“in America, UFO sightings peak on the Fourth of July.” So says an article from The Economist. The article is titled “Are extraterrestrials extra patriotic?” That is because UFO sightings (or UAP sightings, to use the more correct term) peak hugely on the 4th of July. July 4th UFOs are indeed a timely topic…
And just to answer the obvious elephant-in-the-room question, No, I did not see a UFO on July 4th. Well, there are two hours and 3 minutes remaining, so the heart is ever hopeful.
I have never written much of anything about UFOs. I suppose because my assumption is that it is a bunch of quicksand. However, as time goes on, I’m brought back to the basic science of it, which is that assumptions are not really, you know, scientific.
So, July 4th UFOs are, despite their popularity, part of “UFOs” in general. The new generation of attempts by mainstream critical and scientific minds has invented the term UAP — Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. It replaces UFO in the lexicon. The explanation of UAP is: “more than 90% of UFO experiences are easily explained as being something else.” The rest are less easy to assign to cognitive error (such as misidentification) but we see little reason to believe there are ACTUAL alien spaceship sightings. Period.
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