This is a partial list of sightings of alleged unidentified flying objects (UFOs), including reports of close encounters and abductions.


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
ca. 1440 BCFiery disksLower EgyptAncient EgyptAccording to the disputed Tulli Papyrus, the scribes of the pharaoh Thutmose III reported that “fiery disks” were encountered floating over the skies.[1]Daylight Discs


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
343 BCTorch in the skyOpen sea, between Greece and SicilyAncient GreeceAccording to Diodorus Siculus, the Greek general Timoleon sighted a torch in the sky while he was sailing with his fleet. The torch guided the Greek ships until they reached Sicily.[2][3]1
214 BCships in the skyRome, ItaliaRoman RepublicLivy records a number of portents in the winter of this year, including navium speciem de caelo adfulsisse (“an appearance of ships had shone forth from the sky”).Livy‘s Ab Urbe Condita Libri[4]1
74 BCflame-like pithoi from the skyPhrygia, AsiaRoman RepublicAccording to Plutarch, a Roman army commanded by Lucullus was about to begin a battle with Mithridates VI of Pontus when “all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies. In shape, it was most like a wine-jar, and in colour, like molten silver.” Plutarch reports the shape of the object as like a wine-jar (pithos). The apparently silvery object was reported by both armies.[5][6]1
66 BCsparks of growing lightRomeRoman RepublicRoman author and naturalist Pliny the Elder described a “spark” that fell to earth, becoming as large as the moon before returning to the sky. 1
70signs in the sky during the siege of JerusalemJerusalem, IudaeaRoman EmpireA bright light over the Temple in Jerusalem. On a later day, “ὤφθη μετέωρα περὶ πᾶσαν τὴν χώραν ἅρματα καὶ φάλαγγες ἔνοπλοι διᾴττουσαι τῶν νεφῶν καὶ κυκλούμεναι τὰς πόλεις” (“there appeared in the air over the whole country chariots and armed troops coursing through the clouds, surrounding the cities”).The Jewish War[7]1
196angel hairRomeRoman EmpireHistorian Cassius Dio described “A fine rain resembling silver descended from a clear sky upon the Forum of Augustus.” He used some of the material to plate some of his bronze coins, but by the fourth day afterwards the silvery coating was gone.[6]2


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
776Flaming shields of reddish colorSigiburg, ThrotmanniFranciaAccording to a section from the Annales Laurissenses maiores, Saxons besieging the Sigiburg Castle, encountered a craft bearing “the likeness of two large flaming shields reddish in color” floating overhead, thus frightening off the invaders.[8][9]2


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
815MagoniaLyons, Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesFranciaThe Carolingian archbishop Agobard of Lyons, described in his De Grandine et Tonitruis (“On Hail and Thunder”) of a “certain region called Magonia from whence come ships in the clouds”, and how he prevented the stoning death of “three men and a woman who said they had fallen from these same ships.”[10]1


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
1561-04-141561 celestial phenomenon over NurembergNurembergHoly Roman EmpireThe 1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg has been interpreted by some UFO authors as an aerial battle of extraterrestrial spacecraft.[11]  
1566-08-071566 celestial phenomenon over BaselBaselSwitzerlandA broadsheet published in 1566 depicted numerous spherical objects appearing out of the sun. This event is depicted in a 16th-century woodcut by Samuel Coccius (Samuel Koch) and Samuel Apiarius.[11]1
1595-10-15Strange comet-like object that stayed fixed on the sky and which wasn’t found in any catalog of known cometsTârgovișteWallachiaAbout the time of Michael the Brave‘s attack on Târgoviște which was occupied by the Ottoman Army there were reports of a bizarre “comet” that appeared in the city, staying pinned on the sky and shining over the Wallachian camp. Reportedly, it stayed there for about two hours before vanishing.;[12]mentioned by a Transylvanian newspaper and an Italian-language report1
1609-09-26Shiny object like “a bowl/washbasin” making “a thunderous sound” and flying “fast like an arrow”Ganseong-gun, Wonju-mok, Gangreung-bu, Chuncheon-bu, & Yangyang-bu; Gangwon-do Province, Kingdom of Joseon (all of them located in present-day Gangwon Province (South Korea)).Kingdom of JoseonBelatedly recorded in the Annals over a month later,[13] on September 26, 1609,[14] over “clear and cloudless” skies (three places recorded Sa hour (9-11 AM), one recorded Oh hour (noon), and one recorded Mi hour (1-3 PM)), a shiny object resembling “a bowl” or “a washbasin”, suddenly appeared over the skies, made “a thunderous sound” and flew “fast like an arrow”, and that “heaven and earth shook”. It looked “as if it would land”, but then it “tilted and rose”, and then “it disappeared into sparks”, with a comment that “it looked as if it was in the air by some energy”.Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, Diary of Gwanghaegun of Joseon[15]1


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
1801HullEast YorkshireUnited KingdomIn 1801, as reported in the Hull Packet, a fiery object is said to have appeared suddenly over the Humber; an immense moon-like globe with a black bar across the centre of its face. For a moment it bathed Hull and the Humber in a mysterious blue light. Then, it split into seven smaller fireballs and vanished.[16][17]Nocturnal Lights
1803-02-22 or 03-24Utsuro-bune at Haratono-hamaEastern shoreJapanOn February 22 (or March 24) in 1803 local fishermen reportedly saw a vessel drifting in close-by waters. They say when they investigated it, “a beautiful young woman” they described as having red and white hair and dressed in strange clothes appeared. The fisherman claim she held a square box “that no one was allowed to touch” and she spoke to them in a language they never heard before. Modern UFO believers think this story was a credible document of a close encounter of the third kind in early Japan. Historians and Ethnologists consider it to be folklore.[18][19]3
1883-08-12José Bonilla ObservationZacatecas Observatory, ZacatecasMexicoOn August 12, 1883, the astronomer José Bonilla reported that he saw more than 300 dark, unidentified objects crossing the sun disk while observing sunspot activity at Zacatecas Observatory in Mexico. He was able to take several photographs, exposing wet plates at 1/100 second. It was subsequently determined that the objects were high-flying geese.[20]0
