Interesting facts "Unknown" Interesting facts about UFOs
- The study of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) is a research discipline called ufology. It is not recognized as a science; rather, on the contrary, most scientists consider ufology to be a pseudoscience. In the middle of the twentieth century, some researchers in the USSR were engaged in the question of the possibility of the existence of UFOs. But, on January 8, 1961, the newspaper Pravda published an article entitled “The myth of flying saucers”, after which all work in this area was stopped for several years.
- There is evidence that in 1663 an unknown flying object was seen over Robozero near Vologda. Witnesses said that he flew low over the lake, making a loud noise. The device disappeared, and after a while it reappeared. Local peasants watched him for an hour and a half. There were even daredevils who tried to approach him by boat, but the risky venture was unsuccessful: people felt a strong fever and hastened to retire to a safe distance.
- The term "flying saucers" was first coined in 1947 after Kenneth Arnold, an American businessman and veteran mountain pilot, claimed to have seen a number of strange flying objects shaped like saucers over the Cascade Mountains, Washington.
- Soviet science fiction writer A. P Kazantsev was interested in the issues of visiting our planet by aliens from outer space. He published a number of works on the riddle of the Tunguska meteorite. The writer suggested that it was not a meteorite, but an interplanetary aircraft that crashed while trying to land on Earth.
- An American couple, Betty and Barney Hill, who lived in Portsmouth, became the first inhabitants of our planet to be abducted by aliens. At least that's what they said. According to the testimony of Betty and Barney, on September 19, 1961, they were returning from a vacation that they spent in a neighboring country - Canada. Suddenly, a strange flying object appeared over their car. Later, they could not remember what happened to them for two hours.
- In 1967, six "flying saucers" were discovered in the south of England at once. But, experts have found that they are clearly not of cosmic origin. Inside, the apparatus was filled with a liquid consisting of water and flour. As it turned out later, it was just a joke - the "plates" were made by the cadets of the Royal Aviation School.
- Most scientists believe that all the rumors and evidence of visits to our planet by representatives of other civilizations are so contradictory and unsubstantiated that they are not worth taking seriously. At the same time, according to polls, more than 70 percent of US residents believe that reliable information on this topic is simply hidden from them.
- In 1984, a special commission for the study of anomalous atmospheric phenomena was created even at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. About 3, 000 reports of unidentified flying objects were collected and studied, with the result that scientists concluded that no evidence of alien visits to Earth was found.