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This article is a list of UFO sightings, including cases of reported close encounters like abductions. Some cases are popularly known and have become folklore, while others are more obscure and are known mainly by ufologists and enthusiasts.


2000 and before

Date Name City, State Country Description Kind of Close Encounter Sources
1897-04-19 Aurora Texas UFO Incident Aurora, Texas United States Alleged crash of a UFO and burial of the pilot, purported to be an alien, in the local cemetery. 3 [1][2]
1908-06-30 Tunguska event Podkamennaya Tunguska River Russian Empire Massive explosion, allegedly of a comet or meteoroid, also explained as an explosion of a UFO. 2 [3]
1917-08-13, 09-13, 10-13 The Miracle of the Sun 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 [4][5][6]
1926 Sightings by Nicholas Roerich Unknown, possibly Nepal (the Himalayas) 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 [7]
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 [8][9]
1942 Hopeh Incident Hopeh China A UFO was spotted and photographed. 1 [10]
1942-02-24 Battle of Los Angeles Los Angeles, California United States Unidentified aerial objects trigger the military to fire thousands of anti-aircraft rounds into the sky and raise the wartime alert status. 1 [11][12]
1946 Ghost rockets Scandinavia Objects were sighted repeatedly over Scandinavia; Swedish Defense Staff expressed concern. 1 [13]
1946-05-18 UFO-Memorial Ängelholm Ängelholm Municipality Sweden Gösta Karlsson reports seeing a UFO landing and alien beings. A model of a flying saucer is now erected at the site. 3 [14]
1947-06-21 Maury Island incident Washington United States 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 [15]
1947-06-24 Kenneth Arnold Unidentified Flying Object Sighting Washington United States The UFO sighting that sparked the name flying saucers. 2 [16]
1947-07-08 Roswell UFO incident Roswell, New Mexico United States United States Army Air Forces allegedly captures a flying saucer. 3 [17]
1948 Green fireballs United States Objects reported over several United States military bases; an official investigation followed. 1 [18]
1948-01-07 Mantell UFO Incident Kentucky United States US Air Force sent a fighter pilot to investigate a UFO sighting over Fort Knox, Kentucky; the pilot was killed while pursuing the UFO. 2 [19]
1948-10-01 Gorman Dogfight North Dakota United States A US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakota. 1 [20][21]
1950 Mariana UFO Incident Great Falls, Montana United States 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 [22]
1951-08-25 Lubbock Lights Lubbock, Texas United States Lights were repeatedly spotted flying over the city. They were witnessed by science professors from Texas Tech University and photographed by a Texas Tech student. 1 [23]
1952-07-13 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident Washington, D.C. United States 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 [24]
1952-07-24 Carson Sink UFO incident Nevada United States Two pilots saw three unusual aircraft, flying in a V-formation and with a Delta-wing airfoil, over Carson Sink. 1 [25]
1952-09-12 Flatwoods monster Flatwoods, West Virginia United States 6 local boys and a local woman report seeing a UFO landing and a bizarre-looking creature near the landing site. 3 [26][27][28]
June, 1953 Otis AFB Falmouth, Massachusetts United States A man claims that a U.S Air Force radar operator and pilot bailed out over Otis Air Force Base 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 [29]
1953-08-12 Ellsworth UFO Case Bismarck, North Dakota United States A UFO appearing as a red glowing light is witnessed by forty-five people. The sighting takes place over a two night period. 1 [30]
1953-11-23 Felix Moncla Lake Superior United States - Canada U.S Air Force Pilot disappears while pursuing a UFO. 1 [31]
1955-08-21 Kelly-Hopkinsville encounter Kentucky United States A group of strange, goblin-like creatures are reported to have attacked a family, while the family shot at them. 3 [32]
1957 Antonio Villas Boas São Francisco de Sales Brazil 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 [33]
1957-05-20 Milton Torres 1957 UFO Encounter East Anglia United Kingdom 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 [34]
1957-11-02 Levelland UFO Case Levelland, Texas United States 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 [35]
1959 Dyatlov Pass incident Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Mysterious deaths of experienced skiers in the Urals is believed to have been caused by "unidentified orange spheres" and an "unknown compelling force". 2 [36]
1959 Alor Incident Alor Archipelago Indonesia This incident occurred on July 1959, in the Alor Islands area. 3 [37]
1961-09-19 Betty and Barney Hill abduction New Hampshire United States A widely publicized alien abduction experience. 4 [38]
1964-04-24 Lonnie Zamora Socorro, New Mexico United States Zamora, a police officer, reports a close encounter. 3 [39]
1965 Exeter incident Exeter, New Hampshire United States A UFO was observed by a teenager and two police officers. 1 [40]
1965 Project Serpo United States A reported secret exchange program between the U.S government and an extraterrestrial race from Planet Serpo. 5 [41]
1965-12-09 Kecksburg UFO incident Kecksburg, Pennsylvania United States Mass sighting of a falling UFO, followed by a cordoning-off of the crash site. 1 [42]
