Sunday, August 22, 2010

List of UFO sightings

List of UFO sightings
Before 2000
Date Name City, State Country Description Kind of Close Encounter Sources
1886-08-12 José Bonilla Observation Zacatecas Observatory Mexico While observing sun spots, Director Bonilla of Zacatecas Observatory counted at least 283 objects crossing the disc of the sun. He was not able to maintain his count as so many objects appeared simultaneously. Some photographs were taken, however, and are said to be the oldest photographs of UFOs in the world. 0 [1]
1886-10-24 Maracaibo Incidence Maracaibo Venezuela In a letter printed in the December 18, 1886 issue of Scientific American, page 389, the US consul of Venezuela in Maracaibo reported the sighting of a UFO. A bright object, accompanied with a humming noise, appeared during thunderstorm over a hut near Maracaibo. Afterward, the people in the hut displayed symptoms similar to radiation poisoning. Nine days later the trees surrounding the hut withered and died. 2 [2][3][4]
1897-04-19 Aurora Texas UFO Incident Aurora, Texas United States There were reports of an alleged UFO crash and a burial of its alien pilot in the local cemetery. 3 [5][6]
1908-06-30 Tunguska event Podkamennaya Tunguska River Russian Empire A massive explosion, conjectured to be from a comet or meteoroid. But it is also believed by UFO conspiracy theorists to be an exploding UFO. 2 [7][8]
1917-08-13, 09-13, 10-13 The Miracle of the Sun Fatima Portugal Thousands of people witnessed what looked like the sun gyrate and descend. This was later reinterpreted by Jacques Vallée, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada as a possible UFO sighting, but not recognized as such due to cultural differences. 1 [9][10][11]
1926 Sightings by Nicholas Roerich Unknown, possibly Nepal (the Himalayas) Nicholas Roerich's travel diary mentions that his travelling party encountered a metallic silver disc hovering above the Himalayas. They observed the disc through binoculars for some time until it disappeared behind the peaks. 1 [12]
1940s Foo fighter Small metallic spheres and colorful balls of light repeatedly spotted and occasionally photographed by bomber crews all over the world during World War II. 1 [13][14]
1942 Hopeh Incident Hopeh China A UFO was spotted and photographed. 1 [15]
1942-02-24 Battle of Los Angeles Los Angeles, California United States Unidentified aerial objects trigger the firing of thousands of anti-aircraft rounds and raise the wartime alert status. 1 [16][17]
1946 Ghost rockets Scandinavia Objects were sighted repeatedly over Scandinavia; Swedish Defense Staff expressed concern. 1 [18]
1946-05-18 UFO-Memorial Ängelholm Ängelholm Municipality Sweden Gösta Karlsson reports seeing a UFO and its alien passengers. A model of a flying saucer is now erected at the site. 3 [19]
1947-06-21 Maury Island incident Washington United States Harold A. Dahl reported that his dog was killed and his son was injured by encounters with UFOs. He also claimed that a witness was threatened by the Men in Black. 2 [20]
1947-06-24 Kenneth Arnold Unidentified Flying Object Sighting Washington United States The UFO sighting that sparked the name flying saucers. 2 [21]
1947-07-08 Roswell UFO incident Roswell, New Mexico United States United States Army Air Forces allegedly captures a flying saucer. 3 [22]
1948 Green fireballs United States Objects reported over several United States military bases; an official investigation followed. 1 [23]
1948-01-07 Mantell UFO Incident Kentucky United States US Air Force sent a fighter pilot to investigate a UFO sighting over Fort Knox, Kentucky; the pilot was killed while pursuing the UFO. 2 [24]
1948-10-01 Gorman Dogfight North Dakota United States A US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakota. 1 [25][26]
1950 Mariana UFO Incident Great Falls, Montana United States The manager of Great Falls' pro baseball team took color film of two UFOs flying over Great Falls. The film was extensively analyzed by the US Air Force and independent investigators. 1 [27]
1951-08-25 Lubbock Lights Lubbock, Texas United States Lights were repeatedly spotted flying over the city. Witnesses included professors from Texas Tech University and photographed by a Texas Tech student. 1 [28]
