Earlier this year, the US Department of Defense released two videos showing thermal images of an unidentified flying object (UFO). The videos were immediately shared and scrutinized by the online community. A lot of people think this is the first real evidence that aliens exist and that they have visited us on Earth.
But there is one thing that few people know. That is, most scholars in the scientific community never thought these videos could prove anything.
Because in fact, people have claimed to see UFOs for decades. Countless videos and photos show the existence of objects resembling flying saucers, spaceships or aliens on Earth. That even includes the recent video, provided by a reputable agency like the US Department of Defense. They all seem very real and believable.
Even in 2012, the US Department of Defense said it had invested a fund worth 22 million USD, called “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program”. Its content is only to classify and clarify videos of unidentified flying objects.
Images of unidentified flying objects appeared on Underwood’s aircraft radar
“Both aircraft saw a disturbance and a white Tic Tac shaped object 40 feet long” said David Fravor, one of the Navy pilots discovered the UFO in the video above said.
“I found it strange because of the way it changed altitude, flight speed and had symptoms unlike anything I had ever seen flying in the air. That object did not fly according to the principle of matter. common sense”.
According to the pilot, the strange object can descend from a height of 15km to a height of several hundred meters in just a few seconds, an impossible thing according to the rules of physics.
This all seems pretty unbelievable, so why don’t scientists still care?
Videos and pictures of UFOs, do not convince scientists.
Simply because scientists do not work and research the way we often look and judge things.
“I think it’s very difficult for a scientist to look at something like this and say anything except that it looks very interesting. We would need a huge amount of material and context to really understand what’s going on here,” said Caleb Scharf, an astronomer and director of the Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Biology.
According to Caleb, the biggest difficulty with this type of problem is not being able to plan for it. Besides looking at what is shown on the video, scientists can hardly do anything.
What is being talked about, has to do with scientific methods. Basically, before scientists accept something as fact, they need to do a lot of research and testing. And it all has to happen in a controlled environment.
“You can’t plan it. You can’t really set up a scientific experiment properly, thoroughly. It all depends on the data that comes along by chance. And that’s a one of the most difficult problems to solve in the field of science. So I’m not surprised that we still don’t have the right answer to this,” said Caleb Scharf.
In fact, he doubts what pilots for decades have seen outside their airplane windows. Even with new videos released by the US government, there are no exceptions.
“I think there’s an open mind about this. If you don’t know what you’re seeing, then throw it out into the world and say: ‘Look this is what we have. You can interpret it in many different ways’.”
For scientists, they always need convincing evidence and the best, most accurate data to explain the above phenomena. And even if they see things themselves, experiments are still needed to explain them.
“On the one hand, I can be really skeptical about all of this but I think it’s wonderful that people are intrigued by the phenomena they see in the world. That’s a good thing. It’s positive thing. Our curiosity is a positive thing.
And honestly, if there are strange things floating around somewhere, I’d love to know what they are. But the difficulty with this kind of problem is still that you can’t plan for it, even just observe it.