A much anticipated NASA report on UFOs calls for better tracking and scientific understanding of unexplained phenomena that captivate the public and have raised concerns about military security. The panel of scientists and government officials convened by NASA kept most of the focus on ways to understand what individuals, including military pilots, say they are observing in the skies.
But UFO reports also are rife with accounts of mysterious objects submerging themselves in the sea, as seen in a video acquired by CNN and other news stations in 2021. It’s no wonder, says Brian Helmuth, Northeastern professor of marine and environmental science. He says that while UFOs are “way out of my area of expertise,” the vast mysteriousness of the oceans make them sort of a last planetary frontier — and an excellent vantage point from which to observe goings on on Earth.
“If I were investigating an alien planet like Earth, the ocean would definitely be the place to start. Not only does it comprise the vast majority of living space and living organisms on Earth, but it also is comparatively unpopulated by the one species, humans, that seems intent on destroying the planet,” Helmuth says.