1886-10-24MaracaiboMaracaiboVenezuelaA letter from the US consulate in Maracaibo, Venezuela, was printed in the December 18, 1886 issue of Scientific American reporting a meteorological occurrence described as a bright light accompanied by a humming noise that caused occupants of a hut to become ill.[21]2
1896–1897Mystery airships United StatesNumerous reports of UFO sightings, attempted abductions that took place around the United States in a 2-year period. 1, 2 and 3
1897-04-17Aurora, Texas, UFO incidentAurora, TexasUnited StatesA tale of a UFO crash and a burial of its alien pilot in the local cemetery was sent to newspapers in Dallas and Fort Worth in April 1897 by local correspondent S.E. Hayden.[22][23]3


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
1909Mystery airshipsOtagoNew ZealandStrange moving lights and some solid bodies in the sky were seen around Otago and elsewhere in New Zealand, and were reported to newspapers.[24][25]1
Miracle of the SunFátima, Santarém DistrictPortugalThousands of people observed the sun gyrate and descend. This was later reinterpreted by Jacques Vallée, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d’Armada as a possible UFO sighting, but not recognized as such due to cultural differences.[26][27][28]1
1940sFoo fighters Over World War II theatersSmall metallic spheres and colorful balls of light repeatedly spotted and occasionally photographed worldwide by bomber crews during World War II.[29][30]2
1941Cape Girardeau UFO crashCape Girardeau, MissouriUnited StatesFirst responders and a Baptist minister allegedly view crashed spacecraft and alien bodies. Military arrives and swears witnesses to silence.[31][32][33]3
1942Hopeh IncidentTsientsien, HebeiRepublic of ChinaPhotographs show what is reported to be a UFO.[34]2
1942-02-24Battle of Los AngelesLos Angeles, CaliforniaUnited StatesUnidentified aerial objects trigger the firing of thousands of anti-aircraft rounds and raise the wartime alert status.[35]2
1946The Ghost Rockets Mostly in Scandinavia, but also other European countriesNumerous UFO sightings were reported over Scandinavia, causing the Swedish Defense Staff to express concern.[36]2
1946-05-18UFO-Memorial ÄngelholmÄngelholm, Kristianstads CountySwedenGösta Karlsson reports seeing a flying saucer and its alien passengers. A model of it is now erected at the site.[37]3
1947-06-21Maury Island incidentPuget Sound near Maury Island, WashingtonUnited StatesHarold A. Dahl reported that his dog was killed and his son was injured by debris in an encounter with four to six flying doughnut-shaped objects. He also claimed that a witness was subsequently threatened by the Men in Black.[38]2
1947-06-24Kenneth Arnold UFO sightingNorth of Mount Rainier, WashingtonUnited StatesThe UFO sighting that sparked the name flying saucers. This sighting is considered as the start of the “Modern UFO era”.[39]0
1947-06/071947 UFO sightingsmostly WashingtonUnited StatesSeveral UFO sightings reported after the sighting of Kenneth Arnold.[39] 
1947-06Roswell UFO crashabout 30 mi north of Roswell, New MexicoUnited StatesUnited States Army Air Forces allegedly captured a crashed flying saucer and its alien occupants. The find was soon explained to be a weather balloon but regained attention since 1978 after investigation of S. T. Friedman.[40][41]3
1947-07-23Bauru Close EncounterBauru, São PauloBrazilJosé Higgins, a topographer, reports a close encounter with three humanoid figures emerged from a UFO.[42]3
1948The Green Fireballs United StatesObjects were reported over several United States military bases; an official investigation followed.[43][44]2
1948-01-07Thomas MantellKentuckyUnited StatesUS Air Force sent a fighter pilot to investigate a UFO sighting over Fort Knox, Kentucky; his aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed while pursuing the UFO.[45]2
1948-07-24Chiles-Whitted UFO encounterAlabamaUnited StatesChiles and Whitted, American commercial pilots, reported that their airplane had nearly collided with a UFO 1
1948-10-01Gorman dogfightNorth DakotaUnited StatesA US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakota.[46][47]1
1948-10-15Fukuoka IncidentKyushu IslandJapanThe radar of a F-61 Black Widow detected a target below the aircraft. While the aircrew tried to intercept it, the pilot saw the object, which appeared as a stubby cigar; then the object accelerated and disappeared.[48]2
1949Aztec, New Mexico, UFO incidentNew MexicoUnited StatesAn alleged retrieval of a grounded UFO and its occupants from a plateau in New Mexico 3
1950-04-09Fort Worth sightingFort Worth, TexasUnited StatesA UFO was sighted and photographed at 5.30 p.m. The examination of the photos made by experts of USAF revealed that the alleged UFO images were crimps in the negatives.[49]2
1950-04-24Varese Close EncounterAbbiate Guazzone, LombardyItalyA factory worker reported that he sighted three “humanoids” near a craft and one “shot him with a beam”.[unreliable source?][50]3
1950-05-11McMinnville UFO photographsa farm near McMinnville, OregonUnited StatesA farmer took pictures of a purported “flying saucer”. These are among the best known UFO pictures, and continue to be analyzed and debated to this day.[51]2
1950-08-05 or 15Mariana UFO incidentGreat Falls, MontanaUnited StatesThe manager of Great Falls’ pro baseball team took color film of two UFOs flying over Great Falls. The film was extensively analyzed by the US Air Force and several independent investigators.[52]2
1951-08-25Lubbock LightsLubbock, TexasUnited StatesSeveral Lights in V-Shaped formations were repeatedly spotted flying over the city. Witnesses included professors from Texas Tech University and photographed by a Texas Tech student.[53]2
1951-09-10Fort Monmouth UFO CaseMonmouth County, New JerseyUnited StatesAt Fort Monmouth Base, a radar operator picked up an unknown target. Seventeen minutes later, the crew of a T-33 saw a discus-shaped unidentified object.[54]2
1952-07-12 to 291952 Washington, D.C. UFO incidentWashington, D.C.United StatesA series of sightings in July 1952 accompanied radar contacts at three separate airports in the Washington area. The sightings made front-page headlines around the nation, and ultimately lead to the formation of the Robertson Panel by the CIA.[55]1
1952-07-14Nash-Fortenberry UFO sightingNorfolk, VirginiaUnited StatesW. Nash and W. Fortenberry, pilots of a DC-4 airliner of Pan American Airways, sighted eight large, round, glowing red objects.[56]1
