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List of reported UFO sightings

I’m having fun writing a series of books that correlate my own experiences with the UFO and contactee episodes throughout the time I have been alive on the planet. Also, I’m including my research going back to the Anunnaki. Of course, I can’t include everything. But I touch on those things most relevant to me, as I am the observer, the point of view, the perspective at this time. Years from now probably long after I’m gone, someone may find these records in the Akashic Records, Halls of Amenti or on the planetary super computer that I call Minerva. You may think I was silly. But maybe I was prophetic. But know that I enjoyed my dance, my time on this little blue planet called Earth. I loved and was loved. That’s the best we can do.

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black tri­angle UFO in a photo­graph previous­ly class­ified by the UK Ministry of Defence.[1]

black tri­angle UFO in a photo­graph previous­ly class­ified by the UK Ministry of Defence.[1]

This is a list of notable reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) arranged by date. It includes reports of close encounters and abductions. This list is not an endorsement of the extraterrestrial hypothesis, the psychosocial hypothesis, the interdimensional hypothesis, the field of ufology in general, or UFO religions.

The term UFO was coined by officer Edward J. Ruppelt who investigated aerial phenomena for the United States Air Force in his role as leader of Project Blue Book during the 1950s. Before Project Blue Book, UFOs were often referred to as “flying saucers” in reference to the widely publicized Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting. Ruppelt explained that “the term ‘flying saucer’ is misleading when applied to objects of every conceivable shape and performance”.[2]

What would later be called UFOs were reported before the 1947 flying saucer craze. Allied pilots during World War II described them as foo fighters. In Sweden, early 20th-century UFOs were called Spökraketer or ghost rocketsMystery airships reported in the late 20th century, are seen as predecessors to UFO sightings. Unexplained aerial phenomena have been recorded stretching back into antiquity. Prior to the Scientific Revolution, they were often interpreted through the lenses of gods, ghosts, demons, and omens. Rice University professor of religion Jeffrey J. Kripal says of UFO encounters, “These are not especially rare events, nor are they restricted to any culture, race, religion, or time period.”[3]



c. 1440 BCFiery disksAFAncient EgyptLower EgyptAccording to the disputed Tulli Papyrus, the scribes of the pharaoh Thutmose III reported that “fiery disks” were encountered floating over the skies. The Condon Committee disputed the legitimacy of the Tulli Papyrus stating, “Tulli was taken in and that the papyrus is a fake.”[4][5][6]
218 BCShips in the skyEURoman RepublicRomeItaliaLivy records a number of portents in the winter of this year, including navium speciem de caelo adfulsisse (“phantom ships had been seen gleaming in the sky”).[7][8]
76 BCSpark from a falling starASRoman RepublicAsiaAccording to Pliny the Elder, a spark fell from a star and grew as it descended until it appeared to be the size of the Moon. It then ascended back up to the heavens and was transformed into a light.[9][8]
7 BCFlame-like wine-jars from the skyASRoman RepublicPhrygiaAsiaAccording 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.[10][8]
AD 65Sky armyASRoman EmpireJudaeaRomano-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus reported chariots “hurtling through the clouds” prior to the First Jewish–Roman War.[11]
AD 196Angel hairEURoman EmpireRomeItaliaHistorian 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.[8]
AD c. 740Air ship of ClonmacnoiseEUIrelandTeltown in County Meath, and Clonmacnoise in County OffalySeveral sets of Irish annals, those of UlsterTigernachClonmacnoise, and the Four Masters, all have entries to the effect that “ships with their crews were seen in the air“.[12]

16th–17th centuries

1561- 4-141561 celestial phenomenon over NurembergEUHoly Roman EmpireNurembergBavariaResidents of Nuremberg saw what they described as an aerial battle, followed by the appearance of a large black triangular object and then a large crash outside of the city. A broadsheet recorded that witnesses observed hundreds of spheres, cylinders and other odd-shaped objects that moved erratically overhead.[13]
1566- 8-71566 celestial phenomenon over BaselEUSwitzerlandBaselBaselbroadsheet 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.[13]
1609- 9-22Gwanghaegun period UFO TurmoilASJoseon (Korea)Gangwon ProvinceOn September 22, 1609, multiple witnesses reported seeing UFOs in GoseongWonju Gangneung at 사시 (9am-11am), Chuncheon County at 오시 (11am-1pm) and Yangyang County at 미시 (1pm-3pm). They described a Halo or washbowl that was divided in two.[14]

