UFO sightings are actually rising over the last year and it seems like people are looking up to the sky a lot more since the pandemic has been underway. We have seen UFOs photographed and filmed in both North Carolina and Pakistan, making this a global interest. And now, another sighting has taken place off the coast of South Florida.
A number of Florida residents were able to document the sighting, and you can see the videos and photos of the UFO right here:
That is certainly a lot of corroborating evidence of seeing something odd in the sky. Since it happened, many people have been wondering if there was a more terrestrial explanation. Well, it turns out that this UFO is not actually unidentified. It turns out that this particular sighting can be attributed to a submarine missile launch test.
So, why were people so ready to believe that this was evidence of potential alien visitors from beyond Neptune? Part of the reason for a renewed interest in UFO sightings has to do with the Central Intelligence Agency declassifying a massive amount of documents about UFO sightings. The documents have been made available to the public and have helped to reignite curiosity around the subject. This could be a contributing factor in the public actually caring about potential extraterrestrial visitors.
UFO sightings have gone through a number of peaks in pop culture over the decades. The first big spike was in the 1940s during World War II and continued through the 1950s. There was another increase in reported sightings in the 1970s and also the 1990s after the television show The X-Files became a hugely popular part of pop culture. Sightings began to die off in the earliest parts of the 21st century, but this last year has seen reports jump up beyond their average levels. It would be interesting to see some kind of study about why these sightings have increased during certain points in history.
Whether or not the majority of UFO sightings can be attributed to Earthbound explanations or extraterrestrial intervention will always be the subject of debate. The idea of alien visitors will always be an appealing fantasy to a number of people. However, it is difficult to say that there is any definitive evidence of alien visitors. Still, it is very likely that human beings will always look to the sky for potential answers about the universe.
While this sighting itself has been debunked, there have certainly been some recent UFO sightings that still remain unexplained such as the ones we mentioned before in Pakistan and North Carolina. There could very well be equally logical explanations for those events as well, but as of now, it looks like they are remaining unidentified. Perhaps people will see even more UFOs as 2021 gets underway and people continue to be stuck indoors from the pandemic. With little else to do but stare at the sky, it is likely people will be seeing more things up there than usual.