The topic of whether life on extra-terrestrial exists or not is very debatable. While scientists are trying day in and out to find signs of life beyond earth, several people claim from time to time to have witnessed UFOs that hint at extra-terrestrial intelligence.
Here are a few of such UFO sighting stories that make you question your belief twice:
1. The O’Hare International Airport saucer
In 2006 as the United Flight 446 was set to depart from Chicago’s O’Hare international airport on 7th November, a dozen employees spotted an odd metallic craft hovering over the gate. They reported that the flying object hung in the air for a couple of minutes before it sped back into the clouds.
However, the stranger part is that the UFO did not get registered on the airport’s radar. Surprisingly, the FFA declined to pursue this matter and ended the prospect of an investigation, saying it was a water phenomenon.
2. Sighting of the Drowned UFOs
Lieutenant Colonel Richard French’s job was to explain away the UFO phenomenon on behalf of the government in the 1950s. However, the problem was that he had actually seen alien ships during his tenure. In 2013, at a Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, Lt. Col. French revealed the truth of his UFO sighting as a young man for the first time. He said he saw two UFOs that had crashed and soon took off from the water of St. John’s, Newfoundland. However, he never mentioned them in his reports.
3. The wave of Belgium UFOs
Belgium reported the longest series of UFO sightings in November 1989, ending in April 1990. Nearly 13,500 people claimed that they witnessed large triangular flying objects hovering in the sky.
In the spring of 1990, a group of military fighter pilots was stationed to investigate the sightings by following some unidentifiable objects. However, the objects went out of range before they could investigate further. Accordingly, they dismissed the series of sightings as a harmless mystery that remains among the largest of so-called UFO sightings to date.
Bonus: Unexplained aerial phenomenon
Videos leaked in 2007 and 2017 showed Pentagon pursuing to clear up any misconceptions on whether or not a viral video clip in circulation was real. In the video, unidentified objects were seen hovering in the air and spinning above water, as two navy pilots remarked in confusion over the disk-shaped “objects.”
That said, everyone seems to have an opinion regarding extra-terrestrial life and the efforts toward establishing contact with entities from outer space. While some think it is a made-up concoction, others are vocal in their speculations and conspiracy theories.
However, the fact that new flying saucer sightings pop up in the news every other year baffles and fascinates us. Given the record sightings and stories that follow, scientists will continue pursuing this field while people like us marvel at spine-chilling stories that keep improving with time.