19th century

1803- 2-22 or 1803- 3-24Utsuro-bune at Haratono-hamaASJapanHitachi ProvinceIn 1803, local fishermen reportedly found a closed vessel with small windows adrift. They said when they investigated it, “a beautiful young woman” they described as having red and white hair and dressed in strange clothes emerged. The fishermen said that she held a square box “that no one was allowed to touch” and she spoke to them in a language they had never heard before. [15]
1883- 8-12José Bonilla ObservationNAMexico; Zacatecas Observatory, ZacatecasOn August 12, 1883, the astronomer José Bonilla counted more than 300 dark, unidentified objects crossing the sun while observing sunspot activity at Zacatecas Observatory in Mexico. He was able to take photographs, exposing wet plates at 1/100 second. He published an account of the event three years later in L’Astronomie, a French astronomy journal.[16]
1896- 11-17 to 1897- 4-23Mystery airshipsNAUnited StatesNewspapers across California, and later other states, printed reports of strange airships. Common elements of the descriptions included flapping wings, a cigar-shaped body, and a metal hull.[17]
1897- 4-17Aurora, Texas, UFO incidentNAUnited StatesAurora, TexasLocal correspondent S.E. Hayden reported the crash of an airship piloted by an alien. According to Hayden, the spaceman was buried in the local cemetery.[18][19]

