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The Pentagon is now talking like ID types?

More than anything, the report marks a change in attitude. At one time, lack of sufficient data was, essentially, a basis for dismissing whatever was happening. Now they must, at least, take it seriously. For one thing, the superior technology might not be alien, it might be earthlings who are better equipped than the U.S. military. Read More ›

Saturday night: Ex-Pentagon whistleblower warns of UFO 9-11

The remarkable thing is that we haven’t found so much as a fossil bacterium in recent Mars samples. The belief that whatever’s weird out there must be aliens is a sheer act of faith. The same people who would dismiss massive evidence for design in the universe and life forms believe in ET with no evidence at all. That’s probably because, at heart, their commitment is one of the few types of religion that naturalism permits. Read More ›

At the Guardian: Why are UFO sightings on the decline?

Could it be that people just don’t care anymore? This month, the two major online sites for reporting UFOs – the National UFO Reporting Center and the Mutual UFO Network – both documented steep drops in worldwide sightings. The declines started around 2014, when reports were at a peak. They have since reduced drastically to 55% of that year’s combined total, many UFO interest groups have folded, and numerous previously classified government documents have been disclosed. Do people just not care any more? Have they lost their faith? Perhaps though, the declines in reported sightings may signify only an end to current trends in ufology. After all, from the 1940s aliens were originally characterised as saviours who could help humans Read More ›