HOLMES: One of the crazy things about 2020 has been this under-discussed acceptance of what you just described, that it has become more — mainstream is the wrong word — but more accepted among smart people that we may be seeing actual signs of alien life. It may not be likely, but it’s becoming the most likely explanation.
COWEN: Even if it is, which I give 5 percent . . . I’ve been saying it’s almost certainly drones, not that the proverbial little green men are inside. But it should be a big, big thing, and it isn’t. That to me is so startling. Brennan can say what he said. It won’t be on the front page of the New York Times. Some number of people will talk about it.
I'm sure I've run across that idea before – that UFOs are drones – but encountering it just now (again?), and thinking about it (again?) ...
I'm relatively convinced – UFOs are 'just' 'drones'.
They're 'just' drones – it wasn't 'obvious' before and, if a significant number of historical UFOs were drones, the drones are impressive tech!
Possibly the drones were much more than even contemporary drones known to the public – so not just (regular) drones.
(And it's still of course possible that some of the drones were extraterrestrial – and maybe much more likely than UFOs being sentient-human-plus-intelligence-in-the-flesh piloted or occupied.)