1952-07-13 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident Washington, D.C. United States A series of sightings in July 1952 accompanied radar contacts at three separate airports in the Washington area. The sightings made front page headlines around the nation, and ultimately lead to the formation of the Robertson Panel by the CIA. 1 [29]
1952-07-24 Carson Sink UFO incident Nevada United States Two pilots saw three unusual Delta-wing aircraft flying in a V-formation over Carson Sink. 1 [30]
1952-09-12 Flatwoods monster Flatwoods, West Virginia United States 6 local boys and a woman report seeing a UFO land and a bizarre-looking creature near the landing site. 3 [31][32][33]
June, 1953 Otis AFB Falmouth, Massachusetts United States A U.S Air Force radar operator and pilot bailed out over Otis Air Force Base because of engine failure. They were chasing a UFO. Plane and operator never seen again. Pilot lives and the canopy is the only thing recovered. 1 [34]
1953-08-12 Ellsworth UFO Case Bismarck, North Dakota United States A UFO appearing as a red glowing light is witnessed by 45 people. The sighting takes place over a two night period. 1 [35]
1953-11-23 Felix Moncla Lake Superior United States - Canada U.S Air Force Pilot disappears while pursuing a UFO. 1 [36]
1955-08-21 Kelly-Hopkinsville encounter Kentucky United States A group of strange, goblin-like creatures are reported to have attacked a family. The family shot at them several times with little or no effect. 3 [37]
1957 Antonio Villas Boas São Francisco de Sales Brazil Antonio Villas Boas claimed to have been abducted and examined by aliens. He also claimed to have had sex with an alien woman while aboard the UFO. 4 [38]
1957-05-20 Milton Torres 1957 UFO Encounter East Anglia United Kingdom US Air Force fighter pilot Milton Torres reports that he was ordered to interecept and fire on a UFO displaying "very unusual flight patterns" over East Anglia. Ground radar operators had tracked the object for some time before Torres' plane was scrambled to intercept. 1 [39]
1957-11-02 Levelland UFO Case Levelland, Texas United States Numerous motorists reported seeing a glowing, egg-shaped object which caused their vehicle's engines to shut down. When the object flew away, their vehicles restarted without a problem. 2 [40]
1959 Dyatlov Pass incident Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Mysterious deaths of experienced skiers in the Urals is believed to have been caused by "unidentified orange spheres" and an "unknown compelling force". 2 [41]
1961-09-19 Betty and Barney Hill abduction New Hampshire United States A widely publicized alien abduction experience. 4 [42]
1964-04-24 Lonnie Zamora Socorro, New Mexico United States Police officer Zamora reports a close encounter. 3 [43]
1965 Exeter incident Exeter, New Hampshire United States UFO observed by a teenager and two police officers. 1 [44]
1965-12-01 Adhara Observatory UFO Lunar Transit San Miguel Argentina At 8.30 pm the Adhara Observatory received several calls concerning strange objects visible on the moon. The staff of the observatory photographed the moon in fixed intervals, which revealed disk shaped objects flying in front of the moon. A few minutes later, three strange luminous objects flew over La Plata. 0 [45]
1965-12-09 Kecksburg UFO incident Kecksburg, Pennsylvania United States Mass sighting of a falling UFO, followed by a cordoning-off of the crash site. 1 [46]
1966 The Mothman Prophecies Point Pleasant, West Virginia United States A wave of sightings of a winged humanoid is reported to be connected to other mysterious events including sightings of UFOs. 1 [47]
1966-01-11 Wanaque Reservoir UFO Wanaque Reservoir, Wanaque, New Jersey United States UFO in the form of a bright light seen in the vicinity of Wanaque Reservoir, led to traffic jams and overloaded police communications networks. The UFO shifted color on a continuing basis. It shot a beam of light down towards the ice near the dam, maintained its position for another half hour and flew off to the southeast. Another UFO, sighted the next night near Wanaque, was observed flying in zigzag pattern. The mayor, Warren Hagstrom, as well as Chief of Police Floyd Elston and captain Joe Sisco watched the craft for some time.Two reserve officers, Sgt.Ben Thompson and patolman Edward Wester, also witnessed the craft along with a number of other observers. 1 [48]
