What happened to the UFO? — — Science news, June 26, 1971
Since 1968, the number of UFO sightings has declined and public interest in them has increased. … [The] The scientific rant of the UFO phenomenon, followed by, but not necessarily related, reduced sightings, shows an interesting pattern of behavior … UFO reports typically run every five years, and 1972 should be the beginning of another cycle.
There were ups and downs in reports of unidentified flying objects. In 2020, Americans reported more than 7,200 UFO sightings, according to the National UFO Reporting Center in Davenport, Washington. This is about 1,000 more than in 2019 and nearly 4,000 more than in 2018. In March and April, most of the country was blocked due to a pandemic.Many of these UFOs are drones or satellite (((SN: 3/28/20, p. twenty four). In late April, the Pentagon said,Unidentified aerial phenomenonWas shared online, so some people started looking for UFOs in their backyard.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/50-years-ago-ufo-sightings-united-states-went-bust Fifty years ago, UFO sightings in the United States went bankrupt