UFOs have become horror comfort food

Since the 21st century began, saucer men have had their alien bodies assimilated by pop culture nostalgia. UFOs might have been innovative and daring sci-fi in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, but today, flying saucers are retro, a familiar form of escapism that now, almost exclusively, must be a period piece.

The “unidentified” part of UFOs is what makes them fascinating in our imagination, but underwhelming in reality. The best UFOs aren’t conspiracy theories—they’re science fiction.

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