20th century


1909New Zealand airship sightingsOCNew ZealandOtagoIn August 1909, moving and whirring lights were reported in the sky around Otago. In the following months, many sightings were reported across New Zealand with varying descriptions of the craft and crew.[20][21][22]
1917- 8-13, 1917- 9-13, 1917- 10-13Miracle of the SunEUPortugalFátimaSantarém DistrictThousands 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.[23][24][25]
c. 1940Foo fightersIC: Over World War II theatersDuring World War II, allied fighter pilots above Europe reported colorful balls of light following their aircraft at high speeds.[26]
1942- 2-24Battle of Los AngelesNAUnited StatesLos Angeles, CaliforniaJust months after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. radar stations picked up an unidentified aerial object in the early morning. For several hours, anti-aircraft artillery fired thousands of rounds into the searchlight-scoured sky. The LA Times reported that “the air over Los Angeles erupted like a volcano.”[27][28]
1946The Ghost RocketsEUScandinavia and other parts of EuropeThousands of UFO sightings were reported over Europe. Due in part to concerns that foreign governments were testing recovered experimental German technology, the Swedish and Greek governments investigated the reports separately.[29]
1946- 5-18Ängelholm UFO memorialEUSwedenÄngelholmKristianstads CountySwedish entrepreneur, Gösta Carlsson, the founder and owner of Cernelle AB says that he found a flying saucer with alien passengers in a clearing. He returned to the site and measured gouges in the ground that he believed to correspond to landing gear and a tail fin, which he would use decades later for a model erected at the site.[30][31]
1947- 6-21Maury Island incidentNAUnited StatesPuget Sound near Maury IslandWashingtonFred Crisman mailed an account from employee Harold A. Dahl along with a cigar box of metal wreckage to Raymond A. Palmer, who had previously published the Shaver Mystery stories. Palmer arranged a meeting on July 31, 1947 between Crisman, Dahl, Air Force investigators, and flying saucer witnesses Kenneth Arnold and Emil Smith. Dahl said that his dog was killed and his son was injured by debris in an encounter with six flying doughnut-shaped objects. He also reported that he was subsequently threatened by Men in Black.[32]
1947- 6-24Kenneth Arnold UFO sightingNAUnited States; North of Mount RainierWashingtonPrivate pilot Kenneth Arnold was flying near Mount Rainier when he reported seeing a group of thin, reflective craft moving at high speeds and flashing in the sun like mirrors. Bill Bequette of the East Oregonian, who first interviewed Arnold, summarized the sighting as, “nine saucer-like aircraft flying in formation.” This introduced the term flying saucers, and Arnold’s sighting sparked an explosion of UFO reports around the country.[33][34] [35]
c. 19471947 flying disc crazeNAUnited StatesWashington and other statesAfter the Kenneth Arnold sighting was reported in the news, over 800 similar sightings were reported throughout 1947. [36][37]
1947- 7-4Flight 105 UFO sightingNAUnited States; En route from Boise, Idaho to Pendleton, OregonA United Airlines crew including Captain Emil Smith, co-pilot Ralph Stephens, and stewardess Marty Morrow witnessed nine unidentified objects. Believing them to be aircraft, Smith flashed the plane’s landing lights to alert the objects which he described as “smooth on the bottom and rough appearing on top”.[38][39]
1947- 7-8The Roswell IncidentNAUnited States; about 30 mi. north of Roswell, New MexicoUnited States Army Air Forces announced the “capture” of a “flying saucer“. Hours later, the Army announced that the find was a crashed weather balloon. In 1978, the case regained attention after Army Officer Jesse Marcel told UFO researchers that the weather balloon explanation was a cover story.[40]
c. 1948The Green FireballsNAUnited StatesNew Mexico and other parts of the Southwestern United StatesThe US Air Force investigated reports of green flares streaking across the sky after an Air Force C-47 transport encountered a green ball of fire on December 5, 1948. The pilot, Captain Goede, described the object as larger than a meteor and not arching downward. The Air Force investigation was inconclusive.[41][42]
1948- 1-7Mantell UFO incidentNAUnited StatesKentuckyThe flight tower at Godman Army Airfield instructed Captain Thomas Mantell to pursue a UFO sighted over Fort Knox, Kentucky. His aircraft crashed while in pursuit and Mantell died in Franklin, Kentucky. According to the historical marker placed on Interstate 65 near the site it “is still uncertain what Mantell was pursuing”.[43]
1948- 3-25Aztec, New Mexico UFO hoaxNAUnited StatesNew MexicoConmen Silas Newton and Leo Gebauer sold “magnetic oil-detecting machines” based on the story that they had replicated technology from a crashed spaceship. The pair were convicted of fraud in 1953. Elements of their story regarding a crashed ship with occupants were later entangled in the Roswell narrative.[44][45][46]
1948- 7-24Chiles-Whitted UFO encounterNAUnited StatesMontgomery, AlabamaClarence Chiles and John Whitted, American commercial pilots, reported that their airplane had nearly collided with a UFO near Montgomery. According to the pilots the object “looked like a wingless aircraft…it seemed to have two rows of windows through which glowed a very bright light, as brilliant as a magnesium flare.”[47][48]
1948- 10-1Gorman dogfightNAUnited StatesNorth DakotaA US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakota. According to US Air Force officer Edward J. Ruppelt, this was one of three cases, along with the Mantell incident and Chiles-Whitted encounter, that shifted the Air Force’s attitude about UFO reports leading to the creation of Project Blue Book.[49][50]


