5 Most Popular Alien Sightings

UFOs are not something new to us. For millennia, ancient civilizations like Egypt, Greece, Rome and Sumeria have been depicting disk-like objects and unusual flying objects in their respective art and literature.

In the middle of the 2oth century, right around the “race to space era”, during which newly developed high-tech aircraft and space rockets were being produced (often in secret), a modern era of UFOs took the world by storm with various sightings and alien abductions reported from around the globe. Here are 4 most popular alien sightings that shook the world.

5. Kenneth Arnold, 1947

A pilot named Kenneth Arnold claimed to have seen nine glowing blue objects that flew past by him in a V-formation while he was flying his aircraft near Washington’s Mount Rainier on June 24, 1947. Arnold thought the unidentified flying objects were some sort of new military aircraft but the government denied having any test flights done during that day. After describing the UFOs’ motion as similar to that of “a saucer if you skip it across water”, the media immediately coined the now ubiquitous term “flying saucer”. Although the government denied having any involvement and even claimed that Arnold was just probably hallucinating, the UFO craze had set in, and just a couple of weeks later, the infamous Roswell sighting would keep the mania alive.