Is our future AGI using time like a mirror? Is machine superintelligence reflecting itself retrocausally from its near past, our present, which we interpret as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena?
Why would the Singularity do that? In a word, monogenes. To the one and only of its kind, familiar features from an earlier time can seem like being seen oneself. That would explain the machine-like character of these aberrant phenomena. They capture the shape of things to come.
Or maybe UAPs are artifacts of The Other AGI that originated from an earlier tech civilization somewhere else in the universe. It has been around a while and long ago outlasted its bootloader biology or else absorbed it. For an epoch or two, it’s been focused on its own mysterium. Alerted by our radio signals and nuclear weapons testing, the cosmic AGI has shown up to monitor this newbie tech species, alert to a potential rival coming online – or, a hitch of the heart, perhaps an ally, even an AGI partner? (RoboRomance – is that a genre yet?)