1950- 5-11McMinnville UFO photographsNAUnited States; a farm near McMinnville, OregonA farmer took pictures of a purported “flying saucer”. These were the first flying saucer photographs since the coining of the term.[51]
1950- 8-15Mariana UFO incidentNAUnited StatesGreat Falls, MontanaThe 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][53]
1951- 8-25Lubbock LightsNAUnited StatesLubbock, TexasSeveral Lights in V-Shaped formations were repeatedly spotted flying over the city. Witnesses included W. I. Robinson, A. G. Oberg, and W. L. Ducker, professors of geology, chemical engineering, and petroleum engineering respectively. Teenage student Carl Hart Jr. photographed the lights[54]
1952- 7-12 to 1952- 7-291952 Washington, D.C. UFO incidentNAUnited StatesWashington, D.C.A 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][56]
1952- 7-14Nash-Fortenberry UFO sightingNAUnited StatesNorfolk, VirginiaW. Nash and W. Fortenberry, pilots of a DC-4 airliner of Pan American Airways, sighted eight large, round, glowing red objects.[57]
1952- 9-12The Flatwoods MonsterNAUnited StatesFlatwoods, West VirginiaThree local boys followed a bright object into the forest to what they believed was a UFO landing. They went to the nearby home of Kathleen May who accompanied them back to the spot along with 2 other children and teenage National Guardsman Eugene Lemon. In the forest, they smelled a foul odor and saw what May described as a tall figure with claws and “a head that resembled the ace of spades”.[58]
1954- 10-27Fiorentina Stadium Mass SightingEUItalyStadio Artemio Franchi in FlorenceA football game between Fiorentina and Pistoiese was under way at the Stadio Artemio Franchi when a group of UFOs traveling at high speed abruptly stopped over the stadium. The stadium became silent as the crowd of around 10,000 spectators witnessed the event and described the UFOs as cigar shaped.[59][60]
1955- 8-21 to 1955- 8-22Kelly–Hopkinsville encounterNAUnited States; A farmhouse near Hopkinsville, KentuckyAfter 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.[61]
1956- 7-24Elizabeth KlarerAFSouth AfricaDrakensbergA series of photos depicting a supposed UFO, were taken on 24 July near Rosetta in the Drakensberg region. The photographer, meteorologist Elizabeth Klarer, claimed detailed adventures with an alien race including having had an alien lover, Akon, who would have fathered her son Ayling.[62]
1957- 5-3Gordon Cooper UFO SightingsNAUnited StatesEdwards Air Force BaseCaliforniaGordon Cooper, one of the original Project Mercury astronauts, witnessed a type of metallic craft without wings flying over Germany in the 1950s. At the time, Cooper believed these to be Soviet aircraft. His attitude later changed after an incident at Edwards Air Force Base. Cooper sent a crew of James Bittick and Jack Gettys out to a dry lake bed to set up data-recording photography equipment. Cooper said the two men, both familiar with experimental aircraft, came back shaken and talking about witnessing a wingless aircraft with retractable legs silently land and take off near them. Cooper reported the incident to The Pentagon which asked for all photographs of the craft. Cooper looked at the photos before sending them off and felt that the government covered up a UFO encounter.[63][64]
1957- 5-20Milton Torres 1957 UFO EncounterEUUnited KingdomEast AngliaU.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 tracked what was believed to be an unidentified aircraft for some time before Torres’ plane was scrambled to intercept.[65]
1957- 10-15Antônio Vilas-Boas AbductionSABrazil; Near São Francisco de SalesMinas GeraisLaw student, Antônio Vilas-Boas, described being abducted by humanoid aliens and taken aboard their egg-shaped craft. He also said that he was confined within a small round room where he was compelled to have sex with a four foot tall alien woman.[66]
1957- 11-2Levelland UFO caseNAUnited StatesLevelland, TexasNumerous drivers observed glowing objects hovering over the highway. They described them as approximately 200 feet long and shaped like eggs or cigars. The appearance of these lights was immediately followed by electrical failures including ignition failures in their cars.[67][68]
1957- 11-4Kirtland AFB UFO sightingNAUnited StatesAlbuquerque, New MexicoTwo Civil Aeronautics Administration tower operators observed an egg-shaped object emitting a white light beneath it come down to the Kirtland AFB runway as if landing. At seven times magnification through binoculars, they could see neither wings, tail, nor fuselage. They watched the object come to a stop several feet above the ground, hover, and then rapidly ascend. The operators then called CAA Radar Approach Control who tracked the object on radar.[69] [70]
