50 Out of This World UFO Facts

50 Out of This World UFO Facts

Do you want to know some interesting facts?  Here, we have listed the 50 out-of-this-world UFO Facts for you. We hope that you will enjoy these Fun Facts.

1) Donald E. Keyhoe’s 1953 book was the first one that used the term “UFO” that is the Flying Saucers from Outer Space.

2) About 12,618 UFO sightings were reported to Project Blue Book between 1947 and 1969 that is a UFO research agency that was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Now out of 12,618, about 701 of those sightings remain “unidentified.”

3)  Initially, the name of UFO’s was flying saucers, but the more neutral phrase that was used for UFOs was the “unidentified flying objects,” or UFOs. Later in 1953, it was later coined by the U.S. Air Force to include shapes other than “saucers” or “discs.”

4)  In the popular sense, UFOs were considered as the extraterrestrial visitors by the mainstream scientists though not impossible as to deserve no investigation.

5)  The Airforce of Peru is reopening an office that will be responsible for investigating UFOs. That is done due to the increased reports of anomalous aerial phenomena.  In 2001, the Department of Investigation of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (DIFAA) was created. This department was dormant for five years until now.

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6)  Most of the flying objects that are known as a UFO and later recognized as an object on Earth can then be called an “IFO,” or identified flying object.

7) In 1947, the era of modern UFO began when pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine disc-shaped objects flying over Mt. Rainer, Washington. In a report, the UFO was identified as “flying saucers,” and the term entered mainstream consciousness.

8) Out f the total UFO reports, more than half were reported in the 1950s through the 1960s were charged for by manned reconnaissance flights (namely U-2) over the United States of America.

9)  The nickname of Area 51’s that is “Dreamland” was allegedly derived from an Edgar Allan Poe poem that has the same name. It advises that “the traveler who is traveling through it,  may not dare to openly view it; Never it mysteries are uncovered, to the weak human eye open.”

10) There are two major subcategories for alien-encounter movies: 1) alien-invasion movies in which the human beings must fight against aliens like the 1979 movie Alien or 2) technological angel-type movies in which friendly aliens try to help human beings in some way like the 1989 movie The Abyss. There is another category that is not very common in which human beings help aliens.

11) One of the best known and organized UFO religions is The Aetherius Society. This society was founded by George King in 1954. King claimed that he received a power from interplanetary sources to become “the Voice of Interplanetary Parliament.”

12)  “Ancient-astronaut” school is an important line of speculation that has split from the mainstream UFO community. The basic tenet of the school is that “ufonauts” visited earth in the distant past.

13) Six “flying saucers” were investigated in 1967 by the British authorities in a perfect line across southern England. It emerged out to be a prank perpetrated by engineering students.

14)  UFO is an unexplained anomaly in the sky. The spaceship can also be on the ground, as long as it is seen hovering, landing, or departing into the sky.

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15)  The Bermuda Triangle lies in the Atlantic Ocean and in that area unusual events occur. It is one of the popular explanations that there is a secret undersea UFO base in the area. The UFOs come and go there that is responsible for the destruction and disappearance of ships and planes on earth.

16) The phenomena of flying saucers was interpreted by Carl Jung. He said that these appear in the form of circular disks, as mandala symbols, reflecting the human mind’s desire for stability in a confused world.

17)  The 1968 Condon report was the last significantly funded UFO study in the U.S. Hundreds of files were examined by the Air Force’s Project Blue and civilian UFO groups (NICAP and APRO), it was analyzed that the study of UFOs was unlikely to yield any worthwhile scientific studies.

18)   The astronomer Carl Sagan was an arch debunker of UFOs and the paranormal. He was also passionate about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project. This project searches for radio signals from outer space.

19) The recovery of a crashed “flying disc” was announced from a ranch near Roswell on July 8, 1947 by the public information office in Roswell, New Mexico. According to the government, it was an experimental balloon that was part of a classified program. But the critics say that the government was hiding the discovery of an extraterrestrial spacecraft and its occupants.

20)  The film of Jane Fonda “Barbarella” that was released in 1967 was based on a risqué French comic strip heroine. The film is not about flying saucers or alien invaders, but it explains that how the outer space sci-fi genre acts as an inkblot for human projections.

21)   A 25-year-old pilot in the Kentucky Air National Guard, Captain Thomas Mantell, died in a crash on January 7, 1948. It is said that he was chasing a supposed UFO. His plane crash is a matter of dispute among ufologists because he was an experienced pilot.

22)  Over 90% of the American public acknowledges an acquaintance with the topic of UFOs, according to Gallup Polls.

23)  The sightings of UFOs were often encouraged by tests of secret military rockets in the Soviet Union.

24)  A Project Sign that is a UFO investigation agency was begun in 1948 by the U.S. Air force. In one year, it was succeeded by Project Grudge which, was replaced in 1952 by the longest-lived of the official inquiries into UFOs, Project Blue Book. More than 12,000 reports of UFPO sightings or events were gathered by Project Blue Book from 1952 to 196.

25)  According to 1996 Gallup poll, 71% of Americans believe that the government knows more than they are telling people about UFOs.

