Did we just get our first official look at UFOs? Not exactly.

Aliens have always been an interesting, popular topic around the world, with Hollywood directors, conspiracy theorists, and higher academia addressing the extraterrestrial buzz.
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We all have wondered whether we are alone in the universe. This morning the Department of Defense officially released footage of what they are calling an unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). The footage is black-and-white and not too clear, but you can make out the UAPs very clearly. The footage was leaked in the past in 2007 and 2017, but the DOD release officially confirms the legitimacy of the footage. This conformation is unprecedented as we have never seen anything like this footage released by a world government.

The officially released footage.
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While it is possible that the UAPs are alien spacecraft, we will probably not know if they are anytime soon. The US government has a history of not releasing this kind of information. Former Senator of Nevada, Harry Reid, tweeted this morning this release “only scratches the surface of research and materials available.” Reid wants the American people to be aware about alien activity because he believes it to be a security risk. Nevada is known for its possible extraterrestrial hotspots like Area 51, so Senator Reid was likely more involved in committees dealing with information on alien encounters.

“I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available.”

Former Senator of Nevada Harry Reid

As the information unfolds, we will continue to learn about life outside earth’s existence, but until then, we can only hope for a peaceful encounter.