1966-04-06 Westall UFO Clayton South, Victoria Australia A sighting by hundreds of people. Witnesses of "The Clayton Incident" still gather for reunions. 1 [49]
1966-04-17 Portage County UFO chase Ohio United States Several police officers pursue a UFO for 30 minutes. 1 [50]
1966-10-11 The Grinning Man Elizabeth, New Jersey United States A Tall man with no nose or ears is sighted in a neighborhood shortly after UFO sighting. 2
1967-03-05 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States UFO appears to hover over area, strike teams are called in to confront the vessel. 1 [51]
1967-03-?? Malmstrom AFB Incident Malmstrom A.F.B. United States 1 [51]
1967-05-20 Falcon Lake Incident Falcon Lake, Manitoba Canada A UFO's exhaust allegedly burns a man. 2 [52]
1967-08-29 Close encounter of Cussac Cussac, Cantal France A young brother and sister claim to have witnessed a UFO and its occupants. 3 [53]
1967-10-04 Shag Harbour incident Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada A UFO was seen crashing into Shag Harbor. A Canadian naval search followed, and the incident is officially referred to as a UFO crash. 2 [54][55]
1967-12-03 Schirmer Abduction Ashland, Nebraska United States Sergeant Herbert Schirmer claimed he was abducted. 4 [56]
1967 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States Air Force claims unidentifiable craft "attacks" air base, specifically the missile silos. (the "attack" was two beams of light, one of which appeared to be an offensive weapon. One of numerous cases involving the base, which is home to a nuclear weapon launch silos and stockpiles.) 1 [51]
1968-6-6 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States UFO hovers over a silo, then leaves. After the UFO leaves, personnel discover that the missile was armed and in launch mode, and the nuclear warhead was armed. 2 [51]
1968-10-25 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States 1 [51][57][58]
1969-01-01 Prince George sightings Prince George, British Columbia Canada Three unrelated witnesses reported a strange, round object in the late afternoon sky. The sphere radiated a yellow-orange light and appeared to ascend from 2,000 feet (610 m) to 10,000 feet (3,000 m). 1 [59]
1969 Jimmy Carter UFO incident Leary, Georgia United States Jimmy Carter's sighting. 1 [60]
1970s Barry DeLong UFO incident Somerset County, Maine United States Sheriff Barry A. DeLong witnessed a UFO: "They were hovering about 15 feet (4.6 m) from my cruiser, late at night. It had fixed, spinning lights. The craft was a huge oval shape. I knew it wasn't a jet fighter. It slowly started backing off toward Sugarloaf, and then at a terrific speed." 1 [61]
1970-04-24 Border incident between Russia and China 1000 kilometres north-east of Ulan Bator Mongolia In the border area between Russia and China, air traffic controllers from both nations observe multiple unidentified flying objects. The Russians believed they were Chinese and vice versa. On April 24, 1970, a Russian bomber disappeared during a flight from Moscow to Vladivostok. On the same day many of these objects were observed, with attempts to shoot them down a failure. Using triangulation it was calculated that the UFOs came from an area 1000 kilometres north-east of Ulan Bator. The area was bombed by a hundred Russian planes, allegedly destroying a secret tunnel system. There were also rumours that nuclear weapons were used in the attack. This was officially referred to as a spring maneuver and a small border conflict. 2 [62][63]
1971-09-04 Lake Cote UFO Arenal, Alajuela Costa Rica An UFO was photographed during a mapping mission from an airborne camera over Lake Cote, Costa Rica. No crew member saw the object at the time, but the image was captured on film. 1 [64][65]
1973-10-11 Pascagoula Abduction Mississippi United States Alien abduction occurs while the victims were fishing on the Pascagoula River. 4 [66]
1974-01-23 Berwyn Mountain UFO incident Llandrillo, Merionethshire, North Wales United Kingdom An alleged UFO crash involving lights in the sky being observed moments before a large impact shock. The cause of the incident was soon revealed as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. 1 [67][68]
