A Journey Through UFO History: From Roswell to Today
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been a fascination for centuries, dating even back to ancient times where it was documented that unexplained celestial phenomena were observed in different parts of the world. Today, we still continue to look up to the skies with wonder and curiosity as UFO sightings and tales continue to be recognized worldwide.
Welcome to Roswell
One of the most famous, and perhaps the most enduring of all modern UFO episodes is the Roswell incident. In 1947, a UFO reportedly crashed in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico. The military – some say the government – immediately swooped in and whisked away the evidence with little explanation. Conspiracy theories ensued, and for decades Roswell remained the epicenter of the mystery that the US government was trying to create a cover-up.
The Worldwide Phenomenon
UFO sightings aren’t exclusive to just the United States – sightings of strange, flying objects have been recorded all over the world. Perhaps the most famous of all reports is the sighting of a UFO in Belgium in 1990, which was documented through military aircraft’s radar systems. Sightings have also appeared in Japan, Brazil, Russia, the UK, New Zealand, among others.
From movies to comic book series, to merchandise, and countless documentaries and TV shows, UFO sightings and beliefs form the basis for a multi-billion-dollar industry- and a global UFO culture. While skeptics may find them to be silly, paranormal exhibitions remain one of the most visited destinations for tourists at museums and amusement parks.
Today, believers of the Roswell Incident and those who keep one or two tinfoil hats stuffed into their glove compartments aside- the government seems to have provided no concrete, ironclad proof or convincing alternative explanation that whatever crashed was, in fact, a weather balloon, until recently. In July 2023, the United States enjoyed its own mini-versions of the Roswell Account- the so-called UFO in West Michigan, southeast-most East Lansing and Twin Falls by neighbors in Idaho. The government is currently leading UFO investigation teams, dedicating funding into studying these phenomena
UFOs remain one of the most significant mysteries today, which continue to spark conversation and theories among enthusiasts globally. While the information provided can help inform opinions, it still depends on individual perception whether one believes UFOs exist, or if there was, in fact, a cover-up in Roswell. One thing for sure, we can continue wondering: “who are these visitors, if real? And what do they want?”