The term UFO (unidentified flying object) in its most general definition, is an unexplained aerial phenomenon. The reference is towards a suspected alien spacecraft, in popular culture. Throughout history, numerous UFO sightings have been reported and recorded in various parts of the world. These unexplained aerial observations have naturally raised a lot of questions regarding life on other planets and whether extraterrestrials really have visited Earth. These bizarre flying saucers have always been a major subject of interest, and the inspiration behind an infinite number of films and books. Here are 9 famous incidents of UFO sightings which will always baffle the human mind and get you thinking, “Is somebody there?”.
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On Aug. 15, 1977, a signal was received from space that lasted for 72 seconds. The signal was around 30 times stronger than typical space noise. The astronomer who was analyzing these records was so flabbergasted that he wrote “Wow!” on the printout. The cause of the signal remains a mystery but is widely considered as an alien transmission.
2. Frederick Valentich
On Oct. 21, 1978, Frederick Valentich noticed an unidentified flying object following him while piloting a plane. Valentich claimed the craft passed him at a high speed and suggested it might be toying with him. After a short while, he mentioned that he was having an issue with his engine and said that the object was flying above him. He stated, “It’s not an aircraft,” following a metallic sound and all contact was lost suddenly. Valentich and his plane simply vanished.