Kaelan002 wrote:Or maybe more likely:
Governments don't want the public/other nations to know about their top secret prototype balloon/plane/uav that was just spotted/crashed so they:
a) Encourage the relevant doesn't-look-like-a-conventional-plane-therefore-aliens conspiracy theory.
b) Start said conspiracy theory.
c) Actually attempt to explain what happened at which point people decide they are lying and say its aliens anyway.
Those types of arguments aren't future proof though, a top secret prototype doesn't remain so for long. The Stealth bomber was top secret for only a few years and was spotted several times during test flights prior to being officially announced then obvious sightings of it in the past were explained and dealt with.
That doesn't work for things like the Roswell incident where something crashed and we still haven't heard a peep about what it was or why along with the other hundreds of sightings and incidents that have occurred.
All the government has to say is oh those sighting back in 80's were test flights for plane x, but that's only happened a few times in 20-30 years so either they don't know what some of these sightings were or they still have some weird reason for keeping a 20-30 year old plane top secret.
Then there's all the ex-military and civilian commercial flight pilots spotting strange objects and crafts, Public might be confused and not recognize a weather bloom, satellite or jet but i doubt experienced pilots would make such mistakes. They've tracked objects on radar moving at stupid speeds and can't be asteroids or meteors cause they change direction but then everybody lies and making up some ufo story probably earns you some free cash or fame.