National Geographic: The Truth Behind UFOs
The Truth Behind UFOs: Facts
A man placed a £10 bet at bookkeepers William Hill in 2000 stating that a UFO would land on the Millennium Dome in London. The odds were 50,000 to one.
In most cases UFOs have been explained away to be meteors, clouds, sun dog, birds, military craft or weather balloons.
The first widely reported UFO sighting in the United States came from pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947, it was from his report that we get the term, ‘flying saucer’.
In 1967, British authorities, including a bomb disposal unit investigated six “flying saucers” in a perfect line across southern England. Fears were allayed when it was discovered to be a hoax perpetrated by engineering students.
In 1999, a survey for the Daily Mail found that 49% of the UK population believes that life exists on other planets and 29% believe that aliens had already visited Earth in flying saucers.
In the late 1930’s Orson Welles’ radio show The War of the Worlds was so realistic that hundreds of people thought America had really been invaded by aliens.
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