Has ET Gone Home? UFO Sightings Slump

If you're wondering whether that strange light you saw zipping across the night sky was a UFO, you're not alone. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, more than 1,300 UFO sightings have been reported so far this year.

However, that number represents a decline in recent seen in recent years.

While the organization only recorded 307 sightings back in 1990, they reached a peak of 8,619 in 2014, before falling slightly to 5,516 in 2016.

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But the decline in sightings doesn't mean interest in UFOs by both the public and the military has fallen off.

One recently leaked military report revealed fascinating new details about a 2004 incident involving what appears to be a UFO. The incident is better known as "the Tic Tac incident" due to the Tic Tac-like shape of the purported UFO.

The Department of Defense released three separate videos taken of the AAVs (anomalous aerial vehicles) from the incident after a secret Pentagon program intended to find signs of alien life was revealed by the New York Times to have been defunct since 2012. However, the paper's sources said the program continues to exist in some form, despite being stripped of its explicit funding.

And why not? The American military - and the air force in particular - has been investigating incidences of UFOS for decades. In 1947, the Air Fore started investigating more than 12,000 claimed UFO sightings before the project ended in 1969. While the program concluded that most of the sightings involved conventional aircraft of spy planes, more than 700 incidences remained explained.

Perhaps we'll learn more after President Trump launches his 'Space Force'.


Lore TBT or not TBT Sat, 06/30/2018 - 01:39 Permalink

Never could get into Frank Herbert's stuff. Always found it dry and derivative, and coming from the hippie era, he expressed a view of the universe that was anthropocentric, which always struck me as silly, like most New Age counterculture. Cheap energy enabled flights of intellectual fancy that won't age well, like "American Exceptionalism" and "Man Made Global Warming."  It's a great irony of history that the macroeconomic pie starts shrinking just as the rest of the world lines up for a slice.

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Yen Cross Skateboarder Sat, 06/30/2018 - 00:41 Permalink

 I knew you'd laugh. Thanks for the reply.

  We have got to drain a keg of beer[and splif] sometime, in the near future.

 I might bring my Father and Brother with me.

 Don't worry, we'll sleep in the RV.

  National Geographic channel is worse then CNN and CNBS/MSNBS combined.

  I think Meathead Reiner and Moore are the executive producers.

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HRClinton Yen Cross Sat, 06/30/2018 - 09:09 Permalink

Right? Ancient (Space) Aliens makes no sense. Don't believe it.

Believe in Ancient Gods:

I.e. believe only in the Semitic deities -- like Yahweh and Jesus. And believe your minister, priest or rabbi.

Don't think. Just believe. Just obey and donate. Always donate, cause these raghead gods aren't very good with money.

Be sure to follow the divinely gifted 10 Commandments, as explained by minister Carlin.



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Ms No HRClinton Sat, 06/30/2018 - 14:24 Permalink

I love how they find ancient megalith structures, that knuckle draggers could not have built, on a planet that has 12,000-14,000 year annihilation catastrophes like clockwork, and then say it must have been aliens.  It is pretty obvious that mainstream climate science and mainstream ancient history narratives are the problem.

Not only that but when cosmic rays come in mass it is going to mutate our species.  We could end up giants or midgets next time, who knows?  Aliens is a copout.


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