However, that all changed in 2017 with leaked military videos of strange craft operating in incredible ways, and the revelation that the Pentagon was spending millions studying the issue.
In July, David Grusch, the intelligence officer who handled the weekly briefings for the US President, claimed the existence of a UFO crash retrieval programme under oath.
He was joined by Air Force pilots who described detailed encounters with these high velocity objects.
On top of that, legislation is currently going through the US Senate which, if passed, will reveal any discovered non-human intelligent technology to the public over a period of 25 years.
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