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This is a list of UFO sightings including cases of alleged alien sightings and abductions. Some cases are popularly known and have become folklore. Others are more obscure, and known mainly to ufologists and enthusiasts.

19th-20th centuries

Date Name City, State Country Description Close enc. Sources
1897-04-19 Aurora Texas UFO Incidentmarker Auroramarker, Texasmarker United Statesmarker Alleged crash of a UFO and confirmed burial of the pilot, purported to be an alien, in the local cemetery. 3
1908-06-30 Tunguska eventmarker Podkamennaya Tunguska River Russian Empiremarker Massive explosion, allegedly of a comet or meteoroid, also explained as an explosion of a UFO 2
1917-08-13, 09-13, 10-13 The Miracle of the Sunmarker Fatima Portugal Thousands of people saw what they thought was the sun gyrate and descend. This was later reinterpreted by Jacques Vallee, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada as a possible UFO sighting that was not originally recognized as such due to cultural differences. 1
1926 Unknown, possibly Nepalmarker (the Himalayasmarker) Nicholas Roerich's travel diary mentions that he and his companions encountered a silver metallic disc hovering above the Himalayas. They observed the disc through binoculars for some time until it disappeared beyond mountain peaks. 1
1940s Foo fighter Small metallic spheres and colorful balls of light repeatedly spotted, and on occasion photographed, by military air crews around the world during World War II. 1
1942 Hopeh Incidentmarker Hopehmarker Chinamarker A UFO was spotted and photographed. 1
1942-02-24 Battle of Los Angeles Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker United Statesmarker Unidentified aerial objects trigger the military to fire thousands of anti-aircraft rounds into the sky and raise the wartime alert status. 1
1946 Ghost rockets Scandinavia Objects were sighted repeatedly over Scandinavia; Swedish Defense Staff expressed concern. 1
1946-05-18 UFO-Memorial Ängelholmmarker Ängelholm Municipalitymarker Swedenmarker Gösta Karlsson reports seeing a UFO landing and alien beings. A model of a flying saucer is now erected at the site. 3
1947-06-21 Maury Island incidentmarker Washingtonmarker United Statesmarker Harold A. Dahl reported an incident in which he claimed that his dog was killed and his son was injured by UFOs, and that a witness was threatened by Men in Black. 2
1947-06-24 Kenneth Arnoldmarker Washingtonmarker United Statesmarker The UFO sighting that sparked the name flying saucers. 2
1947-07-08 Roswell UFO incident Roswell, New Mexicomarker United Statesmarker United States Army Air Forces allegedly captures a flying saucer. 3
1948 Green fireballs United Statesmarker Objects reported over several United States military bases; an official investigation followed. 1
1948 Kapustin Yarmarker Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Union of Soviet Socialist Republicsmarker A "cigar" shaped UFO was supposedly shot down by a Russian MiG. 2
1948-01-07 Mantell UFO Incidentmarker Kentuckymarker United Statesmarker US Air Force sent a fighter pilot to investigate a UFO sighting over Fort Knox, Kentuckymarker; the pilot was killed while pursuing the UFO. 2
1948-10-01 Gorman Dogfightmarker North Dakotamarker United Statesmarker A US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakotamarker. 1
1950 Mariana UFO Incidentmarker Great Fallsmarker, Montanamarker United Statesmarker 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
1951-08-25 Lubbock Lightsmarker Lubbockmarker, Texasmarker United Statesmarker Lights were repeatedly spotted flying over the city. They were witnessed by science professors from Texas Tech Universitymarker and photographed by a Texas Tech student. 1