1952-07-161952 Salem, Massachusetts UFO incidentCoast Guard Air Station SalemUnited StatesCoast Guard photographer Shell Alpert took a photograph of four roughly elliptical blobs of light in formation through the window of his photographic laboratory. A Coast Guard press release described the lights as “objects”, however Seaman Alpert subsequently issued a statement saying, “I cannot in all honesty say that I saw objects or aircraft, merely some manner of lights.”[57]1
1952-07-24Carson Sink UFO incidentnear Carson Sink, NevadaUnited StatesTwo pilots saw three unusual Delta wing aircraft flying in a V-formation over Carson Sink.[58]1
1952-07-29Miami UFO movieMiami, FloridaUnited StatesRalph Mayher, stationer in Miami as a member of Marine Corps, took a movie film of a reddish UFO. The main portion of the film was submitted to USAF for analysis.[59]2
1952-07-30Oldenburg UFO Encounternear Oldenburg, Lower SaxonyWest GermanyRoland Hughes, a RAF pilot, reported that he had sighted a “silver metallic disc” while he was returning to Oldenburg base after a training mission over West Germany.[60][61]1
1952-09-12The Flatwoods MonsterFlatwoods, West VirginiaUnited StatesSix local boys and a woman report seeing a UFO land, and saw a spade-headed creature near the landing site.[62][63][64]3
1952-12-06Gulf of Mexico UFO EncounterGulf of Mexico, 100 mi. south of Louisiana coastUnited StatesThe crew (three men) of a B-29 bomber tracked on the radar five high speed objects. After ten minutes the objects merged into a larger object which appeared on radar as a huge blip and moved off.[65]1
1953-05-21Prescott SightingsPrescott, ArizonaUnited StatesThree Prescott residents sight a total of eight craft at Del Rio Springs Creek, 20 miles north of Prescott.[66]0
1953-08-05/06Ellsworth UFO sightingRapid City, South Dakota and Bismarck, North DakotaUnited StatesA UFO appearing as a red glowing light is witnessed by 45 people. The sighting takes place for two nights.[67]1
1953-11-23The disappearance of Felix Moncla and Robert Wilsonnear the Soo Locks over Lake SuperiorUnited States/CanadaU.S. Air Force pilot and radar operator and their F-89C disappeared while pursuing an unidentified radar return.[68]0
1953-12-16Kelly Johnson/Santa Barbara Channel CaseSeen from Agoura, California, and from aircraft flying over Pacific OceanUnited StatesLegendary Lockheed aircraft engineer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, designer of the F-104, U-2, and SR-71, and his wife observed a huge Flying Wing over the Pacific from the ground in Agoura. Meanwhile, one of Johnson’s flight test crews aboard an WV-2 (see EC-121) spotted the craft from Long Beach, California. USAF concluded these trained observers had seen a lenticular cloud, even though Johnson considered and ruled out that explanation.[69][70]1
1954-08-16Tananarive UFO incidentTananariveMadagascarAt 5:00 p.m. 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 Tananarive. 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.[71][72]1
1954-08-29Prince Christian UFO sightingPrince Christian SoundGreenlandAt 11:05 p.m. the crew of a Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 saw 3-4 dark, lens-shaped objects veer North and change position in formation.[73]1
1954-09-15Manbhum UFO sightingManbhum, BiharIndiaA UFO was seen in the afternoon by about 800 people living in three villages in Manbhum district of Bihar. According some witnesses the UFO was shaped like a saucer about 12 feet in diameter and grey in colour.[74]1
1954-09-12 to 1954-11-30Autumn 1954 European UFO waveSouth and west of EuropeFrance, Italy and other countriesIn the autumn of 1954 there was a great wave of UFO sightings in the countries of the south and the west of Europe. Most of the sightings occurred in France, followed by Italy. This wave was the first large-scale European UFO wave.[75]1, 2 and 3
1955-08-21/22Kelly–Hopkinsville encounterA farmhouse near Hopkinsville, KentuckyUnited StatesAfter the sighting of a disc-shaped aircraft a group of strange, goblin-like creatures are reported to have repeatedly approached a farm house and looked inside through the windows. Members of the two families present shot at them several times with little or no effect. The encounter lasted from evening to dawn.[76]3
1956-07-24Drakensberg ContacteeDrakensbergSouth AfricaA well-known photo series depicting a supposed UFO, was taken on 24 July near Rosetta in the Drakensberg region. The photographer, meteorologist Elizabeth Klarer, claimed detailed adventures with an alien race, besides having had an alien lover, Akon, who would have fathered her son Ayling.[77]1, 5, 7?
1956-08-13Lakenheath-Bentwaters incidentEastern EnglandUnited KingdomSome UFOs were picked up by radar over the airbases of Lakenheat and Bentwaters. At Lakenheath some luminous object were sighted by ground personnel.[78]1
1957-05-03Edwards Air Force Base flying saucer filmingEdwards Air Force Base (about 22 mi northeast of Lancaster, California)United StatesJack Gettys and James Bittick, who were filming base installations on behalf of test pilot and later astronaut Gordon Cooper, observed the landing and departure of a silent flying disk. Their film evidence was sent to Washington, D.C.[79]2?
1957-05-20Milton Torres 1957 UFO EncounterEast AngliaUnited KingdomU.S. Air Force fighter pilot Milton Torres reports that he was ordered to intercept and fire on a UFO displaying “very unusual flight patterns” over East Anglia. Ground radar operators had tracked the object for some time before Torres’ plane was scrambled to intercept.[80]2
1957-07-17The RB-47 UFO EncounterForbes Air Force Base, Topeka, KansasUnited StatesOften listed as a “top ten” UFO case, a U.S. Air Force RB-47, equipped with the most advanced monitoring equipment of the era, was tracked for 700 miles by a UFO.[81]2
1957-09Ubatuba UFO ExplosionUbatubaBrazilTwo fishermen watched a UFO crash and explosion, and retrieved fragments of the object.[82]2
1957-09-04Portugal “mothership” sightingBetween Granada and PortalegreSpain / PortugalThe crews of 4 fighter-bombers watched a large luminescent UFO and smaller attendant UFOs during a nighttime flight at 25,000 ft.[83]0
1957-10-16/17Antonio Vilas Boas AbductionNear São Francisco de Sales, Minas GeraisBrazilOne of the very first abduction claims. Farmer Antonio Vilas Boas claimed to have been abducted and examined by humanoid aliens while working in the fields at night. He also claimed to have had sex with an alien woman aboard the egg-shaped aircraft.[84]4
