posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 09:13 AM
I think it's very simple.
Movies about aliens are based on previous human sightings. Humans have had sighting of aliens for thousands of years, actually, let me rephrase that,
humans have had sighting of UFO's for thousands of years.
These movies about aliens are generally intended to shock or frighten, many are in the horror or action genres. Rarely are they dramatic, comedies, or
some other genre.
This, in turn, gets people thinking / worrying more, and when they find themselves outside at night, they find themselves looking up.
When you spend enough time looking up, you are bound to notice something strange. Might be a satellite, meteor, or something else.
When it's something else, that flashes and blinks and does incredible feats of flight that a human could never achieve, that is when people begin
reporting wildly that they have seen a UFO.
In conclusion: I think more UFOs are reported during times of UFO movies because most people never look up or think about the sky or the universe, or
take the time to determine for themselves with their own eyes what exists.
When they take the time suddenly, and see something, then things change for them. They know what they saw, and they just saw a movie about UFOs.
Logically they will believe it and report it as well.