Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg recently shared his thoughts on the latest happenings surrounding UFOs and put forward the fantastic possibility that the beings behind the phenomenon just might be us from the future. The tantalizing theory from the director of such iconic films as E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind came about last week during a lengthy conversation with Steven Colbert on a special edition of his program, The Late Show. Asked for his take on “what’s going on right now” with UFOs, Spielberg marveled that “it’s exciting” and jokingly declared “there’s something out there!”
The director went on to clarify that he is not necessarily a “believer” in that “I’ve got to see something like that to believe it” and he has “never seen a UFO,” but did indicate that “I believe certain people who have seen things that they can’t explain.” Describing the remarkable developments surrounding UFOs over the last few years as “absolutely fascinating,” Spielberg lamented the “secrecy that is shrouding all of these sightings and the lack of transparency.” The famed filmmaker observed that “I think there is something going on that just needs extraordinary due diligence” and expressed mystification over the phenomenon.
To that end, he argued that while “it’s mathematically impossible that we are the only intelligent species in the cosmos,” he has a hard time fathoming how and why these beings “would visit us from 400-million light years from here.” That said, Spielberg ultimately reiterated his bewilderment over the phenomenon and suggested that there is an element to UFOs which remains hidden from the public. “There’s something going on,” he mused, “that’s not being disclosed to us.” Offering an “optimistic” take on what might be behind the phenomenon, Spielberg wondered, rather than the UFO occupants being aliens from a distant world, “what if it’s us, 500,000 years in the future?”
Extrapolating on that concept, he echoed a longstanding hypothesis which has been bandied about in UFO research circles for decades, positing that these time travelers could be “coming back to document the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century because they’re anthropologists.” Intriguingly, he speculated that the ETs might “know something we don’t quite know yet that has occurred” and that their purpose for visiting is to “track the last hundred years of our history.” Fortunately, the famed filmmaker noted that this would mean that at least a portion of humanity will survive into the future in order to come back and visit us.