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.
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