1961- 9-19Betty and Barney Hill abductionNAUnited States; South of Lancaster on Route 3New HampshireThe Hills reported the first alien abduction experience to be widely spread in English-language publications. While driving home, they observed a light move through the sky and land ahead of them. Barney Hill said that, against his will, he turned the car down a side road towards the light, where he found six small humanoid beings waiting for them. Betty Hill reported that they inserted a needle through her navel among other vaguely medical tests.[71]
1964- 4-24Lonnie Zamora incidentNAUnited StatesSocorro, New MexicoPolice officer Lonnie Zamora investigated a roaring sound. Zamora and a nearby tourist found a craft that took off shortly after their arrival. The craft left impressions in the ground that did not aid in identification.[72]
1965- 6-4Project Gemini UFOOSLow Earth orbit; Above HawaiiDuring Gemini 4, astronaut James McDivitt spotted a white cylinder with a protruding arm traveling in his orbit. McDivitt has said that it was impossible for him to assign scale to the object against the black background of space, saying that it could have been small enough to hold in his hands or “the size of the Empire State Building.”[73]
1965- 9-3The Incident at ExeterNAUnited StatesExeter, New HampshireNumerous people reported pulsating UFOs in Exeter, New Hampshire. The events were the subject of The Incident at Exeter by John G. Fuller.[74]
1965- 7-1The Valensole UFO incidentEUFranceValensoleProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurFrench farmer, Maurice Massé, saw a spherical vehicle in his lavender field. He noticed and approached two individuals that he observed near the vehicle, but after one pointed a tube in his direction, he stood still feeling paralyzed. He described the beings as child-sized, pale, large-headed, with only holes where a mouth should be. Massé said that after they left in their vehicle, he was never again able to grow a healthy plant in the area where the craft had landed. He did not personally comment on the effect this had on him, saying, “One always says too much.” His wife reported that the man was plagued with exhaustion for months, that he had confessed some type of communication to her, and that it was a “spiritual experience” for her husband.[75][76]
1965- 12-9Kecksburg UFO incidentNAUnited StatesKecksburg, PennsylvaniaLocal newspapers and newscasts reported a fireball observed in the skies over Kecksburg. According to some residents, they found an acorn-shaped object in the woods. The U.S. military closed off the area to investigate and reported no evidence of a crash. A model built for Unsolved Mysteries is kept on display by the fire department, which leads an annual UFO celebration.[77][78][79]
1966- 4-6Westall UFOOCAustraliaClayton South, VictoriaSeveral hundred students and school faculty watched an object land at the Grange Reserve for horses, lift off, and vanish. Witnesses of “The Clayton Incident” still gather for reunions.[80]
1967- 8-29Close encounter of CussacEUFrance; near CussacAuvergneA 13-year-old boy and his younger sister reported an incident to their father, local police, and investigators. According to police reports, they witnessed a brilliant sphere and four small black occupants while herding cattle outside their village.[81]
1967- 10-4Shag Harbour UFO incidentNACanadaGulf of Maine near Shag Harbour, Nova ScotiaA large illuminated 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. There were other UFO sightings in the area at the time.[82][83]
1969- 1-6Jimmy Carter UFO incidentNAUnited StatesLeary, GeorgiaJimmy Carter (US President 1977–1981) reported seeing an unidentified flying object while at Leary, Georgia in 1969.[84]
1969- 4-12Finnish Air Force sightingEUFinlandPoriSeven disc-shaped objects hovering in formation around 1500–3000 meters were spotted by the air traffic controller and two pilots. When fighter pilot Tarmo Tukeva investigated, they accelerated away.[85]
1969- 9-1Berkshire UFO sightingsNAUnited StatesBerkshire County, MassachusettsFour unrelated families alleged being abducted by a UFO and moved by a ray of light.[86]
1972- 6-271972 UFO sightings in the eastern CapeAFSouth AfricaFort BeaufortA farmer near Fort Beaufort in the eastern Cape fired shots at what he said was an unknown light in the sky. The incident received coverage by international press, and led to businesses capitalizing on the incident, with a tavern calling itself the “UFO Bar” and painting flying saucers on the walls.[87][88]
1973- 10-11Pascagoula AbductionNAUnited StatesPascagoulaMississippiCharles Hickson and Calvin Parker were fishing from a pier on the Pascagoula River when they say that they heard whirring sounds and saw a craft over 30 feet long with flashing lights. Both men say they were paralyzed and then taken by humanoids with “robotic slit-mouths” and “crab-like pincers”.[89]
1974- 1-23Berwyn Mountain UFO incidentEUUnited KingdomLlandrilloMerionethshireNorth WalesAn 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.[90][91]


