Here we bring you 5 of the most controversial UFO sightings in history. Every day, thousands of people somewhere in the world witness a UFO sighting or at least believe to have witnessed. Are we being visited by extraterrestrial beings even today? If so is there any evidence to back up these claims? Among all these sightings, some are more credible, others are registered, some are corroborated by more than one person, and a few transcend the barrier and are minted by the public almost like a confirmed fact.
Here we bring you our 5 controversial UFO sightings:
Belgium, 1989-1990 For more than five months, about 13,500 people claimed to have seen large, silent black triangles flying low in the sky of Belgium. About 2,600 witnesses submitted written statements, making it the most widely reported UFO sighting. The Belgian UFO wave peaked with the events of the night of 30/31 March 1990. On that night unknown objects were tracked on radar and even chased by two Belgian Air Force F-16s.
Roswell, 1947 This famous incident occurred in New Mexico, USA, in July 1947. At that time a UFO crash-landed on a ranch near Roswell. The most popular theory is that it was a spaceship with extraterrestrial life. Since the late 70s the Roswell incident has been greatly expanded and studied with numerous theories emerging throughout the years, becoming the hub of a great controversy. On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut, issued a press release stating that personnel from the field’s 509th Operations Group had recovered a “flying disc”, which had crashed on a ranch near Roswell.
Kenneth Arnold, 1947 The UFO case of a pilot, who claimed to have seen nine bright saucer shaped objects flying at supersonic speeds near Mount Rainier in Washington, he made history by imposing the term “flying saucer” in the press and public opinion from there and forever.
Sao Paulo, 1986 Twenty UFO sightings and detected by radar in Brazil, disappeared when military aircraft rushed to the area to intercept them. Experts attribute the sighting to debris ejected by the Soviet space station Salyut-7. But those who actually had the opportunity to witness the sighting do not agree with this hypothesis.
Teherán, 1976 A UFO flying at high speed passed above the capital of Iran, disabling the electronic instrumentation of two F-4 Phantom II who were sent to intercept and blocking the ground control team. Iranian general said that the object did not seem of terrestrial origin. The incident, recorded in a four-page U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report distributed to at least the White House, Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), remains one of the most well-documented military encounters with anomalous phenomena in history, and various senior Iranian military officers directly involved with the events have gone on public record stating their belief that the object was not of terrestrial origin.
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