July 2 – World UFO Day: What Is World UFO Day and How Did It Start

One and a half thousand years ago, everyone knew that the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everyone knew that the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that people were the only ones on this planet. Imagine what you will find out tomorrow.

On July 2, ufologists celebrate International UFO Day (Unidentified Flying Object – World UFO Day) or Ufologist Day.

This holiday is dedicated to those who study phenomena that have no logical explanation, and objects that are attributed to extraterrestrial origin.

The choice of date for the international holiday is due to the fact that, presumably at the end of June or at the beginning of July 1947, a strange object fell in the desert near the town of Roswell in the US state of New Mexico.

Many are sure that a “flying saucer” with aliens crashed there. Since the US intelligence agencies classified all the materials of this case, it was difficult to confirm or refute the hypothesis.

However, the event received a wide public outcry, it was with the ” Roswell incident ” (Roswell UFO Incident) that the history of ufology began. And the earthlings were divided into two camps: those who believe in the existence of brothers in mind, and those who doubt it.

The scientific community has not yet recognized ufology as a science. Nevertheless, in many countries of the world there are large organizations and centers of ufological research (for example MUFON).

Conventionally, ufologists can also be divided into two camps: those who are looking for evidence of an extraterrestrial presence on our planet, and those who are looking for explanations for these mysterious phenomena, trying to expand the boundaries of modern science.

More than 200 thousand people come to Roswell every year for a holiday in early July. At this time, a festival is organized here, within the framework of which seminars, lectures, special expositions and a costumed parade of “aliens” are held.

During the days of the festival in Roswell, there is a peak of tourist activity: there are no empty rooms in hotels, souvenirs with alien symbols are sold out. Guests are shown at once four crash sites of a flying saucer in the vicinity of the city.

In general, the “UFO industry” annually brings the city’s economy about 5.2 million dollars in profit.

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