UFOs

This category are on questions on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). These can include mysterious planes in history or traditional flying saucers and their sightings in history.

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UFOs

When was the last UFO sighting?

People claim to see UFO's all the time. So it is hard to say when the last UFO sighting was.

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Most polyploid species arise from?

Aliens .... They come in UFO's and arise new polyploid species.

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Astronomy
New Mexico
UFOs
Famous People

What is Roswell famous for?

Roswell, in the state of New Mexico, USA, is famous because on July 8, 1947 the United States Military took possession of some crash debris. The military says the debris was from a classified experimental surveillance balloon.

Many believers in UFOs claim it was a crashed alien flying craft and that it contained several aliens, probably dead, and that the military engaged in a cover up. So far, there is no shred of hard evidence to support these claims.

It is probably the best known, least proven, and most controversial UFO incidents ever.

Roswell is best known for bringing in the most tourist bucks for the least amount of anything to show. The only hard evidence (photos of the debris) are clearly of rubber balloons and foil radar targets, consistent with the Project MOGUL spying balloon prototype it is thought to have been. An armload of tinfoil, balsa, fishing line, and sunrotted weather balloons, has been leveraged into millions of dollars of income. Not bad, considering they don't even have the armload of stuff to show the tourists when they arrive. Even "The Thing" has a paper-mache mummy to look at.

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UFOs

Where was the first UFO sighting?

According to Wikipedia, the first recorded UFO sighting was on the open sea between Greece and Sicily in 343 BC, when Timoleon sighted a "torch in the sky" that guided them to Sicily.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies
UFOs
Space Aliens

Who was the director of Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

Steven Spielberg was the director of the 1977 sci-fi drama Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Space Aliens

Do aliens exist arguments against and for?

Against: If aliens existed they would have contacted the leaders of Earth and made themselves known. There is no physical evidence that aliens exist or have ever visited our planet.

For: For thousands of years people claim to have seen strange things in the sky, visitors that come from the sky, people having memories of being taken by non-human beings and having experiments preformed on them against their will. Alien crafts and aliens on ancient coins, ancient artwork and even as far back as drawings on cave walls. People drawing and creating images of non-humans. Countless photos and videos of space craft. The Roswell crash site. The video tape of alien autopsies by the military. These are just a few of the arguments for why aliens exist.

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What are facts about ufos and aliens?

they are scared of elephants!!

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UFOs

What do people say UFOs look like?

The classic UFOs are described as a 25 feet in diameter flying disc or saucer. Most are still seen today. Some are cigar shaped, while the ones today are triangle shaped and mostly are seen at night because of the light on each angle of the triangular aircraft. And some are even described as acorn shaped like the one in the Roswell Incident.

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Space Aliens

Are there aliens in space?

Some believe, but are unable to prove with real scientific evidence, that there are aliens in space, and have been since the Renaissance era. Though, skeptics say it is all a big misunderstanding and that we believe what we want to believe. There is no true confirmation yet, only opinions and anecdotes.

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This is my opinion. I do think that there are other life forms or "aliens" living in space. Think about it, space is HUGE! If we are the only living things in space... why is it so big?

We live in the Milky Way Galaxy. It was thought that this galaxy was the universe (space) until discoveries in the early 20th century. Now we know that it's one of the BILLIONS of galaxies in space. If there are billions of galaxies, don't you think there are more planets in those galaxies containing life? Even our galaxy might have more planets that we haven't discovered yet!

All the supposition in the world is worthless without evidence. No, at this point in time, there is no evidence of aliens at all, anywhere. I would not be surprised to learn that there are aliens, but it would be wrong of me to believe this or anything else without evidence, just because it would feel good.

Try the website unexplained-mysteries.com or monstropedia.org. Warning; these are not scientific/proof based sites. They accept anecdotes as if they were evidence of something besides the ability to speak. Enjoy the sites but take them with a grain of salt.

