Well, 2020 was a dumpster fire and 2021 was a flaming trash can, so we can only go up in 2022, right? With record COVID numbers around the world and in the U.S., I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Take care of one another and hopefully we can continue to tread (slowly) back to normalcy in the new year. Wishing you all health and happiness in 2022.
In other news, I thought this recent article about UFO transparency by the American government was interesting and a little bit dispiriting. I recently wrote about the government acknowledging over the summer unidentified aerial phenomena over U.S. airspace and the possibility of this leading to more transparency and perhaps discourse about this with the American public. This article, however, seems to throw water on that notion, noting that a new office within the Department of Defense will now handle the government’s study of UFOs within restricted military airspace. This office will work with government intelligence agencies and noted that it was created “to provide uniformity to the reporting process and subsequent analysis,” which sounds as generic as it reads. Many ufologists around the world see it as an attempt to control the narrative, reduce transparency, and keep the topic distanced from scientific research and study. Time will certainly tell if the government is willing to share what they know with the public, or keep up the wall of silence that has surrounded this topic since it first emerged.