Back in the 70s, there were documented reports of UFOs flying over lonely American countrysides and the US believed they were Russian spies!
Before writing this, we have to think in the vastness of the Universe which contains hundreds of billions of galaxies, each of which can be composed of up to billions and billions of stars. The majority of these stars have at least one planet each. These planetary systems form out of an intense mixture of elements, regarded as necessary for “life”. So, scientists find it hard to accept that the remarkable mix of circumstances that resulted in “life” only occurred on Earth, and not on the trillions of other planets in the Universe.
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is estimated to have up to 400 billion stars. If each of those has five planets, we’d have two trillion planets in our galaxy alone. And we understand now there are more galaxies in the cosmos than there are planets in the Milky Way.
According to a science report, they have stated 120 incidents of UFO sightings from the past two decades, and a possibility of Earth having been visited by aliens.
Here is a list of the sightings:
- In 1440 BCE: Fiery disks Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt according 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.
- 218 BCE ships in the sky Rome, Italia Roman Republic Livy 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”.
- 76 BCE spark from a falling star unknown Roman Republic According 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.
- 74 BCE flame-like pithoi from the sky Phrygia, Asia Roman Republic According 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.
- 1561-04-14 1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg Nuremberg Holy Roman Empire Residents 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. The broadsheet claims that witnesses observed hundreds of spheres, cylinders and other odd-shaped objects that moved erratically overhead.
- 1803-02-22 or 03-24 Utsuro-bune at Haratono-hama Eastern shore Japan On 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 fishermen 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. Some UFO believers think this story was a credible document of a close encounter of the third kind in Japan. Historians and Ethnologists consider it folklore.
- 1954-10-27 Fiorentina Stadium Massive Sighting Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence Italy A 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.
- 1955-08-21/22 Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter A farmhouse near Hopkinsville, Kentucky United States After 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.
- 09-19 Betty and Barney Hill abduction South of Lancaster on Route 3, New Hampshire United States The first widely publicized alien abduction experience. The Hills saw a huge flying disk while driving home in their car at late evening and later claimed they were abducted and medically examined by small extraterrestrials.
- 1973-10-11 Pascagoula Abduction Near Pascagoula at the Pascagoula River, Mississippi United States Two men fishing on the river claimed to be abducted by strange-looking humanoids.
- 1978-05-10 Emilcin Abduction Emilcin, Lublin Voivodeship Poland A 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.
- 2021-02-21 Pilot’s UFO sighting over New Mexico Clayton, New Mexico United States The pilot, at an altitude of 37,000 feet 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.”
These mysterious sightings still have no conclusive answers, and while some might be aliens invading our Earth, others have the appearance of angels, as described in our Holy Books. Our tremendous Universe has millions of hidden phenomena that humans will only discover in eternity, and in the meantime, we observe, glean and conclude but still have not discovered the innumerable secrets hidden in the stars and beyond. Time will reveal all things in everlastingness immortality in the afterlife.