UFO Sightings 2016 - Virginia.
What is a UFO? A UFO is an unidentified flying object. Over the past 50 years, thousands of men and women worldwide have seen UFO's in the air and are usually given no explanation by people in authority as to what these are. Some people say that these are "alien" spaceships from another galaxy, and others say that they are just military spy equipment. There is no scientific proof to imply that flying saucers are real, or space aliens exist or not. Some people believe in them, and others do not.
However, it wasn't always this way. Not that long ago people who spoke out about what they had witnessed were subjected to ridicule much more often than they were listened to.
We must have open minds and acknowledge all evidence accurately. One thing I find is that, in this modern world of ours, it is easy for us to imagine UFOs and aliens. After all, we have seen them in movies many times.
I'd like you to consider a few questions: What prompted an ancient man to draw saucers and rockets on cave walls? Why would someone living during the middle ages include flying craft in their paintings? The key question is where these ideas would come from?
Personally, I think there is one answer to these questions. They were drawing and painting objects and events they had either witnessed firsthand, or they were recording what others of their time had seen and shared with them.
Skeptics around the world have said these UFOs can be explained in other ways. Their explanations range from weather balloons to light from Venus reflecting off swamp gas and illuminating a meteorite. Other people say that in fact, these sightings are visitors from another world.
The first sightings in UFO history were recorded on rock surfaces in aged Hunan, China. The carvings portray symbols coming out of floating cylindrical objects. According to scientists, these drawings date back to the time of Neanderthals around 45,000 BC.
The first UFO sightings in what we would consider recorded history can be found in 4th-century Chinese texts. These writings assert that a "moon boat" floats above China every 12 years.
Stories of these encounters have been told for millennia. For example, a Roman author by the name of Julius Obsequens believed to have lived in the fourth century A.D., compiled a book Prodigorium liber stating that people had seen a fire in the sky.
Despite numerous people having seen unknown objects in the skies, the first real investigation did not occur until 1232. The research took place in Japan after members of the army reported seeing odd lights in the sky for several minutes.
Recent interest in UFOs started around 1947. A sighting of several unknown aircraft was reported and was thought to be German technology. Soon after, the popular Roswell Daily Record issued an announcement from the military stating they had captured a crashed alien ship and its passengers.
Soon after, the military contacted the newspaper again, and a retraction was issued saying the object was a weather balloon. Many people believe it is simply not possible for the army personnel to have mistakenly identified a weather balloon as an alien ship. And it seems even more unlikely considering the original announcement also stated that the military had found the bodies of several alien beings.
In 2009 and 2010 there have been numerous sightings around the globe and particularly in China. Indeed, today it seems that China is one of the hot spots to find UFO activity. There have been over a dozen sightings across the country in a very short period.
Another country that is experiencing increased UFO activity is the United Kingdom. Particularly around the Huddersfield area.
Regardless of your personal belief of these UFOs, they are very much a part of our lives. Few subjects have such a rich background going back as far in time as UFO history. The astounding drawings that have been identified provide some basis for the belief that life exists outside of our world, and at least some of them have visited Earth.