California Led U.S. with 490 UFO Sightings in 2017
UFO sightings are nothing new. The Puritans reported strange sightings and lights in the sky as early as the 1600s. With the advent of movies about outer space and unidentified flying objects came even more sightings. The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has an entire website dedicated to the "collection and dissemination of objective UFO data." The organization curates reports of UFO sightings in the U.S. and Canada via a web form and a phone hotline, which has operated almost continuously since 1974. NUFORC logged a total of 4,655 sightings in 2017, down from the 2016 total of 5,619.
A recent report came from New Mexico on December 14. A woman reported that she and her husband saw a triangular object with bright green lights near Santa Fe. She claims they "saw an object flying across the Interstate in a southeasterly direction. It appeared triangular with bright green lights around its entire periphery."
"From my husband's perspective, it appeared larger than a full moon," she reported. "By the time it crossed my field of vision (I was in the passenger seat), it appeared slightly smaller than a full moon. It was perhaps several hundred feet in front and above us and appeared to be moving at about 100 mph or less. It seemed to be heading down and then it vanished."
NUFORC spoke with the witness via telephone and "found her to be very eloquent, and very sober-minded. We suspect that she is an excellent witness."
NEXT: The Number of UFO Sightings by StateCalifornia far and away submitted the most reports of UFO sightings, topping the list with 490 in 2017. Florida was next with 308, followed by Washington (192), Arizona(180), and New York (170). New Mexico, home to the famous 1947 UFO sighting in Roswell, came in at number 25 with 73 reported sightings. Perhaps surprisingly, Nevada, where the legendary Area 51 is located, reported only 55 sightings, coming in at number 29 overall. N. Dakota, Hawaii, and S. Dakota had the fewest reports, with 6, 13, and 16 respectively.
50. N. Dakota 649. Hawaii 13
48. S. Dakota 16
47. Vermont 17
46. Wyoming 17
45. W. Virginia 18
44. Alaska 19
43. Mississippi 21
42. Delaware 22
41. Nebraska 25
40. Rhode Island 28
39. Arkansas 30
38. Louisana 34
37. Maine 35
36. Iowa 40
35. Idaho 41
34. Montana 47
33. Oklahoma 47
32. Kansas 49
31. N. Hampshire 49
30. Indian 53
29. Nevada 55
28. Alabama 60
27. Kentucky 62
26. Utah 67
25. N. Mexico 73
24. Minnesota 81
23. Wisconsin 83
22. Illinois 85
21. Maryland 86
20. Tennessee 88
19. Massachusetts 99
18. Virgina 99
17. S. Carolina 103
16. Missouri 111
15. N. Jersey 111
14. Oregon 111
13. Georgia 11312. Texas 116
11. Michigan 121
10 N. Carolina 135
9. Connecticut 146
8. Ohio 146
7. Colorado 147
6. Pennsylvania 161
5. New York 170
4. Arizona 180
3. Washington 192
2. Florida 308
1. California 490
Some recent reports out of California include: an "orange light flying in the sky that was changing direction very rapidly" in Sacramento; "a small, quiet, blinking object; it's movements were very smooth, unlike a plane or a helicopter" in Carmichael; a "group of about 25 chevron shaped crafts all glowing a soft orange color" in Daly City; a "large, dull red-colored, round object with a darker brownish glow around the outside going very fast" in Watsonville; and a "RED light seen at night gliding together and lights disappearing one by one along with sound" in Hawthorn.
Tom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy Posts Declassified UFO Videos
Blink-182 member's company employs intelligence officer once tasked with leading Pentagon's secret UFO investigation program.
Tom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science posted a pair of declassified U.S. military videos Saturday purportedly showing evidence of unidentified flying objects.
The findings by the Blink-182 member's To the Stars were released at the same time that both the New York Times and Politico reported that the Pentagon had a secret $22 million program investigating "unidentified aerial phenomena" (UAPs).
Military intelligence officer Luis Elizondo oversaw the program – dubbed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – until it was reportedly shuttered in 2012; Elizondo remained at the Pentagon until October, when he left to become Director of Global Security & Special Programs for To the Stars Academy. DeLonge is the Academy's President and CEO.
Tom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy posted a pair of declassified U.S. military videos purportedly showing evidence of unidentified flying objects.
Speaking to the New York Times, Elizondo revealed that he resigned from the Pentagon due to the secrecy and "internal opposition" against the program, as well as budgetary cuts. "Why aren't we spending more time and effort on this issue?" Elizondo wrote of UAPs in his resignation letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
The Pentagon confirmed to Politico that the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program did exist until 2012, when "it was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the [Department of Defense] to make a change."
Former U.S. senators Harry Reid, Daniel Inouye and Ted Stevens all helped spearhead the AATIP program in 2009 with help from aeronautics billionaire Robert Bigelow, whose company was contracted to oversee the project; witnesses told the New York Times that Bigelow's headquarters houses recovered pieces of UAP crafts.
While neither video offers conclusive evidence of the existence of UFOs, both videos – shot in 2004 by U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet aircrafts – show a UAP, in this case a whitish oval-shaped object the size of a commercial plane, moving at high velocities and hovering in unexplainable ways.
In one of the videos, two pilots marvel at the object, which they initially label a "drone" before it displays velocity and rotation abilities outside of a drone's framework. "Look at that thing, dude," the pilot exclaims in cockpit audio. The New York Times also posted the Navy pilots' firsthand account of the encounter.
To the Stars Academy wrote that the footage "comes with crucial chain-of-custody (CoC) documentation because it is a product of US military sensors, which confirms it is original, unaltered, and not computer generated or artificially fabricated. While there have been leaked versions on the internet, the CoC establishes the authenticity and credibility that this version is the original footage taken from one of the most advanced sensor tracking devices in use."
Elizondo added of Saturday's disclosure, "That fact is not something any government or institution should classify in order to keep secret from the people."
DeLonge, who penned "Aliens Exist" for Blink-182 in 1999, spoke to Rolling Stoneearlier this year about his UFO obsession and what it would mean for mankind if extraterrestrials did exist. "What would happen if those intelligences were roaming around the universe and getting involved in the genetics and colonization of other types of life?" DeLonge said. "Look, we do that to animals and indigenous tribes."
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Obama Will Reveal Truth About Aliens and UFOs
According to MSN, Barack Obama is close to making a groundbreaking announcement regarding UFO and extra-terrestrial activity before he leaves office, it's been reported.
The US President is under pressure thanks to similar disclosure promises made by the campaign of Democratic candidate for Obama's replacement, Hillary Clinton.
Stephen Bassett, executive director of US-based Paradigm Research Group (PRG), believes that there could be a massive announcement to come.
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