[Question] What should rationalists think about the recent claims that air force pilots observed UFOs?

NY times has a new ma­te­rial about pos­si­ble ob­ser­va­tions of UFOs by air force pi­lots. Should ra­tio­nal­ists use their ar­se­nal of new ideas about how the world works – simu­la­tion, su­per­in­tel­li­gent AIs etc – to ex­plain these things, or should they be of more scep­ti­cal side and ex­plain them via some com­bi­na­tion of bi­ases and hoaxes?

For ex­am­ple, one could spec­u­late that an alien AI have ter­mi­nated long be­fore now, but some of its self-repli­cat­ing robots colon­ised the uni­verse. Or may be we live in a simu­la­tion which is full of glitches and viruses?

It is pos­si­ble to cre­ate many hy­poth­e­sis like these with in­finite ex­plana­tory pow­ers.