There is no reason to think so. No evidence, certainly no proof, nothing. I don't like the idea much but I have to say this. Someone has to be the first form of intelligent life in the Universe, and there is no reason to think it is not us.

We don't know. So far, until now, we have never seen any evidence of them, so we can't say positively "yes". But that doesn't prove that there aren't any. We just don't know.

If you consider the vastness our just our galaxy. When you look up into the night sky there are approximately 2500 stars visible to the naked eye and between 5800 to 8000 total visible with a little aid. Scientists estimate that there are between 100 billion to 400 billion stars in our galaxy alone. With an estimated 50 billion planets of which 500 million are thought to live in the Goldilocks Zone (the just right zone for life) Now multiply that to the amount of galaxies we KNOW to exist which is about 100 billion at this moment, then the chances of life existing elsewhere are almost guaranteed. But whether its resembles anything we know is unknown, although it is highly likely that they are humanoid in shape, as nature has definitely proved our shape works. But it depends on the myriad of conditions that need to be there to provoke life. Not so long ago we thought life had to be Carbon based but Earth has shown us Silicon based lifeforms. So after all that, the short answer is YES!

That's an interesting question. However no one can answer that question correctly at present. It is likely, in fact, the answer will remain "we don't know" until we can discover it and can say "yes."

In the near/distant future S.E.T.I' might receive signals from alien life or we could discover it by traveling to the planets and sending probes to the planets / out of the solar system to stars'. However all this could possibly take generations. That being said, we're only likely to find 'life' so small, microscopic, that it will be nowhere near intelligence (probably).

Some suspect there may have been life on Mars' from discovering 'fossil's' in a piece of Mars' rock that fell to Earth.
Yes there is. Probably yes, although in space we're the aliens.

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Famous Quotations

How many UFO abductions have been reported?

There is an unconfirmed claim of a person saying they were abducted, reporting a burning sensation or something like that in one of the body parts and when diagnosed doctors found a strange material inside the body. They sent that material to the lab for testing and reports from the lab proved that the material is not found on earth and its from outer space.

Anyone can report such a thing. What is clear is that there is no evidence of even one of them actually happening. You hear wild tales of alien technology being extracted from "abductees" but oddly enough, never see anything about them in the real (peer-reviewed) scientific literature. Always just unprovable anecdotes. Somehow these "alien samples" never seem to be available for real scientists to check.

Thousands have been reported right to up to this day. The questions one should ask are, 'What is the abduction phenomenon? Is it the Rapture? Is the rapture happening now? Are the spirits[that which is hidden within the body] of persons being prepared for something?'

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Why do UFOs appear?

UFO'S as they are called appear in the present time when conditions occur that stretches the limit of the dimensional barrier. These machines, if you will, appear in skies just as if they were really there and we are able to glimpse them as if they were but in reality they exist in some ancient time period and to us are no more than illusions.

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Conspiracy Theories
UFOs
Area 51

Where is area 51 located?

Area 51 does not exist, it is not on any maps, has been denied by the US Government and does not contain any aliens.

It's a top secret location known only by a few high ranking officers and the President.

So it's not in Nevada - 27 miles south of the small town of Rachel NV.

See related link for a image of the not existing area.

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Space Travel and Exploration
UFOs
Rhyming Words
Locusts

Can UFOs harm us?

There is, of course, no known and proven connection between UFOs (objects seen in, but not recognized in, the sky) and aliens. There is, in actual scientific fact, no proof that aliens even exist, let alone have the tech and poor taste to travel here.

It would depend on whether or not the aliens (if there actually were any) are hostile. There are no publicly known instances of anyone being hurt by a UFO, or of the existence of alien spacecrafts or aliens. One Unidentified Flying Object was in a sense responsible for a human death. A pilot, trying to chase what was later identified as a Skyhook balloon, went too high without oxygen, passed out, and crashed. But it wasn't the balloon that did it, it was his own carelessness in going too high when he knew that it was unsafe.

