There have been innumerable UFO sightings in history. Yet, once you start to research any of this, they typically end in an individual’s delusions, mistakes or pranks. However, it’s difficult to dismiss UFO sightings when they’re in public places and in front of the watchful eyes of a large number of witnesses.
While the existence of extraterrestrial beings is debatable, some of these UFO sightings are so vividly recorded that they seem to be plausible E.T. visits. Are they aliens from a different universe? No one knows. All we’re saying is that the biggest of skeptics would think twice after reading these accounts.
Here are 10 of the most intriguing UFO sightings that have not yet been proven to be fake:
10. The Battle of Los Angeles
In the early hours of February 26th of 1942 radar signals spotted bizarre flying objects 120 miles west of Los Angeles. A Coast Artillery Colonel even spotted ‘about 25 planes at 12,000 feet’ over Los Angeles. Over the next few hours ‘swarms’ of planes (even balloons) were reported flying at varying altitudes at speeds ranging from ‘very slow’ to 200 miles per hour.
The populace started panicking at the prospect of a possible Japanese attack. This was less than three months after the US entered World War II, and the naval intelligence had indicated that a Japanese strike could be expected within the next ten hours.
While the Air Force fired close to 1,400 rounds of ammunition, they hit nothing. Later on, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox dismissed the fiasco by calling it a ‘false alarm.’ (source)
9. Levelland UFO Case
On the night of November 2nd, 1957, Police received over 15 calls from anxious Texas residents about a bizarre flying object in the sky. Two immigrant farm workers, Pedro Saucedo and Joe Salaz described the object as a ‘flash of light’ flying overhead with a rush of air. This also caused the lights and engine of their truck to go dead.
Saucedo said in a statement, “I jumped out of the truck and hit the dirt because I was afraid. I called to Joe but he didn’t get out. The thing passed directly over my truck with a great sound and rush of wind. It sounded like thunder and my truck rocked from the flash…I felt a lot of heat.”
Other witnesses described the object as a blue-green and egg-shaped UFO. The US Air Force dismissed the incident as ball lightning or a severe electrical storm. However, weather reports suggest otherwise. (source)
8. Pennsylvania UFO Mystery
On December 9th, 1965 several residents of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania saw a flying object that looked like a streak of green fire across the sky. They were not alone. Thousands across at least six U.S. states and Ontario, Canada saw the same. The object reportedly dropped hot metal debris over Michigan and northern Ohio, starting some grass fires and caused sonic booms in Western Pennsylvania. In 2005, NASA called it a Russian satellite. However, Soviet officials insisted that the object was not theirs.
After journalist Leslie Keen filed a Freedom of Information Act case against NASA, the organization revealed in 2009 that the relevant documents on the case were missing. (source)
7. The Hudson Valley UFO
Hudson Valley has witnessed over 5,000 UFO sightings since 1982 – the most in history. However, a particular night stands out, just by the number of eye-witnesses. Over 300 residents called a local UFO hotline on March 24th, 1983 and reported the same huge V-shaped lights in the sky.
The object apparently moved up the Taconic parkway and cruised over the community of Yorktown. One observer said it was ‘as large as an aircraft carrier.’
However, the most striking account was from the guards at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant. The UFO apparently hovered over an active nuclear reactor for a few minutes, and came as close as thirty feet. It also seemed to be interested in the Croton Falls Reservoir. It apparently used a red beam to probe the water.
The incident has been vividly captured in the book ‘Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings’, authored by Dr. J Allen Hynek and Philip J. Imbrogno who were part of a group of UFO researchers who investigated the case.
While they did find evidence that the object may be a group of small planes flying out of Stormville Airport, it still leaves a lot of unanswered questions. That’s because none of the observers who saw both the planes and the object thought they were the same.(source)
6. New Jersey Turnpike UFO
Around half-a-dozen witnesses including local off-duty Police Officer Lt. Dan Tarrant saw several V-shaped yellow lights on July 14th, 2001. The incident was much like the Phoenix Lights, another V formation that appeared near Phoenix back in March 1997.
Tarrant told ABC News, “16 golden-orange colored lights, several in a V-type formation. Others were scattered around the V.” He also said the lights were visible for about 10 minutes, and faded one-by-one.
One of the witnesses also used infrared night-vision glasses with a rangefinder. According to him the lights were just 1,800 feet up, yet there were no visible outlines of a vessel. Several witnesses who had night-vision equipment described a flare-out as the lights disappeared. A military veteran also said that he saw smoke.
Colm Kelleher of the National Institute of Discovery Science believes the Jersey Lights could be a set of military flares. However, the Federal Aviation Administration said that there were no military operations in the area. Moreover, no pilots flying in or out of the nearby Newark Airport reported seeing anything. (source)