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UFO's , Where Did It All Start

Updated on July 29, 2012
UFO's have been seen all around the United States for many years now.
UFO's have been seen all around the United States for many years now.

UFO's Where Did It All Start.

At 3 P.M. on June 24th 1947 a private airplane pilot named Kenneth Arnold was flying above Mount Rainer in Washington State when he spotted nine flying discs that he said were silvery in color and that they were flying in formation. He estimated the speed of the crafts at over 1200 mph. And he was not the only one reporting the UFO's in late June 1947. Thousands of reports came in from citizens , airline pilots , and U.S. Military personnel reporting seeing flying discs. Something was going on in the skies over the USA in late June 1947.

And while many people will point to 1947 as the year that the flying saucer was born it really isn't so. UFO's and flying saucers have been seen by various people all through history. Abraham Lincoln told friends of seeing strange flying objects in the sky over eastern Kentucky at least twenty five years before he became the president of the United States. Several times during the American Civil War strange flying objects were spotted by soldiers on either side and both sides were afraid that the other side had a new secret weapon.

Christopher Columbus who was given credit with discovering America reported seeing many strange things in the skies during his voyages to America. Some people have tried to claim Columbus saw a meteorite but if it was it was one of the strangest meteorites in the history of the planet earth. Columbus and his men were terrified by a bright red glowing object that flew around their ships , dove into the water and came back up out of the water and flew off up into the sky and out of sight. Sure sounds like a UFO doesn't it.

Under the US Air force , Project Sign had concluded by 1948 that most of the UFO sightings in the United States were extraterrestrial in nature and that at least part of the UFO's most likely came from outer space. However this would not become public knowledge until the late 1980s. So yes the US Government believed that at least some of the UFO's were real and they came from off planet Earth and they covered that fact up from the American people. In fact Air Force Chief of Staff Hoyt VandenbergĀ  had ordered Project Sign's findings to be destroyed. Knowledge of the report leaked out when several Air Force officers who had read it revealed what it contained. The US Air Force closed down its Project Blue Book UFO investigation in 1970 but many reports have leaked out that the US Government and its agencies continue to investigate UFO's but they are very careful that nothing leaks out to the US public.

UFO's were spotted all over the United States. What did the US Government cover up. What did they not want you to know.
UFO's were spotted all over the United States. What did the US Government cover up. What did they not want you to know. | Source

What Do You Think About UFO's?

If you go back and do research into the UFO phenomena in the 1940s through today you will find many many reports many of them very well documented like the eight flying saucers flying in formation in the Miami newspaper story above. With all the UFO's that have been spotted over the years a few of them or a small percentage of the sightings have to be true.

Do you know that the astronauts involved in the Space Shuttle program have many times reported seeing UFO's and were even many times told by NASA not to say anything in public. NASA has several times been caught trying to cover up UFO sightings by NASA astronauts.

Lets take a look at some of the most famous UFO sightings in the United States.

1. The Battle of Los Angeles occurred in 1942 when ground gun positions around Los Angeles opened up on what was believed to be a Japanese aircraft that had invaded US air space. Many many people both military and non military told of seeing a fast moving disc shaped object in the sky over Los Angeles.

2. The Roswell Incident in 1947 has become one of the most hotly debated UFO incidents in the history of the United States. Did a UFO ( a flying disc ) crash near Roswell New Mexico in 1947. Some people have gone as far as to claim that the US Military may have managed to shoot the UFO down. And it is believed by many that alien bodies were recovered at the Roswell Crash Site.

3. Recently in 1997 people in the Phoenix Arizona area spotted a very large UFO over the city and the incident was filmed by local TV stations. Some military officials have tried to make the claim that people were seeing flares but in several local TV reports from the night of March 13th 1997 the shape and distinct outline of a large craft can be seen in the news video reports. Definitely not flares.

And while those are only three of the most well known UFO incidents there are many many more. Far to many to all be explained or covered up by the US Government. I have always believed that some day there will be a UFO incident that the US Government will not be able to cover up. A very public crash or landing in a very highly public area could not be covered up.

Is the reason that the US Government has worked so hard at covering up UFO's because they fear mass hysteria should the fact get out that UFO's or at least part of them are real. Or does the US Government know that most or all of the UFO's who have visited planet Earth have hostile intentions. Just what is the US Government trying to protect the American people from. Do you believe that the US Government is covering up that UFO's are real.

I do truly believe that the US Government and others may be covering up the fact that UFO's are real. And while I will agree that a large percentage of cases can be explained there are many that can not be explained away. I think we would be insane to believe that the planet Earth is the only planet with life. I truly believe that there are many other planets with life forms in one form or another. I can not prove that any UFO has ever visited the planet Earth but I believe they have. What do you think? Tell us all about it in the comments section below. I really would like to know what other people think about UFO's.

What do you think about UFO's. Are they real? Why not post your comments or questions below and let us all know what you think about UFO's. Have you ever seen a UFO? Why not tell us about it below in the comment section now.

What do you think about UFO's? Please post your comments or questions now. And thanks for reading this hub page.

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    • sparkster profile image

      Marc Hubs 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm sure you already know I have a book coming out soon(ish) about this topic!

      Of course, UFO's can be traced back through thousands of years history and there is no other rational explanation for about 5% of them, other than that they are of extraterrestrial origin.

      There is also declassified evidence that UFO's have indeed visited Earth..

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      Thomas Byers 

      4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for the comment. Yes I also believe there has to be life out there. I wish as long as they did not destroy earth that they would show up here on earth.

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      4 years ago

      Think of it this way, our sun is a star & it has 9 planets(still counting pluto) & lets say there are 10 billion stars in the universe. Now lets just say that each star has 9 planets each surrounding them, that is 90 billion planets. Now lets say that only 1% has any life on them, that leaves 900,000 planets have life on them. I truly believe that there is life on other planets out there.

    • Tabithar profile image


      6 years ago from KY

      We are no bigger than a grain of sand in the vast universe. If course we are not alone! I just hope that the truth is revealed in my lifetime.

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      7 years ago

      i love to read about UFOs and i have read every space book,UFO books in the city i live in but they all say the same things about UFOs:they are not real we are the only life in the universe.but they are real i have read many sites online and i have a lot of proof they are real,1 of the things that is proof is Area51 why would it be real if they didn't exist

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      Silva Hayes 

      8 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      I am open to the possibility. Where did it all begin? I am fascinated by an account in the Old Testament, book of Ezekiel. Read it and be amazed. A vision from the heavens - a windstorm coming out of the north -- an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light ... flowing metal ... living creatures each with its own wheel ... a wheel intersecting a wheel ... rims high and awesome and full of eyes - the sound of their wings like the roar of rushing waters.

      Back to the present, here in Texas under the vast night skies, my husband and I have seen a few unexplained sights over the years.

      There have been so many sightings by so many people all over the world, I wouldn't be at all surprised. The one in Phoenix about 12-13 years ago was amazing, and never explained properly.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I also hope to visit Roswell. I believe that the U.S. Government is covering up the existence of UFO's and aliens.

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      8 years ago

      Not sure really what's being seen, but I do believe people have seen things. As for Roswell, I simply don't know what to think. I wish I could have visited Roswell while I was driving through New Mexico, but it was too far off my route to take the detour.

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      K J Page 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I have seen something that could not be explained - watched the flight for about 10 - 15 minutes. Secret US craft or???

    • ghomefitness profile image


      8 years ago from Chicago,IL

      It would be small minded to think that in the vastness of space we were alone. So UFO's are a good possibility.


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