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10 Reasons Why UFOs Are No Longer a Conspiracy Theory

The truth is out there, and UFOs are no longer a conspiracy. All of a sudden, and starting back a few years, the UFO phenomena is all of a sudden worthy of scientific study. What changed? 


The idea that alien life exists elsewhere in the universe–even our solar system–is more powerful than ever. The recent discovery of Phosphine in the Venusian atmosphere has forced us to rethink our understanding of not only the universe but our cosmic neighborhood as well.

Scientists recently published a study in which they argue that the existence of the gas on Venus is likely a telltale sign of alien life inhabiting the atmosphere of our neighboring planet. This life, although microbial in nature, forces us to rethink our standpoint in the universe and ask, “if there is microbial life on Venus, could a higher form of life exist elsewhere in the solar system or outside it?”


Millions of people around the world have been convinced for quite some time now that alien life exists, despite the fact that no scientific evidence has been brought forward to support the idea–until now.

For years has the internet been bombarded with sensationalistic reports and articles about UFOs, UFO sightings, and alien life. Regrettably, most of these reports were either false or led the reader to believe there’s something out there while there wasn’t.

Nonetheless, there have been certain videos, images, and reports that are accurate and spot-on, despite contrary claims.

Nevertheless, the sheer amount of false information on UFOs present on the internet–specifically social media–makes a serious investigation on UFOs a nearly impossible thing.

Despite this, progress has been made, and in a recent couple of years, the UFO subject has become “worthy of scientific discussion,” because we can no longer ignore the elephant in the room.

UFOs are a thing, and they’ve been real for quite some time, but only now has the general society acknowledged it as something worthy of study and consideration.

People believe in alien life

In the United States, as many as 66% of people in the United States believe that there is Alien life on other planets, and 57% believe there is intelligent life and technologically developed cultures on exoplanets. 45% of people believe that UFOs are real and have been visiting Earth. The survey conducted by IPSOS reveals that there have been nearly 5,800 reported UFO sightings in the US alone in 2020.

The government and UFOs

Even though the first “popularized” UFO spotting occurred back in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico,  when a rancher spotted “strange wreckage” on his field which was later discovered by the army, people did not take UFO study seriously until a few years ago, when the New York Times revealed that the US government had been working on studying “Unidentified Flying objects” for years, with a budget specifically dedicated to their study set in place.


What followed was sensational, and people that believed in UFOs for years were no longer conspiracy nuts. Now, UFOs were taken into serious consideration.


Dubbed AATIP, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, was an investigation funded by the United States Government to study unidentified flying objects (UFOs) or unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP) as these objects would later become known.

The study of UFOs is thought to have begun in 2007 and received a “disclosed” funding of $22 million over five years. AATIP was shut down in 2012 and was run by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency.

Interestingly, AATIP was headed by a man called Luis Elizondo, who now works with the “To the Stars Academy,” an independent organization that aims to research otherworldly technology and the UFO phenomenon.

UFO Videos

What followed after the 2017 discourse on AATIP was exceptionally interesting. All of a sudden, the largest media corporations decided to switch their mindset about UFOs from a conspiracy to something worth considering. It was perhaps this interest that contributed in part to the “unclassified” release of a series of UFO videos filmed by Navy pilots.

TicTac UFO

The USS Nimitz Tic Tac UFO encounter is one of the most mind-boggling UFO videos in existence. The video was filmed by Navy pilots back in 2004. During a patrol, pilot Chad Underwood was flying his F/A-18 Super Hornet when radar spotted slow-moving objects flying in groups of five to ten off of San Clemente Island.

Eventually, one of the objects was intercepted by the F/A-18 fighter pilot and acquired on the radar and on the FLIR [forward-looking infrared camera]. The footage of the encounter shows an object approximately 40-feet in length.

The object was of an oblong shape, hovering between 15,000 and 24,000 feet mid air, without any notable exhaust. This object moved around as if defying the laws of gravity and had no noticeable wings or propulsion system.

Gimbal UFO

In 2015, another Navy pilot encountered and filmed a UFO. The pilot took off from the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, off the eastern seaboard, near the Florida coast, and spotted an object. Fighter pilots spotted an object moving at great speeds.

As revealed by TTS Academy, “Gimbal is the first of three US military videos of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) that has been through the official declassification review process of the United States government and has been approved for public release.”



Another incredible UFO video filmed by Navy pilots shows a small object moving at great speed just above the ocean. Just like the other UFO videos, the pilots tracking the objects can be heard rejoicing after the camera gets a fix on it. One of the pilots can be heard saying, “What the F*ck is that?” The aerial phenomena observed in the video remain characterized as “unidentified.”

There’s more

Although the three above-mentioned videos are fascinating evidence of what seem to be flying objects that defy our understanding, and are, in their essence, unidentified flying objects, there is much more that is “kept” from society. Former Senator Harry Reid, who participated in the funding of the US government UFO investigation, revealed that the videos “only scratch the surface” of what the government has on file.

Chilean Navy UFO

The best part is that other pilots from around the world have also filmed similar objects inflight. One such example is a UFO video snapped by Chilean Navy pilots. Back in 2014, a Chilean Navy Helicopter, an Airbus Cougar AS-532, was on a routine patrol, west of Santiago when pilots saw something odd in the sky. The helicopter tried chasing the object for nearly ten minutes. The video you will see shows the Navy pilots attempting to chase down the UFO and communicate with it.

Mexican mass UFO encounter

Back in 2004, the Mexican air force spotted a fleet of unidentified flying objects whilst on patrol. The pilots reported and filmed as many as 11 flying objects passing in close proximity to them. The objects reported and filmed were visible in the Infrared footage, but not to the naked eye.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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