1975-01-12 North Hudson Park UFO sightings North Bergen, New Jersey United States Considered a close encounter of the second and third kind, the case introduced Budd Hopkins to UFO research, a key figure in future alien abduction research. Researcher Jerome Clark cites the incident as one of the best-documented, since the story was corroborated by numerous independent witnesses. 2 [69]
1975-11-05 Travis Walton Arizona United States Logger Travis Walton reports being abducted by aliens for five days. Walton's six workmates claimed to have witnessed the UFO at the start of his abduction. Walton described the event and its aftermath in The Walton Experience, which was dramatized in the film Fire in the Sky. 4 [66]
1976-06-22 1976 Canary Isles sightings Canary Islands Spain Several lights and a spherical transparent blue craft, piloted by two beings was reported. 1 [70]
1976-08-20 Allagash Abductions Maine United States Four campers claimed to have been abducted by alien beings in the Allagash wilderness. 4 [71]
1976-09-19 1976 Tehran UFO incident Tehran Iran A UFO disabled the electronic equipment of two F-4 interceptor aircraft, along with ground control equipment. The event is well documented in the U.S. DIA report. The Iranian generals involved in the incident stated object was extraterrestrial. 2 [72]
1977 Colares UFO flap Colares Brazil A bewildering account of an island attacked by UFOs shooting harmful beam sof radioactive light at the residents. 2 [73]
1978-05-10 Emilcin Abduction Emilcin Poland A man in Emilcin, Poland is said to have been abducted by "grays." There is now a memorial at the site. 4 [74]
1978-10-21 Valentich Disappearance Victoria Australia Contacting air traffic control, an Australian pilot reported sighting a UFO before his aircraft vanished. 1 [75][76]
1978-12-21 Kaikoura lights South Island New Zealand A series of sightings by a Safe Air freight plane; the airplane was escorted by strange lights that changed color and size. 1 [77]
1979-08-27 Val Johnson Incident Marshall County, Minnesota United States A deputy sheriff spotted a bright light which appeared to have collided with his patrol car and damaged it. The deputy also suffered temporary retinal damage from the "light". 2 [78][79]
1979-11-09 Robert Taylor incident Livingston United Kingdom A forester, Bob Taylor, was pulled by two spiked globes towards a UFO, which stood on a clearing. He lost consciousness and afterwards had trouble walking and speaking. He also was constantly thirsty for several days. 4 [80]
1979-11-11 Manises UFO Incident Valencia Spain Three large UFOs forced a commercial flight to make an emergency landing at Manises airport. 1 [81]
1980s Hudson Valley UFO sightings Hudson Valley United States A UFO flap during the eighties and early nineties, involving thousands of reports of similarly-shaped UFOs. They were first observed by a retired policeman in Kent, New York, late on New Year's Eve, 1981. The 1984 "Incident at Indian Point" was one of these sightings. 1 [82]
1980-12-28 Rendlesham Forest Incident Suffolk, England United Kingdom A sighting which was first thought to be a downed aircraft. 2 [83]
1980-12-29 Cash-Landrum incident Dayton, Texas United States A huge diamond-shaped UFO irradiates three witnesses, who all needed treatment for radiation poisoning. The UFO was escorted by military helicopters. The victims have since sued the US Government. 2 [84]
1986-11-17 Japan Air Lines flight 1628 incident Alaska United States A group of UFOs flew alongside Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 for 50 minutes above Northeastern Alaska. One of the objects trailing behind the Boeing 747 was detected by military radar. 1 [85]
1990-03-30 Belgian UFO wave Ans, Wallonia Belgium Mass sighting of large, silent, low-flying black triangles, which were tracked by multiple NATO radar and jet interceptors, and investigated by Belgium's military. Photographic evidence exists. 1 [86]

1990-11-07 1990 Montreal UFO Montreal, Quebec Canada More than 40 witnesses, including police, observed a UFO above Place Bonaventure for more than 3 hours. 1 [88]
1991-04-21 Achille Zaghetti London, England United Kingdom Alitalia pilot Achille Zaghetti reports a cigar-shaped UFO flying past his plane at high speed during his descent to Heathrow Airport on a flight from Milan to London. Immediately following the near-miss, Zaghetti contacted the radar control center, which confirmed an unidentified target was observed 10 nautical miles behind the plane. British defence officials ruled out a missile, but offered no explanation for the sighting. 1 [89][90]
