Steven Spielberg Says He Thinks The Government Is Hiding UFO Info

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Steven Spielberg says that the government knows more about aliens than they let on.

Steven Spielberg says that he believes the U.S. government is hiding information about UFOs. The legendary director addressed the topic during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, earlier this week. Spielberg has released multiple films that deal with the concept of aliens, including 1977’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

“I think the secrecy that is shrouding all of these sightings and the lack of transparency until the Freedom of Information Act compels certain materials to be released publicly, I think that there is something going on that simply needs extraordinary due diligence,” Spielberg argued, before adding, “I think what has been coming out recently is fascinating — just absolutely fascinating. I would like to hear more about it, I don’t know what they are.” The director added that he doesn't believe Earth to be the only planet with life on it. “I don't believe we are alone in the universe," he said. "I think it is mathematically impossible that we are the only intelligence species in the cosmos."

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While Spielberg added that he's not confident aliens have visited Earth, he added: "There is something going on that is not being disclosed to us." As for what would happen if aliens did visit, Spielberg said that he doesn't feel they'd be violent. "I believe if any extraterrestrial civilization has journeyed all the way here, it's because of curiosity and science and it's not about aggression," he said.

Regarding his popular films about aliens, Spielberg also confirmed that he won't ever be making a sequel to E.T. "No, never," he said about the idea. In addition to Close Encounters and E.T., Spielberg also directed the 2005 film War of the Worlds, which follows an alien invasion of Earth. His most recent film, The Fabelmans, is a coming-of-age story loosely based on Spielberg's own adolescence. It's up for Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards.

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