It is unlikely that we are the only sentient beings in the universe. In fact, many scientists and government officials believe aliens have been visiting Earth for quite a while. So are UFOs real? It is difficult to sort through all the false reports and hearsay, but one thing is clear: people are seeing something, and what they may be witnessing should not be discounted as quickly as it so often is.
According to WATE, UFOs may have been spotted flying over Southaven, Mississippi late Sunday evening. Now, while it is important to keep in mind that these are just reports, it is interesting to think about and discuss. Here’s the video, if you are interested in deciding for yourself:
Southaven, Mississippi resident David Howell reported the sighting, which he said took place as he was getting something out of his car at around 10 p.m. He described it as dancing lights that were too big and bright to be drones. Howell does live just a few miles from the Memphis International Airport, so it absolutely could have been a drone or smaller aircraft.
The Pentagon said it would release a UFO-focused report as early as June, so maybe we will get more information about where UFOs are most commonly seen, how many reports have actually come in from across the country, etc.
It is worth noting that people have mislabeled very normal, very human things as “UFO sightings” before, so it is important to consider that this could have been a similar instance of wishful thinking. Remember when people mistook Elon Musk’s SpaceX tests for extraterrestrial spacecrafts? Or when an American Airline pilot reported a “long, cylindrical” object to air traffic control? Okay, that last one may actually have been a UFO. That was difficult to explain and it still boggles my brain, honestly. If you have seen the footage of that object, you probably share my confusion.
Mississippi ranks well behind Idaho, Montana, and New Hampshire in SatelliteInternet‘s list of states with the most UFO sightings. In fact, it’s on that website’s list of states with the fewest UFO sightings. Regardless, that does not mean that Howell did not see something remarkable. What is tricky about sightings like this is that they are difficult to prove and even more difficult to examine, particularly because UFOs have a habit of vanishing very quickly and without leaving a trace that they were anywhere in our skies.
While it does require a suspension of disbelief on the parts of people who are just reading this stuff on the internet and have no way of knowing what is real and what is fake, there is little doubt that these people truly believe they have seen something otherworldly, but it is important to remember that it would be a number of other much more plausible things before it would be a UFO. The latest UFO sighting in Southaven reportedly took place back in 2017.
Do you think what David Howell saw was an actual UFO, or was it a drone from the nearby airport? Let us know!