1957-11-02Levelland UFO caseLevelland, TexasUnited StatesNumerous people describe seeing a glowing, egg-shaped object and a cigar-shaped object which caused their vehicle’s engines to shut down.[85]2
1957-12Old-Saybrook UFO incidentConnecticutUnited StatesReports of an elliptically-shaped UFO with square ports.[86]3
1958-01-16Trindade UFO IncidentTrindade IslandBrazil9 Separate sightings and 7 photos of UFO’s were reported in the Trinidade Island during the meteorological and geological expeditions in the island.[87]2
1959-02-02/03Dyatlov Pass incidentKholat Syakhl, Sverdlovsk OblastSoviet UnionMysterious deaths of experienced cross-country skiers in the Urals are due to official investigation believed to have been caused by an unknown “compelling natural force”. Some claim relation to unidentified orange spheres.[88]2
1959-06-26/27Father William Booth Gill sightingBoianai, Territory of Papua and New GuineaAustraliaMissionary and many natives saw several UFOs, one of them seeming to be repaired by four human-like occupants; witnesses and aliens waved at each other. The case was investigated by J. A. Hynek and accompanied by other sightings.[89][90]3
1959-07-11Crew of a Pan American flightFlight from Honolulu, to San FranciscoUnited StatesThe crew of a Pan American flight from Honolulu to San Francisco encountered a UFO at 21,000 feet over the Pacific, and the sighting was confirmed by pilots on two other airlines. Captain George Wilson told reporters “There was an extremely bright light surrounded by small lights” and that the object traveled at “inconceivable” speed, and added “I’m a believer now.”[91]1
1961-04-18Eagle River Close EncounterEagle River, WisconsinUnited StatesJoe Simonton, a farmer, reported that he sighted three dark-skinned aliens in a craft landed on his farm.[92]3
1961-09-19Betty and Barney Hill abductionSouth of Lancaster on Route 3, New HampshireUnited StatesThe first widely publicized alien abduction experience. The Hills saw a huge flying disk while driving home in their car at late evening and were abducted and medically examined by small extraterrestrials.[93]3
1962-05-12La Pampa Province sightingLa Pampa Province, Route 35, Km 72ArgentinaAt 4.10 three truckmen, Valentino Tomassini, Gauro Tomassini and Humberto Zenobi saw an object on the ground in a field near the road while they were travelling to Jacinto Aráuz. The object looked like a railroad car and was illuminated. As their truck came close it, the object rose up with a flame coming from the lower part and divided into two parts, which flew off in different directions.[94][95]1
1964-04-24Lonnie Zamora incidentSocorro, New MexicoUnited StatesPolice officer Zamora reports a close encounter.[96]3
1964-09-05Cisco Grove EncounterCisco Grove, CaliforniaUnited StatesHunter Donald Schrum claimed he saw a flying white light in the forest and was pursued by men as well as “robots”. Condon Committee investigators were skeptical of Schrum’s story because of its inconsistencies.[97]3
1965 to 1967Charles HallLas Vegas, NevadaUnited StatesCharles Hall claimed that while working at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada he had contact with tall white aliens who often traveled with CIA agents to Las Vegas casinos for entertainment.[98]3
1965-03-09The Incident at ExeterExeter, New HampshireUnited StatesNumerous reports of UFOs in Exeter, New Hampshire.[99]2
1965-07-01The Valensole UFO incidentValensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurFrancePeasant Maurice Massé saw a landed spherical object and was paralyzed by two grey alien-like occupants. 3
1965-07-03UFO sightings in AntarcticaDeception IslandAntarcticaAt 7.20 P.M. nine meteorological observers of Chilean Scientific Station watched in the sky a yellow-red object travelling at high speed. After about 20 minutes in Argentine Scientific Base 17 people observed a lens-shaped disc.[100]1
1965-09-161965 Craft LandingPretoriaBronkhorstspruitSouth AfricaPolice constables Lockem and de Klerk observed a landed, copper-coloured craft on the Pretoria–Bronkhorstspruit freeway. It was described as being 30 feet (9.1 m) wide and left a 6 feet (1.8 m) wide imprint on the asphalt after a rapid, fiery ascent. The incident was confirmed in a press release by Lt. Colonel J.B. Brits, district commandant for Pretoria North[101]2
1965-12-09Kecksburg UFO incidentKecksburg, PennsylvaniaUnited StatesMass sighting of a falling brilliant fireball dropping debris and causing sonic booms, followed by a cordoning-off of the probable crash site, alleged intimidation of a reporter by men in black and cover-up and the unresolved death of said witness.[102]2?
1966The Mothman PropheciesPoint Pleasant, West VirginiaUnited StatesA wave of reported sightings of a winged humanoid are connected to other mysterious events including sightings of UFOs.[103]3?
1966-03Michigan Swamp Gas SightingsWashtenaw County & Livingston County, MichiganUnited StatesWidely reported wave of sightings attributed to swamp gas by J. Allen Hynek.[104][105]2
1966-04-06Westall UFOClayton South, VictoriaAustraliaA sighting reported by hundreds of people. Witnesses of “The Clayton Incident” still gather for reunions.[106]0
1966-04-15Catalina Island UFOCatalina IslandUnited StatesCameraman Leman Hanson shot 10 seconds of 16 mm color footage of a UFO.[107]2
1966-04-17Portage County UFO chaseOhioUnited StatesSeveral police officers pursue what they believe to be a UFO for 30 minutes.[108]1
1967-01-25Betty Andreasson AbductionSouth Ashburnham, MassachusettsUnited StatesA woman claims to have been taken aboard UFOs by aliens many times over a number of years.[109]4
1967-05-20Falcon Lake incidentnear Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, ManitobaCanadaA man is reported to have been burned by the exhaust of a landed cigar-shaped object.[110]3
1967-08-29Close encounter of CussacOutside Cussac, AuvergneFranceA young brother and sister claimed to have witnessed a brilliant sphere and four small black occupants while herding cattle outside their village.[111]3
1967-09-07Snippy the Horse MutilationNear Alamosa in the San Luis Valley, ColoradoUnited StatesWidely considered to be the first unusual animal death to be related by its witnesses to UFOs and aliens.[112]2
1967-10-04Shag Harbour UFO incidentGulf of Maine near Shag Harbour, Nova ScotiaCanadaA large lit object was reported to have crashed into waters near Shag Harbour. A Canadian naval search followed, and officially referred to the object as a UFO. Some military persons involved claim the unknown object to be an alien spacecraft. There were other UFO sightings in the area at the time.[113][114]2?
