Although this summer has been jam-packed with movie sequels such as Top Gun: Maverick, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and the disastrous Jurassic World Dominion, we still get an original movie every now and again. Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele continues his successful output of original storytelling with his latest genre film Nope, which topped the box office this past weekend.
While Nope isn’t based on any previously established franchise, it certainly feels like a callback to classic alien invasion movies. Aliens have always fascinated audiences, and not just thanks to Steven Spielberg. There have been various “alien sightings” over the years, with some that seem more plausible than others.
Perhaps the most famous “alien incident” in American history was the discovery of supposed crashed weather balloon wreckage in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. After spectators claimed they saw a UFO, officials at the Roswell Army Air Field announced that they were taking over the investigation. This incident has puzzled skeptics for generations.
You’d have to be a bit close-minded to claim definitively there’s no life form in the universe other than the Earthling kind. However, your mileage may vary on how much you choose to believe the supposed factual accounts of those who claimed to have experiences with aliens. We looked back at some of the strangest “alien encounters” in Texas.