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The 5 Best Alien Encounter Movies in the Last Decade

The idea of alien civilizations living on far-off planets, perhaps visiting our own, has been fascinating science-fiction writers for centuries.

In the first sci-fi movie in history, Georges Méliès’s “A Trip to the Moon” (released in 1902), a group of explorers travel to our celestial companion on board of a canon-propelled capsule, and they encounter an underground civilization of Selenites there. The segment when the capsule lands in the Moon’s eye remains one of the iconic moments of movie history.

Today, we are getting closer and closer to understanding the secrets of the universe and learning all we can about distant stars and the planets orbiting them. This year, the Nobel for physics was split between a cosmologist exploring the secrets of matter and two researchers who discovered the first extrasolar planet in 1995.

The work of these scientists is bringing everything the science fiction writers and filmmakers have dreamed about – knowledge of alien planets (perhaps with alien inhabitants) and the secrets of the universe that may one day take us to them.

While the scientists are no doubt celebrating their space-themed Nobels, let us take a look back at some of the best movies from the last decade that involve far-off worlds and non-cliché aliens.

Prometheus (2012)

Where do we come from? Who created us? Was it a deity or an advanced alien species?

These are the questions that the 2012 science-fiction movie “Prometheus” is looking to answer. Set in the not so distant future, the movie sees a group of scientists (along with a few mercenaries) set out on a journey into an alien solar system based on a millennia-old “invitation” left by some tall, bald characters on the walls of several ancient artifacts.

At first, the group only finds the traces of alien presence, then an alien “Engineer” itself emerges from its long cryosleep – and things get nasty from thereon.

While “Prometheus” is often credited as a prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 monster movie “Alien”, it stands on its own as a film about humans searching for its origins among the stars – and not liking what they find.

Super 8 (2011)

Long before “Stranger Things” there was a movie about a bunch of kids coming of age in a small American town stumbling upon something alien – and dangerous.

The story starts out as an innocent amateur movie shoot in the night but it soon turns into a literal train wreck, during which something is let loose on the small Ohio town the kids call their home.

While the film has its share of faults, it has its merits, too – including the depiction of the alien life form that proves to be not only intelligent but peaceful, too. Not before turning a few things into rubble, of course.

Arrival (2016)

In many movies and stories about alien encounters, the extraterrestrial visitors speak – they have a mentality surprisingly similar to our own, they can speak, and they are more than capable of learning English. But what happens when we stumble upon a species that has none of the above? What if they are a bunch of “heptapods” (creatures with seven limbs) with no visible eyes or mouth, and they even perceive time in a way that’s different from our own?

This is what “Arrival”, Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film that was nominated for an Oscar.

Linguistics plays an important part in this movie – and the moviemakers didn’t just invent them out of thin air but they consulted linguists, phonetics experts, and other researchers in the area.

The filmmakers built the plot around the hypothesis of linguistic relativity that claims that people’s perception is shaped by the language they speak (and think in).

District 9 (2009)

The role of good science-fiction is to point out the issues with society in stories that involve futuristic inventions and alien invaders. Come to think of it, the invading aliens in movies are often reflections of humanity’s “missteps”, ranging from fascism to colonialism.

In “District 9”, in turn, the aliens are not the aggressors – they are the victims.

Neill Blomkamp’s movie tells the story of a group of aliens stranded on Earth that is forced to live in miserable conditions on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. While handing the inhabitants of District 9 – as the alien-inhabited slums are called – relocation notices, bureaucrat Wikus van de Merwe is infected with a liquid that turns out to be alien fuel that starts mutating his body. The movie is clearly a metaphor of District 6, declared a whites-only area during the Apartheid.

Annihilation (2018)

Based on a novel by American writer Jeff VanderMeer, “Annihilation” has an interesting premise: a group of scientists is sent into the “Shimmer”, a mysterious area where strange things happen, created by a meteor landing years before in the area.

The Shimmer has many strange properties, including the ability to rewrite DNA – what makes it a threat is that it continuously expands. Lena (Natalie Portman) and a group of female researchers head into the Shimmer to uncover its secrets – and the fate of all other expeditions sent inside over the years that never returned.

