UFO Facts

A UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) is any object flying in the sky which cannot be identified by the person who sees it. Sometimes the object is investigated. If people can still not figure out what the object is after an investigation, it is called a UFO. See the fact file below for more information about UFO's.

  • UFO stands for “Unidentified Flying Object”.
  • There have been many claims of UFO sightings since the 1940’s.
  • Some say a UFO sightings occur somewhere on the planet every three minutes.
  • In 1991, a Roper poll was conducted. The poll said that 4 million people believe they have been abducted by aliens.
  • In 1996 a Gallup poll was conducted which said that 71% of Americans believe that the government knows more about UFOs than there are telling the people.
  • The first documented UFO sighting is in the Bible. The prophet Ezekiel described a “great cloud with fire enfolding itself, a wheel in the middle of a wheel that descended and fired lightning bolts into the earth.“
  • Winston Churchill reported a strange airship in Kent, England, Oct. 14, 1912. It was the first case of a UFO being “officially” reported.
  • The first photograph of a UFO was taken in 1883 by astronomer Jose Bonilla in Zacatecas, Mexico.
  • UFOs were often seen and photographed during NASA’s space missions in the 1960s.
  • Probably the biggest UFO mystery has to do with The Roswell incident. was the recovery of debris from an object which crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947.