Here I outline what I believe are the best documents and resources to whet the appetite of a skeptic of the UFO phenomena.
Traditionally, the skeptical community has spent considerable time debunking one story after another. In some cases, their explanations for a video might be long-winded and somewhat fantastical, but for a skeptic a natural explanation is always to be preferred over a "supernatural" one. But this all changed in 2019 with two important events:
The first event was mostly passed around within the UFO community and, despite its high visibility, it did not really get a lot of press time. The second event, however, was ground-breaking. It was the first time that a government body in the United States acknowledged that UFO/UAP phenomena had been recorded by numerous observers and multiple radar systems simultaneously. There had been stories since the early days of flight of observations of strange phenomena in the skies, but the government had always given cover stories or dismissed it as the wandering psyches of the laymen.
With the Navy acknowledgement, the Pentagon and Department of Defense followed up by releasing their own official statements confirming the Navy's statements.
Traditionally, the press has been reluctant - or coyish - about their reporting of UFOs. They tended to put the reporting as a "cute" segment at the end of their news cycle. But in July of 2020, shortly after I began this blog, the New York Times finally released their long-awaited "bombshell" article:
Harry Reid, mentioned in the article, had traditionally been for the release of this information, as evidence by the following Tweet:
I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available. The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications. The American people deserve to be informed. https://t.co/1XNduvmP0u— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) April 27, 2020
As to be expected in areas close to classified information, Harry Reid quickly walked back his position on the topic on Twitter.
I have no knowledge—and I have never suggested—the federal government or any entity has unidentified flying objects or debris from other worlds. I have consistently said we must stick to science, not fairy tales about little green men. https://t.co/TcGxe0W43M— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) July 24, 2020
Joe Rogan hosted one of the men who was involved in the aforementioned encounters here:
Important time points during video: