When you look at the bigger picture of UFOlogy ... not much has happened this year or in recent years.
You may feel connected with aliens, had a sighting or two, but at the end of the day nothing has moved forward that allows for better understanding which is why we are here in 3D - to learn.
Sorry but I see nothing that stands out in 2018 other than allowing people who believe there is a greater force that created the illusion and propels consciousness towards its final destiny.
In the meantime ...
Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation Live Science - December 27, 2018