Global UFO sighting reports which have arisen in all countries in the world are presently estimated to run into several hundred thousand records – as these themselves form but a fraction of the total number of sightings, the latter are estimated to be several millions up to now.
UFOs have been reported as unidentifiable aerial phenomena since time immemorial and we may find pictorial representations of them as neolithic rock paintings, carved-stone or baked-clay models, medieval representations added to liturgical works and ancient descriptions by Roman and Greek military observers and historians.
The term “Flying Saucers” originates from an observation on June 24, 1947 when private pilot Kenneth Arnold claimed that he saw a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier at speeds that he estimated to be a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour (1,932 km/hr). Such performance was of course vastly in excess of any Western technology at the…
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