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Is this the best time to look for UFOs ?

Posted on Sunday, 24 May, 2020 | Comment icon 5 comments

Have you seen anything unusual in the sky during lockdown ? Image Credit:
Low pollution levels and fewer aircraft during lockdown could make this an ideal opportunity to go sky-watching.
In many parts of the world, the usual patchwork of crisscrossing contrails covering the sky has been replaced with a clear blue emptiness - the perfect conditions, some have argued, for venturing out into your garden, grabbing a camera, and looking towards the heavens for anything anomalous.

The reduction in air pollution has also made it possible to see objects in the sky over a much longer distance than would normally be possible.

"This is an excellent time for sky-watching," said former MoD UFO investigator Nick Pope.

"Because so many UFO sightings turn out to be misidentifications of aircraft or aircraft lights, the massive reduction in flying has cleared the skies, leaving people better able to search for the source."
While there have been larger numbers of sightings in some areas than in others over the years - the so-called UFO 'hotspots' - it is still viable to look to the skies just about anywhere.

"There's no easy answer to the question of UFO hotspots," said Pope. "It's a complex mix, where one has to take account of total population, population density, light pollution, proximity to flight paths and military bases and a whole host of other factors."

"The media plays a big part too. Sometimes, if a local newspaper runs a story about a UFO sighting, they'll end with a request for other witnesses to contact the newsdesk."

Suffice to say, if you do see anything unusual in the sky, please let us know in the comments below.

Source: Coventry Telegraph | Comments (5)

Tags: UFO, Nick Pope

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by XenoFish on 24 May, 2020, 11:42
Makes sense. If nothing else at least a clear night sky is good for stargazing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by fred_mc on 24 May, 2020, 12:08
It's already a bit too late I think. I have seen that the number of planes in the air has already started increasing considerably again. (I live in southernmost Sweden not so far from the airport of Copenhagen in Denmark so I see many low-altitude planes under approach to the airport, many of them are coming from Asian cities.)
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats on 24 May, 2020, 17:10
Best time to see a ufo? From what i have gather from a few alleged ufo reports here and out on the net Is go to a lake or river with a good friend or date, partake in some sort of liquid and or chemical party favors , years later tell a story of the thing you guys saw in the sky that made you a full believer that aliens are here because what you saw no way no how was it of this earth, Get angry if someone doesnt believe your story that lacks any proof. I see ufos , things in the sky and i don't know what they really are basically daily, lots of people do, but i dont make that jump to it can on... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by TrumanB on 25 May, 2020, 14:20
in theory yes, in reality it probably makes no difference.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hazzard on 26 May, 2020, 16:03
Skywatching?... Sadly, to be able to do that people have to look away from their phones for a minute, and we all know thats not going to happen. Especially not the screen generation.

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