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The name of that pilot was Captain Thomas Mantell (who was with the Air National Guard and at the battle of Normandy), and FYI the Skyhook balloon theory is still highly ridiculed by many people. A pilot with 2200+ hours in the sky is NOT careless.

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It is easy to claim so, but pilots with far more experience have died of pilot error. There is simply no doubt that Mantell, who knew he had no O2 gear, flew far higher than he was supposed to without it, easily high enough to lose consciousness, and that the subsequent loss of his plane was entirely consistent with the plane lacking an effective pilot.

It is easy for some to scoff at the Skyhook balloon explanation, but not so easy for them to prove that Mantell was following something other than the balloon, which just happened to resemble in every way what such a balloon would look like. It should also be duly noted that since the incident in question was correctly identified by the other poster, the description of the event must have been accurate.

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An unidentified flying object does not necessarily mean that they are containing anything. It may just be something falling some space, such as meteoroids and other miscellaneous objects.

If an object did fall from space into our atmosphere, it would most likely burn up and never touch the surface of our planet. However, if it did get through the atmosphere, the explosion could be colossal even if the remaining mass of the object was as big as a brick.

It is best to remember that no UFO has ever been known and proven to be an alien spacecraft. It's fun to pretend otherwise, but not scientific to do so.

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Citizenship and Marriage
Immigration
UFOs

If you are pregnant by an illegal alien and you get married will they deport him to his country?

The only way to get the true answer to your question is to call the immigration office. Do it anonymously if your worried about calling.

Usually not unless they find out he did something wrong

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War and Military History
Conspiracy Theories
UFOs
Area 51

Can you visit Area 51?

If you try you will be shot. There are signs posted around the entire area, and it's patroled by aircraft, usually helicopters with heavily armed military personel.

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UFOs

How many recent worldwide UFO sightings have there been?

I believe there was a sighting in Jan. of 2012. Below is a link to the most recent UFO sightings.

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YouTube

Who created YouTube?

YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park. The inventors became millionaires when they sold their invention for 1.65 billion dollars to the search engine Google.

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Parenting and Children
UFOs
Hamsters
Hamster Breeds

Should the fighting industry be justified?

The term military/industrial complex was first coined by outgoing President Eisenhower, former WWII 4 star general and head of SHAEF, supreme commander of the army expeditionary forces in Europe. He had the knowledge from both the military and political side to know of what he spoke.

Yes, the military industry is necessary to provide the best arms to our fighting forces. No, those same industries have and use political influence

to guide spending decisions, which should best be made without them.

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War and Military History
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UFOs
Area 51

When was area 51 established?

It is difficult to say for sure, the government does not acknowledge it's existance. But at least as far back as the Truman administration.

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Famous People
Space Aliens

Who coined the phrase 'flying saucers' in regard to UFO incidents?

Kenneth A. Arnold (March 29, 1915 - January 16, 1984), aviator and businessman from Minnesota, is credited with coining the phrase "flying saucers" as a description of "unidentified flying objects." Specifically, during the Second World War, Arnold was a pilot. Many pilots reported sudden appearances and disappearances of mysterious shining lights alongside of or behind their planes. Arnold described the movement of nine such objects simultaneously flying past him as the way in which a hurtled saucer skips across water.

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Fables and Folklore
UFOs
Superstitions

Is there an Element Keeper?

Element Keepers: Wispers of the Wind is a fantasy novelby E.P. Marcellin. A novel means a work of fiction.

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Math and Arithmetic
UFOs
September 11 Attacks

What happened on nine eleven?

September 11th Attack on America

On September 11, 2001, there was an attack on America.

There are some men that decided that they didn't like what America stands for: freedom, liberty, and the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs. So on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 of them hijacked four planes and attacked America in a terrible way.

Two of the airplanes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. The third plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The last plane was going to crash into another building in Washington, D.C., but the passengers stopped the hijackers, and the plane crashed into a field instead.