1952-07-13 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident Washington, D.C.marker United Statesmarker A series of sightings in July 1952 accompanied radar/visual 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
1952-07-24 Carson Sink UFO incidentmarker Nevadamarker United Statesmarker Two pilots saw three unusual aircraft, flying in a V-formation and with a Delta-wing airfoil, over Carson Sink. 1
1952-09-12 Flatwoods monstermarker Flatwoodsmarker, West Virginiamarker United Statesmarker 6 local boys and a local woman report seeing a UFO landing and a bizarre-looking creature near the landing site. 3
June, 1953 Otis AFBmarker Falmouth, Massachusettsmarker United Statesmarker A man claims that a U.S Air Force radar operator and pilot bailed out over Otis Air Force Basemarker 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
1953-08-12 Ellsworth UFO Casemarker Bismarckmarker, North Dakotamarker United Statesmarker A UFO appearing as a red glowing light is witnessed by forty-five people. The sighting takes place over a two night period. 1
1953-11-23 Felix Monclamarker Lake Superiormarker United Statesmarker - Canadamarker U.S Air Force Pilot disappears while pursuing a UFO. 1
1955-08-21 Kelly-Hopkinsville encountermarker Kentuckymarker United Statesmarker A group of strange, goblin-like creatures are reported to have attacked a family, while the family shot at them. 3
1957 Antonio Villas Boasmarker São Francisco de Salesmarker Brazilmarker Antonio Villas Boas claimed to have been abducted and examined by aliens. He also claimed to have had sex with an alien woman during his time aboard a UFO. 4
1957-05-20 Milton Torres 1957 UFO Encounter East Angliamarker United Kingdommarker 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
1957-11-02 Levelland UFO Casemarker Levellandmarker, Texasmarker United Statesmarker Numerous motorists reported seeing a strange, glowing, egg-shaped object which caused their vehicle's engines to shut off. When the object flew away, their vehicles restarted and worked normally. 2
1959 Dyatlov Pass incidentmarker Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Union of Soviet Socialist Republicsmarker Mysterious deaths of experienced skiers in the Uralsmarker is believed to have been caused by "unidentified orange spheres" and an "unknown compelling force". 2
1959 Alor Incidentmarker Alor Archipelago Indonesiamarker This incident occurred on July 1959, in the Alor Islands area. 3
1961-02-17 Europe NATO radar stations detected 50 objects coming from the Soviet Union, flying at high speed over Europe. Coming at the height of the Cold War, they feared the outbreak of World War III, but the objects vanished after 9 minutes. A Potsdam astronomer possibly observed the transit of an object over the sun's disc at the time. 1
1961-09-19 Betty and Barney Hill abduction New Hampshiremarker United Statesmarker A widely publicized alien abduction experience. 4
1961-11-10 Vukovarmarker Croatiamarker A UFO with flickering lights appeared. An increase in static electricity was observed. 2
1964-04-24 Lonnie Zamoramarker Socorromarker, New Mexicomarker United Statesmarker Zamora, a police officer, reports a close encounter. 3
1965 Exeter incidentmarker Exetermarker, New Hampshiremarker United Statesmarker A UFO was observed by a teenager and two police officers. 1
1965 Project Serpo United Statesmarker A reported secret exchange program between the U.S government and an extraterrestrial race from Planet Serpo. 5
1965-12-01 Adhara Observatory UFO Lunar Transit Greater Buenos Aires Argentinamarker The Adhara Observatory took photographs of the moon after the public reported something unusual on the moon. Some of these pictures show disk shaped objects. Afterwards three luminous strange objects flew over La Plata. 1
1965-12-09 Kecksburg UFO incidentmarker Kecksburgmarker, Pennsylvaniamarker United Statesmarker Mass sighting of a falling UFO, followed by a cordoning-off of the crash site. 1
