In America, three quarters of citizens believe in the existence of UFOs (in English Unidentified Flying Object, Unidentified Flying Object or UAP, according to the new name). In Italy, just 20% of the population believes in the existence of these phenomena and even less in the existence of aliens in general.
Many people have never thought of the presence of physical and tangible evidence on UFO sightings, and consider it all a "huge lie" also (perhaps above all) commenting on the latest news on the various disclosures in place in the USA.
Fake news about UFOs: if you know them, you recognize them
Still, the University of Michigan seems to have a decidedly opposite view. A free course lasting two weeks, aimed at students who want to know more. Or, more than anything else, they want to orient themselves among the thousands of fake news that dot the theme.
During the participation period, children will be taught how to identify and report sightings, reporting news and reliable data.
The University of Michigan follows a common course of action: know as much as possible. The free course will help students recognize "plausible" events from "unlikely" ones. To participate, no previous experience is required. All students need is enthusiasm and a desire for knowledge.
One element of preference is related to the use of video analysis techniques to study various UFO reports. The goal is to find possible explanations for the different phenomena. Students will discover the signs worth paying attention to and what makes a sighting interesting. In this way, the authenticity of the footage can be proved much more easily and confidently.
The University invites students to think about their enrollment, reporting the following comment:
With a solid understanding of UFO history, you will begin to explore the location of UFOs within the broader conversation between science and culture
Edit: The course ended in May 2022, but as soon as another one comes out I will notify you.