1966 The Mothman Prophecies Point Pleasant, West Virginia United States A wave of sightings of a winged humanoid is reported to be connected to other mysterious events including sightings of UFOs. 1 [43]
1966-01-11 Wanaque Reservoir UFO Wanaque Reservoir, Wanaque, New Jersey United States 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 [44]
1966-04-06 Westall UFO Clayton South, Victoria Australia A sighting by hundreds of people. Witnesses of "The Clayton Incident" still gather for reunions. 1 [45]
1966-04-17 Portage County UFO chase Ohio United States Several police officers pursue a UFO for 30 minutes. 1 [46]
1966-10-11 The Grinning Man Elizabeth, New Jersey United States 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 Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States UFO appears to hovers over area, strike teams are called in to confront the UFO. 1 [47]
1967-03-?? Malmstrom AFB Incident Malmstrom A.F.B. United States 1 [47]
1967-05-20 Falcon Lake Incident Falcon Lake, Manitoba Canada A UFO's exhaust allegedly burns a man. 2 [48]
1967-08-29 Close encounter of Cussac Cussac, Cantal France A young brother and sister claim to have witnessed a UFO and its occupants. 3 [49]
1967-10-04 Shag Harbour incident Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada A UFO was seen crashing into Shag Harbor. A Canadian naval search followed, and is officially referred to as a UFO crash. 2 [50][51]
1967-12-03 Schirmer Abduction Ashland, Nebraska United States Sergeant Herbert Schirmer claimed he was abducted. 4 [52]
1967 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States 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 [47]
1968-6-6 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States UFO hovers over a silo, then leaves. After the UFO leaving, personnel discovered that the missile was armed and unlocked in launch mode, and the nuclear warhead was armed. 2 [47]
1968-10-25 Minot Air Force Base UFO Incidents Minot/Minot A.F.B., North Dakota United States 1 [47][53][54]
1969-01-01 Prince George sightings Prince George, British Columbia Canada 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 2,000 feet (610 m) to 10,000 feet (3,000 m). 1 [55]
1969 Jimmy Carter UFO incident Leary, Georgia United States Jimmy Carter's sighting. 1 [56]
1970s Barry DeLong UFO incident Somerset County, Maine United States Sheriff Barry A. DeLong witnessed a UFO: "They were hovering about 15 feet (4.6 m) 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 [57]
1971-09-04 Lake Cote UFO Arenal, Alajuela Costa Rica 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. [58][59]
1973-10-11 Pascagoula Abduction Mississippi United States Alien abduction occurs while the victims were fishing on the Pascagoula River. 4 [60]
1974-01-23 Berwyn Mountain UFO incident Llandrillo, Merionethshire, North Wales Wales An alleged UFO crash involving lights in the sky being reported and a large impact shock being felt. The cause of the incident was soon revealed as a 3.5 Magnitude earthquake. 1 [61][62]
1975-01-12 North Hudson Park UFO sightings North Bergen, NJ United States 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 [63]
1975-11-05 Travis Walton Arizona United States 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 [60]
1976-06-22 1976 Canary Isles sightings Canary Islands Spain Several lights and a spherical, transparent blue craft, piloted by two beings was reported. 1 [64]
1976-08-20 Allagash Abductions Maine United States Four campers claimed an abduction by alien beings in the Allagash wilderness. 4 [65]
1976-09-19 1976 Tehran UFO incident Tehran Iran 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 [66]
1977 Colares UFO flap Colares Brazil A bewildering account of an island which was flooded by harmful UFOs. 2 [67]
1978-05-10 Emilcin Abduction Emilcin Poland A man at Emilcin, Poland is said to be abducted by "grays." There is now a memorial at the site. 4 [68]
1978-10-21 Valentich Disappearance Victoria Australia An Australian pilot reported a UFO sighting to air traffic control before he and his aircraft vanished without a trace. 1 [69][70]
1978-12-21 Kaikoura lights South Island New Zealand A series of sightings by a Safe Air freight plane; the airplane was escorted by strange lights that changed color and size. 1 [71]
1979-08-27 Val Johnson Incident Marshall County, Minnesota United States 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 [72][73]
1979-11-09 Robert Taylor incident Livingston Scotland 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 [74]
1979-11-11 Manises UFO Incident Valencia Spain Three large UFOs forced a commercial flight to make an emergency landing at Manises airport. 1 [75]
1980s Hudson Valley UFO sightings Hudson Valley United States 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 York, late on New Year's Eve, 1981. The 1984 "Incident at Indian Point" was one of these sightings. 1 [76]
1980-6-28 Disappearance of N3808H Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flight N3808H disappears without a trace at a flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to San Jose, Puerto Rico 2 [77]
1980-12-28 Rendlesham Forest Incident Suffolk, England United Kingdom A sighting which was first thought to be a downed aircraft. 2 [78]
1980-12-29 Cash-Landrum incident Dayton, Texas United States 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 [79]
1986 1986 São Paulo UFO sighting
1986-11-17 Japan Air Lines flight 1628 incident Alaska United States 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 [80]
1990-03-30 Belgian UFO wave Ans, Wallonia Belgium 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 [81]


