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Top 10 Famous UFO Sightings


Although opinions on the existence or not of UFOs are divided, the ‘unidentified flying object’ – as it is called in English – does keep people busy. A large number of UFOs have been sighted in the period from 1947 to 1989. Not long ago, another UFO was spotted over Bracknell, England. A top 10 of the most impressive UFO sightings:

10. Tehran Incident – ​​1976


In 1976 – on the night of September 18-19 to be precise – a remarkable ‘UFO incident’ took place high above Tehran. The detected object was moving through the prohibited airspace. For this reason, a particularly detailed report has been drawn up. After a number of telephone calls, Hossain Perouzi – the head of the night shift – moved to the terrace of the control tower. Using binoculars, he observed a cylindrical object about two meters wide and seven meters long.

The ends of the object turned white-blue; around the center of the UFO was a red light. Perouzi did not hesitate and reported his sighting to the Air Force. The then commander sent two F-4 Phantom fighter jets into the air. Both pilots were unable to get close to the object; all instruments and communication fell out! In the same night, a civilian aircraft also experienced a communication failure.

9. Sao Paulo – 1986

Exactly ten years later, a total of 20 UFOs were spotted via radar in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. The Brazilian Air Force sent a number of military aircraft – including two F-5E and three Mirage jet fighters – from airports across the country. The moment these aircraft approached, the UFOs vanished like snow in the sun! Although no trace of the UFOs has ever been found, the spokesman for the Ministry of Aviation has stated that objects have indeed been sighted in the skies over Brazil. The radar images make it unmistakably clear that there must have been moving, solid, metal structures.

8. Phoenix Lights – 1997

phoenix lights

On March 13, 1997, hundreds of people in the US state of Arizona saw several flashes of light. These lights have also been observed in Sonora (Mexico). More detailed statements make it clear that it would be a triangular formation of lights – a UFO – surrounded by a number of stationary lights. These light phenomena are also known as the ‘Phoenix Lights’. Given the size of the area – and the many eyewitnesses – you can imagine that hundreds of photos and videos were taken here!

It was inevitable that a spokesman for the US Air Force released the following statement: the stationary lights came from the flares of an A-10 Thunderbolt II. This statement does not match the findings of the eyewitnesses. After all, they have seen soundless objects that left no smoke trail. It has also been alleged that it would be the flight of a secret aircraft. This claim is also questioned; the Air Force would never fly such a plane over a city the size of Arizona.

7. Levelland Case – 1957

Levelland Case

The so-called incident at Levelland (1957) was also characterized by a relatively large number of witnesses. For example, 15 different people have reported an egg-shaped luminous flying object in the sky over the town of Levelland. These observations were made over a period of three hours. The sum of these facts – the number of witnesses combined with the short time frame in which the phenomena were observed – had UFO experts on the edge of their seats!

The U.S. Air Force has stated that it was a ball of lightning. This phenomenon is also known as ‘ St. Elmo’s Fire† The statement is based on the investigation of a sergeant’s deputy to Levelland. On the day after the sightings, he spoke to several people, including three eyewitnesses. Their color observations combined with the erratic weather conditions led him to conclude that it was an exceptional form of lightning.

6. Ronald Reagan saw UFOs – 1974

Like several of his predecessors, President Ronald Reagan has also stated that he has seen UFOs. Twice even! During that period (1967-1975), Reagan was appointed governor of the state of California. During the landing of the plane – in which he was sitting – the governor noticed a strange light behind the plane. It would be a bright white light.

Reagan ordered to go after the light. For example, the aircraft flew behind the light phenomenon for a few minutes. Suddenly the light bent; it vanished into the sky with great speed. All those present – ​​including the crew – witnessed this remarkable phenomenon. None of them have spoken formally about it; they didn’t want to run the risk of being called an ignoramus. Reagan has been asked about it in later interviews.

5. UFOs over pub in Bracknell – 2013


Skeptics thought it was a good joke; high in the sky over a pub in Bracknell, England, a UFO is said to have flown! Yet witness Steve Lambert – who took a photo with his cell phone – is convinced that he has seen a UFO. Sitting on the terrace of the pub, his eye fell on a plane – equipped with two lights – that was moving above average through the airspace.

Unfortunately Lambert was the only one who noticed the phenomenon. At the beginning of 2013, a similar incident occurred in this city; then a man – who wishes to remain anonymous – observed an orange/red colored object moving through the air at lightning speed. Could Bracknell be some sort of focal point on the UFO roadmap?

4. Kenneth Arnold case – 1947

Kenneth Arnold

In 1947 the designation ‘flying saucer’ was used for the first time. These words matched the statement of American pilot Kenneth Arnold. During one flight – on June 24, 1947 – Arnold’s plane was overtaken by nine UFOs. Arnold estimated that the objects were moving at a speed of approximately 2,000 kilometers per hour.

The UFOs flew over Mount Rainier. What is special about his UFO sighting is that Kenneth Arnold has shared all possible explanations – which he has come up with high in the sky – in detail with the public. When he first saw the lights, he thought his plane had come too close to another plane. The radar made it clear that there was no other aircraft in the distance. Arnold then checked that it was not a reflection of the wings of his aircraft. The next thought—which occurred to him—was that it must be a flock of geese. These beasts couldn’t possibly fly that fast! Then Kenneth Arnold was sure; he had sighted a number of UFOs.

3. UFO Sighting in Westall – 1966


In April 1966, more than 200 students – and their teachers – from two schools in Melbourne, Australia saw a flying saucer in the sky. To their surprise, the UFO descended into a nearby patch of grass. Moments later, the object took off again and disappeared into the skies. Despite the fact that the UFO was – they say – briefly in their midst, none of the witnesses managed to take a photo or video of this sighting.

The object was in view for about 20 minutes. As you can imagine, the lack of any imagery from this sighting was used by skeptics to emphasize that UFOs – as well as extraterrestrial life – do not exist. In connection with this, it has been claimed that it was an experiment by the Australian Air Force. Incidentally, the Air Force has never commented on this.
With some regularity the students and teachers come together to commemorate their UFO sighting.

2. The Belgian UFO wave – 1989 / 1991

Belgian UFO wave

From the end of 1989 to the beginning of 1991, Belgium was under the spell of a real UFO wave. During this period, many people – in various places – have observed triangular shaped UFOs. These dark-colored triangles – equipped with a marker light in the center and at each corner – moved silently through the air. On the night of March 30 to 31, no fewer than 13,500 people saw various unknown objects flying!

Many photos have been taken of this. Some of these have been shown in the Belgian media. The most famous is made in Petit-Rechain; the photographer in question had taken a photo of a polystyrene model. A forgery! The Belgian Air Force takes the UFO case very seriously. For example, F-16s have been sent into the air to intercept the UFOs. Unfortunately, this did not work.

1. The Roswell Incident – ​​1947

The Roswell Incident
At Fort Worth Army Air Field, Major Jesse A. Marcel (looking left) of Houma, LA – holding foil debris from Roswell, New Mexico, UFO incident, 07/08/1947

Nearly 70 years ago, the most sensational UFO sighting took place. Near a farm in Roswell – located in the state of New Mexico – a UFO is said to have crashed. The rescuers at the scene have recovered alien corpses. The US Air Force took a different view; it would be a crashed weather balloon. Later, an Air Force spokesman issued a different statement. This started a new rumor wave! In 1978, “the incident at Roswell” made headlines again. Canadian UFO researcher Friedman had spoken to former Major Marcel, who was involved in the recovery of the object. Marcel stated that it was an alien spacecraft.

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