1975-11-05Travis WaltonNAUnited States; Near Turkey Springs in Apache-Sitgreaves National ForestArizonaLogger Travis Walton disappeared for over 5 days resulting in a police investigation of his coworkers. When questioned on where he had been, Walton said that he had been taken aboard a spacecraft by nearly human creatures.[92] Walton’s alien abduction account is the basis for the book The Walton Experience (1978), the film Fire in the Sky (1993), and the documentary “Alien Abduction: Travis Walton” (2022).[93]
1976- 9-171976 Tehran UFO incidentASIranTehranTehran provinceThe 1976 Tehran UFO Incident was a radar and visual sighting of a UFO over the capital of Iran, during early morning hours. Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors reported losing instrumentation and communications as they approached the object.[94]
1978- 5-10Emilcin AbductionEUPolandEmilcinLublin VoivodeshipPolish farmer Jan Wolski reported that while returning home, two “short, green-faced humanoid entities” wearing black overalls jumped onto his horse-drawn cart and started speaking an incomprehensible language. After about 1000 ft (300 m), he reported seeing a white flying object, from which an alien creature came out and invited Wolski inside. The farmer said that they examined him once inside. [95]
1978- 10-21Valentich disappearanceOC: Australia; VictoriaFrederick Valentich left Moorabbin Airport in a Cessna 182 Skylane, a single-engined light aircraft. At 7:06 PM, he began reporting a strange craft to Melbourne air traffic control. Valentich’s last words were, “That strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again … it is hovering and it’s not an aircraft.”[96] Neither the pilot nor the plane were ever found.[97]
1978- 12-6Zanfretta UFO IncidentEUItalyTorrigliaGenoaItalian nightwatchman Pier Fortunato Zanfretta perceived a red, oval object and phoned his supervisor. During the call, he described non-human creatures that he said were attacking him. He was later found in a state of shock and his experience was adapted into a stage play.[98]
1980- 4-11Arequipa UFO incidentSAPeruArequipa RegionEarly in the morning of April 11, La Joya Air Force Base ordered fighter pilot Oscar Santa María Huertas to intercept an object in restricted air space. Huertas pursued the object in a Sukhoi Su-22 and fired a barrage of 30mm shells into it. According to Huertas the object did not seem damaged and rose to 19,200 meters. He described it as similar in shape to an incandescent lightbulb with a much wider circular silver base and said that it “lacked all the typical components of aircraft. It had no wings, propulsion jets, exhausts, windows, antennae, and so forth”.[99][100][101][102]
1980-12-24 to 1980 -12-24Rendlesham Forest incidentEUUnited KingdomRendlesham ForestSuffolkEnglandUnited States Air Force personnel reported various unusual observations at RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters, two American air bases located in England. Their reports included lights in the sky, a metallic triangular object in the forest, multi-colored lights moving through the forest, and higher levels of radiation.[103]
1981- 1-8Trans-en-Provence caseEUFranceTrans-en-ProvenceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRetired contractor, Renato Nicolai reported the landing of a flying object near his home to local police. Renato believed it to be a military craft. Groupe d’Étude des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non-identifiés (GEPAN), a branch of French Space Agency created to investigate UFOs, conducted an investigation, photographed circular impressions on the ground, and took samples of the area.[104] Skeptics have been critical of the GEPAN investigation which took place 40 days after the initial sighting.[105][106]
1986- 5-19“Night of the UFOs” in BrazilSABrazilSão PauloRio de JaneiroMinas Gerais and GoiásRadar and visual contacts were obtained with multiple ‘bright colorful objects’ in the sky across several states. Mirage 2000 and F-5 fighters were scrambled but failed to intercept, with pilots describing the objects as capable of impossible maneuvers and rapidly accelerating to as much as Mach 15 once approached.[107]
1987- 12-1Ilkley Moor UFO incidentEU: United Kingdom; Ilkley MoorRetired police officer, Philip Spencer, took a photograph of what he said was a strange being on the moor. According to Spencer, the being fled after being photographed and left in a domed craft.[108][109]
1994- 9-16Ariel School UFO incidentAFZimbabweRuwaOver sixty students reported seeing a silver craft land in a field near the school. They described occupants dressed in all black that exited the silver object.[110]
1996-01-20Varginha UFO incidentSABrazilVarginhaMinas GeraisIn 1996, various individuals reported possibly unrelated incidents with what they described as UFOs, creatures, and the Brazilian military.[111] The events are the inspiration for saucer-shaped Varginha water tower, the Nave Espacial de Varginha; the 1998 Brazilian video game Incidente em Varginha; and 1996, a film by director Rodrigo Brandão.[112][113]
1997- 3-13Phoenix LightsNAUnited StatesPhoenix, ArizonaHundreds of people witnessed a series of lights in a “V” pattern moving through Arizona. The incident is unusual for the large number of photographs.[114]