1966 The Mothman Prophecies Point Pleasantmarker, West Virginiamarker United Statesmarker A wave of sightings of a winged humanoid is reported to be connected to other mysterious events including sightings of UFOs. 1
1966-01-11 Wanaque Reservoir UFO Wanaque Reservoir, Wanaque, New Jerseymarker United Statesmarker UFO in the form of a bright light seen in the vicinity of Wanaque Reservoir, leading to traffic jams and overloaded police communications networks. UFO changed color on a continuing basis, although white was apparently one of the major colors; it shot a beam of light down towards the ice near the dam, stayed around there for about a half hour, and flew off to the southeast, where it was sighted by others. Another UFO sighting of a similar nature, flying in a back and forth motion, occurred the next night in Wanaque. 1
1966-04-06 Westall UFOmarker Clayton Southmarker, Victoriamarker Australia A sighting by hundreds of people. Witnesses of "The Clayton Incident" still gather for reunions. 1
1966-04-17 Portage County UFO chase Ohiomarker United Statesmarker Several police officers pursue a UFO for 30 minutes. 1
1966-10-11 The Grinning Man Elizabeth, New Jerseymarker United Statesmarker Strange 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 Minotmarker/Minot A.F.B.marker, North Dakotamarker United Statesmarker UFO hovers over area, strike teams are called in and confront the craft. 1
1967-03-?? Malmstrom AFB Incident Malmstrom A.F.B.marker United Statesmarker 1
1967-05-20 Falcon Lake Incident Falcon Lakemarker, Manitobamarker Canadamarker A UFO's exhaust allegedly burns a man. 2
1967-08-29 Close encounter of Cussac Cussac, Cantal Francemarker A young brother and sister claim to have witnessed a UFO and its occupants. 3
1967-10-04 Shag Harbour incidentmarker Shag Harbourmarker, Nova Scotiamarker Canadamarker A UFO was seen crashing into Shag Harbor. A Canadian naval search followed, and is officially referred to as a UFO crash. 2
1967-12-03 Schirmer Abduction Ashlandmarker, Nebraskamarker United Statesmarker Sergeant Herbert Schirmer claimed he was abducted. 4
1967 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minotmarker/Minot A.F.B.marker, North Dakotamarker United Statesmarker Air Force claims unidentifiable craft "attacks" air base, specifically the missile silos. (the "attack" was two strange, beams of light, one of which seemed to be an offensive weapon. One of numerous cases involving the base, which is home to a nuclear weapons stockpile, and the missile silos are home to nuclear warhead missiles.) 1
1968-6-6 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minotmarker/Minot A.F.B.marker, North Dakotamarker United Statesmarker UFO hovers over a silo, then leaves. After the craft left, personnel discovered that the missile was armed and unlocked in launch mode, and the nuclear warhead was armed. 2
1968-10-25 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minotmarker/Minot A.F.B.marker, North Dakotamarker United Statesmarker 1
1969-01-01 Prince Georgemarker, British Columbiamarker Canadamarker 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 to . 1
1969 Jimmy Carter UFO incident Learymarker, Georgiamarker United Statesmarker Jimmy Carter's sighting. 1
1970s Barry DeLong UFO incident Somerset Countymarker, Mainemarker United Statesmarker Sheriff Barry A. DeLong witnessed a UFO: "They were hovering about from my cruiser, late at night. It had fixed lights that were spinning. It was huge, and oval-shaped. I knew it wasn't a jet fighter. It slowly started backing off toward Sugarloaf, and then at a terrific speed." 1
1971-09-04 Lake Cote UFO Arenal, Alajuela Costa Ricamarker Considered the best UFO picture of all times. An UFO was photographed during an official mapping mission from an airborne camera, over Lake Cote, Costa Rica. No crew member saw the object at the time, but an image appeared on the developed film.