The World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed. Thousands of people lost their lives through these attacks. Hundreds of people were on the planes. Thousands died in the buildings that were hit by those planes.

The men that arranged this terrible attack want Americans to feel afraid and disorganized. They want to make people who live in this country do what they say by threatening us. Basically they're bullies who want everyone to live their way and be subject to their rules.

The people of the United States are a strong group of people. Keep faith in who you are and what our country stands for and we will become even stronger than before.

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Astronomy
UFOs
Neopets
Nouns

What are Flying saucers?

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Area 51

How many people have seen a UFO?

There are numerous reports of people seeing a UFO. Unfortunately, too many to keep an accurate track of.

According to the first United Nations international statistics report on the UFO phenomena in 1978, five percent of all Americans, more than fifteen million people, claimed to have seen a UFO. The UFO statistics registered only 1.2 percent of these cases. Then, a USA Gallop poll in 1996 showed the number jumped dramatically to 12% (roughly thirty-six million citizens specifically in the United States) of people who claimed to have seen a UFO. The Global number was then added up to about 50,000,000 (million) people.

Since then, reports have been getting better and more numerous. The "claims" of sightings from polls seem more or less the same in number, however. There's no way to be certain; statistics vary slightly from each place. Photo and video recordings of UFO's have undoubtedly increased significantly, due to the much larger number of owned digital cameras and implementation of cameras in every day devices. Along with the rise of technology of course also comes the rise inevitable fakes and hoaxes, but there is no way to cancel out a particular percentage. For the moment, keeping track of the number of UFO sightings remains quite difficult. It's now expected be around 100,000,000 Worldwide today (in 2010).

In 1946, there was a surprising 2,000 reports, collected primarily by the Swedish military along with isolated reports from France, Portugal, Italy and Greece. Around then, more reports, claims and documentations starting being recorded for each year and have been counting up since.

The termination of Project Blue Book by the U.S.A.F. in 1969 left it with a collection of over 12,618 reports, with 22% of all cases, particularly the better-documented ones, remaining officially unsolved.

In 1978, United Nations statistics claimed that there were over 63,144 reported UFO sightings worldwide between 1947 and 1978. The US Air Force investigated over 1,147 UFO sighting reports between 1948 and 1952. Their results showed 25% remained unexplained.

The results of the top-secret UFO study, Project Condign, by the British Government's D.I.S. were compiled into a 400-page document that drew on approximately 10,000 sightings and reports that had been gathered by Defense Intelligence between 1997 and 2000.

In 2007, France became one of the first countries to open its files on UFOs when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1600 sightings spanning five decades. Of the 1600 cases registered since 1954, nearly 25% were also classified as "type D", meaning that "despite good or very good data and credible witnesses, we are confronted with something we can't explain". Their National Space Studies Center (CNES)attracted so many visitors that it crashed their website within 3 hours.

In Canada, a total of 9500 digitized documents spanning the years 1947 to the early 1980s were made available through the Library and Archives website. They first began to release the files in October 2007, where they quickly increased to its present level. Canada therefore also joins the select group of countries that have so far publicly released UFO files through government sponsored websites. The difference between these files and the releases by other countries is the. inclusion of departmental analysis rather than simply reports of the sightings.

The Brazilian Government also declassified a set of previously secret UFO documents in 2009, this time covering the 80s after their releases of the 50s, 60s and 70s, all with very significant documents and information. So far over 4,000 pages have been disclosed.

Russia did the same in July of 2009, except their reports varied slightly. "Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more - with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water" - Vladimir Azhazha, former NAVY officer and popular UFO researcher. Water U.O.'s are commonly known, especially around the Bermudas, Caribbean Sea and the deepest parts of the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2010, following the series of these international UFO sighting disclosures, the New Zealand government also joined the party and made public over 2,000 pages of UFO eyewitness accounts dating back to 1952.

