I'm convinced they are here for a while but right now as a species we're not ready to meet them, they are aware of that fact so as we. We are literarily destroying this planet, fighting over resources, digging our own grave... If I was on their place no way I would help idiots who are making the same mistakes for past few milleniums and risk getting my kind involved into something dangerous. Guess they're watching as and waiting for a right moment, while exploring Earth resources, maybe waiting for us to exterminate eachother with WW III and pick up Earth resources, if anything useful remains after us. Something huge needs to happen to us to change our state of mind, make us fully cooperate on global level and make this planet a better, peacefull place to live. If that happens one day maybe we have a chance to meet them in our human kind lifetime. What's gonna trigger that change... who knows. Maybe huge asteroid on the path to destroy the Earth, maybe all of the sudden climate change, next global pandemic... "Short story" regarding this... We have a cabin on Danube near river bank with gravel/sand beach which offers almost 180 degree sky view in every direction. It's just magic to look at the sky in clear summer nights, you can clearly see planes, satellites orbiting around the Earth, countless stars, in August/September there is high activity of meteors ripping the night sky... Guess because there is no other artificial light source around us that place is for sure best place I've ever visited to look at the sky in the night. My wife, our kids, our neighbours there and myself we just take our deck chairs to the beach at night, light a fire to keep us worm, make some coffe/tea and in clear summer nights just look at the sky till the 3AM, 4AM... Dozens of times we saw weird lights on the level of sattelites changing directions all of the sudden and flying way faster than any plane or satellite. These lights were not planes, drones or meteors.. Natives who live there for whole their life also told us they've saw same as we are on the same beach since their childhood. Some lights up there on satellite level or below were completely changing directions even few times in 5, 10 seconds. On the same place near Danube we saw a lot of activity like that since we have that cabin back in '90 till now. No way we have technology to do that atm. No way any kind of vehicle, drone or whatnot made here on Earth atm has capabillities to maneuver like that. Tried many times to take videos of these events but couldn't do it, digital cameras or phones we use are not capable to record anything usefull with all darkness around us despite clear sky at night, guess I'm stupid to take propper pics and videos of these events. It has to be them, no other explanation, at least for me... Funny event some 4, 5 years ago.. It was a bit cloudy summer night with light breeze. Windows were opened and I've heard huge owl on the top of our house. Went outside, it was around 11PM, to look for the owl on the edge of the roof, she likes to sit there at night and make those spooky calls. She was there, quite big owl, for sure she saw me some 15 meters away, wasn't scared of me not a bit. There was some strange light on the sky covered by the house roof. Moved a bit to take a better look and above owl up in the sky I've saw some strange lights "hovering" between two layers of clouds. Cloud layers were going into different directions driven by the two different wind currents, nothing special, not the first time to see that phenomenon. But these two bright lights hovering between these cloud layers were moving crazy fast, changing directions in a split of a second. It was maybe 1Km to 2Km away from me. For a moment I was shocked: "...Jesus Christ, they are here, ALIENS ARE FINALLY HERE!!!...". Called (tbh I was shouting like a crazy) my kids from the street road I was standing, their rooms were looking at the street and windows were opened: "...KIDS... BRING MY CAMERAS, BRING YOUR PHONES, WE NEED TO RECORD THIS.. HURRY UP FFS!!!..." My wife and kids from the windows: "...dad, it's 11PM, does our neighbours really need to know you've gone completely nuts?...". Me: "..JUST...JUST... HURRY UP GOD DAMN!!!...". They weren't in hurry, while they were closing to me slowly like we're relaxing on the beach me full of adrenalline.. then I've saw something I wasn't ready to see: FU*#ING RAY OF LIGHT, TWO OF THEM, WERE COMING SOMEWHERE FROM THE EARTH AND SOMEHOW FOUND A PATH BETWEEN CLOUD LAYERS HITTING ONLY THE UPPER LAYER OF CLOUDS, WHAAATTTT DAAAA FUUUUUUUK!!!! Kids and wife now standing next to me: "...now could you explain what you were shouting about few moments earlier?...". Me, completely shocked and devastated in the same time: "...t.. t...the... theese fast moving light spots between two layers of clouds... I've thought those lights... were aliens...but, but... these are some rays of lights coming somewhere from the earth... why someone did this to me, why, why, why?!..." My daughter pulling my arm: "...dad, those lights are coming from local gas pump few Kilometers away from us...look there...". She took me some 40, 50m down the street and pointed to the direction on the horizon where gas pump was located, some 3 to 4 Km further, two huge and stong rays of lights were shooting into the sky and moving on random pattern. That moment when I saw that part of me has died, one part from the dissapointment and second part of me died out from shame , and I'm the type of people who doesn't give a f#*k about shame. Don't remember EVER in my life I was so ashamed and dissapointed in the same time. If I was alone that night (and a bit younger too) so frustrated and mad I was ready to sit down in the car right at that moment, went to that damn gas pump and smash those huge random moving reflectors pointed into the sky. Daughter took my hand and we went to the house, all the way I was looking all over around us hoping that no one saw me shouting and making a fool of myself. Lucky me but no one from the neighbourhood saw that late night stand-up street comedy I've performed for my wife and my kids. Few days later we meet our friends on late night BBQ party, all of us relaxed with a bit of alcohol flowing inside our veins, my wife: "...I need to told you what happened few nights ago...". Me: "...oh boy, I already knew sooner or later she's gonna told our friends about my walk of shame few nights ago...". Slightly ittoxicated we laughed like crazy that night because of my "aliens". Often we make jokes about that event but after that night I've decided not to shout out ALIENS!!! anymore without some hard evidence. Patiently waiting for that day to happen, then it's gonna be: "...I've told you, now who's laughing?..." Plot twist: few weeks later that gas pump removed those strong random moving reflectors. I've heard more pople were complaing about strange lights on the sky and also heard local airport had some complains because lights pointed into sky were on the path were airplains were flying before landing toward airport runway... Who's laughing now, ha?