What are UFO Sightings? Results from Investigation of UFO Reports.

UFO Sightings

UFO Photo - this famous example of a Classic UFO Sighting is a very real UFO to many. What do you think?
UFO Photo - this famous example of a Classic UFO Sighting is a very real UFO to many. What do you think? | Source
Famous UFO Sighting: This UFO Photo is from the "Battle of Las Angeles" a supposed engagement between the US Military and a UFO.
Famous UFO Sighting: This UFO Photo is from the "Battle of Las Angeles" a supposed engagement between the US Military and a UFO. | Source
USAF Flying Saucer - 1970s. Yes, the USAF built plans to create a Flying Saucer, and they are extremely detailed.
USAF Flying Saucer - 1970s. Yes, the USAF built plans to create a Flying Saucer, and they are extremely detailed. | Source

Most Unidentified Flying Objects become Identified.

But what on Earth (or off) are most UFOs?

UFO Sightings are numerous throughout the world, and UFO reports are filed every single day. With the current social explosion of networking and connectivity on the Internet, UFO Videos are uploaded and shared worldwide almost in real time.

Ufologists and UFO Field Investigators are the people who respond to these reports and attempt to use deduction and logic to study any objective and observable evidence.

Ufologists seek to identify the unidentified.

Ufology:

The study of Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects and matters related to the so-called UFO Phenomenon as well.

This can include any number of subjects, most of which fall under Paranormal or even Pseudoscience. While most scientist UFO Sightings Field Investigators, like the ones trained under MUFON - the Mutual UFO Network - try their best to be dilligent in their research and investigation of UFO Sightings, the reality is still that Ufology is placed alongside subjects for investigation such as:

  • Bigfoot Sightings
  • Vampires
  • Ghosts / Hauntings
  • New Age Religions, such as Neo-Paganism and Spiritual Sciences.
  • Leprechaun or Fairy Sightings
  • Cryptozoology (excitinct animals, such as the Loch Ness Monster)

And yet, those of us with science backgrounds continue to work in a field where we're forced to sit back on a bench with the same people who are sifting through the forrest looking for little Irish dwarfs with a Pot-o-Gold at the end of the Rainbow - or perhaps some Lucky Charms.

They are magically delicious, after all.


UFO Sightings Poll

Have you ever witnessed an Unidentified Flying Object?

See results without voting

Compilation of UFO Sightings

Favorite UFO Sightings Book (Two Volumes)

UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973
UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973

A two-volume set of the national security issues regarding the UFO Phenomenon. Time Period: 1941 to end of 20th Century.. Sources include: hundreds of declassified documents, the author focuses on US military intelligence matters. Here he proves without a doubt that at the very least: these organizations take UFO Sightings so very seriously, and why would they do that if they didn't believe in UFOs?

 

Identify that which is Unidentified

Footage of Famous UFO Sightings

And yet, with all that fantastic footage in that compilation of rather famous UFO Sightings in recent years, the vast majority of those UFOs are caused by Natural phenomena, part of the wonders of weather and of Space, and others may very well prove to be man-made.

"When someone files a UFO Sighting Report

, to the Mutual UFO Network at MUFON.com, a telephone or email interview or a bit of leg work is usually all that is applied to most cases. There are hundreds of Sightings reported to MUFON each month, so you can see that there aren't the resources for a Full Investigation of every report filed.

It's the really strange, famous or highly publicized cases that get the most attention from the UFO Field Investigators, and that doesn't apply to
Most Modern UFO Sightings.."

→Robert Hughey, MUFON member/UFO Researcher


Top 10 Best UFO Sightings of March 2013

Often Weather Is Mistaken for a UFO Sighting

Weather Phenomena and other meteriological phenomena are often mistaken for UFOs.
Weather Phenomena and other meteriological phenomena are often mistaken for UFOs. | Source
Not a UFO: Rare Weather Phenomena
Not a UFO: Rare Weather Phenomena | Source
Beautiful Lenticular Cloud ...in Japan, I believe, over Mt. Fuji. Lenticular Clouds are "cell-shaped" and often mistaken for something extraterrestrial in origin; however, they are very much a part of normal, if rare, Earth Weather.
Beautiful Lenticular Cloud ...in Japan, I believe, over Mt. Fuji. Lenticular Clouds are "cell-shaped" and often mistaken for something extraterrestrial in origin; however, they are very much a part of normal, if rare, Earth Weather. | Source

What causes UFO Sightings?