1991 STS-48 incident Orbit, Space Discovery, STS-48 Video apparently taken during missionSTS-48, appears to show objects flying in an artificial fashion. NASA explained the objects as ice particles reacting to engine jets. Philip C. Plait discussed it in Bad Astronomy, agreeing with NASA. A Florida Today article in 2000 quoted Dr. Jack Kasher stating that he found the footage to actually depict independently operated spacecraft, see "Journal for UFO Studies". 1 [91]
1993 Kelly Cahill Victoria Australia East of Melbourne's Dandenong foothills Kelly Cahill and five others observed a flying saucer that appeared shortly after midnight. They were also confronted by tall, slim, black aliens with glowing red eyes. 5 [92]
1994-06 Meng Zhaoguo Incident Wuchang China Meng claimed to have been abducted and forced to have sexual intercourse with a 10 feet (3.0 m), six fingered, female alien with braided leg fur. 4 [93]
1996-01-20 Varginha UFO incident Varginha, Minas Gerais Brazil Multiple sightings and an allegedly captured alien by the Brazilian military. 3 [94]
1997-08-06 Mexico City skyline UFO Mexico City Mexico An amateur with a digital camera captured footage of a UFO passing behind and above several buildings. Air traffic was restricted that day except for two helicopters. 1 [95]
2000-01-05 Southern Illinois UFO St. Clair County, Illinois United States Between 4:00 and 7:00 am, six people, including police officers, observed a large, triangular object a few hundred feet over St. Clair County. The object glided silently and slowly to the southwest over several villages before vanishing near the town of Dupo. The object, studded with several bright lights, was as tall as a two-story house and as long as a football field. 1 [96]

[edit] After 2000
Date Name City, State Country Description Kind of Close Encounter Sources
2002-01-14 Paintsville UFO/Train Collision Paintsville, Kentucky United States A train struck a UFO that was hovering over the tracks. The train was heavily damaged, along with two other railroad cars. 1 [97]
2004-03-05 2004 Mexican UFO Incident Mexico A drug-smuggling air patrol recorded on infrared camera what some claimed to be UFOs. The footage was released by Jaime Maussan. Others suggest the objects are oil platform burn-off flares. 1 [98]
2004-10-31 The Tinley Park Lights Tinley Park, Illinois United States A sequence of five mass UFO sightings, first on August 21, 2004, two months later on October 31, 2004, again on October 1 of 2005, and once again on October 31, 2006, in Tinley Park and Oak Park, Chicago. 1 [99][100][101]
2005-04-27 Washington, D.C. United States The White House was evacuated when a UFO entered restricted air space, then disappeared. It was explained as: "probably a cloud or several birds". 1 [102]
2006-11-07 Chicago O'Hare UFO sighting 2006 Chicago, Illinois United States United Airlines employees and pilots claimed sightings of a saucer-shaped, unlit craft hovering over a Chicago O'Hare Airport terminal, before shooting up vertically. The FAA initially denied having received reports, but information gained by means of the Freedom of Information Act revealed otherwise. 1 [103]
2007-02-02 Islington, London, England United Kingdom Ten to fifteen UFOs are spotted. 1 [104]
2007-02-16 Kaliningrad Russian Federation A student records a UFO on his video camera. 1 [105]
2007-03-03 New Delhi India A green fireball was seen over Delhi by ten pilots. 1 [106]
2007-03-07 New Delhi India Two UFOs were detected near the prime minister's residence. 1 [107]
2007-03-10 Cleveland, Ohio United States UFO seen over a peace rally. 1 [108]
2007-04-23 Channel Islands Two airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderney. 1 [109]
2007-05-02 Sutton, England United Kingdom John Gregory spotted a UFO after 10 pm. As he was observing the sky he noticed a very bright object, which at first he considered to be a star. Later he began to doubt this, and was very surprised by the very unusual and clear phenomenon, which was visible for miles around. The image, which seemed to be shaped like a face, nose and mouth, remained for about 20 minutes and then just vanished. 1 [110]
