10 interesting facts about UFOs and Aliens.
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.
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.
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.