It’s a bird. It’s a plane. You know what, I really don’t know what that is…
Apparently seeing UFO’s is becoming more common. 2019 saw almost twice the amount of UFO sightings as 2018. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, there were 3,395 sightings, and that number jumped to 5,971 sightings in 2019.
Peter Davenport, who runs the organization, says there really is no explanation for why the number was significantly higher over the past year. Davenport says he simply collects reports on the sightings, with as much detail as possible, and doesn’t actually investigate any of the claims. So potentially, there are multiple reports of the same UFO.
California led the nation in UFO sightings, with 485, followed by Florida with 385, and Washington came in third with 222.
A spokesman for the American Astronomical Society, Rick Fienberg, stressed that the “u” in UFO stands for “unidentified,” and has some (un-alien-related) theories on why there were so many sightings this year. He says that Venus and Jupiter were closer to Earth than normal in 2019 and they really stood out in the night sky. 180 new satellites were also launched into space by Space-X in 2019, and they are also fairly bright at night.
Fienberg noted, “If you’re not keeping up with the news and not familiar with the skyline, you might mistakenly see an unidentified flying object. It may be unidentified to you, but known to others.”
Or maybe it really is aliens.
Source:: ABC News