Many countries have records of UFO sightings, but these records are not complete. The Canadian National Research Council, for example, has acquired sighting records from several countries. Others have less-complete records, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, and Greece. In addition, the Mutual UFO Network and CUFOS continue to log sightings.
Project Blue Book
Project Blue Book was the official Air Force’s investigation into UFO sightings. By the end of the 1950s, its number of unsolved cases had decreased to 0.4 percent. But that didn’t mean that the program had ended completely. The air force’s own findings were disputed.
Some experts have argued that the cases of UFO sightings were caused by meteors, swamp gases, meteorological events, or jet aircraft. However, in many cases, the researchers cited insufficient data or insufficient evidence. One notable case was that of a police officer in Socorro, New Mexico, who stopped a vehicle pursuit to observe an unusual aircraft overhead. The officer later spotted two child-sized beings exiting the craft. This case was also labeled as unexplained by Project Blue Book.
In February 1953, Ruppelt had to leave Project Blue Book to take a temporary reassignment. When he returned, the staff was reduced to two subordinates. Nevertheless, he suggested that an Air Defense Command unit be charged with UFO investigations. This unit became known as the 4602nd Air Intelligence Service Squadron. Its mission was to determine if UFO sightings posed a national security threat.
Rendlesham Forest incident
The Rendlesham Forest incident began as a series of unexplained light sightings in late December 1980 near the forest near RAF Woodbridge. The United States Air Force was stationed at RAF Woodbridge at the time of the incident. The reports of unexplained lights soon became linked to the story of UFO landings.
The event has sparked the curiosity of the public and many books, articles, and TV programs have been produced about the incident. In 2001, an investigation was carried out by the government and the MoD. However, the MoD decided not to pursue the case any further.
UFO sightings have been reported in the area since 1980. The incident is considered the “British Roswell” and has been compared to reports of UFOs in Roswell, New Mexico. The UFOs were reported by a dog walker and a RAF helicopter.
Kecksburg UFO incident
The Kecksburg UFO incident occurred on December 9, 1965 in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. A fireball was reportedly seen by citizens of six U.S. states over the evening of that date. In addition to Pennsylvania, the fireball was also reported over Detroit and Windsor. The incident is widely known to be a UFO sighting.
While the UFO landing theory has its supporters, there are also several other explanations for the Kecksburg UFO incident. In addition to the fireball, there was a model of an alleged crashed object that was built for the show Unsolved Mysteries. This model is displayed near the Kecksburg fire station. The incident has also been the subject of several articles and a seismograph recording the shock waves created by the fireball.
There was also a report that the object crashed into the woods. The US military took the sightings seriously and roped off the area around Kecksburg. In the end, no evidence of an alien presence was found, and the incident was dismissed.
The suppositions surrounding the Kecksburg UFO sightings are many and varied. One theory involves the discovery of an alien spacecraft and its alleged connection to the region’s mining industry. Another theory connects a spooky flying saucer to the nearby Volunteer Fire Department. Then there are the theories surrounding the acorn-shaped craft.
A fireball was seen in the skies near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, on the morning of August 19, 1995. The fireball had a slow speed and a low trajectory. The average speed of a meteor is forty miles per second. However, the fireball’s speed was 16 miles per minute or 2,400 mph. In spite of all this, the fireball was detected and the area was searched for hours by the feds. The Department of Defense, however, determined that the fireball was just a meteor.
In 2010, the Kecksburg UFO festival is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the incident, which is considered the most compelling case of extraterrestrial life in U.S. history. The event features paranormal experts who will explain the sightings in the area. There are also presentations by experts in the fields of Bigfoot and UFOs.
UFO sightings in Alaska
In recent weeks, there have been numerous reports of UFO sightings in Alaska. The National UFO Reporting Center has received a total of 1,177 sighting reports, with 353 of those in March alone. Last week, the center announced three notable sightings. One of these was a sighting in Sitka, Alaska. On Wednesday night, a woman reported hearing a strange “pinging” sound. She also reported seeing a disc-shaped craft outside her home. She sent a drawing of the craft with the report.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has teamed up with Harvard University to investigate these reports. The researchers believe the sightings were caused by a Chinese rocket. Other reports suggest a light ball is moving through the night sky. A physics professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks says the light ball was captured on an all-sky camera at UAF’s Gakona campus.
In an investigation into a UFO sighting in Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been contacted. The agency is gathering eyewitness accounts from people in the region. The UFO sightings in Alaska began in 1952 when two men reported seeing an unusual light near Anchorage. Another incident occurred in 1953 when six women claimed to have seen a flying saucer over Eklutna.
UFO sightings in Texas
While many UFO sightings are explained away by scientists and astronomers as weather balloons, bouncing light, or military tests, recent reports of UFO sightings in Texas have remained a mystery. The latest sighting was captured on video by a person in Katy, Texas, west of Houston. The report did not offer an explanation, but it did provide a list of locations where witnesses have reported seeing an eerie craft.
After the first UFO sighting, Texas Tech professors began an informal investigation. They observed the lights 12 more times, and calculated their angles and speed. They noted that the lights always traveled from north to south. Later, they formed two teams to take measurements of the UFO’s altitude.
Another sighting in Texas that has generated a buzz on social media was recorded on video near Brushy Creek. The footage shows an oblong arrangement of greenish-white lights in the night sky. While the video did not show a person’s face, it was uploaded to YouTube by Chris Walker. Some have speculated that the strange lights were drones.
UFO sightings in Arizona
Arizona is a hotbed for UFO sightings. Since 1950, more than 3,000 people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects in the state. However, the exact number is unknown. The federal government has yet to confirm these reports, but is aware that they may be real. In recent years, UFO sightings in Arizona have increased significantly.
UFO sightings are most likely to occur in the afternoon and evening hours, when daylight hours are at their lowest. The peak time for UFO sightings is between 9 pm and 10 pm. The National UFO Reporting Center has documented over 90,000 sightings. These are some of the highest reports of UFO sightings in the U.S.
Arizona is home to thousands of alien abductions and UFO sightings. In the last 70 years, two notable cases in the state have gained worldwide attention: the Travis Walton alien abduction in 1975 and the Phoenix Lights incident in 1997. Both stories were documented in the book Fire in the Sky. The story about Travis Walton’s abduction in 1975 was covered by numerous news outlets.