One recent event of note was Monday's press conference in DC:
Countries around the world have been declassifying UFO documents/files over the past few years. Here is a brief listing of some of those nations:
Also, a number of formerly classified US files have been made public through the Freedom of Information Act.
What all this means is anyone's guess, and their are many out there with varying theories as to why and why now. Needless to say, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Many are heralding October 13, 2010 as a date to mark our calendars. From a retired NORAD officer warning us earlier this month that a global UFO display may take place on this date,
to world renown scientist, Stephen Hawking, telling us to beware any such impending extraterrestrial contact.