UFO sightings have been reported around the world. The majority of these sightings take place in the evening, between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. Nearly half of all sightings are reported during these times. However, there are some other times when UFOs are likely to be seen.
UFO sightings in the United States
A recent report released by the U.S. government claimed that 143 out of 144 UFO sightings were not explained by conventional science. It concluded in a closed case that the object was a balloon, but did not explain the other 143. The report was released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which didn’t disclose who investigated the cases. The report also omitted the word “alien” or “extraterrestrial.” However, the report did claim that around four million people believed in UFO sightings in the U.S.
The earliest UFO reports in the United States date back to the 1940s, but there have been more recent sightings. Since 1974, the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has recorded over 150,000 sighting reports. The center’s 24-hour hotline has been operating to process and investigate such reports.
Most sightings occur between 8 p.m. and midnight. Approximately 50% of all sightings take place between these times. This is when most people are most likely to observe an unidentified object. The number of reports on UFOs in the United States continues to grow.
The DNI report notes that the findings of the study group were similar to those of previous Air Force projects such as SIGN, GRUDGE, and the OSI Study Group. The findings of these investigations indicated that there was no clear evidence that the presence of extraterrestrials was a cause of UFO sightings.
UFO sightings in the Soviet Union
Throughout the late Soviet era, the Soviet Union conducted secret investigations into UFOs. These investigations were run by the Defense Ministry and the Academy of Sciences. They were known in government circles as the “Network.” The Network was the largest government investigation into the phenomenon of UFO sightings and was tasked with understanding reports of UFO sightings.
The network’s main sources for data included reports submitted by Soviet citizens as well as the Defense Ministry. Military personnel were required to report any strange phenomena, including UFOs. As a result, the network was able to collect and study over 3,000 reports of UFO sightings. In addition to these sources, the Network relied on research conducted by independent UFO enthusiasts. In particular, Felix Zigel, considered a pioneer in Soviet UFO studies, conducted research based on correspondence submitted by citizens and scientists.
While most of the UFO reports were connected to military experiments, some are more mysterious and cannot be dismissed easily. One incident in particular involves the launch of a Kosmos 1188 satellite, which was visible across the entire territory of Europe. The rocket’s massive thrust was believed to be responsible for the sighting, which left visual traces in South America and the USSR in less than an hour. Other similar sightings occurred in Helsinki, Leningrad Oblast, and the Republic of Karelia.
Although there is no conclusive proof of UFO sightings in the Soviet Union, many scientists and researchers believe that they have taken place. The University of Colorado, for example, argued that the Soviet Union was the source of many of these sightings. This report is known as the Condon Report. It argued that these sightings were most likely Soviet aircraft, while others suggested they were extraterrestrial.
UFO sightings in Alaska
There have been numerous reports of UFO sightings in Alaska, but the nature of these reports is largely unknown. However, the Alaska National Guard is collecting eyewitness accounts from the local community to try to learn more about these mysterious objects. In one case, a crew from a Japanese airline reported seeing three large objects in the sky, one of which was about twice the size of an aircraft carrier.
The National UFO Reporting Center has been processing reports of UFO sightings since 1974. The database at NUFORC includes more than 150,000 reports. Stacker used this data to create a ranking of the most common UFO sightings in each state. They also included details of some of the more famous sightings in each state.
A mystery UFO appeared in the skies over Anchorage in October 1952. A woman who was watching the flight operations of her aircraft noticed the disc-shaped object streaking across the sky, then drove to its last known location. She saw the same object in a different location the next day, and the object continued to move southward. The sighting took over 50 minutes. The Japanese airline was the first to speak out publicly about this incident.
There are numerous reports of UFO sightings in Alaska. Nome, for example, has been the site of 24 disappearances between 1960 and 2004. The locals suspected a serial killer, but the film, “The Fourth Kind,” portrayed aliens as the perpetrators.
UFO sightings in Utah
There have been a number of UFO sightings in Utah. Many of the incidents occurred in the Uinta Basin, which is a known UFO hotspot. Sightings have been recorded here for hundreds of years, dating back to the 1700s when Spanish explorers reported seeing strange objects flying over their campfires. In the 1950s and 1960s, the number of sightings increased. Some incidents were so common that local police forces ceased filing incident reports.
The UFO investigation has come under fire lately. Several years ago, the U.S. government funded an investigation into reports of unidentified flying objects. However, that report failed to explain nearly all of the sightings. In fact, it failed to explain 143 of the 144 reports, concluding in a closed case that the UFOs were balloons. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the report without disclosing who investigated the cases. One of the investigators, Travis Taylor, has claimed to be the chief scientist for the UFO study.
Though there has been a number of documented UFO sightings in Utah over the years, the earliest known UFO sighting occurred in 1639 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1639, the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s co-founder John Winthrop claimed to see a mysterious object above the Muddy River. At that time, he and his crew were sailing a mile upstream from where they’d last seen it. They did not remember how they’d gotten there.
UFO sightings in New Milford
Residents of the Northville section of New Milford, Connecticut, are eager to know more about a UFO sighting that occurred last Saturday night. There were eight eye witnesses to the sighting, which lasted approximately an hour. A number of residents reported seeing a large, white, triangular object above the Long Island Sound near Walnut Beach.
A witness reported seeing an extremely bright, flashing light moving left to right and higher in the sky. After observing these lights for several minutes, the witness observed a white orb that resembled the size of Venus. Minutes later, the witness watched helicopters closely follow the orb, which then headed east.
The UFO was moving at a very slow pace, circling the sky in a circular motion. It was so close that the witnesses were able to look into it. They were surprised to see their family members observing the phenomena as well. Some witnesses even reported seeing UFOs gliding across the sky.
Some people have reported seeing UFOs in New Milford since the 1960s. Many of these cases have been linked to the former U.S. Air Force station, which was known as North Concord Air Force Station. The base reportedly had a theater, bowling alley, and store. In 1961, a UFO was observed in the sky over East Mountain. The same UFO was spotted by Barney and Betty Hill a year later. The UFO case caught the attention of the world, and several UFO sightings have occurred since.
UFO sightings in Vilnius
There are a number of stories about UFO sightings in Vilnius, Lithuania, but there is no definitive evidence. In one case, a Lithuanian man named Eduardas reported seeing a flaming object hovering in the sky. The object is thought to be from outer space and was videotaped near the Lithuanian Parliament building.
One of the more famous Lithuanian UFO sighting reports is a police report from 1996. Two police officers in Vilnius, Lithuania, noticed an unidentified flying object near the town of Nemezis. The object appeared to be hovering twenty to thirty metres above the ground and was making a strange noise. The police officers approached the UFO after about half an hour and were able to observe it for about thirty minutes. The object started to move away from them, and then accelerated toward them.