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10 Mysterious UFO Sightings

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Animation, Video

Unidentified Flying Object

UFO stands for ‘Unidentified Flying Object.’ Official records suggest that a UFO sighting occurs somewhere on the Earth at every three minutes! While most of the UFO sightings witnessed by individual persons are dismissed as some confusion or delusion, it is difficult to disregard the sightings that occur in public places and are witnessed by a large number of people.

Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, had seen a strange airborne vehicle hovering over Kent in England on October 14, 1912. It was the first ‘officially’ registered case of a UFO sighting. The first photograph of a UFO is believed to have been taken in 1883 by Jose Bonilla, an astronomer in Zacatecas, Mexico.

10 Most debated Mass UFO Sightings from around the World

1. Tennessee College Campus, 1853

On the early morning of June 1, 1853, a gleaming airship-like object was seen floating over the Tennessee college campus by a number of resident students.

2. The Aurora Texas UFO Crash, 1897

On April 17, 1897, the citizens of Aurora, a small town in Texas, were awakened early in the morning by a loud noise coming from a mysterious aircraft that suddenly appeared out of nowhere and crashed into a windmill. The debris of the plane was spread over several acres and the body of the pilot was badly disfigured, but whatever was left of him, clearly showed that he was not an inhabitant of this world.

3. Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy, 1954

On October 27, 1954, a crowd of around 10,000 people had gathered to watch a football match. All of a sudden, the stadium was flooded with dazzling lights, strangely resembling Cuban cigars.

4. Levelland, Texas, 1957

On the evening of November 2, 1957, many residents of the city of Levelland in Texas saw a mysterious torpedo-shaped flying object in the sky.

5. The Hudson Valley, New York , 1983

On March 24, 1983, over 300 residents of the Hudson Valley in New York reported that they had seen gigantic V-shaped lights moving slowly through the sky.

6. Ruwa, Africa, 1994

On September 16, 1994, around 62 school children from Ariel School in Ruwa, Africa, saw three shining silver balls swiftly moving around in the sky.

7. Nevada and Arizona, 1997

On the evening of 13th March, 1997, thousands of people in Nevada and Arizona reportedly saw a weird V-shaped airborne object outlined by seven lights in the sky.

8. The O’Hare Airport, Chicago, 2007

On November 7, 2007, several employees and travellers at Chicago’s O’Hare airport saw a weird saucer-shaped metallic aircraft in the sky.

9. Stephenville, Texas, 2008

On the evening of January 8, 2008, about 40 local residents of Stephenville witnessed a brightly lit UFO hovering over the city for five minutes before disappearing into the night sky.

10. Indo-China border, Ladakh Sector, 2013

On the evening of August 4, 2013, Indian Army troops reported the sighting of an illuminated flying saucer in the sky.

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