Whenever someone talks about a UFO sighting, even if you don’t believe in aliens, let’s be honest—you’re at least a little curious. The number of UFO sightings has, for whatever reason, been dropping over the years. However, that doesn’t mean that no-one’s paying attention.

Recent sightings

We may think that UFO sightings are a thing of the past, but they’re not. Sightings continue to happen even today, including some super high-profile ones. Even military pilots have seen some!

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In 2004, U.S. Navy pilots saw, followed, and filmed fast-moving flying objects. At this point, even fourteen years later, we still aren’t sure what those objects were.

Who’s paying attention, anyway?

Actually, the United States government is. Up until 2017, the US Congress claimed that the last time it had checked up on UFO sightings was in the 1960s with a program called Project Blue Book. But it turns out that isn’t exactly true.

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According to a story that broke in 2017, the US government has been looking into UFO sightings ever since then, and is still doing so today, usually via the Armed Services Committees in the House and the Senate.

Will they keep looking?

Various groups (governmental and private alike) have already stated their intent to keep looking for and investigating mysterious airborne items. Many of them, however, want to change the name of the unidentified objects, to separate them from the connotation of aliens and conspiracy theories, so that scientific communities take the investigations more seriously.

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Now often called UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena), it still doesn’t change the fact that we just don’t know what these things are. But the government is looking into it, so we’ll see what they find.