2007-05-11 Massillon, Ohio United States At 10:40 pm, Rosemary Lyons and a co-worker were taking a smoke break outside the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, located at 2935 Lincoln Way West, when they witnessed a UFO. They estimated its size as 60 feet (18 m) in diameter. Lyons: "The first thing I said was 'Oh my gosh. Look at that,' We saw it for 20 to 25 seconds. It was round and luminous underneath. It wasn't a plane, it wasn't a helicopter, it wasn’t a blimp and it wasn't a balloon. It made absolutely no sound. It was flying over just carefree – like it was no one's business." 1 [111]
2007-05-12 Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland United Kingdom Orange colored UFOs were spotted during the evening. Clifford Rossbottom said, "There were three orange globes, nearly in a straight line, ... an absolutely fascinating sight. I watched them for five minutes, and then very slowly, they just disappeared. The only thing I thought it could have been was three high-flying aircraft. If that is not the case, then I have no idea, and the only other thing I can think of is in fact that they were UFOs." Belfast International Airport's air traffic control received calls from people (including the Coastguard) who spotted the objects, but the airport reported no aircraft in the area during the time of the sightings. A company called UFO Balloons later claimed their product was responsible for the events. One month later two similar aircraft were sighted over Buela, Colorado.[112] 1 [113]
2007-05-27 Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada Dave Francis and Kelly McDonald witnessed a UFO over UCFV campus. Francis said, "I really think it was a UFO. I don’t really care if anybody else believes me ... it was the craziest thing I ever saw. Whatever it was, they were moving from place to place as a unit [and then] just faded away." McDonald said, "I know that I saw something that wasn’t from here. I’ve never seen anything move that way. It wasn’t birds. [As the UFO approached] it broke apart into 20 or more of these little spheres ... birds don’t dive-bomb in at each other. " 1 [114]
2007-05-28 Bangalore India Afzal Khan told CNN IBN that he photographed a UFO, "Today (Monday) at around 9 pm (IST), I and my brothers saw a bright, slow-moving object which looked like a group of lights moving in a triangular formation in the sky towards west/north-west direction. This object was definitely not an aeroplane as it was moving very slowly. We observed the object from around 9 pm until 9.30 pm before it disappeared into the distance. During this time we managed to take some pictures with my camera. The astronomical/space/science departments of any activity in the sky during the above time can be confirmed. We live in Jayanagar area of Bangalore. Another thing that we noticed during this time was an aircraft that took-off from Bangalore Airport was flying very close to this object. It is possible that the pilot of that aircraft could have spotted this object as well." 1 [115]
2007-07-23 Warwickshire, England United Kingdom Crowd of 100 persons saw a formation of strange lights in the sky for 30 minutes. 1 [116]
2007-09-25 Kodiak Island UFO, 2007 Kodiak, Alaska United States On September 25, 2007, around 6:45am, a bright red light was flying fast over Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Within seconds, it travelled to Kodiak Island air space, over 300 miles away. Many claimed to have seen it descend behind a mountain. Local troopers and Coast Guard personnel were unable to find traces. 1 [117]
2007-10-30 Kolkata India Many people claimed to see a UFO near Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Calcutta. It was also recorded by an amateur videographer. It was like a ball of light which some time hovered, sometimes moved very fast and changed shape and size. The video was broadcasted on local news channels. 1 [118][119]
2007-11-08 Larnaca Cyprus UFO reported to have come from the coast inland near a village called Catalkoy in small and rapid zigzags, then stopped and hovered for approximately 30 seconds before making a smooth ascent at 45 degrees east. 1 [120]
