Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are forced to stay at home as much as possible. But this did not stop to note the fact that in 2020 UFOs began to appear much more often and many people recorded them on video and photos.
Former police officer Gary Heseltin says the number of UFO sightings has increased several times during the pandemic. The reason for this, he said, was that the number of flights decreased and due to the decrease in air traffic, the likelihood of seeing UFOs increased.
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Earlier, a special database was kept in which the police recorded cases of UFO sightings. There were about 550 cases in it, some of which were recorded back in 1901.
Since 2009, recordings have ceased to be kept due to the closure of the US Department of Defense on UFOs. Heseltin believes that it is necessary to record all cases and maintain the base.
Despite this, over the past year, a huge number of videos and photographs have been collected that came from people who saw the UFO and managed to capture it on camera.
There are a few reasons why this might be happening. One, of course, is that aliens — many of them hot — are going wild, and there really are more UFOs in the skies than usual.
“I’ve heard anecdotal accounts that UFO sightings have risen during the coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdowns, but have yet to see any definitive data on this,” says Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs for the U.K. Ministry of Defense but currently lives in the U.S.
“Not only is there not an international database that [collects this information], there isn’t even a national one [in the United States].”
In the U.S., someone wishing to report a UFO sighting might contact one of several scrappy, splintered nonprofit organizations — like MUFON, or NUFORC, or CUFOS — whose mostly volunteer members study alleged UFO sightings.
Or, they might just call the local news. If the Pentagon has a centralized database that collects and verifies these sightings, they haven’t told me, which is expected, if not very nice. Caveats aside: It really does feel like UFO sightings are up in the United States, too.
In August, the Pentagon announced a task force to study “unexplained aerial phenomena,” or UAPs, another term for what could be alien aircraft surveying humans.
With more time to look skyward, people may find more UFOs or UAPs to pique their curiosity, and 2020 may ultimately end with more believers and fewer skeptics than it started with.