1973-10-11 Pascagoula Abductionmarker Mississippimarker United Statesmarker Alien abduction occurs while the victims were fishing on the Pascagoula Rivermarker. 4
1974-01-23 Berwyn Mountain UFO incidentmarker Llandrillo, Merionethshiremarker, North Walesmarker Walesmarker An alleged UFO crash. Some claim that the event was actually the result of an earthquake. 1
1975-01-12 North Hudson Park UFO sightings North Bergen, NJmarker United Statesmarker Considered a close encounter of the second and third kind, the case introduced Budd Hopkins to UFO research, a later key figure in alien abduction research. Researcher Jerome Clark cites it as one of the best-documented, the core story being corroborated by numerous independent witnesses. 2
1975-11-05 Travis Walton Arizonamarker United Statesmarker Logger Travis Walton reports being abducted by aliens following his five-day disappearance. 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
1976-06-22 1976 Canary Isles sightings (Several) Canary Islandsmarker (Spainmarker) Several lights and a spherical, transparent blue craft, piloted by two beings was reported. 1
1976-08-20 Allagash Abductions Mainemarker United Statesmarker Four campers claimed an abduction by alien beings in the Allagash wilderness. 4
1976-09-19 1976 Tehran UFO incident Tehranmarker Iranmarker A UFO disabled the electronic equipment of two F-4 interceptor aircraft, and ground control equipment as well. The event is well-documented in the U.S. DIA report and other documents. The Iranian generals involved in the incident said on public record that object was extraterrestrial. 2
1977 Colares UFO flap Colaresmarker Brazilmarker A bewildering account of an island which was flooded by harmful UFOs. 2
1978-05-10 Emilcin Abduction Emilcinmarker Polandmarker A man at Emilcinmarker, Poland is said to be abducted by "grays." There is now a memorial at the site. 4
1978-06-19 Frank Johnson Oxfordshire, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker While driving, a family is intercepted by a UFO. The family later wrote a book (The Janos People ) about the incident. 4
1978-10-21 Valentich Disappearancemarker Victoriamarker Australia An Australian pilot reported a UFO sighting to air traffic control before he and his aircraft vanished without a trace. 1
1978-12-21 Kaikoura lights South Islandmarker New Zealandmarker A series of sightings by a Safe Air freight plane; the airplane was escorted by strange lights that changed color and size. 1
1979-08-27 Val Johnson Incident Marshall Countymarker, Minnesotamarker United Statesmarker A deputy sheriff spotted a strange bright light which appeared to have collided with his patrol car and damaged it. The deputy also suffered temporary eye damage from the "light". 2
1979-11-09 Robert Taylor incidentmarker Livingstonmarker Scotlandmarker 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 and felt thirsty for days. At the clearing several traces were found. 4
1979-11-11 Manises UFO Incident Valenciamarker Spainmarker Three large UFOs forced a commercial flight to make an emergency landing at Manises airport. 1
1980s Hudson Valley UFO sightings Hudson Valley United Statesmarker 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 Yorkmarker, late on New Year's Eve, 1981. The 1984 "Incident at Indian Pointmarker" was one of these sightings. 1
1980-6-28 Disappearance of N3808H Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flight N3808H disappears without a trace at a flight from Santo Domingo, Dominicain Republic to San Jose, Puerto Rico 2
1980-12-28 Rendlesham Forest Incident Suffolk, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker A sighting which was first thought to be a downed aircraft. 2
1980-12-29 Cash-Landrum incident Daytonmarker, Texasmarker United Statesmarker A huge diamond-shaped UFO irradiates three witnesses, who were treated for radiation poisoning. The UFO was in the company of military helicopters and the victims have since sued the US Government. 2
May 1981 Salyut 6 orbital station Earthbound orbit Cosmonauts Vladimir Kovalyonok and Viktor Savinykh supposedly established contact with a UFO while working at the Salyut 6. 1
1981-01-08 Trans-en-Provence Case Trans-en-Provencemarker, Varmarker Francemarker A UFO-landing which left traces. 2
1985 Tbilisi-sighting Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Union of Soviet Socialist Republicsmarker In January, 1985, Soviet commercial airline crew and passengers observed a strange light during a flight from Tbilisimarker in Georgiamarker to Tallinnmarker in Estoniamarker. 1