"Since the Freedom of Information Act arrived in 2005, this subject - UFOs - have become the third-most popular subject for people to write to the Ministry of Defence saying 'please could you release this file, or papers that you hold on this particular case'. - Dr David Clarke, National Archives UFO consultant, quote to the BBC in August 2010.

The latest batch of UFO files released from the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence to the National Archives shows that, in 1957, the committee received reports detailing an average of one UFO sighting a week. The hard part about gathering a number now is that most of the UFO files from that period had been destroyed.

Many of the world governments in recent years have declassified hundreds of thousands of pages worth of UFO reports, as you can see. Demand definitely seems on the rise, as more people believe in the Alien-UFO phenomenon now than ever before. Other countries who have Disclosed or are Disclosing UFO Documents include Australia, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Peru, Finland and Uruguay.

The only long-term, randomly-sampled information on how many UFO's are seen were in a series of Gallup opinion polls administered from 1966 to 1990. Unfortunately, these polls used slightly different terminology and in some years ruined the lead-in by preceding questions linking UFO's with extraterrestrial life. Also note the confusion of the questions commonly phrased, where "unidentified" may not be self-contained enough since on further observation or thought, one may conclude that what they saw was something identifiable in the end. Regardless, for what they're worth (typical error plus/minus 3%):

  • Gallup Poll, May 1966: Have you, yourself, ever seen anything you thought was a flying saucer? - 5%
  • Gallup Poll, November 1973: Have you, yourself, ever seen anything you thought was a UFO? - 11%
  • Gallup Poll, May 1978: Have you, yourself, ever seen anything you thought was a UFO? - 10%
  • Gallup Poll, May 1978: Have you ever seen anything you thought was a UFO? - 9%
  • Gallup Poll, August 1990: Have you, yourself, ever seen anything you thought was a UFO? - 14%
  • CNN/Time Poll, June 1997: Have you (personally) ever seen a UFO - 8%
  • AP Poll, October 2007: Have seen a UFO - 14%

About all you can say from this is that the number of people in the U.S.A. who have seen a UFO (that they still consider unidentified) is probably 5% to 8%. For lack of any other data, if one combines the two data sources, and apply the ratio from the CNN poll to the Roper Poll, and then compare it with the actual reports, you have, for the United States:

Type --- Ever Seen --- Reported --- Ratio Seen:Reported

All ------ 8% ------------ 0.0178% --- 450

NL/DD - 4.5% --------- 0.0138% ---- 330

CE1 ---- 2.5% --------- 0.0016% --- 1500

CE2 ---- 0.5% --------- 0.0007% --- 700

CE3/4 - 0.5% --------- 0.0017% ---- 300

With that, it seems that at most only 1 in 450 UFO sightings results in a report, a commonly known manner taken by people such as pilots who reportedly see strange things in the sky all the time but hardly ever bother to make a report unless it's an extreme case, either due to the inconvenience, potential ridicule or management warnings. The comparison of the ratio of the different types of sighting in the derived seen versus reported data indicates that the reports do indeed represent a pretty good cross-section of experiences.

over the 60-year history of UFO's, there is no obvious trend in the poll numbers for numbers seen, which means the phenomena, whether mental or actual, occurs at a constant rate and rare rate, so that the same percentage of people believe they have seen something in 1966 as 2007, even though over half of the people alive in 1966 and responding to the poll have since passed on, replaced by people who were not taking polls or even born in 1966.

To put it another day, on any particular evening there are around 1000 sightings of UFO's around the USA, including 100 close encounters with the objects (CE1 or 2), 80 encounters with "humanoids" (CE3), and 15 "abductions". Luke Ford

You can read a list of thousands of user submitted UFO reports by country on the ufoinfo site. If you think you've seen something related, you may wish to report it there first.

If UFO is defined as a flying machine engineered by beings from another planet, then the answer is 0. If UFO is defined as an unidentified flying object, the answer is millions.

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How many UFO sightings were reported in 1621?

No accurate records exist.

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