Governments and independent researchers have always accepted that between 6-10% of all UFO Sightings are truly unidentified. This number is plausible and believable.
Only a tiny minority, estimated to be around 1 -2% of all UFO reports turn out to be hoaxes. This number relates to personal UFO sightings, not YouTube or other video evidence.
Polls and Surveys
There have been many polls that set out to sensationalize the UFO Phenomena and they are simply dishonest and misleading. We have averaged several of the largest and most reputable polls that have been taken over the last 10 years. It is a fairly accurate assessment of what people around the world think about UFOs.
- 56% believe UFOs are real
- 17% reject the idea of UFOs
- 27% are unsure if UFOs are real
- 76% of all people believe there is a UFO cover-up by governments
- 8% of all respondents said they have seen a UFO
Legal Status of the UFO (1969 - 1991)
In the United States (under title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969) which made it illegal for US citizens to have any contact with the extraterrestrials or their vehicles (UFOs). The "Extraterrestrial Exposure Law" (which was primarily targeted at astronauts) was removed from the CFR in 1991, NASA having determined that it had "served its purpose" and was "no longer in keeping with current policy," and is no longer in force.
First Bible UFO Sighting
In the Book of Ezekiel, the prophet describes a flying chariot containing wheels within wheels and powered by angels. One of the passages reads: "This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel." (Ezekiel 1:16)
First Recorded Sighting In the United States
In 1639, America's first UFO was sighted over the Charles River in Boston. Lights sped back and forth across the Charles River from Back Bay Fens to Charlestown. Governor John Winthrop made an entry in his journal regarding this strange event. The primary witness was described as a man of good reputation, activity and estate in Boston: A sober, discreet man, and two others, saw a great light in the night at Muddy River. When it stood still, it flamed up, and was about three yards square. The light was seen for approximately 2+ hours so the likelihood of it being a comet or meteorite is unlikely.
First USO (Unidentified Submerged Object) Recorded in the U.S.
In January 1644, America's first USO, or Unidentified Submerged Object, was sighted. A USO is an aquatic UFO. Governor John Winthrop (Massachusetts) made two entries in his journal in regards to this "unholy affair".
First Recorded UFO Sighting in Modern Times
On 24, 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted a string of nine, shiny, mostly disc-like unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier, Washington at then unheard of supersonic speeds that Arnold clocked at a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour. This was the first post-War sighting in the United States that garnered nationwide news coverage and is credited with being the first of the modern era of the UFO.
First UFO photo ever taken
First Air Force UFO Regulations
(AFR 200-2) was the first comprehensive Air Force Regulation in regards to Unidentified Flying objects: This Regulation establishes procedures for information and evidence material pertaining to unidentified flying objects and sets forth the responsibility of Air Force activities in this regard. It applies to all Air Force Activities.
While there are many other astronauts UFO Sightings we limited our facts to just five, four US and one Russian space travelers.
Brian Todd O'Leary (January 27, 1940 – July 28, 2011) was an American scientist, author, and former NASA astronaut. A members of the group of eleven that were known as the scientist-astronauts. O'leary stated just before his death "If we know UFOs are real, one of the questions to ask is how they operate and how they get to where they need to be." O'leary made a deathbed confession about the implications of the UFO Phenomena. You can his final interview, NASA Astronaut Blows Whistle on UFOs
"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared completely. It was an engineering structure, made from some type of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters away."
In addition to photographing the UFO, Afanasyev continually reported back to Mission Control about the craft's size, its shape and position. When the cosmonaut returned to earth he was debriefed and told never to reveal what he knew, and had his cameras and film confiscated. Those photos and his voice transmissions from space have never been released.
America West Flight 564
The Belgium Wave (1989-1990)
Controversial Belgium UFO
Italian Stadium (1954)
Boni now in his 80's
Westfall UFO Encounter, Australia (1966)
Children watching UFOs
Dr. Mack interviews witness
The Phoenix Lights - (1997)
CGI Phoenix Lights
For a full list of Worldwide Mass UFO Sightings
It is a fact that the United States Governments has spent millions of dollars and thousands of man hours studying the UFO phenomena. Other governments have studied and held hearings on UFOs but for the sake of brevity we will confine (in this section) our facts to the U.S. Government. Two formal and one informal Congressional hearings on UFOs have been held: