The Aliens Are Coming!

Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook will know I’ve been having some fun with all the recent news releases about UFOs, the Pentagon confirmation of an incident yesterday and the forthcoming release of whatever is in US government files before June 1.

But here’s an interesting thing: does rising public interest in UFOs always happen during a US Democratic Presidency? Check this out:

1947 – first modern wave, Kenneth Arnold’s ‘flying saucer’, Roswell – Harry S Truman

1961 – second wave, Betty and Barney Hill abduction – JFK

1966 – Michigan ‘swamp gas’ incident – Lyndon B Johnson

1990s – alien autopsy, X Files explosion – Clinton

Today – accelerating sightings/interest – Biden

These are the main moments on the timeline when an interest in alien contact broke into the public consciousness. Interest declined during Republican presidencies.

I think there might be a sociological reason, something along the lines of: under a Democratic President there’s more idealism and people are looking ‘out there’ and under a Republican President there’s more focus on material things so people are looking inside.

For discussion.

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