1968-02-18Vashon Island incidentVashon Island, Washington StateUnited StatesThree men reported seeing a shiny saucer shaped craft, which froze a pond over which it had hovered.[115][116][117]2
1968-08-07Buff Ledge Camp AbductionNorth of Burlington at Lake Champlain, VermontUnited StatesTwo teenage employees of a summer camp reported sighting UFOs over the lake and claimed to have experienced missing time.[118][119]4
1968-11-28The Sverdlovsk MidgetSverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg)Soviet UnionNear Sverdlovsk discovered a falling object in the Roshevski forest.[clarification needed]Some claimed that the UFO and a Soviet alien-autopsy survived in some film footage.[clarification needed]About the incident made a documentary film with Roger Moore.[clarification needed][120]1
1969-01-06Jimmy Carter UFO incidentLeary, GeorgiaUnited StatesLater U.S. president Jimmy Carter‘s sighting of a UAP, which he didn’t believe to be of extraterrestrial origin and is, contrary to him, thought to be Venus.[121]1
1969-04-12Finnish Air Force sightingPoriFinlandSeven disc shaped objects hovering in formation around 1500–3000 meters were spotted by the airtraffic controller and two pilots. When fighter pilot Tarmo Tukeva closed in the objects, they accelerated away at incredible speed towards north and were spotted few minutes later by a radar in Vaasa 200 km away. It remains the only UFO sighting officially acknowledged by the Finnish Air Force.[122] 
1970-01-01Cowichan District Hospital UFODuncan, British ColumbiaCanadaNurse Doreen Kendall claims she looked out a hospital window and saw a UFO containing occupants seated at a control panel. Another nurse called over by Kendall saw only a bright, featureless light.[123]3
1971-11-02Delphos UFO IncidentDelphos, KansasUnited StatesRonald Johnson, a 16-years-old living in the family farm, claimed he saw a bright object hovering above the ground at 7.00 p.m. He called his parents, but when they arrived the object vanished into the sky. The Johnsons saw a glowing ring on the ground in the place where the object had hovered.[124]2
1972-06-271972 UFO sightings in the eastern CapeFort BeaufortSouth AfricaA craft was observed near Fort Beaufort in the eastern Cape, which attracted the attention of the military.[125][126][127][128] 
1972-11-121972 UFO sightings in the eastern CapeRosmeadSouth AfricaA school headmaster seems to have arrived at a still smouldering UFO landing site in the town of Rosmead.[126][129][130][131] 
1973-05The Judy Doraty Abductionat a road from Alta Loma to Texas City, TexasUnited StatesWhile under hypnosis, Judy Doraty claimed to have been abducted by aliens and to have witnessed a cattle mutilation.[132]4
1973-09-20Skylab 3 UFO Encounterspace station Skylab 3 in Earth orbitouter spaceBlurred photographs of an unknown object were taken by astronauts.[133] 
1973-10Jeff GreenhawAlabamaUnited StatesAlabama policeman Jeff Greenhaw claims he encountered a creature dressed in a shiny metal costume while investigating a UFO report.[134]3
1973-10-11Pascagoula AbductionNear Pascagoula at the Pascagoula River, MississippiUnited StatesTwo men fishing on the river claimed to be abducted by strange-looking humanoids.[135]4
1973-10-17Eglin Air Force Base SightingFloridaUnited StatesAn unidentified object was tracked by a Duke Field radar unit during the same time period, and within the same area, that 10 to 15 people observed four strange objects flying in formation between Milton, Florida, and Crestview, Florida, along Interstate 10, according to Eglin officials. Reports from the base indicated that a bright glowing ball of light could be seen travelling parallel with an Air Force C-130 aircraft but at a much higher altitude.[136]2
1974-01-23Berwyn Mountain UFO incidentLlandrillo, Merionethshire, North WalesUnited KingdomAn alleged UFO crash involving lights in the sky moments before a large impact shock. The cause of the incident was however soon revealed as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.[137][138]0
1974-05-311974 Abduction EventBeitbridgeSouth AfricaTravellers Peter and Frances MacNorman claimed an abduction event on 31 May, which would have started near Fort Victoria in the current southern Zimbabwe, and which would have continued to the vicinity of Beitbridge on the South African border.[139]4
1974-08-25Coyame UFO incidentCoyame, ChihuahuaMexicoAn alleged mid-air collision between a UFO and a small airplane, near the town of Coyame, Chihuahua, close to the U.S.-Mexico border. Some people believe that a UFO crashed and was secretly recovered, but according to local residents, UFO rumors arose after Mexican military authorities conducted a search to recover drugs and money scattered across the landscape in the wreckage of a plane piloted by a U.S. resident in 1980.[140][141]4
1974-09Titograd UFO incidentsTitogradYugoslaviaSeveral former members of the Yugoslav Air Force claim that during late 1974, UFOs interfered with training flights over Titograd, with MiG 21s being scrambled from nearby Batajnica airbase. The Yugoslav fighters engaged in several chases with these objects and even unsuccessfully attempted to shot them down. The objects eventually stopped appearing.[142][143]1
1975-01-12Stonehenge incidentNorth Bergen, New JerseyUnited StatesA UFO was allegedly sighted in North Hudson Park by a man, George O’Barski, while he was driving home at 2:45 AM.[144]2
1975-10-30Wurtsmith AFBNear Oscoda, MichiganUnited StatesUSAF security personnel reported an unidentified craft flying within exceptionally secure Strategic Air Command airspace over a B-52 base housing nuclear weapons and delivery systems. An incoming KC-135 tanker was later ordered to commence pursuit over Lake Huron. The object or objects, last seen back over the base’s weapons storage area, were never identified.[145][146]1
1975-11-05Travis WaltonNear Turkey Springs in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, ArizonaUnited StatesLogger Travis Walton reports being abducted by aliens for five days. Walton’s six workmates claimed to have witnessed a bright hovering large silvery disk and fled the scene leaving him lying on the ground. He reappeared on 11-10 at late evening in Heber-Overgaard. Walton described the event and its aftermath in the book The Walton Experience (1978), which was dramatized in the film Fire in the Sky (1993) (with the scenes aboard the extraterrestrials’ vessel significantly changed).[135]4
