In early July, 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed “flying disk.” An article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate more than 60 years later.
But the story didn’t end there – it had only just begun. Since then, our celestial cousins and their sweet spacecrafts have been featured in countless films. But more impressive than their big screen credentials, are their small screen roles. Countless home movies document supposed UFO sightings. While the existence of extraterrestrials and their supposed Earthly forays are highly debatable, some claim these videos are proof.
1. Moscow Sighting – A freaky circle of light hovers over Moscow. Scientists say it is an “optical illusion.” Creepiest optical illusion ever.
2. O’Hare Sightings – Pilots, a flight crew, and a ramp employee witnessed this strange sight on November 7, 2006. The extraterrestrials were probably just trying to make it through Chicago before the Thanksgiving rush.
3. Belgian UFO Wave – During the winter of 1989/1990, Belgium experienced a series of UFO sightings. The following video was taken on March 30-31. That night, an estimated 13,000 people saw the strange triangle – nearly twice as many people as saw the famed alien flick, Battlefield Earth.
4. The Phoenix Lights – In 1997, strange lights were seen throughout Arizona, Nevada, and Northwest Mexico. Sightings from Phoenix, Arizona got the most media attention. There were countless witnesses, including then governor of Arizona, Fife Symington. The first video shows the lights, while the second video contains a CNN interview with Symington.
5. 2004 Mexico Sighting – In 2004, a Mexican Air Force air patrol captured this video on infrared camera.