1985-12-26 Whitley Strieber Torontomarker and New Yorkmarker state Canadamarker and the United Statesmarker A paranormal writer and alleged abductee, Strieber described his experiences in his national best-seller novel Communion. He later retracted his statements in a 1996 Larry King interview. He currently hosts a nighttime radio show Dreamland. 4
1986 1986 São Paulo UFO sighting Brazilmarker Some 20 UFOs seen and detected by radar in various parts of Brazil. Colonel Silva pursues some in an aircraft, and later declares them to be “positive targets, a concrete thing”. They disappear as five other military aircraft are sent to intercept them. Afterwards Minister of Aeronautics, Brig. Lima, publicly declared: " least 21 objects were detected by Brazilian radars. [...] It’s fantastic, the radar signals were very clear." 1
1986-01-29 Height 611 UFO Incident Dalnegorskmarker, Primorsky Kraimarker Union of Soviet Socialist Republicsmarker An alleged UFO crash, followed by an alleged UFO landing in 1989. 1
1986-11-17 Japan Air Lines flight 1628 incident Alaskamarker United Statesmarker 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
1987-11-11 Gulf Breeze UFO incidentmarker Gulf Breezemarker, Floridamarker United Statesmarker A UFO wave started late 1987 over this town in western Florida. A fair number of these sightings, though by no means all, are attributed to Ed Walters, whose claims are now doubted. 1
1988-12-26 Villa Urquiza, Buenos Airesmarker Argentinamarker A silver UFO flew over this high density area in the city of Buenos Aires. It is maybe the most spectacular UFO incident of Argentina, with more than 7,500 witnesses. The local airport reported an object flying towards General Paz Ave. seen on the radars on that sunny afternoon. 1
1990-03-30 Belgian UFO wave Ansmarker, Walloniamarker Belgiummarker 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
1990-11-07 1990 Montreal UFO Montrealmarker, Quebecmarker Canadamarker For more than 3 hours, more than 40 people, including policemen, observe a UFO above a downtown hotel. 1
1990 / 1992-07-08 Sassowo explosions Sassowo U.S.S.R.marker / Russian Federationmarker Two mysterious explosions, equivalent to 25 tons high explosive. 2
1991-04-21 Achille Zaghetti Londonmarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker Alitalia pilot Achille Zaghetti reports a cigar-shaped UFO flying past his plane at high speed during his descent to Heathrow Airportmarker on a flight from Milan to London. Immediately following the near-miss, Zaghetti contacted the area control center radar operator who 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
1991 STS-48 incident Orbit, Space Discovery, STS-48 A video apparently shot during STS-48 mission, appears to depict objects flying in an artificial fashion. NASA explained the objects as ice particles reacting to engine jets. Philip C. Plait briefly discussed it in Bad Astronomy, and agreed with NASA. A Florida Today article of 2000 quoted Dr. Jack Kasher as saying that found the footage to depict independently operated spacecraft, see "Journal for UFO Studies". 1
1992 Steven M. Greer Alton Barnesmarker, Wiltshiremarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker While at a Woodborough Hill farm, a CSETI team experiences a close encounter with a "100-foot in diameter" UFO. 1
1993 Steven M. Greer Mexicomarker Near Popocatépetlmarker volcano, on the road towards Indian village Atlimayaya, (Atlixcomarker and Metepecmarker region, Mexicomarker) a CSETI team experienced a close encounter with a triangular UFO and "extremely luminous and white" extraterrestrials within it. 5
1993 Kelly Cahill Victoriamarker Australia East of Melbourne's Dandenong foothills Kelly Cahill and five others were confronted by a flying saucer shortly after midnight, besides tall, slim, black aliens with glowing red eyes. A number of scientific organisations performed subsequent tests of the area and found significant anomalies in soil and vegetation samples. 5
1994-06 Meng Zhaoguo Incident Wuchang Chinamarker Meng claimed to have had sexual intercourse with an alien, and to have been subsequently abducted. 4
