- A man placed a £10 bet at bookkeepers William Hill in 2000 stating that a UFO would land on the Millennium Dome in London. The odds were 50,000 to one.
- In most cases UFOs have been explained away to be meteors, clouds, sun dog, birds, military craft or weather balloons.
- The first widely reported UFO sighting in the United States came from pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947, it was from his report that we get the term, ‘flying saucer’.
- In 1967, British authorities, including a bomb disposal unit investigated six “flying saucers” in a perfect line across southern England. Fears were allayed when it was discovered to be a hoax perpetrated by engineering students.
- In 1999, a survey for the Daily Mail found that 49% of the UK population believes that life exists on other planets and 29% believe that aliens had already visited Earth in flying saucers.
- In the late 1930’s Orson Welles’ radio show The War of the Worlds was so realistic that hundreds of people thought America had really been invaded by aliens.
October 26, 2011