1990-11-07 1990 Montreal UFO Montreal, Quebec Canada For more than 3 hours, more than 40 people, including policemen, observe a UFO above Place Bonaventure. 1 [83]
1991-04-21 Achille Zaghetti London, England United Kingdom Alitalia pilot Achille Zaghetti reports a cigar-shaped UFO flying past his plane at high speed during his descent to Heathrow Airport 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 [84][85]
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 [86]
1993 Kelly Cahill Victoria Australia East of Melbourne's Dandenong foothills Kelly Cahill and five others reported being confronted by a flying saucer that appeared shortly after midnight, and tall, slim, black aliens with glowing red eyes. 5 [87]
1994-06 Meng Zhaoguo Incident Wuchang China Meng claimed to have had sexual intercourse with an alien, and to have been subsequently abducted. 4 [88]
1994-12-14 Trumbull Ohio Disturbance Vienna, Ohio United States 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 Varginha, Minas Gerais Brazil Multiple sightings and alleged capture of alien entity by the Brazilian military. 3 [89]
1997 Area 51: The Alien Interview Area 51, Nevada United States Video footage of an alleged interview with an alien. 5 [90]
1997-03-13 Phoenix Lights Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico United States A strange set of lights are seen over Nevada, Arizona and possibly New Mexico. 1 [91]
1997-08-06 Mexico City skyline UFO Mexico City Mexico 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 [92]
2000-01-05 Southern Illinois UFO St. Clair County, Illinois United States 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 [93]

After 2000

Date Name City, State Country Description Kind of Close Encounter Sources
2004-03-05 2004 Mexican UFO Incident Mexico 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 [94]
2004-10-31 The Tinley Park Lights Tinley Park, Illinois United States 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 [95][96][97]
2005-04-27 Washington, D.C. United States 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 [98]
2006-11-07 Chicago O'Hare UFO sighting 2006 Chicago, Illinois United States 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 [99]
2007-02-02 Islington, London, England United Kingdom Ten to fifteen UFOs are spotted. 1 [100]
2007-02-16 Kaliningrad Russian Federation A student records a UFO on his video camera. 1 [101]
2007-03-03 New Delhi India A green fireball was seen over Delhi by ten pilots. 1 [102]
2007-03-07 New Delhi India Two UFOs were detected near the prime minister's residence. 1 [103]
2007-03-10 Cleveland, Ohio United States UFO seen over a peace rally. 1 [104]
2007-04-23 Channel Islands Two airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderney. 1 [105]
2007-05-02 Sutton, England United Kingdom 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 [106]
2007-05-11 Massillon, Ohio United States 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 60 feet (18 m) 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 [107]
2007-05-12 Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland United Kingdom 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 Airport'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.[108] 1 [109]
2007-05-27 Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada Dave Francis and Kelly McDonald witnessed a UFO over UCFV 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 [110]
2007-05-28 Bangalore India 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 [111]
2007-07-23 Warwickshire, England United Kingdom Crowd of 100 persons saw a formation of strange lights in the sky for 30 minutes. 1 [112]
2007-09-25 Kodiak Island UFO, 2007 Kodiak, Alaska United States 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 [113]
2007-10-30 Kolkata India 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 [114][115]
2007-11-08 Larnaca Cyprus 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. 1 [116]
2008-01-01 San Diego, California United States 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 [117]
2008-01-08 to 2008-02-09 Stephenville, Texas UFO sightings Stephenville, Texas, Dublin, Texas, Crawford, Texas United States UFOs were, and still are, sometimes reported in this area. One was an object that was described as 1 mile (1.6 km) by 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in size, spotted over Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The Air Force has identified the objects as training fighter jets that went unreported due to a "communications problem". 1 [118]
May–Sept, 2008 2008 Turkey UFO Sightings Istanbul Turkey 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 [119]
2008-05-14 Needles, California United States 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 [120]
2008-06-20 Wales UFO sightings Different cities, Wales United Kingdom 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 [121]
2008-06-21 Moscow UFO sightings Moscow Russian Federation Different people and media (including state-owned) reported sightings of 11 orange UFOs. Further confirmation came from Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. On June 25 a similar report, now with 13 objects, was claimed in the UK. 1 [122][123][124]
2008-06-29 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset United Kingdom 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 [125][126]
2008-12-10 Zagreb Croatia 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. [127]
2009-01-05 Morristown UFO Morristown, New Jersey United States A confirmed hoax in Morristown, New Jersey, perpetrated by Chris Russo & Joe Rudy who sent up different sets of helium balloons with attached flares. [128][129][130]
2009-03-18 London, England United Kingdom A group of UFOs appear on a photo, even though they were invisible to the naked eye. 1 [131]
2009-05-31 Kolkata India UFOs detected by Kolkata ATC 1 [132]
June, 2009 Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Mexico City, Tijuana United States, Mexico Scattered reports of UFO sightings all over the United States from June 3 to 22, 2009. 1, 2 [133]
2009-08-05 North England United Kingdom UFO captured on BBC webcam. 1 [134]
2009-08-16 Ural Russia Alleged disappearance of an 11 year old girl in a UFO sighting 1 [135]
2009-10-20 Florida United States Report of a nearly 200-foot-long triangle-shaped craft spotted flying at 100 feet altitude. 1 [136]

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