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Unidentified flying object (commonly abbreviated as UFO or U.F.O.)
is the popular term for any aerial phenomenon whose cause cannot be easily
or immediately identified by the observer. The United States Air Force, which
coined the term in 1952, initially defined UFOs as those objects that remain
unidentified after scrutiny by expert investigators, though the term UFO is often
used more generally to describe any sighting unidentifiable to the reporting
observer(s). Popular culture frequently takes the term UFO as a synonym for
alien spacecraft. Cults have become associated with UFOs, and mythology
and folklore have evolved around the phenomenon. Some investigators now
prefer to use the broader term unidentified aerial phenomenon (or UAP), to
avoid the confusion and speculative associations that have become attached
to UFO. Another widely known acronym for UFO in Spanish, French, Portuguese
and Italian is OVNI.
1) There are an average of 70,000 reported UFO sightings every year, worldwide.
That's an average of 192 per day.
2) No UFO has ever been tracked on radar entering the Earth's atmosphere.
3) 1 in 5 Americans believe in alien abductions. Interestingly, males are more
likely to believe in abductions than females.
4) 1 in 7 Americans say that they, or someone they know, have had an "encounter"
with a UFO.
5) According to some UFO aficionados, the Men in Black (MIBs) really do
exist, and have been hammering on the doors of alien witnesses ever since
the first appearance of flying saucers in 1947.
6) Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal regulations, implemented on
July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with
extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
7) Kenneth Arnold Sighting (1947) – Washington, United States
Just before 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Kenneth Arnold, a private pilot and a fire
control equipment salesman from Boise, Idaho, was taking a flight over the
Cascade Mountains looking for the remains of a lost C-46, over which there
was a $5,000 reward being offered.
Arnold did not find the missing aircraft but he saw a bright flash of light and
spotted nine brilliant objects, with the lead object a little higher than the rest,
moving south toward Mount Rainer. He calculated their speed at 1,700 miles
per hour which was an impossible speed. The main object looked like a dark
crescent; the other eight objects were flat and disc-shaped. Arnold estimated
their chain length to be five miles long. They disappeared soon after. A new
era of unidentified flying objects began after this widely publicized sighting in
the United States. In fact, it was his descriptions that gave rise to the now
common terms “flying disk” and “flying saucer.”
8) No discussion on UFOs is complete without mentioning Roswell. It is considered
to be the bread and butter of Ufology, and the heart of UFO studies for long. The news
spread worldwide about the first alien craft crash. It was considered as the long awaited
proof of extraterrestrial intelligence. The Air Force announced being in possession of
the flying saucer but later denied, saying it was a weather balloon.
Years later, there was talk of military cover up of an actual UFO crash. A large area
filled with debris from wreckage was discovered and the material found was
unfamiliar and metallic, unlike anything seen before. Although, theories are
composed of conflicting accounts, there were some facts that were clear.
Something huge had crashed near Corona. Rumors had it that witnesses were
threatened if they revealed what they saw. There were too many witnesses who
claimed to have seen alien bodies. There is also enough evidence that autopsies
were done on an alien body.
9) One of the most interesting and convincing cases is the abduction
of Betty and Barney Hill. The couple was driving home at night on Interstate
Route 3 in New Hampshire after a short vacation in Canada, when they
noticed a while light in the sky.
Barney got out of the car to look at the object through his binoculars. The light
got closer and it looked like a pancake shaped object with windows revealing
occupants. They got scared and went back home and realized they had lost a
couple of hours without them realizing it.
Betty started having nightmares about aliens and Barney had severe back. A
respected psychiatrist in Boston, Massachusetts, felt they were suffering from
anxiety syndrome and put them both under hypnosis.
He was convinced that they were abducted by the aliens. During the hypnosis
sessions, both revealed separately that they were abducted by bald aliens about
five feet tall, green skin and large heads. They said their skin, nail and hair
samples were taken. Betty said they inserted a long needle into her naval,
which they said was a pregnancy test and Barney had to provide a semen specimen.