1976-01-06/07Stanford AbductionBetween Stanford and Hustonville on Route 78, KentuckyUnited StatesThree women claimed to be abducted after seeing a bright red object and a blue light while driving in a car on the highway.[147]4
1976-06-221976 Canary Isles sightingsCanary IslandsSpainSeveral lights and a spherical transparent blue craft, piloted by two beings was reported.[148]3
1976-08-26Allagash AbductionsEagle Lake on the Allagash waterway, MaineUnited StatesFour campers claimed to have been abducted by alien beings in the Allagash wilderness.[149][150]4
1976-09-191976 Tehran UFO incidentNorth of and in Tehran, Mazandaran and Tehran ProvincesImperial State of IranA very bright object similar to a star was seen from Shemiran; after each approach to the UFO the electronic equipment of two F-4 interceptor aircraft of the Imperial Iranian Air Force was disabled, along with ground control equipment in Mehrabad International Airport, an event thoroughly documented in the U.S. DIA report. The Iranian generals involved in the incident claimed the object was extraterrestrial.[151]2
1977Colares UFO flapColares, ParáBrazilClaims of UFOs on a river island investigated by the air force in “Operação Prato” and civilian researchers, among them J. F. Vallée.[152]2
1977Broad HavenDyfed, WalesUnited KingdomIn the 1970s, the area was the scene of alleged UFO sightings and nicknamed the Broad Haven Triangle.[153][154]2
1978-05-10Emilcin AbductionEmilcin, Lublin VoivodeshipPolandA farmer in Emilcin is said to have been abducted and medically examined by short, green-faced, humanoid entities speaking an unearthly language in a white, hovering, humming craft. There is now a memorial at the site.[155]4
1978-10Clarenville UFO SightingClarenville, NewfoundlandCanadaConstable Jim Blackwood of the RCMP responded to reports of a flying saucer hovering over a harbour near the town of Clarenville. When he arrived at the scene, the UFO was present and visible. The craft stayed in the area for approximately an hour and a half, during which Blackwood switched on the roof lights of his police cruiser leading the craft to mimic the flashing lights. The craft took off like a shooting star high in the sky and disappeared.[156][157]1
1978-10-21Valentich disappearanceVictoriaAustraliaContacting air traffic control, an Australian pilot reported seeing a UFO before both he and his aircraft vanished.[158][159]2
1978-12-21Kaikoura lightsSouth IslandNew ZealandA series of sightings by a Safe Air freight plane; the airplane was escorted by strange lights that changed color and size.[160]1
1979-01-031979 Mindalore IncidentKrugersdorpSouth AfricaA mother and her 12-year-old son of Mindalore, Krugersdorp, both claimed an encounter with a group of human-like entities standing beside a craft. One of them encouraged her to depart with them permanently. After she refused, they entered the craft which then shot upwards and disappeared in 30 seconds.[161]5
1979-08-27Val Johnson incidentMarshall County, MinnesotaUnited StatesA deputy sheriff spotted a bright light which appeared to have collided with his patrol car and damaged it. The deputy also suffered temporary retinal damage from the “light”.[162][163]2
1979-11-09Dechmont Woods EncounterDechmont Law near Livingston, West Lothian, ScotlandUnited KingdomForester, Bob Taylor, was pulled by two spiked globes towards a large spheroid object, which hovered on a clearing. He lost consciousness and afterwards had trouble walking and speaking. He was also constantly thirsty for several days.[164]2
1979-11-11Manises UFO incidentValencia, Province of ValenciaSpainThree large UFOs forced a commercial flight to make an emergency landing at Manises Airport.[165]2
1980-04-11 to 28Arequipa UFO incidentArequipa RegionPeruInterception of alleged UFO by Sukhoi Su-22. The UFO was spherical and around three miles from the base, and around 600 metres (2,000 ft) above the ground. The pilot followed the object to an altitude of around 2,500 metres (8,200 ft), and aimed his weapons at the UFO, firing sixty four 30mm shells. The pilot followed the object up to around 19,000 metres (63,000 ft) feet, when he was able to have a much closer look at the object from around 100 metres, noticing that it was around thirty feet in diameter and had an enamelled cream colour, with a wide circular silver base; similar to an incandescent lightbulb, but with a much wider base. The object had no visible exhaust or obvious means of propulsion. The pilot then broke off the engagement.[166][167]2 and 3
1980-12-24 to 28Rendlesham-Woodbridge IncidentRendlesham Forest, Suffolk, EnglandUnited KingdomA sighting by USAF personnel, which at first appeared to be a downed aircraft.[168]2
1980-12-29Cash-Landrum incidentOn state highway FM 1485 in New Caney, TexasUnited StatesA huge diamond-shaped object expelling flame and emitting heat irradiated three witnesses on an isolated road in dense woods; all required treatment for radiation poisoning. The UFO was escorted by military helicopters including CH-47 Chinooks. The victims have since sued the United States Government.[169]2
1981-01-08Trans-en-Provence CaseTrans-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurFranceRetired contractor Renato Nicolai said he saw a flying object shaped like two inverted bowls that left circular traces on the grass.[170]2
1981-12-31Hudson Valley Sightings/Hudson Valley BoomerangHudson ValleyUnited StatesA wave of reported UFO sightings in the Hudson Valley which ran until 1987, peaking in 1983-84.[171]2, 3 & 4
1983-06-30Copely Woods EncounterA suburb of Indianapolis, IndianaUnited StatesHundreds of basketball-sized ball of lights were sighted around a neighborhood, leaving unusually obvious marks behind. Budd Hopkins wrote his book “Intruders” about the case.[172][173][174]4
1985-12-27CommunionNew YorkUnited StatesAuthor Whitley Strieber claims he was abducted by aliens while at his cabin in upstate New York.[175]4
1986-01-29Height 611 UFO incidentDalnegorsk, Primorski KraiSoviet UnionThe inhabitants of the town watched a reddish ball which crashed into a mount known as Height 611. According some ufologists there was a UFO crash. 2?
