The flying saucer is a common type of UFO (CC: Bill Lile).

A UFO or unidentified flying object are things observed in the sky, but which cannot be explained. As a result, the UFO is commonly thought of alien spaceships. Most of these observations are eventually explained. However, many are not and some people believe the earth is being visited by aliens.

Photo: The flying saucer is a common type of UFO (CC: Bill Lile).

UFO History

Throughout history, people have observed phenomena in the sky that they could not explain. Records indicate that such observations occurred as early as two centuries BC. As science developed, it became apparent that many were astronomical phenomena.

Examples of astronomical phenomena include sightings of comets, meteors, or planets. In addition, some of the ufo’s were atmospheric phenomena such as unusual clouds or fireballs. Other sightings can be explained as man-made phenomena such as weather balloons, satellites, or aircraft.

In the 1940’s there was an increase in the number of sightings during World War II.  This increase in sightings continued after the war. Many people described seeing saucer shaped objects. Thus the term ‘flying saucers’ became popularized.

The number of sightings was large enough that governments around the world investigated the phenomena.

Recorded UFO Sightings

Video: UFO Sightings Flying Saucers 2015 (source: YouTube).

Alien Visitors?

In addition to seeing unidentified flying objects, some people actually claim seeing an alien from space. Descriptions of these aliens range from little green men to gray skinned human like creatures with large heads.

In extreme cases, some individuals have actually claimed that they were abducted by ufo’s.

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Ronand Abella
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Ang mga lumilipad sa mga langit ay nag papatay ng tao.
Ang mga ito ay hidi na mapakita sa mga tao.
Masyado maraming tao ito at ito ay dahil sa mga mulyung tao.

Ronand Abella
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UFO means Unidentified Flying Object.The ufo is been sight before in Egypt and this day it is been sighted before 1947.People said that they see some kind of a huge big head human and a big eyes .They said that it is an alien that driving on the ufo.

Webster Gabiana
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DADDY I DID MY ASSIMENT MA MA ASK.

Webster Gabiana
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ANG NATUTUNAN KO AY TUNKOL SA MGA UFO.

Webster Gabiana
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I LEARNED THAT UFO FLYING AROUND THE EARTH.
I LEARNED THAT UFO ARE ALIENS ROCKET.
NOW I LEARNED ABOUT THE UFO.

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