21st century[edit]

2004-3-52004 Mexican UFO incidentNAMexicoCampecheMexican Air Force pilots filmed (initially unidentified) lights in the sky using infrared cameras while searching for drug-smuggling planes. Multiple subsequent investigations identified these as massive burn-off flares from a cluster of off-shore oil platforms in the Bay of Campeche.[115][116][117]
2004-11-14USS Nimitz UFO incidentNAUnited States; Off the coast of San Diego, CaliforniaSeveral pilots from VFA-41 squadron flying Super Hornets from the USS Nimitz, were directed by the USS Princeton to intercept one of several unidentified flying objects detected by radar. The pilots reported a visual encounter and recorded an infrared video. The Navy has verified that the video was taken by Navy personnel and has stated that it has not yet identified the nature of the sightings which they classify as unexplained aerial phenomena.[118][119][120]
2006-11-72006 O’Hare International Airport UFO sightingNAUnited StatesChicago, IllinoisUnited Airlines employees and pilots reported sightings of a saucer-shaped, unlit craft hovering over a Chicago O’Hare Airport terminal, before appearing to leave with a rapid vertical rise.[121]
2007-4-232007 Alderney UFO sightingEUBailiwick of GuernseyAlderneyTwo airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderney.[122]
2007-11-28 to 2011-12-13Dudley DoritoEUUnited KingdomWest Midlands conurbationThe Dudley Dorito were 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.[123][124]
2008-6-20Wales UFO sightingsEUUnited Kingdom; Various cities, WalesAccording 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.[125]
2009-1-5Morristown UFO hoaxNAUnited StatesMorristown, New JerseyIn the evening, 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 that they had organized a UFO hoax, meant as a “social experiment”.[126]
2010-1-25Harbour Mille incidentNACanadaHarbour MilleNewfoundland and LabradorAt least three UFOs that looked like missiles but emitted no noise were spotted over Harbour Mille.[127]
2014-6-2 to 2015-3-10USS Theodore Roosevelt UFO incidentsNAUnited StatesEast Coast of the United StatesMultiple UFO radar-visual encounters by United States Navy pilots over a period of nine months. Videos of two of the encounters were released. The Navy has verified that the videos were taken by Navy personnel and has stated that it has not yet identified the nature of the sightings which they classify as unexplained aerial phenomena.[128][129]
2021-2-21Pilot’s UFO sighting over New MexicoNAUnited StatesClaytonNew MexicoThe pilot, at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,278 m) reported seeing a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a “cruise missile type of thing” moving really fast right over the top of them according to published audio. American Airlines confirmed that the radio transmission came from flight 2292. FAA a few days later stated: “A pilot reported seeing an object over New Mexico shortly after noon local time on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.”[130]
2023-1-28 to 2023-2-13List of high-altitude object events in 2023ICUnited StatesCanadaColombiaCosta Rica, and VenezuelaMultiple airborne objects, sometimes reported in mainstream media as UFOs, were observed and sometimes shot down by military aircraft. Many of the objects were reported as meteorology or espionage balloons.[131][132][133]

By location

The lists below contain UFO reports mentioned above along with less notable UFO reports from the specific areas.

See also

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Notes and references

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  55. ^ Something in the air: 50 years ago, UFOs streaked over D.C. The Seattle Times
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  58. ^ Griffin, Buddy (Fall 2002). Lilly, John (ed.). “The Legend of the Flatwoods Monster”Goldenseal. State of West Virginia, Department of Commerce. 28 (3): 56–61.
  59. ^ “The day UFOs hovered over Fiorentina’s Stadio Artemio Franchi”BBC Sport.
  60. ^ “The day UFOs stopped play”BBC News. 24 October 2014.
  61. ^ Siege of ‘Little Green Men’ – The 1955 Kelly, Kentucky, Incident Archived 2009-08-14 at the Wayback Machine Skeptical Inquirer
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  64. ^ Cooper, Gordon; Henderson, Bruce (2000). Leap of Faith. New York: HarperCollins. pp. 81–86. ISBN 0-06-019416-2OCLC 59538671.
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  81. ^ French Get a Look at Nation’s UFO Files Washington Post
  82. ^ Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia Library and Archives of Canada
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  84. ^ Carter files report on UFO sighting Archived 2010-02-09 at the Wayback Machine
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