1994-12-14 Trumbull Ohio Disturbance Vienna, Ohiomarker United Statesmarker Many citizens and at least 15 local police officers near Youngstown, Ohio, observed and pursued large, low-flying multicolored UFOs during the early hours of 12/14/1994. Citizens and police went on record giving testimonials on the 1999 NBC special "Confirmation". Publicly available 9-1-1 communications detail the event and officers' behavior. Local Air Force reps denounced local authorities saying the police were chasing Mercury for 7 hours at high speed. FAA also denied any anomalies. Local Youngstown media acknowledged the incident's importance, but refused coverage, reportedly out of fear. Gross abuse of media and military influence is claimed, which deliberately concealed the event. The principal investigator was Kenny Young of Cincinnati, OH. 1
1996-01-20 Varginha UFO incident Varginhamarker, Minas Geraismarker Brazilmarker Multiple sightings and alleged capture of alien entity by the Brazilian military. 3
1997 Area 51: The Alien Interview Area 51marker, Nevadamarker United Statesmarker Video footage of an alleged interview with an alien. 5
1997-03-13 Phoenix Lights Nevadamarker, Arizonamarker, and New Mexicomarker United Statesmarker A strange set of lights are seen over Nevadamarker, Arizonamarker and possibly New Mexicomarker. 1
1997-08-06 Mexico City skyline UFO Mexico Citymarker Mexicomarker An amateur cameraman 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
2000 Eastern Afghanistan UFOs Afghanistanmarker Residents of nw. Pakistanmarker and e. Afghanistanmarker claimed to have seen strange lights in the sky. The then-ruling Taliban regime suspected a USmarker attacked on Al-Qaeda training camps, or Pakistani missile tests, which were denied by the respective countries. The suspicion was discounted as the lights were seen heading back towards the sky. The lights however returned after two weeks. 1
2000-01-05 Southern Illinois UFO St. Clair County, Illinoismarker United Statesmarker Between the hours of 4am and 7am, six people, four of whom were police officers, observed a large, triangular shaped object in the night skies only a few hundred feet over St. Clair county. The object glided silently and slowly in a south-westerly direction over several towns before vanishing near the town of Dupo just before 7am. The object which was reported to have several bright lights, was also reported to be as tall as a two-story house and as long as a football field. 1

21st century

Date Name City, State Country Description Close enc. Sources
2004-03-05 2004 Mexican UFO Incidentmarker Mexicomarker 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
2004-10-27 Woodside, Queensmarker United Statesmarker Five flying saucers appeared and were observed by people throughout the Queens and Manhattan area. They disappeared one by one. 1
2004-10-31 The Tinley Park Lights Tinley Parkmarker, Illinois United Statesmarker 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
2005-04-27 Washington, D.C.marker United Statesmarker 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
2006-05-25 Kentmarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker An oval orb was observed hovering above a location in Kent. It then moved off in a westerly direction. 1
2006-06-24 Vatican Citymarker A Polish tourist photographed a UFO hovering near the Vaticanmarker Basilica's cuppola. 1
2006-08-17 Nanjingmarker Chinamarker A UFO was recorded hovering over an apartment building. 1

2006-10-23 North Carolinamarker United Statesmarker An object was sighted traveling northeast at night until, as it was claimed, it expelled a blue ring and split in two. The first piece continued to fly northeast, while the latter ricocheted in the opposite direction, and disappeared from view. The first part was seen to have light on its back, and shaped like a small blimp. 1
2006-11-07 Chicago O'Hare UFO sighting 2006 Chicagomarker, Illinoismarker United Statesmarker 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
2007-01-20 Polandmarker Seventeen or eighteen UFOs were spotted. 1
2007-02-02 Islingtonmarker, Londonmarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker Ten to fifteen UFOs are spotted. 1
2007-02-16 Kaliningradmarker Russian Federationmarker A student records a UFO on his video camera. 1
2007-03-03 New Delhimarker Indiamarker A green fireball was seen over Delhi by ten pilots. 1
2007-03-07 New Delhimarker Indiamarker Two UFOs were detected near the prime minister's residence. 1
2007-03-10 Clevelandmarker, Ohiomarker United Statesmarker UFO seen over a peace rally. 1
