In the context of the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic raging, the number of UFO sightings in the United States has increased by one and a half times over the previous year. This may be because the pandemic outbreak has left people with more time for sky-watching activities, making UFO sightings even easier.

As the epidemic raged, the number of UFO sightings in the US increased by one and a half times. (Photo: Aajtak)

According to figures from the National UFO Reporting Center, a nonprofit organization in the United States, between early 2020 and October 2020, there were about 5,000 reports of UFO sightings, a 51% increase over the same period. period of 2019. And 20% of this occurred in April, which is the peak period when the United States implemented blockade and quarantine measures. This means that while the virus is raging, UFOs also regularly visit Earth.

The National UFO Reporting Center in Davenport, Delaware receives UFO observation reports from around the world every year. The center says in its database, Delaware ranks third in the United States for total sightings, behind only California in first place, and Florida in second. In 2018, Delaware reported 194 UFO sightings, averaging once every 45 hours; in Washington reported 160 UFO sightings.

The center also revealed that the reports from Delaware are varied. Many people describe seeing spherical UFOs, glowing objects, discs, triangles, cigar shapes, fireballs, and even combinations of many objects. Some scenes last only two to three seconds, while others last for several minutes. In rare cases, some footage lasted more than an hour.

Not long ago, hundreds of people witnessed a UFO in Kansas, the local TV station also sent reporters on board to investigate. The incident happened on March 4, 2020, many netizens in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, took UFO images and shared them on social networks, causing netizens to talk excitedly. In fact, hundreds of people witnessed this UFO, and most of the witnesses believed that the fast-moving object they saw was a UFO.

At the same time, many netizens responded to the incident on television. Local resident Mike Marler told KAKE TV that after having lunch, he was driving from home to work and saw bright objects in the sky.

“This is surprising because we live in Wichita,” he said. We live near the airport and see planes all day long. But it’s not like that.”

Data from the US National UFO Reporting Center has reflected a significant increase in UFO events globally. The US military calls this an “Unknown Aviation Phenomenon” (UAP).

Some U.S. congressmen and Department of Defense officials have been deeply concerned about the content of reports of UFOs appearing on U.S. military bases, as these flying objects pose a threat to the United States. with military aircraft.

“It’s clear that something is happening that we have no control over,” said Representative Tim Burchett, a Republican from Tennessee.

New York Democratic Representative Sean Maloney also told the New York Post: “We need to take these unidentified aviation phenomena seriously, this is also to ensure the safety of our troops. America and its national security interests. So we need to know what we’re dealing with in the end.”

Former head of the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), Luis Elizondo, told the Washington Post that UAP is a serious threat.

Peter Davenport, almost 72 years old, has been the Director of the National UFO Reporting Center since 1994. The organization consists of two members, Peter and another webmaster. The job of these two volunteers was to collect first-hand reports of UFO sightings via phone and website.

“This is hard work and it takes up most of my life,” says Davenport. The phone in the house rang constantly and he had to answer 25 to 50 calls a day. To have a good night’s sleep, he often turns off his phone at night.

He said that he personally first witnessed a UFO when he was 6 years old, when he was sitting in a car with his parents. He served in the US Army and helped found a biotech company in the 1980s before entering his current job.

He also said that most Americans when witnessing strange things will not report to the relevant units. According to his research, many UFO sightings can be caused by drones, planes or satellites.

A survey conducted by Ipsos found that 57% of Americans believe that intelligent life exists on other planets, while 45% of Americans believe UFOs exist and have visited Earth. soil.

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