At the same time, we have the HISTORY Channel showing a series on Ancient Aliens, see https://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens . How aliens helped seed the human race, introduced technologies, helped build giant civilizations (some of which disappeared into the ocean), and left behind marks and symbols all over the earth.
Also, the phenomenon of UFO sightings. How the U.S. government suppresses all information about sightings. How sometimes, a pilot or a researcher who knows too much disappears or experiences a totally unexpected fatal accident.
There is a rebellious effort to go around official suppression, in the form of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network)—an all-volunteer, non-profit group that is the world’s oldest and largest civilian UFO investigation and research organization. See https://www.mufon.com/ .
Meanwhile, every year, there is an annual meeting on all things alien. It is like ComicCon only it is AlienCon. See https://www.thealiencon.com/ I’ll share my experience in Baltimore in another posting. There are people from the History Channel on panels, and people telling you what happened when they were abducted. And people dress up!
In short: IT IS CRAZY FASCINATING AND LOTS OF US ARE THINKING ABOUT IT
That’s why you should get your hands on the novel: https://www.amazon.com/Pip-Sedro-Woolley-Ruta-Sevo/dp/0999118757/