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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The Pascagoula Abduction is a purported UFO sighting and alien abduction alleged to have occurred in 1973 when co-workers Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker claimed they were abducted by aliens while fishing near Pascagoula, Mississippi. They claimed that they were “conscious but paralyzed” while three “creatures” took them aboard an oval-shaped object and subjected them to an examination before releasing them. The incident earned substantial mass media attention.
Tehran UFO Incident
The Tehran UFO Incident was a radar and visual sighting of UFO over Tehran, the capital of Iran, during the early morning hours of 19 September 1976. During the incident, two F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors reported losing instrumentation and communications as they approached, only to have them restored upon withdrawal. The Iranian generals involved in the incident claimed the object was extraterrestrial.
The Emilcin Abduction was a supposed alien abduction of farmer Jan Wolski in May 1978 in Emilcin, Eastern Poland. The farmer reported to have been abducted and medically examined by short, green-faced, humanoid entities speaking an unearthly language in a white, hovering, humming craft. A memorial was erected at the site, reading, “On 10 May 1978 in Emilcin, a UFO object landed. The truth will astonish us in the future.”
The Kaikoura Lights is a name given by the New Zealand media to a series of sightings that occurred in December 1978, over the skies above the Kaikoura mountain ranges in the northeast of New Zealand’s South Island. In this incident, crew of Safe Air Ltd cargo aircraft spotted strange lights that changed color and size. The pilots described some of the lights to be the size of a house and others small but flashing brilliantly.
Manises UFO Incident
The Manises UFO Incident took place on 11 November 1979 at the Manises’ Airport in Valencia, Spain. An aircraft with 109 passengers on board encountered a set of red lights that appeared to be on a collision course with the aircraft. The captain decided to change the altitude to avoid to collision but the lights mirrored the new course, forcing the captain to make an emergency landing. It was the first time in history when a commercial flight was forced to make an emergency landing because of a UFO.