Wiki Wormhole: The truth is out there, “there” being Wikipedia’s take on alien visitations

With more than 4.9 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to figure out what the heck that black oil was all about. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,945,497-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Alleged UFO-related entities

What it’s about: Since time immemorial, humans have been watching the skies, wondering whether we’re alone in the universe. Starting in the 1950s, a small segment of the population became convinced that we’ve been contacted, visited, abducted, and probed by all manner of alien creatures, from the classic “grays” to little green men from Mars, to various Earthbound monsters and other unlikely sightings.

Strangest fact: People have tried to attach extraterrestrial explanations to creatures from folklore. People all over the Americas, but mostly in the Caribbean and …

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