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UFO enthusiasts celebrate 'World UFO Day'

By T.K. Randall
July 2, 2016 · Comment icon 8 comments

Today is a good time to look to the skies. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Jim Trottier
Today marks the anniversary of the famous UFO crash that occurred in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
Intended to help raise awareness of "the undoubted existence of UFOs", World UFO Day is a special event for UFO enthusiasts and researchers as well as for disclosure advocates who are attempting to encourage world governments to reveal what they know about UFOs.

The day also commemorates the best known UFO case of them all - that of the object which crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico and was later covered up by the military.
While the event has since become synonymous with the UFO phenomenon in popular culture, the truth of what happened that day will likely continue to remain shrouded in mystery for all time.

In some places World UFO Day is also celebrated over a week earlier on June 24th to coincide with another key event in the history of the phenomenon - the sighting by pilot Kenneth Arnold of several unidentified objects near Mount Rainier, Washington in 1947.

He later revealed to the press that "they flew erratic, like a saucer if you skip it across the water", a quote that would go on to coin the term "flying saucer" - and thus the phenomenon was born.

Source: Independent | Comments (8)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by BadChadB33 8 years ago
July 2 they arrive!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by UFOwatcher 8 years ago
I,m watching but all I see is rain here in the Mid-West USA. There will be fireworks (not the alien kind) tonight assuming the rain holds off.
Comment icon #3 Posted by freetoroam 8 years ago
There were 1,306 responses to our survey which asked if readers thought the truth was out there. not a lot of readers responded really, I would imaging the non believers just could not be bothered with this tat survey.   
Comment icon #4 Posted by Kurzweil 8 years ago
Dang nabbit! World ufo day and I missed it. I should have bought balloons and a cake. Maybe next year I'll remember this huge world event so I can properly celebrate it.  Nah.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sweetpumper 8 years ago
Missed it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by TonopahRick 8 years ago
I missed it too.  I wonder if any aliens came down to party?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Myles 8 years ago
Nope, just weather balloons, airplanes and some ball lightning.     It's odd the they would call it National UFO day when they are referring to alien crafts.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sweetpumper 8 years ago
Yeah, they were just plasma ball paradoliolia fireworks.

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