World UFO Day is July 2nd - Do you believe in UFOs or unidentified flying objects?  The term first came to be in 1952 by the United States Air Force. A UFO is any objects that remain unidentified after scrutiny by expert investigators, though the term UFO is often

used more generally to describe any sighting unidentifiable to the reporting


Popular culture frequently takes the term UFO as a synonym for alien spacecraft. There are cults that have become associated with UFOs, and mythology and folklore have evolved around the phenomenon.

Here are for of the stranger things reported regarding UFOs according to New Realities website:

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?

That's correct. It is against federal law to come in contact with aliens or their vehicles.

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.

Years later, there was talk of military cover up of an actual UFO crash. A large area filled with debris from wreckage was discovered and the material found was unfamiliar and metallic, unlike anything seen before. Although, theories are composed of conflicting accounts, there were some facts that were clear. Something huge had crashed near Corona. Rumors had it that witnesses were threatened if they revealed what they saw. There were too many witnesses who claimed to have seen alien bodies. There is also enough evidence that autopsies were done on an alien body.

And one of the strangest reports of contact with aliens came from 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.

Barney got out of the car to look at the object through his binoculars. The light got closer and it looked like a pancake shaped object with windows revealing occupants. They got scared and went back home and realized they had lost a couple of hours without them realizing it.

Betty started having nightmares about aliens and Barney had severe back problems. A respected psychiatrist in Boston, Massachusetts, felt they were suffering from anxiety syndrome and put them both under hypnosis.

He was convinced that they were abducted by the aliens. During the hypnosis sessions, both revealed separately that they were abducted by bald aliens about five feet tall, green skin and large heads. They said their skin, nail and hair samples were taken. Betty said they inserted a long needle into her naval, which they said was a pregnancy test and Barney had to provide a semen specimen.

One aspect of this investigation that cannot be explained to this day is that in 1963, Betty Hill drew a very detailed map of a star system that was only discovered later in 1969. She said she was shown this map by the aliens. Astronomers at Ohio State University compared their computer generated map with this one and both were completely alike.

Skeptics point out the inconsistencies, including the aliens speaking to Betty in English while Barney said they used some sort of telepathy.

And still to this day, no one can prove that this was a hoax.


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