Nearly two-thirds of all Americans now believe that extraterrestrial life exists and that the U.S. government isn't telling the public the full truth.
Four years ago, just 56 percent of respondents (in the CBS News poll) believed there was intelligent life on other planets compared to 66 percent who believe today.
(CBS surveyed 1,009 adults via telephone across the country.) A whopping 73 percent of survey respondents think the U.S. government knows more than it is letting on about the subject. AND... a third of those surveyed believe that contact with extraterrestrial life will occur in their lifetimes. Ten percent believe there has already been contact made, though the findings did not specify when or where that contact occurred. Twenty-four percent of respondents believe contact will happen in the next 100 years and six percent believe aliens exist, but humanity will never make contact with them. The term UFO has been more recently replaced by unidentified aerial phenomenon, especially in light of the U.S. Pentagon declassifying three videos in April 2020. The footage had been previously acknowledged as real by the Navy, and captured what pilots recorded on their video sensors during training flights in 2004 and 2015.
Another UFO Spotted By the Navy
Video taken from a US Navy ship off the coast of San Diego may be a UFO sighting. The black and white clip, taken aboard the USS Omaha back in July of 2019,shows a small round object flying parallel to the ocean, hovering for a moment before it drops into the water out of sight. A voice on the video said, “It splashed!” as the object hit the ocean. A submarine later went searching for the craft, which was very large, but nothing was ever found.
A former Pentagon intelligence officer who used to have access to the agency’s UFO data, said UFOs have “transmedium” capabilities, meaning they can freely travel in space, water and air. Around the time the video was taken, three US warships based in the San Diego area had numerous encounters with “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” which buzzed three destroyers for several days. The sightings took place while the warships were engaged in military exercises about 100 miles off the coast, well beyond the range of commercial drones.