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Transcript of UFOS
Unexplained aerial observations have been reported throughout history. Some were comets, bright meteors, one or more of the five planets that can be seen with the naked eye.Such sightings throughout history often were treated as supernatural portents, angels, or other religious omens. Some current-day UFO researchers have noticed similarities between some religious symbols in medieval paintings and UFO reports.
Project Blue Book
J. Allen Hynek, a trained astronomer who served as a scientific advisor for Project Blue Book, was initially skeptical of UFO reports.Leaving government work, he founded the privately funded CUFOS, to whose work he devoted the rest of his life. Other private groups studying the phenomenon include the MUFON, a grass roots organization whose investigator's handbooks go into great detail on the documentation of alleged UFO sightings.
UFO SIGHTINGS DECLINE
Since the advent of the Internet and the mass availability of cameras in cell phones, UFO sightings have dramatically declined. According to the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP), sightings have declined by 96% since 1988. Dave Wood, the chairman of ASSAP, said "It is certainly a possibility that in ten years time, it will be a dead subject," citing not only the decline in sightings, but also a decline in popular interest and obsession within the community with conspiracy theories and old cases.
Ufos look like...
UFO's come in different sizes and shapes. They do not have one specific form or size which they come in. Some are small light spots that move in strange patterns across the sky at night which are the most commonly reported type of UFO. They have bright lights, such as white or red and other times multicoloured.
In popular culture
UFOs constitute a widespread international cultural phenomenon of the last 60 years. Gallup Polls rank UFOs near the top of lists for subjects of widespread recognition. In 1973, a survey found that 95 percent of the public reported having heard of UFOs, whereas only 92 percent had heard of U.S. President Gerald Ford in a 1977 poll taken just nine months after he left the White House. A 1996 Gallup Poll reported that 71 percent of the United States population believed that the U.S. government was covering up information regarding UFOs. A 2002 Roper Poll for the Sci-Fi Channel found similar results, but with more people believing that UFOs are extraterrestrial craft. In that latest poll, 56 percent thought UFOs were real craft and 48 percent that aliens had visited the Earth. Again, about 70 percent felt the government was not sharing everything it knew about UFOs or extraterrestrial life. In the film Yellow Submarine, Ringo states that the yellow submarine that is following him "must be one of them unidentified flying cupcakes." Another effect of the flying saucer type of UFO sightings has been Earth-made flying saucer craft in space fiction, for example the United Planets Cruiser C57D in Forbidden Planet (1956), the Jupiter 2 in Lost in Space, and the saucer section of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, and many others.
UFOs and extraterrestrials have been featured in many movies
An unidentified flying object in its most general definition, is any apparent anomaly in the sky that is not readily identifiable as any known object or phenomenon by visual observation and/or use of associated instrumentation such as radar. These anomalies were referred to popularly as "flying saucers" or "flying discs" during the late 1940s and early 1950s.