2008-01-01 San Diego, California United States Nine separate lights were spotted moving in an arc formation across the sky at around half past midnight on New Years Day. Around the globe, many people are said to have reported the same exact lights in the sky. A later Fox News San Diego report by anchor Jim Patten showed these lights to be Chinese New Year floating Lanterns. On February 16, 2008, two individuals reported seeing a large, pulsing orb of light hovering in place above Miramar Air Base. 1 [121]
2008-01-08 to 2008-02-09 Stephenville, Texas UFO sightings Stephenville, Texas, Dublin, Texas, Crawford, Texas United States UFOs were, and still are, sometimes reported in this area. One was an object that was described as 1 mile (1.6 km) by 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in size, spotted over Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The Air Force has identified the objects as training fighter jets that went unreported due to a "communications problem". 1 [122]
May–Sept, 2008 2008 Turkey UFO Sightings Istanbul Turkey Over a four month span in 2008, a night guard at the Yeni Kent Compound videotaped one or more UFOs over Turkey at nighttime. Many witnesses confirmed the two and a half hours' worth of video, leading the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center to dub it the "most important images of a UFO ever filmed". 1 [123]
2008-05-14 Needles, California United States A flaming object crashed near the Colorado river. Several witnesses claim to have seen five helicopters picking up the strange object after 17 minutes and heading into direction of Las Vegas. 1 [124]
2008-06-20 Wales UFO sightings Different cities, Wales United Kingdom After media reports of a police helicopter that was almost hit by a UFO, before it tried to pursue it, hundreds of people reported to have witnessed a UFO on the same or preceding days, from different areas of Wales. 1 [125]
2008-06-21 Moscow UFO sightings Moscow Russian Federation Different people and media (including state-owned) reported sightings of 11 orange UFOs. Further confirmation came from Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. On June 25 a similar report, now with 13 objects, was claimed in the UK. 1 [126][127][128]
2008-06-29 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset United Kingdom Royal Navy aircraft engineer Michael Madden watched a UFO hover above the M5 motorway near Weston-super-Mare for around three minutes before it disappeared at high speed. Madden described the UFO as looking "like alien aircraft in the films". 1 [129][130]
2008-12-10 Zagreb Croatia Bright lights were seen over an insurance building in Zagreb. They were filmed and put on the news. The UFO was actually a misidentified media stunt. [131]
2009-01-05 Morristown UFO Morristown, New Jersey United States A confirmed hoax in Morristown, New Jersey, perpetrated by Chris Russo & Joe Rudy who sent up different sets of helium balloons with attached flares. [132][133][134]
2009-03-18 London, England United Kingdom A group of UFOs appear on a photo, even though they were invisible to the naked eye. 1 [135]
2009-05-31 Kolkata India UFOs detected by Kolkata ATC 1 [136]
June, 2009 Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Mexico City, Tijuana United States, Mexico Scattered reports of UFO sightings all over the United States from June 3 to 22, 2009. 1, 2 [137]
2009-08-05 Northern England United Kingdom UFO captured on BBC camera. 1 [138]
2009-08-16 Ural Russia Alleged disappearance of an 11 year old girl in a UFO sighting 1 [139]
2009-10-20 Florida United States Report of a nearly 200-foot-long triangle-shaped craft spotted flying at 100 feet altitude. 1 [140]
2010-06-05 New South Wales, Queensland Australia Scores of people across Australia's east coast say they saw bizarre yellow-green light zooming across the sky "like a lollipop swirl" between 5.45am and 6am. 1 [141]
2010-07-09 Zhejiang China According to the Xinhua news agency, after the unidentified flying object was spotted, airport authorities stopped passengers from boarding planes, and outgoing flights were grounded for an hour in Hangzhou, the capital city of China's Zhejiang province. When officials closed the airport, incoming flights were rerouted to other airports. So far, no explanation has been offered to explain the UFO. However, several hours before the airport incident, many Hangzhou residents described seeing a large, brightly lit, elongated object in the sky.

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