One aspect of this investigation that cannot be explained to this day is that in
1963, Betty Hill drew a very detailed map of a star system that was only
discovered later in 1969. She said she was shown this map by the aliens.
Astronomers at Ohio State University compared their computer generated
map with this one and both were completely alike.
Skeptics point out the inconsistencies, including the aliens speaking to Betty in
English while Barney said they used some sort of telepathy.
Now, more than forty years later, it could not be proved that it was a hoax.
10) Philip Spencer, a policeman in London, moved to Ilkley Moor after leaving
his job. While getting some photographs of the moor, he heard a humming sound
and saw a small green creature, around four feet tall. That creature moved away
quickly and when Spencer shouted, it turned and waved an arm dismissively,
which is when Spencer said he took this photograph. It moved faster than a human.
He followed it and saw a huge silver saucer disappear into the clouds. He
realized the humming sound was from the saucer.
Later, he realized that he lost more than two hours of his time and his compass
also went haywire. The picture was shown to a UFO researcher and a thorough
investigation started. Wildlife photography experts and Kodak laboratories revealed
that it was no animal and that the object was indeed part of the photo and not
Spencer started having weird dreams and under hypnosis, he revealed a fascinating
tale of being abducted by an alien and taken aboard the craft and given a medical
examination before being released. Spencer could now remember that the picture
was taken after his release from the UFO.
One thing that makes the researchers confident that Spencer may not have
set the whole thing up was due to the fact that he never wanted publicity or money.
11) The Alien Named “Aleshenka” (1996) – Kashtim, Russia
This is a compelling account of an Alien body from Russia. An elderly woman
in the village of Kashtim saw a small creature near the Ural Mountains, and the
creature was whistling to catch her attention. She took it home. The creature
had skin that was gray with dark brown spots on the head. There was no hair,
small holes in place of ears, small and flat nose, long fingers with sharp claws,
a tiny hole in place of a mouth and no lips. The old woman nursed it back to health.
After a couple of weeks, the woman was hospitalized for a psychiatric problem and
left her companion at home without food.
Later, the dead body of the being that measured 8 ½ inches in length was found
by the police. After testing, doctors claimed that the creature is not could not
have been a child.
The body was handed over to Galina Semenkova, head of a UFO expert
organization. Galina later said that aliens from a flying saucer demanded
the body and she gave it to them.
However, the whereabouts of Aleshenka’s remains are a mystery to this day.
Have the aliens really taken it back? Is the mummy under research in some
There are several controversies surrounding UFOs. While proponents
feel that UFOs are vehicles from other dimensions; skeptics propose the
psychological-social hypothesis. There is even the man-made craft hypothesis
by some who feel they are nothing but American or Russian aircraft. Fact or Fiction?
12) The first documented UFO sighting is in the Bible. The prophet Ezekiel
described a "great cloud with fire enfolding itself, a wheel in the middle of a
wheel that descended and fired lightning bolts into the earth."
13) The first photograph of a UFO was taken in 1883 by astronomer Jose
Bonilla in Zacatecas, Mexico.
14) Alexander Hamilton reported a cow being kidnapped by an airship
in Le Roy, Kan., in April 1897.
15) Winston Churchill reported a strange airship in Kent, England, Oct. 14, 1912.
It was the first case of a UFO being "officially" reported.
16) On Feb. 25, 1942, a large, dark object over the Los Angeles coastline
was mistaken for a Japanese attack and drew a barrage of anti-aircraft fire.
Memos to President Roosevelt confirmed the existence of unidentified aerial objects.
17) UFOs were often seen and photographed during NASA's space missions in the 1960s.
18) UFO sightings have been claimed by former President Jimmy Carter,
Clyde Tombaough (the astronomer who discovered Pluto) and William
Shatner (who claims to have been rescued by aliens who pointed him in the
right direction when he was lost in the Mojave Desert).
From News by Newsofap.com
Date : December 17th, 2009.