All those who believe that the truth is out there and that we're far from the only intelligent form of life in the Universe should celebrate today because for several years now July 2nd has been labeled as World UFO Day.
This date was not chosen accidentally. On this day 67 years ago, the owner of a small ranch in Roswell, New Mexico, reported an extraterrestrial flying craft that had crashed in his backyard.
In his words, it was a piloted flying saucer with 4 passengers on board. 3 of these extraterrestrials had died during the accident but the 4th, with gray skin and large eyes, was still alive.
Military from a nearby Air Force base arrived at the scene immediately. Their 1st course of action was to refute the claim of any incident involving extraterrestrials. General Ramey, Eighth Air Force commander, stood in front of the media and the entire nation.
According to his testimony, they were dealing with the remains of a top secret probe by the U.S. army called "Project Mogul", whose mission was to spy on Soviet nuclear testing.
Other higher-ups from the U.S. Air Force chain of command planted the idea that the found debris were parts of a meteorological balloon, commonly used by meteorologists.
As former CIA agent Charles Brandon recalls, "It was not a damn weather balloon. It was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet, it crashed and I don't doubt for a second that the use of the word 'remains' and 'cadavers' was exactly what people were talking about."
So far there has been no irrefutable evidence found in support of the claims of a possible incident involving "flying saucers", and the existence of the mythical "Area 51", where it was believed that the bodies of the extraterrestrials that had died in the crash were sent for autopsy, has also not been proven.
But this does not discourage hundreds of thousands of seekers of alien intelligence, who will for yet another consecutive year converge at the location where the Roswell incident took place - Mac's Ranch, to commemorate World UFO Day.
More than 200 000 enthusiasts flock to the little town in New Mexico every year to participate in organized seminars and lectures regarding different topics related to extraterrestrials, extraterrestrial civilizations and extraterrestrial intelligence.
Every year, World UFO Day brings in profits of over $5 million in the US alone. Organized groups of tourists visit not 1, not 2 but an entire 4 locations assumed to be the crash site of the alien craft.
"Extraterrestrial" souvenirs stalk UFO believers at every corner while hotels are bursting at the seams. As far as whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe, the best response we can give is: "the truth is out there".