Mon, 2 Dec 2013

We Have Always Been Fascinated By UFO's

Thousands of sightings of unidentified flying objects were reported between 1947 and 1969. It was also reported that until this day, more than a hundred of the sightings remained unidentified.

Famous UFO Sightings

On June 24, 1947, a famous pilot and businessman Kenneth Arnold was flying near Mt. Rainier, Washington, when he claimed he saw a saucer-like objects flying in the air. Later the press used his description to come up with the term 'flying saucer'.

The Roswell UFO Incident

The most publicized UFO incident happened in Roswell, New Mexico. It happened in July 7, 1947 when a 'flying disc' crashed on a ranch near Roswell. Residents swear that it was from space but the military maintains that it was debris from a crash of an experimental surveillance balloon that was supposed to be 'classified'.

Captain Mantell Died While Pursuing a UFO

Further publicized famous UFO sightings in the USA incident involved a 25-year-old Kentucky Air National Guard, Captain Thomas F. Mantell. On January 7, 1948, Mantell died while pursuing a supposed UFO. Prior to that incident the mass media treated UFO reports unenthusiastically and most of the times reported it as 'silly news'. However, after Mantell's death there was a dramatic change in the public's attitude. There was a new fear with the thought that there could be extraterrestrial and a possible adversary too.

Michigan UFO in 1953

Another pilot, First Lieutenant Felix Eugene Moncla, Jr. was commanded to intercept a UFO that was tracked by radar operators in Michigan. It was in November 23, 1953 when Moncla flew into the air and closed in on the object, his plane suddenly disappeared from the screen and was never found.

The Kecksburg UFO Incident

Additional famous UFO sightings in the USA happened on December 9, 1965 several reports from Pennsylvania talked about a fireball which left behind a steaming metal disc. In another town of Kecksburg, witnesses recounted of a landing of an acorn-looking object. Later some would refer to it as "Pennsylvania's Roswell". The authorities later explained that the object streaking across the sky was not a UFO but a meteor.

The Van Buren UFO Incident

Brian Fields, a retired Air Force Colonel, reported that on January 19, 2007 he saw two UFO's hovering above his home in Van Buren, Arkansas and even produced photographed evidence. As a former Air Force Colonel, Fields ruled out the possibility of flares since the movement of the UFOs does not resemble in any way as that of the flare.

Just 10 days after the Arkansas incident, locals of Honolulu, Hawaii recounted that they saw UFOs in the sky. The KHON2, a television station was able to catch the object using their camera. The Federal Aviation Administration denied the allegation and the National Weather Station stated they have nothing on their radar screen at that time the UFO was seen.

The Stephenville UFO Incident

The recent report of famous UFO sightings in the USA happened on January 8, 2008. Residents of Stephenville, Texas recounted seeing a large object being chased by what appeared to be fighter jets.

A resident described the objects as an arch shape that turned in a vertical shape before it breaks into two and was gone. But the Air Force claims that they had no aircraft in the area at the time of the sightings and dismissed the sightings as illusion made by commercial planes.

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