There has been a lot of news about UFO (unidentified flying objects) sightings in Russia, Britain, the United States and even in the Middle East in the last few weeks. People are filming flying "unidentified" objects as frequently as they film flying birds. A sighting reportedly occurred while a BBC anchor dispenses the news, while the heavens reportedly "opened and revealed a UFO" when Iran unleashed their missiles into space, some even suggesting that the "UFO" is simply a sophisticated US aircraft ready to neutralize enemy missiles.
Such news is occupying headlines throughout the globe, satisfying the curiosity of many while giving skeptics more jobs and more headaches.
These sightings occur almost without fail, even shortly after the British government added more funds to the Afghan war effort or when North Korea flexes its muscles or the Iranian government saber-rattles again, to the chagrin of U.S. president Barack Obama.
Curiously, these sightings occur near military installations, like in the case of Russia where people reported seeing UFOs dash from under the sea near naval stations. Others report UFOs hovering above British air fields or U.S. military installations, with some reporters even suggesting that both countries have been testing crafts that shoot faster than the speed of light or are capable of vertical flight almost instantaneously as a house fly does.
But, when all is said and done, and an honest-to-goodness probe is concluded, we find that all of these are part of mass hysteria often seen when the world is experiencing either a crisis of global proportions or when people speculate or express their fears on escalating wars. Months before World War I, people reported seeing heavenly signs or UFOs all over Europe. Same case when Hitler declared war against all Europe in World War II.
Reported sightings often occur in Russia, Britain and the U.S. — countries now involved in the global fight against terrorism. People of these modern societies always report seeing UFOs in their fields, their offices, even in their homes.
I am not, however, suggesting that aliens do not exist or UFOs are not real nor imagined. Microbes found on Mars or moon water are "alien". Same as those fossils found on meteorites, these are "extra terrestrial" by definition. However, living aliens or UFOs peopled with E.T.s have not been proven as yet, and there is not enough reason for people to believe or not to believe in them. When science completes its mission of explaining natural phenomena using the logic of the universe, then we will be able to explain why aliens look like bugs or why UFOs always look like buttons.