While the movie (and the book) doesn’t really answer the biggest questions of them all – what is the Shimmer and what does it want – it explores a very interesting question: what if one day, something from out of this world appears and starts changing our planet as it sees fit?

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US special forces engaged in combat with aliens during the Vietnam war

This incident happened in early 1972 during the Vietnam War. A US Special Forces group was secretly delivered at night and parachuted in an area on the Cambodia-North Vietnamese border. 

The operation was vital: to destroy a facility in North Vietnam, which, as it was possible to establish by American intelligence, was secretly overhearing top secret conversations of the US Army in South Vietnam. 

The SWAT team set up camp for the night, preparing to assault the North Vietnamese team at dawn. In the early morning, the commandos quietly crept up to the Vietnamese base, but what they saw there shocked and frightened them.

As the team got closer to the location of the North Vietnamese unit, they suddenly discovered that there was a large spherical ship that stood on three sturdy metal supports. 

The ship suddenly began to hum, causing instant sickness, dizziness, and disorientation in the US military. 

The group leader was about to issue a command to retreat when a group of strange looking humanoid creatures appeared. 

Not believing what they saw, the special forces group was even more frightened by what these creatures were doing (according to the description of the soldiers, taking into account modern data based on numerous contacts, it can be assumed that they were “gray”): the aliens got out of a large pile various parts of human bodies and placed them in large containers – arms, legs, torso, heads; this terrible list went on and on. 

Some were the remains of white people, others were black (US Army soldiers), and others looked like Vietnamese (Vietnamese soldiers from the base). 

What they saw sobered and angered the special forces and the commander gave the order to open fire – the bullets hit the bodies of the creatures, but they did not do any harm, except for one who was killed by a shot in the head. 

Several commandos were killed, and others were seriously injured by the effects of unknown weapons. Then the aliens quickly retreated into the ship and he quickly rushed into the sky,

Soon, another CIA team appeared on the scene, as one of the survivors said they were all given some kind of mind-altering drugs to try to make them forget about this incredible fight. And it worked, at least for a while.

However, in the late 1980s, two members of the special forces team who took part in that battle began to have nightmarish memories of the events of April 1972, which prompted one of them to contact many other special forces who were found and who were still alive. 

Two had already died, three were not found at all, but the rest were able to meet in August 1988 and decided that this story should be told. 

They turned to researcher and ufologist Leonard Stringfield and he published their story in his 1991 book.

The story is told in Stringfield’s UFO Crash Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum. 

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UK UFO case to be kept secret until 2072

The UK Department of Defense has blocked the planned release of a dossier detailing the famous UFO incident.

Back in August 1990, two tourists walking in the Scottish Highlands near Calvine, Pitlochry, witnessed a strange rhombic object hovering over the nearby landscape.

They managed to take pictures of the UFO before it flew away at significant speed.

Eager to share what they saw, the couple contacted the Scottish Daily Record and shared both their story and the photos they took.

Then the journalists shared the pictures with the UK Department of Defense.

It turned out that the tourists weren’t the only ones who saw the object – the pilot of the RAF Harrier jet also witnessed the phenomenon – again near Calvine – after being forced to investigate this UFO.

Military intelligence officers sent these images to JARIC, which is the Joint Air Intelligence and Reconnaissance Center.

It is the UK’s military center of excellence when it comes to image analysis. These intelligence officers concluded that these photographs were real and that no one had the slightest idea what they were.

Several mock ups of the photos have been made, while the real things remain hidden
Several mock ups of the photos have been made, while the real things remain classified

Thirty years later, the dossier of the Ministry of Defense, including photographs, was scheduled for declassification and publication, which is typical of such documents.

However, the release has now been postponed for another 50 years for unknown reasons.

According to the 30-year rule, the file was supposed to be released on January 1, 2021, but if the ministry gets it, it won’t be released until January 1, 2072 – an 82-year closure.

“By the time the world gets to see the file, the two witnesses will be dead. It is crazy. What are the authorities trying to hide?”

A complaint lodged under the Freedom of Information Act about the National Archives withholding the documents is now under investigation by the UK information watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The National Archives refused to comment further. The MOD refused to comment at all.

