Remember about a year ago when everything in the world seemed to be going wrong and we were too desensitized to care about news about aliens? Let’s jog your memory. After a long history of denying the existence of UFOs, the Pentagon confirmed the authenticity of UFO footage captured by the Navy in 2015. And according to officials in a recent 60 Minutes special, these videos document only a fraction of the Navy’s regular sightings of ‘unidentified aerial phenomena.’
At one point, former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program Lue Elizondo says, point-blank, ‘What I’m telling you, it’s real. The question is, what is it? What are its intentions? What are its capabilities?’ [Cue The X-Files theme]
Unsurprisingly, Twitter has gone bonkers with the memes, jokes and hot takes in reaction to the 60 Minutes special. While many are rolling their eyes as they tweet ‘I knew it,’ others are newly skeptical of the existence of extraterrestrials by virtue of the fact that, well, you can’t always trust the government. We can’t wait to see the upcoming official UFO report—it’s gonna be out of this world. Until then, keep scrolling to see what everyone’s saying about these new developments.