Why the likelihood of UFOs, aliens playing peekaboo with humans is remote

Among those who have reported sightings are highly trained pilots equipped with cutting-edge technology, but…

Pentagon, United States

Devangshu Datta New Delhi
Is the US military establishment (loosely called the Pentagon since it is headquartered there) hiding alien bodies and spacecraft? Conspiracy theorists have said so for decades. These accusations have gone mainstream after a former US intelligence officer repeated them at a Hearing on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) called by the US House Oversight National Security Subcommittee.

Conspiracy theorists adore UFOs, or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), as the US defence forces refer to them. At the hearing, retired navy pilots, whose testimony must be considered credible, described encounters with weird flying objects, quite apart from the sensational claims by the former intelligence officer.

Over decades, pilots of various air forces, as well as commercial pilots, have sometimes encountered phenomena they cannot

First Published: Aug 09 2023 | 11:15 AM IST

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