generated within the public. There are some sightings that have made even the government authorities show concern. We need to understand that UFO sightings gained significance during the 20th century, at a time when the Soviets and Americans were part of an arms race, meaning that there were many experimental weapons developed by the Americans and Soviets that the public might consider alien in nature.
Even before the Cold War, UFO sightings were still reported globally, such as the widely known 1945 “Roswell Incident,” which saw the military recover metallic and rubber debris from a crashed military balloon, which conspiracy theorists view as a coverup of a possible crashed UFO. During World War II, an incident occurred that was widely known as the “Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942.” It was during the time when the United States had just entered WWII after Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The Air Raid was initially identified as a possible surprise attack by Imperial Japan similar to Pearl Harbor, but after some time, official statements from the US government came in where the Secretary of the Navy called the purported attack a “false alarm.”
Several programs were launched by the US Department of Defense in regards to UFO sightings with the aim of gathering information and reports for the systematic study of UFOs; these included “Project Blue Book,” “Project Sign,” and “Project Grudge.” In recent years, the United States government has acknowledged the existence of UFOs, but here’s an actual twist: they still haven’t confirmed the existence of alien life and have not clearly given an answer to the question of whether UFOs are extraterrestrial in nature or not. Even with all the renewed interest by the US Congress, the Defense Community, and the public on the matter of UFOs, or what the US government is calling these days the UAP, or “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon,” it still remains to be seen how this resurgence of interest in the matter will shape the current global developments that are taking place.
It is important to understand the current situation related to the topic of UFOs and aliens. The United States government has officially never admitted to making contact with or capturing aliens. Even though the term UFO is only used by conspiracy theorists and the public, in the United States, such sightings are identified as “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” Even though admitting the existence of such a phenomenon to the public indicates that some of the beliefs of conspiracy theorists were true, they stated that the government agencies are very well aware of UFO’s sightings, but for now, they don’t want to admit it. For many, categorizing UFOs as UAPs is an acceptance of this mysterious development and further raises questions about the existence of military bases such as Area 51 in Nevada, which, according to some conspiracy experts, is known to carry out experiments on alien technology, including reverse engineering.