You know “it’s happening” when the President of the United States is being briefed on Navy encounters with UFOs. When ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Trump about the subject, he replied, somewhat disjointedly, that he did have “one really brief meeting on it. People are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly … I think our great pilots would know, and some of them really see things that are a little bit different than in the past.”
It’s difficult to ascertain exactly what that last remark is supposed to mean, but it seemed to suggest that, yes, there are pilots reporting visual contact with UFOs, and the report has made its way up the chain to the White House. Trump confirmed that much in a later interview.
In a subsequent interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News, Trump said, “Personally I doubt it, but, you have people who swear by it. Pilots have come in and said, and these are pilots that not into that particular world, but we have had people saying that they’ve seen things. I’m not a believer, but you know, I guess anything’s possible.”
At the very least, the fact that the president has been briefed indicates that the UFO sightings are being treated as matter of national security, something that has been off the table since the close of Project Blue Book in 1970.