1986-05-19São Paulo UFO sightingSão Paulo and Rio de JaneiroBrazilBrazilian Air Force allegedly detect and intercept UFOs in southeastern Brazil. 2
1986-11-17Japan Air Lines flight 1628 incidentFrom eastern to south central AlaskaUnited StatesFirst two square-shaped, then one very large craft witnessed by the crew flew alongside Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 for 50 minutes above Alaska. One of the objects trailing the Boeing 747 was detected by military radar.[176]2
1987-11-11Gulf Breeze UFO incidentFloridaUnited StatesEd Walters, a building contractor claimed to see a UFO and take photos of it. 2
1989-09-27Voronezh UFO incidentVoronezhSoviet UnionA group of youths claimed to have seen a UFO and a “three eyed alien”.[177]3
1990-03-30Belgian UFO waveAns, WalloniaBelgiumReports of large, silent, low-flying black triangles, allegedly investigated by Belgium’s military.[178]2
1990-08-24Greifswald LightsGreifswald, Bezirk RostockEast Germany, Central EuropeAt 8,30 p.m. many people saw a group of 7 luminous spheres in the sky. The spheres formed a Y and were witnessed for about 30 minutes. Photographic evidence exists.[179]2
1990-11-07Montreal SightingMontrealCanadaOn November 7, 1990, at around 7PM, about 40 people, including police, witnessed a floating luminous object at around 800 meters of altitude. The lights are orange and organized in an orange pattern with white lights at its center. The object floated over Place Bonaventure for about 3 hours.[180][181]1
1991-04-07Baviaanspoort SightingPretoriaSouth AfricaA hovering triangular craft with red central light, and white star-like lights on each extremity, was observed by a family at Baviaanspoort, Pretoria. A similar craft was sighted in the nearby Eersterust township on the evenings of 8 and 9 April, either stationary or moving.[182][183][184]1
1991-09-15STS-48 incidentSpace Shuttle Discovery while in orbitOuter spaceVideo taken during mission STS-48 shows a flash of light and several objects, apparently flying in an artificial or controlled fashion. NASA explained them as ice particles reacting to engine jets.[185]0
1993-08-08Kelly Cahill Abductionat a road in the Dandenong Ranges near Belgrave, VictoriaAustraliaHousewife Kelly Cahill reported seeing a large craft and beings with glowing red eyes.[186][187]5
1993-11-18Sasolburg SightingSasolburgSouth AfricaResidents of Sasolburg observed a craft arriving from the direction of Vereeniging. The craft departed in a flash in the direction of Parys, but returned some three minutes later. The craft, similar in appearance to a water droplet, was observed to change colour and shape. With time individual lights were distinguished, and the body was determined to be cigar-shaped. While contained in a yellowish to orange glow, it emitted a downward blue light, before once again departing in a flash, upwards. A nearby town resident claimed to have found imprints of a small craft’s landing gear some two months later.[188][189]1, 2
1994-09Warrenton SightingWarrentonSouth AfricaA farmer claimed to have made repeated observations of a noisy, nighttime craft travelling at great speeds, besides what he described as a “mother ship”. The craft’s noise was compared to the sound of a helicopter or Volkswagen Beetle engine. The farmer’s general claims were supported by four independent observers.[190]1
1994-09-16Ariel UFO incidentRuwa, East MashonalandZimbabwe62 children saw a landed round aircraft and a small man next to it near their school.[191][192]3
1995-03South Africa UFO FlapSouth AfricaSouth AfricaA UFO flap swept South Africa from late March to mid April 1995, which was widely reported in the media.[193][194][195]2
1995-05-25America West Airlines Flight 564Bovina, TexasUnited StatesA 300–400 foot long cigar-shaped UFO with rotating strobe light followed an America West Boeing 757[196]2
1996-01-20Varginha UFO incidentVarginhaBrazilBrazilian Armed Forces allegedly captured extraterrestrial being after an UFO crash. The Brazilian government has officially denied these claims. According to a military inquest, a local man with disabilities was mistaken for an alien.[197]3
1996-07-28Erasmuskloof SightingPretoriaSouth AfricaA glowing disc was sighted by Sergeant Becker near the Adriaan Vlok police station, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria. The pulsating light contained a red triangle and emitted bright green tentacles, while a radar operator at Johannesburg International confirmed its presence. A chase ensued involving some 200 policemen and a police helicopter. The helicopter chase was given up at 10,000 ft near Bronkhorstspruit, when the object made a vertical ascent.[198][199][200]1
1996-10-05Westendorff UFO sightingPelotasBrazilPilot observes a UFO emerge from a mother craft. 1
1996-12-02STS-80 incidentsSpace Shuttle Columbia while in orbitOuter spaceA video taken during mission STS-80 of the Space Shuttle Columbia was analyzed by Mark J. Carlotto. It included three unusual phenomena: two slow-moving circular objects; a strange rapidly moving burst of light near the Earth’s surface; and a number of object traces near the shuttle. The first two may be shuttle debris and an unusual atmospheric phenomenon. An analysis of the object traces near the shuttle suggested they were not shuttle debris or meteors, though James Oberg deemed them to be nearby sunlit debris.[201][202]2
1997-03-13Phoenix LightsPhoenix, ArizonaUnited StatesLights and craft of varying descriptions, most notably a V-shaped pattern, were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles, from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson.[203][204]1
1997-07Trichardt SightingTrichardtSouth AfricaA hovering, cylindrical light or shiny cloud, was filmed by Andreas Mathios in the sky above the town of Trichardt, in the current western Mpumalanga province. Besides Mathios, it was independently observed by three other persons around 6:50am. The light suddenly dropped and rose again before disappearing.[205]0
1998-12-27Graaff-Reinet sightingGraaff-ReinetSouth AfricaThe Laubscher family videotaped a group of roundish triangular craft passing over the town of Graaff-Reinet, at about 25,000 ft. These were changing colour and sometimes circled one another, before being overtaken by a much larger, shiny, gold-coloured craft. At this point all the objects departed to a cloud bank on the horizon.[206][207]0
2000-01-05Southern Illinois UFO incident or St. Clair TriangleSt. Clair County, IllinoisUnited StatesSome police officers and other witnesses reported the sighting of a silent triangular craft operating an unusual treetop level altitude and speeds.[208]1
2000-05-08Warden SightingWardenSouth AfricaPolice inspector Kriel claimed to have observed an approaching UFO while travelling on the N3 freeway, 70 km north of Warden in the eastern Free State province. The orange, oval-shaped light was fitted with two cupolas, one above and another below, and was wide enough to cover four lanes of the freeway. After a close approach the craft receded again. A follow up report claimed that the vicinity is known for moving light apparitions.[209]1


DateNameCity, StateCountryDescriptionSourcesHynek Scale
2001-07-15Carteret UFO caseCarteret, New JerseyUnited StatesAt least 15 people, including two police officers, stopped their cars along the New Jersey Turnpike to view light formations in the night sky.[210][211]1
2004-03-052004 Mexican UFO incident MexicoA drug-smuggling air-patrol recorded on infrared camera what some claimed to be UFOs. The footage was released by Jaime Maussan. The objects were however convincingly correlated with the burn-off flares of oil platforms.[212]2
2004-08-21 to 2006-10-31The Tinley Park LightsTinley Park, IllinoisUnited StatesA sequence of five mass UFO sightings, first on August 21, 2004, two months later on October 31, 2004, again on October 1 of 2005, and once again on October 31, 2006, in Tinley Park and Oak Park, Chicago.[213][214][215]1
