(TargetLiberty.org) – It’s time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months as 2020 draws to a close. The year was full of firsts, some good and some less than pleasant. However, it appears the country survived, and with the December approval of two vaccines, the prospects for 2021 are starting to look a whole lot brighter.
Let’s take a look at a few unlikely things that happened in 2020 (ignoring the pandemic and the chaos surrounding the recent presidential election).
The Pentagon Releases UFO Videos
I doubt anyone had this one on their 2020 card. On April 27, Defense Department officials released three short video clips showing what they called “aerial phenomena.” The “unidentified” objects were filmed by US Navy pilots using infrared cameras back in 2004 and 2005 and have been making the rounds on the internet for years. However, it’s a pretty amazing phenomenon for a government agency to acknowledge having such evidence, much less admitting it.
— Akshat Chauhan (@AkshatC89617810) April 28, 2020
Tiger King Takes America By Storm
One of the earliest cultural happenings of 2020 surrounded Netflix’s Tiger King series, which detailed the life and times of a couple of big cat lovers out of Oklahoma.
Joe Exotic, one of the show’s stars, ended up in prison after being convicted by a jury of his peers (if such a thing exists) in a murder-for-hire scheme. His lawyers filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice on December 18 for denying his pardon application.
The internet had a lot of fun with the Joe Exotic saga, as you can see in the tweet below.
— Bret Carbone (@BretCarbone) December 18, 2020
Starlight, Starbright, First Star I — What?!
One of the more bizarre incidents of 2020 was the inexplicable disappearance of a star. Seriously! Located in a galaxy about 75 million light-years from Earth, astronomers studied the star for the last couple of decades.
A doctoral student at Dublin’s Trinity College first noticed the star’s sudden absence in June 2020. Scientists still don’t have an explanation for its disappearance, but word on the telescope platform is it may have skipped the supernova stage stars usually undergo before they explode and went directly from twinkling in the night to collapsing into a black hole.
Stars Aren’t Supposed to Go Out Like This https://t.co/A3xIEgJdkA
— Jeff Simmons (@JackHites) July 8, 2020
With any luck, 2020 doesn’t have any more surprises left. We wish you happy holidays and an amazing 2021.
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