UFO Sightings Defined

What are most UFO Sightings found to actually be?


Most UFO Sightings are cases of Mistaken Identity.


Reported to MUFON - the Mutual UFO Network - and then investigated by UFO Field Investigators and Ufologist Researchers, it has come to the attention of UFO Researchers that usually UFO Sightings can be attributed to the following types of phenomena:


1) Stellar Phenomena


Yes, the stars in the sky get reported as UFOs very often.

2) Meteorites or "Shooting Stars"


Probably the most common and easily avoidable mistake.

3) the Moon.


Yes, the moon (especially on a cloudy night) is frequently mistaken for something other than the normal planetary satellite we all know and love so much.

4) Atmospheric Phenomena


The weather can produce some strange effects - such as Lenticular Clouds (cell or UFO-shaped clouds), which cause a great number of the reports of UFOs across the world. Another example of weather phenomena is the reflection of a strong light source on the underside of clouds, where the light source is actually just over the horizon and out of sight for the observer. This can be confusing at first, but it's an easy mistake to make.

5) Private Terrestrial Aircraft


Most UFO Sightings involving actual aircraft are when the witness does not recognize the configuration of it. There are many aircraft that do not conform to the normal small or large-sized aircraft for crop-dusters or for commercial airlines. Many have strange wing shapes, and many make sounds that aren't as familiar as the commercial craft - but there are thousands of these kinds of aircraft in the United States alone. They aren't aliens, but rather they are simply oddly shaped or colored private aircraft.

Once Classified: Caused many UFO Reports

The Stealth Bomber was responsible for a great many UFO Sightings before it became declassified -- eight years after it was first used!
The Stealth Bomber was responsible for a great many UFO Sightings before it became declassified -- eight years after it was first used! | Source
Mistaken as a UFO: The Stealth Fighter was also in use for many years before being revealed to the public.
Mistaken as a UFO: The Stealth Fighter was also in use for many years before being revealed to the public. | Source
The Blackbird was very frightening to many people before being revealed by the USAF, answering many UFO Sighting Witnesses questions about it.
The Blackbird was very frightening to many people before being revealed by the USAF, answering many UFO Sighting Witnesses questions about it. | Source

What are Most UFO Sightings?

6) Classified Terrestrial Aircraft


I love the example of the Stealth Bomber or the Blackbird. They both were classified as "Top Secret" for almost a decade before the US did admit their existence and use in military matters. That means that for those 8 years or so that when they would fly, if they were ever spotted by anyone (pilot, passenger or person on the ground even) then they were certainly very unfamiliar Sightings indeed.

One of the most common types of Sightings is the Black Triangle UFO Sighting. Read my Report on Black Triangle UFO Sightings. I feel confident that a great many of the current Triangle Sightings are actually the current incarnation of whatever Stealth Technology has come about since the Stealth Bomber and Stealth Fighter - both of which are derived from 1970 and 1980s technology. So what have scientists come up with since then?


My bet is we're steadily moving from "stealth technology" to "cloaking," but that sounds a bit more Science Fiction than Science Fact, doesn't it?

UPDATE: My research has proven that the USAF has full Light-Cloaking Technology. I'll make a hub about it, but here's a link to my research on Invisibility Technology.

For we've gone through almost every kind of UFO Sighting there is, except for two more: one is my absolute favorite, and one is my absolute least favorite UFO Sighting. Let's start with my least favorite, which is as much as 10-15% of all UFO Sightings:


7) UFO Hoaxes, Liars, Fakes and Phoneys

This is an unpleasant truth regarding the UFO Phenomenon: there are a number of people that enjoy creating fake UFO Sightings, hoax Crop Circles and liars that create UFOs in programs like Adobe After Effects and create YouTube UFO Videos that have no business being put online and labeled as Real UFOs. But they are.