2004-11-14USS Nimitz UFO incidentOff of the coast of San Diego, CaliforniaUnited StatesCmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight from VFA-41 squadron flying Super Hornet on a routine training mission, when a controller from USS Princeton informed them about an unidentified flying object nearby. When the fighter pilots encountered the object, it was described as “40-feet long and shaped like Tic tac“. The object flying at random pattern, appearing at 80,000 ft, and then dived to 20,000 ft at “incredible speed”. The object later descended to 50 ft above the water, causing the sea to churn. When the fighter plane approaching the object, it suddenly came to the plane head on before peeling away. Although the fighter pilots were no longer able to detect the object, the radar controller at USS Princeton was able to detect its presence for a few minutes before disappearing. The Super Hornet later returning to USS Nimitz.[216][217][218]1
2006-11-072006 O’Hare International Airport UFO sightingChicago, IllinoisUnited StatesUnited Airlines employees and pilots claimed sightings of a saucer-shaped, unlit craft hovering over a Chicago O’Hare Airport terminal, before shooting up vertically.[219]1
2007-04-232007 Alderney UFO sightingAlderneyBailiwick of GuernseyTwo airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderney.[220]1
2007-10-292007 Kolkata UFO sightingKolkataIndiaA fast moving object was spotted at 30° in the eastern horizon between 3:30AM and 6:30AM and filmed on handycam. Its shape shifted from a sphere to a triangle and then to a straight line. The object emitted a bright light forming a halo and radiated a range of colours. It was spotted by many people and hundreds gathered along the E.M. Bypass to catch a glimpse of the UFO, triggering a frenzy. The video footage was released on a TV News channel and later shown to Dr. D.P. Duari, the director of MP Birla Planetarium, Kolkata, who found it to be “extremely interesting and strange”.[221][222][223]1
2007-11-28 to 2011-12-13Dudley DoritoWest Midlands conurbationUnited KingdomThe Dudley Dorito sightings concerns multiple sightings of a black triangle over the West Midlands conurbation of the United Kingdom which began in November 2007. The phrase was coined by the local press after hearing witness descriptions of the object.[224][225]1
2008-01-08 to 2008-02-09Stephenville, Texas UFO sightingsStephenville, Texas, Dublin, Texas, Crawford, TexasUnited StatesUFOs were, and are sometimes still reported from this area. One was an object described as 1 mile (1.6 km) by 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in size, spotted over Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The Air Force has identified the objects as training fighter jets that went unreported due to a “communications problem”.[226]1
2008-05 to 2008-092008 Turkey UFO sightingsIstanbulTurkeyOver a four-month span in 2008, a night guard at the Yeni Kent Compound videotaped one or more UFOs over Turkey at nighttime. Many witnesses confirmed the two and a half hours’ worth of video, leading the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center to dub it the “most important images of a UFO ever filmed”.[227]2
2008-06-20Wales UFO sightingsdifferent cities, WalesUnited KingdomAccording to media reports, a police helicopter was almost hit by a UFO, before it tried to pursue it. Hundreds of people reported to have witnessed a UFO on the same or preceding days, from different areas of Wales.[228]2
2009-01-05Morristown UFO hoaxMorristown, New JerseyUSAIn the evenining, many citizens in Morristown and other town in Morris County, New Jersey saw five red lights in the sky. After three months, two men from the Morristown area announced they had organized an UFO hoax, meant as a “social experiment”.[229]1
2009-02-27Middelburg Witbank SightingMiddelburgWitbankSouth AfricaTwo formations of high-flying, orange-red objects, were seen by many witnesses, and video-recorded by some, as they traveled between the towns of Middelburg and Witbank, 25 kilometres (16 mi) apart. The first formation of 7 objects were seen at 21:51 on 27 February, as they flew westwards from Middelburg towards Witbank. Due to their altitude they eventually disappeared behind clouds. At 20:00 on 6 March, they were noted again high in the sky, but this time greater in number, 23, and traveling in the opposite direction.[230][231]1
2009-12-092009 Norwegian spiral anomalyFinnmarkNorway and SwedenA large, circular spinning white light, trailed by a long blue tail over the skies of Norway was spotted by thousands for two minutes around 8:45 am on December 9. The Norwegian media and space center were swamped with calls, and the phenomenon was held to be anything from a UFO to a unique aurora borealis event. The following day Russian authorities confirmed a failed Bulava launch, explaining the anomaly.[232][233]1
2010-01-25Harbour Mille incidentHarbour Mille, Newfoundland and LabradorCanadaAt least three UFOs were spotted over Harbour Mille. The objects looked like missiles but emitted no noise.[234]1
2010-07-07Hangzou UFO sightingHangzouChinaAn Unidentified Flying Object was spotted above Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at 9.00 p.m. The airport was closed down due to the sighting.[235]1
2010-07-21Booysens SightingPretoriaSouth AfricaResidents of Booysens, Pretoria, observed a triangle of bright lights which hung motionless in the sky for two hours. In each instance the object commenced a slow descent towards the horizon at 20:30. Binocular observation revealed nothing more than a blue and emerald light, with a white light which shone straight downwards.[236]1
2010-10-23Warren Air Force Base incidentWyomingUnited StatesUFO sighting coincides with 50 nuclear missiles going off-line.[237]0
2011-02-202011 Vancouver UFO sightingVancouver, WashingtonUnited StatesReports of purple and red flashing lights appearing in the sky on the evening of February 20, 2011 were revealed as a hoax by the owner of a large Chinese made kite with lights attached.[238]0
2011-05-11Tierpoort SightingPretoriaSouth AfricaA host of silent, orange lights with consistent luminosity were observed as they traveled faster than a commercial aeroplane over Tierpoort near Pretoria (some 20 objects) and Krugersdorp respectively. On 15 June seven of these objects were observed and some photographed as they crossed the sky in single file over Tierpoort.[239][240][241]1
2014-06-04Kensington PEI SightingKensington, Prince Edward IslandCanadaWhile putting out a bonfire late in the evening of June 4, 2014, John Sheppard witnessed unusual lights in the sky over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and captured 22 minutes of it on his cellphone. After reporting the incident to MUFON and their investigation concluding it being a confirmed sighting, CBC covered the event. The next day, CBC released a follow-up article in which a series of alternate explanations for the event were presented.[242][243]0
2014-08-11Mass UFO sightingHouston, TexasUnited StatesMany people in Houston, Texas saw a ring of lights, flying during a thunderstorm and this was captured on video, object seemed to be transparent but the lights were arranged in a circle with a central light visible on some pictures.[244][245]1
2014-10-03Colorado UFO sightingBreckenridge, ColoradoUnited StatesThe police in Breckenridge, Colorado received not only one but multiple reports of UFO sightings over the city. The mysterious objects remained stationary for periods of up to 15 minutes at a time. After that, a flash would appear and the “objects would take off across the mountain ridge”.[246]1
2014-11-11Airplane Disc SightingAlborzIranPlane passenger records speeding circular ‘UFO’ zooming beneath the jet he was in as it flies over Iran. According to the Daily Mail, “the most likely explanation is that it is high tech drone being operated by the Iranian military.”[247]1
2015-11-282015 Gorakhpur UFO sightingGorakhpurIndiaThe UFO, what is claimed to be a huge disc-shaped flying object, was reportedly caught hovering over Padri market in Gorakhpur.[248][249][250]1
2018-01-13California UFO sightingCaliforniaUnited StatesLarge group of UFOs seen in three USA locations on same day.[251]0
2018-06-8Long Island Summer SightingNew YorkUnited StatesMany reports of a yellow UFO seen zipping around in the sky in Sands Point, New info pending1




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