How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously, by Gideon Lewis-Kraus at The New Yorker—“I would begin interviews with sources who seemed lucid and prudent and who insisted … that they were interested only in vetted data, and that they used the term ‘U.F.O.’ in the strictly literal sense—whether the objects were spaceships or drones or clouds, we just didn’t know. An hour later, they would reveal to me that the aliens had been living in secret bases under the ocean for millions of years, had genetically altered primates to become our ancestors, and had taught accounting to the Sumerians.”