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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Antonio Vilas Boas Abduction
One of the very first abduction claims, the Antonio Vilas Boas Abduction is alleged to have happened during the night of October 16, 1957 near Sao Francisco de Sales in Brazil. On that night, farmer Antonio Vilas Boas claimed to have been abducted and examined by humanoid aliens while working in the fields. Most skeptics today consider the abduction story to be a hoax, but Antonio reportedly stuck to his account throughout his entire life.
Dyatlov Pass Incident
The Dyatlov Pass Incident refers to mysterious deaths of nine experienced ski hikers in the Ural Mountains in today’s Russia on February 2, 1959. During the night, something made the hikers flee the campsite in heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. Soviet investigators determined that six victims died from hypothermia, but others showed signs of physical trauma. One victim had a fractured skull, while another had brain damage but without any sign of distress to their skull. Additionally, a female team member had her tongue missing. The investigation concluded that an “unknown compelling force” had caused the deaths.
The Exeter incident was a highly publicized UFO sighting that occurred on September 3, 1965 south of Exeter, New Hampshire. Although several separate sightings had been made by numerous witnesses in the weeks leading up to September 3, the specific incident, eventually to become by far the most famous, involved a local teenager and two police officers who all saw a huge dark flying object with red flashing lights on it.
Westall UFO Encounter
The Westall UFO Encounter is an event that occurred in April 1966 in Melbourne, Australia. Around 11 AM on April 6, more than 200 students and teachers at two Victorian state schools allegedly witnessed an unidentified flying object described as a grey saucer-shaped craft which descended into a nearby open wild grass field.
Jimmy Carter UFO Incident
The Jimmy Carter UFO incident was an incident in which Jimmy Carter (US President 1977-1981) reported seeing an unidentified flying object while preparing his political speech at Leary, Georgia, in 1969. Carter described the object as being bright white, about as bright as the moon. The object was said to have changed color, first to blue, then to red, then back to white, before appearing to recede into the distance.