Alien invasions, mysterious sightings, flying saucers. Are UFOs a myth or are we actually dealing with something that is very real? UFOs still puzzle people to this very day, even though there isn’t a lot of hard evidence on the subject.
Some have argued extraterrestrial beings are visiting planet earth, whilst others are convinced that many governments have deliberately kept this up by creating a global conspiracy as a cover up. Bottom line, no one knows what to believe. Let’s observe some of the history and discuss some of the UFO sightings that have been recorded throughout the years.
UFOs, UFOBs, or Unidentified Flying Objects, have been the subject of numerous debates for years. They got their name after the United States Air Force identified them as such in 1953. Based on their strange features, performance, and aerodynamics, they couldn’t be regarded as aircrafts or missiles. In short, they weren’t familiar objects to the eye. Hence, that’s how they got their name as Unidentified Flying Objects.
The years 1947 and 1969 were certainly significant to the history of UFOs. During the peak stages of the Cold War everyone was talking about flying saucers, strange lights, alien invasions etc. Eventually, more than 12,000 people reported their UFO sightings to a top-secret United States Air Force team, known as Project Blue Book.
It all started in 1952, following the previous two projects, Project Sign and Project Grudge, in 1947 and 1949, respectively. Project Blue Book investigated all of these sightings to be able to determine if they posed a threat to society. Additionally, Project Blue Book wanted to investigate anything related to UFO data.
Whilst the project was terminated by 1970, Project Blue successfully managed to come up with the following results:
• None of the UFOs reported cause a threat to national security.
• None of the UFO sightings correlated to any advanced technologies and principles that go beyond scientific knowledge.
• None of the UFO evaluations showed that we are dealing with extraterrestrial machines.
By the time the project finished, Project Blue concluded that people mistook clouds, stars, meteors, eclipses, and modern aircrafts for these “flying saucers”. However, there were reports of UFO sightings that remained unexplained, even after all the investigations were thoroughly conducted.
However, there have been some developments along the years. Only recently, The Pentagon (The Department of Defense), released three videos that were first leaked in 2007 and 2017, featuring the “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
So, what’s actually in these videos? For starters, these date back to 2014 and 2015. The first one features an object hovering of the water, a few miles into the Pacific Ocean. In the second and third clips, these objects are seen flying against the wind, and pilots appear to be both taken aback and in awe of the sight.
Naturally, those who have been following this phenomenon for years were ecstatic. From the moment they were first made available to the public in 2017, The Pentagon confirmed that it’s the real deal, and also added downloadable links to the clips. In a statement, officials remarked that they released them I n order “to clear up any misconceptions” and speculations made by the public. They also added that whilst the clips do not reveal sensitive systems or cause harm to the investigations that have been made, these objects remain ‘unidentified.’
Other experts weren’t too pleased because people have to keep in mind the possibility of some sort of earthly explanations. Although it’s a strange sighting, they don’t completely believe that it was the aliens’ doing.
The year 1947 marked the first ever sighting, that was reported by a pilot called Kenneth Arnold, as he was flying over flying over the Cascade Mountains. Some completely disregarded Arnold’s sighting, as it was thought that he must have seen some pelicans flying by.
Regardless, he describes these unfamiliar objects as somewhat boomerangs. Their movement was most unusual, as it seemed like “a saucer if you skip it across the water”. However, a media reporter misconstrued this as “flying saucer”. In turn, this set the scene for the years to come, as more and more reports described these objects as such.
Later on in 1947, a farmer discovered remains of what was initially thought to be a flying disc on his farm, at Roswell, New Mexico. Nevertheless, this theory was disregarded after the debris was then thought to be from a top-secret balloon that was used to observe the Soviet Union. This curious case remains unsolved to this day.
There has also been a lot of talk about alien abductions. Perhaps, the most famous case is that of Barney and Betty Hill in 1961. Various claims have been made that they were chased and eventually abducted by a UFO. Whilst no eyewitnesses where at the scene and the couple only remembered the incident under hypnosis, this case has indeed raised a few eyebrows.
Another sighting that made the news was the sighting that was reported near Phoenix, Arizona, in 1997. There was talk of several bright lights as people looked up at the sky. The government insisted that military soldiers were responsible for these flares since they were doing routine exercises at the height of all these reported sightings. Nevertheless, UFO enthusiasts believe that there was more than meets the eye.
Since then, more sightings have been reported during the recent years. Nowadays, the US Navy deem UFOs as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Whilst some of these sightings remain unexplained, others were hoaxes. This is partly why UFOs have raised so many debates ever since the very first case was reported. That said, the fascination is understandable.
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Are we truly alone in this world, or are there extraterrestrial creatures also inhabiting the earth? We may never know the truth, but until then we can keep following the ongoing investigations and also form our own theories. If this is truly a phenomena, for all we know, it can be something that is very well larger than life.