So I guess we’re not going to talk about the Navy acknowledging this UFO footage is authentic…

I don’t know what it is about Anderson… I just don’t like him. Thought I’d share that.

I heard small asides from some of the late night shows and news outlets about the US Navy admitting that previously released UFO footage was, in fact, authentic. I forgot about it until today, and then I realized I hadn’t even seen the footage that was mentioned. The whole thing made me realize what a flash in the pan the whole story was, and how no one really unpacked this.

Two things: I think it’s pretty interesting that the military made this admission the same week as the Area 51 raid/super silly party. Maybe not interesting, maybe funny. I feel like the Facebook-originating Storm Area 51 to “See them Aliens” phenomenon is the perfect foil against which to release some pretty remarkable news. This official acknowledgement is somehow made irrelevant by association with the weirdos in the desert.

So, the footage isn’t doctored, the pilot being interviewed by CNN seems credible enough, and the head of a $22 million government-funded research center on UFO sightings says there was compelling evidence to suggest we might not be alone… (That last one is totally unrelated except by virtue of being mentioned in the same story without a logical link. I shouldn’t encourage CNN, but I like things in threes.)

If those objects are real and move the way the witnesses claim, then we’re dealing with at least four possible explanations that come to mind. 1) The objects are man-made, I guess by Wakanda. 2) The objects are alien and manufactured. 3) The objects are naturally occurring phenomena, either of Earth or foreign origin, and we’ve yet to study them. 4) (There had to be a fucking fourth. Rule of threes, people) These objects really are not moving in the way the pilots describe. That’s to say, they only appear to be moving that way.

I have flown airplanes, and yes, flying does fuck with your depth perception and can produce a number of other visual phenomena, but it seems here, that with the camera footage and the onboard tracking systems, there’s not really much to cause to doubt the pilots’ accuracy, assuming the instrument readings back up these claims.

So yeah, could be aliens, intelligent or not. Could be an atmospheric phenomenon. Could be a lot of things. But it’s definitely preeeety neeeeaaaat.

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