26) Some people also say that early UFO sighting occurs in the Bible, when the prophet Ezekiel describes a “great cloud with fire enfolding itself, a wheel in the middle of a wheel that descended and fired lightning bolts into the earth.”

27)  In 1883, the first photographs of a UFO were taken by astronomer Jose Bonilla in Zacatecas, Mexico.

28)   It is said that the Otis Air National Guard base near Cape Cod, MA, has been involved in several UFO reports, such as the disappearance of the F-94C Starfire. However, the claims are never confirmed by Air Force.

29)  One of the first films that actually showed an actual alien was the 1961 made-for-TV movie The UFO Incident.  The aliens were shown having huge heads with elongated eyes and gray skin. Aliens were described in various ways like smurf-sized aliens, large robots, or reptilians.


30)  The first true appearance of the alien invaders was the 1898 book War of the Worlds. The concept of hostile extraterrestrial contact was pioneered and it also inspired a radio broadcast that terrified thousands of listeners. It also helped in the creation of an alien invasion meme in the U.S. and began a distinctly American strain of UFO panic.

31)   The first film on UFOs was the low-budget 1951 Man from Planet, the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still (later in 1951) featured one of the first instances of the now iconic flying saucer. The movie was a request for peace during the Cold War.

32) In 1958, the flying saucer peaked in anger. This occurred after reported sightings began to decline.

33) The flying saucers is the legacy of the movie Earth vs. The Flying Saucer (1958). In this movie, the flying saucers shown were the first to have a dome top with counter-rotating panels (the top panels spin in one direction and the bottom spin in another direction). The licensed footage was used by other movies in their scenes as these saucers were so impressive.

34) The documentary series “In Search of . . .” from 1976-1982 was released by Leonard Nimoy. The nation’s interest in UFOs increased after watching this documentary that had 60 Minutes-like tone and open-ended findings. This documentary made a way for new UFO believers.


35) Two key elements in UFO culture were featured in the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 1) massive government cover-ups and 2) more big-headed “Greys.”

36)  The focus of people shifted from flying saucers to their pilots in the 1960s. More reports were reported on talking to aliens face to face or visiting their usually friendly home worlds. In 1970’s, aliens were more threatening and had turned to crime, such as mutilating cattle, gouging arcane symbols into farmland, and kidnapping humans.

37)  According to 1991 Roper poll, 4 million people believe they have been abducted by aliens.

38) In 1961, it was claimed that the first alien abduction happened when Betty and Barney Hill said they were taken from a New Hampshire road.

39)  Ufologists reference the 1988 novel Communion as one of the few in-depth primary sources on the nature of alien contact and includes such memes as abductions, repressed memories, etc. The author is a science fiction writer so it doesn’t seem to matter to its status as a primary source for ufologists.

40)  The movie Fire in the Sky  that was released in 1963, basically recounts the 1975 abduction of Travis Walton. Before the beginning of the credits of the movie, a title card notes that Walton recently passed a lie detection test about the incident. Though, those tests were actually arranged by the studio to generate publicity for the release of movie. Walton did not conclude the results on lie detector tests administered by authorities.

41)  According to some researchers, the end of Enlightenment is marked by the popular TV series The X-files (1993-2002) because it showed a world veering toward “superstition and religion” and away from reason and science.

42)  The terms “Foo fighters” and, more rarely “kraut fireballs,” were used by the Allied aircraft pilots in WW II to describe different kinds of UFOs or other mysterious aerial phenomena.

43)  Many clubs and organizations have been inspired by UFOs, such as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), and the Fund for UFO Research.

44)  First Lieutenant Felix Eugene Moncla, Jr., was sent to intercept an unidentified flying object over Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on November 23, 1953. When he got close to the object, his plane disappeared from the radar screen and after that it was never found.

45)  A Japan Air Lines cargo jumbo plane reported three unidentified objects on November 16, 1986, while flying over Alaska. The pilot, Kenji Terauchi, said that he saw two lights measuring no more than 8 feet across. According to him, a third, larger light was also visible on the craft.

46)  “Cereology” is the study of crop circles. The first crop circle appeared in Queensland, Australia, in 1965. UFO myths are nourished by the crop circles, and the UFO myths added meaning to the signs in the grain fields that was incomprehensible before.

47)  It was reported on December 9, 1965, that in several states a fireball that left behind streaming metal debris. An eyewitness in Kecksburg, PA, reported that they saw a large acorn-looking object landing. No evidence was turned up by the Army investigation.

48) According to the studies, most UFO reports misidentified objects or natural phenomena like aircraft, balloons, noctilucent clouds, nacreous clouds, meteors or, to a lesser extent, hoaxes. There is no explanation for about 5%-20% of reported sightings.

49)  Records were released on August 5, 2010, according to which,  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill did not allow a report of an alleged UFO incident involving an RAF plane during WWII because he was worried that it would create mass panic.


50)  On January 25, 1878, the word “saucer” in association with a UFO was used for the first time, when the Denison Daily News noted that John Martin, who was a local farmer, claimed seeing a large, circular dark object which was like the shape of saucer and was flying at a “wonderful speed.”

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