2007-04-23 Channel Islands Two airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderneymarker. 1
2007-05-02 Suttonmarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker 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
2007-05-11 Massillonmarker, Ohiomarker United Statesmarker 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 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
2007-05-12 Bangormarker, County Down, Northern Irelandmarker United Kingdommarker 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 Airportmarker'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. 1
2007-05-27 Chilliwackmarker, British Columbiamarker Canadamarker Dave Francis and Kelly McDonald witnessed a UFO over UCFVmarker 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
2007-05-28 Bangaloremarker Indiamarker 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
2007-07-23 Warwickshiremarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker Crowd of 100 persons saw a formation of strange lights in the sky for 30 minutes. 1
2007-09-15 Double mothership sighting Nassaumarker Bahamasmarker Event took place around 8 pm, two huge motherships in front of the moon, then suddenly vanish one after the next. 1
2007-09-25 Kodiak Island UFO, 2007 Kodiakmarker, Alaskamarker United Statesmarker 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
2007-10-30 Calcuttamarker Indiamarker 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
2007-11-08 Larnacamarker Cyprusmarker 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. Many witnesses have reported such events to a local newspaper. 1
2008-01-01 San Diegomarker, Californiamarker United Statesmarker 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
2008-01-08 to 2008-02-09 Stephenville, Texas UFO sightingsmarker Stephenvillemarker, Texasmarker, Dublinmarker, Texas, Crawfordmarker, Texas United Statesmarker UFOs were, and still are, sometimes reported in this area. One was an object that was by in size, spotted over Bush Ranch in Crawfordmarker, Texasmarker. The Air Force has identified the objects as training fighter jets that went unreported due to a "communications problem". 1
May–Sept, 2008 2008 Turkey UFO Sightings Istanbulmarker Turkeymarker 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
2008-05-14 Needlesmarker, Californiamarker United Statesmarker 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
2008-06-20 Wales UFO sightings Different cities, Walesmarker United Kingdommarker 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
2008-06-21 Moscow UFO sightings Moscowmarker Russian Federationmarker Different people and media (including state-owned) reported sightings of 11 orange UFOs. A US blogger reported seeing the same phenomenon. Also see YouTube video: . Further confirmation came from Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. On June 25 a similar report, now with 13 objects, was claimed in the UK. 1
2008-06-29 Weston-super-Maremarker, Somersetmarker United Kingdommarker 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
2008-12-10 Zagrebmarker Croatiamarker 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.
2009-01-05 Morristown UFO Morristown, New Jerseymarker United Statesmarker A confirmed hoax in Morristown, New Jersey, perpetrated by Chris Russo & Joe Rudy who sent up different sets of helium balloons with attached flares.
2009-03-18 Londonmarker, Englandmarker United Kingdommarker A group of UFOs appear on a photo, even though they were invisible to the naked eye. 1
2009-05-31 Calcuttamarker Indiamarker UFOs detected by Kolkata ATC 1
June, 2009 Wisconsinmarker, Texasmarker, Nevadamarker, Mexico Citymarker, Tijuanamarker United Statesmarker, Mexicomarker Scattered reports of UFO sightings all over the United States from June 3rd to 22nd, 2009. 1, 2
2009-08-05 North England United Kingdommarker UFO captured on BBC webcam. 1
2009-08-16 Russiamarker Ural Alledged disappearance of an 11 year old girl at an UFO sighting 1
2009-09-16 Cerro Azul Panamamarker Confirmed hoax, four teenagers aged 15-16 claimed to have killed a small alien after spotting the creature at the entrance to a cave. The creature was then confirmed to be a type of sloth.
2009-10-10 Pécsmarker Hungarymarker Either six or seven Spherical unidentified aircraft seen flying in sky. 1
2009-10-20 Floridamarker United Statesmarker 200-foot-long triangle-shaped craft spotted flying at 100 feet altitude. 1

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