Alleged sightings of UFO’s (unidentified flying objects) are almost as old as mankind itself. With the first reported UFO sightings dating back to as early as 1440 BC, it is not surprising that there have been hundreds – and possibly even thousands – of bizarre incidents in which people reported seeing, encountering, and sometimes even being abducted by UFO’s and aliens. Most of these UFO experiences were sooner or later proven to be fake, but there is still a disturbingly high number of those that have to give even a skeptic second thoughts. We ventured into this creepy world of bizarre UFO sightings to compile a list with some really weird UFO incidents. From the Flatwoods Monster to the Phoenix Lights, here are 25 UFO Experiences That Will Make You Wonder If We’re Not Alone.
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Mariana UFO Incident
The Mariana UFO Incident occurred in August 1950 in Great Falls, Montana. In the incident, Nick Mariana, general manager of a local baseball team, took color film of two UFO’s flying over the town while inspecting the baseball field before a game. The film footage of the sighting is believed to be among the first ever taken of what came to be called an unidentified flying object and was investigated by the US Air Force.
The Lubbock Lights were an unusual formation of lights seen over the city of Lubbock, Texas in summer of 1951. The incident received national publicity and is regarded as one of the first great UFO cases in the US. The Lubbock Lights were investigated by the US Air Force, who said the incident was positively identified as a very commonplace and easily explainable natural phenomenon, but they refrained from providing any details regarding this explanation.
Also known as the Braxton County Monster or the Phantom of Flatwoods, the Flatwoods Monster is an entity reported to have been sighted in the town of Flatwoods, West Virginia on September 12, 1952. Various descriptions of the entity exist, but most describe it as being at least 7 ft (2.1 m) tall, with a black body and a dark, glowing face. After encountering the creature, several members of the group reported suffering from similar symptoms that might have been that of hysteria, which can be brought on by exposure to a traumatic or shocking event.
Antananarivo UFO Incident
The Antananarivo UFO Incident occurred on August 16, 1954 in Madagascar’s capital city, Antananarivo. In the incident, a green ball was seen in the sky and disappeared behind a hill. It reappeared a minute later and flew over the higher part of the city. When the object flew in front of them, some witnesses could see a lentil-shaped device with silvery metallic aspect enveloped in electric luminous gas.
The Kelly–Hopkinsville Encounter was a claimed close encounter with extraterrestrial beings in 1955 near Kelly and Hopkinsville in Kentucky. On August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children arrived at the Hopkinsville police station claiming that small alien creatures from a spaceship were attacking their farmhouse. The aliens were described as short, dark figures who repeatedly popped up at the doorway or peered into the windows. Ufologists regard it as one of the most significant and well-documented cases in the history of UFO incidents.
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