What are the authorities trying to hide?

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FBI decrypted documents confirm that there are giant aliens

The topic of aliens has always attracted attention. Recently, foreign media disclosed that a declassified document released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) once again confirmed the existence of UFOs and aliens.

FBI Declassified Document: Describes UFO and Aliens

The British “Daily Star” reported that earlier this year, the FBI released the decrypted documents in 1947. The 70-page decrypted report contained a “Memorandum 6751”. The person who wrote the report was an anonymous university professor.

“Memorandum 6751″ mentioned that there were flying saucers, unidentified creatures, and ” giant aliens resembling humans “.

The report stated that these aliens are like humans, “but larger in size. They are not from any planet known to people, but from the etheric.” “Ether” is a term used in ancient Greece, generally referring to the atmosphere or sky.

Sketch of flying saucer. (

There is also a description of the flying saucer in the decryption report, which refers to the fact that most of the flying saucers are loaded with alien creatures. The flying saucers have powerful radiation, are very fast, and have powerful attack capabilities.

“These flying saucers have a kind of radiant energy or light that can easily disintegrate any spacecraft that launches an attack. They can re-enter (earth) from the ether at will, or they can simply disappear from our sight without leaving a trace.”

The report states, “If one of these (flying saucers) is attacked, the attacking aircraft will almost certainly be destroyed. As far as the general public is concerned, this may lead to proximity panic and international suspicion.”

Tesla is a ” Venusian “

In recent years, due to the expiration of the confidentiality period, the FBI has published many decrypted documents on its official website, including one about the famous inventor Nicholas. Tesla (Nikola Tesla) declassified documents, caused a public heat. The document mentioned that Tesla came from “Venus” and was an “alien”.

The FBI declassified document mentioned that the famous inventor Nicholas. Tesla came from “Venus” and was an “alien”. (Public domain)

The decrypted document is called “Nikola Tesla Part03 of03”. It is the third document about Nikola Tesla decrypted by the FBI. It has 64 pages of content, some of which are blacked out and cannot be distinguished.

The remaining content that is not blacked out contains the following passage: “The people of the universe have contacted Nikola Tesla many times and told the FBI that Tesla was from Venus. Tesla was brought to the earth in 1856 to a Yugoslav couple to raise.”

The publication of this document shocked the world. Faced with a wave of discussions and doubts from netizens, the FBI did not make any response or explanation, which is even more curious.

F-18 fighters chase UFO

“The Wall Street Journal” recently reported that the non-profit organization “National UFO Reporting Center” data shows that so far this year, UFO sightings have increased by 51% over the same period last year. The center has received approximately 5,000 sightings reported.

On September 8, the United States retired Lieutenant Colonel David. David Fravor accepted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Rex. In a live webcast interview with Lex Fridman, he talked about the bizarre experience of driving an F-18 fighter jet to chase UFOs 16 years ago.

There are American pilots chasing UFOs in F-18 fighter jets. F-18 fighter data map. (Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

On November 14, 2004, a UFO was found in the waters of San Diego, California, and Frevo piloted an F-18 fighter to investigate. Both he and the pilot of the other fighter saw a white Tic Tac mint-shaped flying object.

Subsequently, the pilot Chad Underwood flew an F-18 fighter jet, caught UFO on the radar, and successfully filmed UFO video with an infrared camera.

In April this year, the Pentagon released three videos of UFOs, one of which was taken by Underwood during this operation.

12 U.S. soldiers live on alien planets

Former Minister of Defense of Canada Paul. Paul T. Hellyer once disclosed that there are aliens living on the earth and working for the US government. Many US presidents have also admitted the existence of aliens on different occasions.

In addition, some U.S. military personnel disclosed that a top-secret exchange between the U.S. military and aliens was named “Operation Zeta,” and an alien envoy came to the United States. In July 1965, 12 American soldiers secretly boarded an alien spacecraft to the planet Zeta.

Of these 12 people, 4 never returned to Earth. Of these 4 people, 2 died, 2 chose to stay on Zeta, and the remaining 8 returned to Earth 13 years later.

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