And people believe them and fall for the phoney UFOs every single day. I will be putting together a Hub on UFO Fakes and Phones soon, as this grows to be an even bigger problem the more search for UFOs online. There's money in creating the hoaxes, and that simply brings in more competing hoaxers.

...which finally leads us to my absolute favorite type of UFO Sightings, which are those that can only be labeled as:

8)Truly Unidentified Flying Objects or Unknown Aerial Phenomena


These could be anything from biological entities to perhaps probes or even, yes, living beings operating craft inside Earth's atmosphere - it's possible, though it's highly improbable. We don't know what they are, but they are usually 5% or less of reported UFO Sightings.

These are the ones that were probably behind the mysterious Foo Fighters in World War I, the rumors of Grey Aliens over the decades and behind the major Real UFO Sightings and UFO Crashes of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

If anything is the result of actual engagement by Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life, it will be this type of UFO Sighting. It's the one type that most inspires the entire UFO Phenomenon.


Will you rate this Hub here on HubPages?
Is it worth all five stars?

Rate this Hub on HubPages

5 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of This UFO Hub

Unexplained UFO Photos

Real UFO? What on Earth is this?
Real UFO? What on Earth is this? | Source
Classic UFO Photo: Actual Flying Saucer?
Classic UFO Photo: Actual Flying Saucer? | Source
Wing of UFO Flying Saucers, late 20th Century
Wing of UFO Flying Saucers, late 20th Century | Source
UFO Photo: Classic UFO Sighting
UFO Photo: Classic UFO Sighting | Source
Close-up Photo of a Real UFO?
Close-up Photo of a Real UFO? | Source

Unmanned Drones - Causes of Many UFO Sightings

Famous UFO Sighting: Unexplained "Phoenix Lights" over Phoenix, Arizona

Comments on this Hub: Real UFO Sightings Today 9 comments

John Spezeski profile image

John Spezeski 22 months ago from Boston

Very interesting and compelling footage. I just recently became a member of Hub Pages. I have a story of my own on a page I created, it happened to me and my family.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Lights-in-...


John Spezeski profile image

John Spezeski 22 months ago from Boston

Very interesting and compelling footage. I have a story of my own in the Hub pages as well.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Lights-in-...


christian martinez 2 years ago

Product Description

In honor of our newest Billy Meier film, The Spiritual Teaching in Everyday Life, I'm offering two new packages. This one is for all those who HAVEN'T already bought this new film.

You can now download ALL these DVDs documenting the Billy Meier case:

The Spiritual Teaching in Everyday Life

And Did They Listen?

as the time fulfills

The Silent Revolution of Truth

The Meier Contacts

…AND the Standing in Spirit Workshop, all for only $55, more than 20% off the regular price!

Please note that this package will require a good deal of time to download!

http://www.scubbly.com/item/99201/?affid=8985


marsmadness profile image

marsmadness 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hey, thank you so much for the positive feedback. I really appreciate that. :)


Keri Machin profile image

Keri Machin 3 years ago from Miami Florida

wow very cool hub on ufos man. thanks for the great read!


retrojoe profile image

retrojoe 4 years ago from Vancouver, WA (nextdoor to Portland, OR)

Welcome to hubpages and good to see someone who shares my interest in UFOs or as some of the more serious researchers like to call them UAOs (Unexplained Aerial Objects) or UAPs (...Phenomena). One of your photos above reminds me of the cover of the Air Force's "Project Blue Book Special Report No. 14" which you can find in my following hub:

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/UFO-day-cy...

If you never heard of that report you may want to take a look. The document is available at:

http://archive.org/details/ProjectBlueBookSpecialR...


dailytop10 profile image

dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

Interesting! I love UFO's and other mysterious stuffs. I do believe that the question is not about if aliens do exist or not but when we will meet one. Welcome to hubpages and good luck!


marsmadness profile image

marsmadness 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

And thank you for coming to my Hub and being my first comment on hubpages. I really appreciate it.

:)

And it is mysterious isn't it, at least on the onset, but as data is found and details are learned, the mystery tends to boil off like fog lifting off a pond as the warm sun rises. The truth is there... we just have to go find it.


frogyfish profile image

frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

Very interesting. Lots of questions, error and truth...and quite mysterious. Thanks for the presentation.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working