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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Belgian UFO Wave
The Belgian UFO wave was a series of sightings of triangular UFOs in Belgium, which lasted from 29 November 1989 to April 1990. The Belgian UFO wave peaked with the events of the night of 30–31 March 1990 when unknown objects were tracked on radar, chased by two Belgian Air Force F-16s, massively photographed, and were sighted by an estimated 13,500 people on the ground – 2,600 of whom filed written statements describing in detail what they had seen.
The Sasolburg Sighting was a UFO incident that occurred on September 18, 1993 in Sasolburg, South Africa. On that day, local residents observed an unknown color-changing aircraft that was similar in appearance to a water droplet. With time, individual lights were distinguished, and the body was determined to be cigar-shaped.
Varginha UFO Incident
The Varginha UFO Incident refers to a series of events involving the alleged sighting and capture by the military of an extraterrestrial being in Varginha, Brazil, in 1996. The reports quickly gathered extensive media coverage in Brazil and also worldwide, but the Brazilian government officially denied any claims of being involved in the capture of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities. However, the incident is still considered the most famous case in modern Brazilian ufology.
One of the most famous UFO incidents in US history, the Phoenix Lights was a UFO sighting which occurred in Phoenix, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico on Thursday, March 13th, 1997. Lights of varying descriptions were reported by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST. Witnesses claimed to have observed a huge V-shaped, coherently-moving dark UFO producing no sound, and containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines.
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Chicago O'Hare UFO Sighting
The Chicago O’Hare UFO sighting occurred on November 7, 2006, when people at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport reported seeing a saucer or disc-shaped UFO. During the incident, a metallic, saucer-shaped craft was spotted hovering over Gate C-17 by a group of twelve airport employees. The object was visible for approximately five minutes before it shot through the clouds at high velocity, leaving a clear blue hole in the cloud layer.
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