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UFO sightings in US were up during lockdown

By T.K. Randall
September 2, 2020 · Comment icon 9 comments

An increasing number of people have been watching the skies. Image Credit: PD - Max Pixel
It turns out that more people than ever have been watching the skies during the coronavirus pandemic.
It might not be the most obvious pastime, but scanning the heavens for signs of UFOs has been an increasingly popular activity in recent months, thanks in no small part to the coronavirus lockdown that left millions unable to do much of anything else while outside of their own homes.

According to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) - a nonprofit organization that invesigates and catalogues UFO sightings in the United States - there has been a 51% increase in the number of UFO sightings over this time last year.

Out of more than 5,000 such sightings, 20% occurred in April alone - which happens to coincide with the height of the coronavirus lockdown in the US.
"In a time of crisis, we look elsewhere for salvation, even if it means looking to the stars," said NUFORC director Peter Davenport.

Back in January, a poll by Ipsos found that 57% of Americans believe that there is life elsewhere in the universe and 45% are under the impression that aliens had visited Earth.

A similar poll by Pipilsay in February found that 61% wanted the US government to declassify and release all available information on the topic of UFOs.

Source: Fox News | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by khol 4 years ago
UFO sightings in US were up during lockdown Im confused...I mean most sightings, the majority I mean...are usually  " up " are'nt they ??    .Like they wouldnt be flyin if they wernt up  
Comment icon #2 Posted by thedutchiedutch 4 years ago
Makes sense.
Comment icon #3 Posted by johncbdg 4 years ago
Good people with plenty time on there hands looking at the skies, i did read some where if any one watched the skies above you for 2 hours then you would see a UFO
Comment icon #4 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
Sure, i can see this, by definition UFO is just unidentified flying objects only a real loon would try to say it means anything more. Heck i see them pretty much any time i look to the skies, birds, planes, planets, satellites, etc natural earthy objects that i simply do not know what they are at that moment, Few weeks back, late afternoon overcast and i was watching one of the big old turkey buzzards we have around here, i see a weird yellowish dot, moving oddly,  and much to my surprise its a sky lantern caught in some good currents, really fascinating to watch, never saw one aloft in the d... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by ChrLzs 4 years ago
Judging by the lack of any new decent sightings, it's all about quantity and the fact these poeple have barely ever looked up before, rather than quality.
Comment icon #6 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
Im guessing depending on the poll ghost sighting, are up too
Comment icon #7 Posted by Trelane 4 years ago
Lots of people staying at home certainly. Meanwhile, alcohol and marijuana (where legal) sales have remained the same or increased. I'm sure all those sightings are free of influence from booze or jazz cabbage. Hard pass.
Comment icon #8 Posted by ufoguy 4 years ago
We are being visited by aliens
Comment icon #9 Posted by toast 4 years ago

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