World UFO Day is a day for all of those who are interested in the unknown. It is observed on July 2, the anniversary of the supposed UFO crash in Roswell, in 1947. On this day, Ufologists and curious people gather together to observe the skies in search of Unidentified Flying Objects. Those who observe this day also campaign for the government to declassify files on UFO sightings.
Some people choose to commemorate this day on June 24, when Kenneth Arnold, an aviator, reported what is known as the first UFO sighting in the United States.
The founders of WorldUFODay.com are responsible for creating World UFO Day. The first celebration of the day was organized in 2001, and the goal was to bring together those who believe in and have seen UFO's from across the United States, to exchange evidence and information, and to look in the skies for more UFO sightings. They also aim to spread awareness about UFOs to those who don't believe in them.
The Roswell Crash
In 1947, an unidentified flying object crashed at a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico. The United States Army Air Forces quickly explained that the object was a weather balloon. However, in the 1970s ufologists brought the crash back to the limelight claiming that the object that crashed in the ranch was in fact an alien spacecraft and that the United States government had organized a cover-up.
UFO Sightings in America
The United States is one of the countries with the most UFO sightings, and some states have more sightings than others. The majority of UFO sightings in America happen in the state of Washington. This is closely followed by the state of Montana, Oregon, Alaska, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
UFO Sightings in Canada
Canada also has a high share of UFO sightings and a long history of recording their sightings. From 1950 to 1995 there was an offical governmental report produced every year. In 2020 there were over 1400 reported sightings of UFOs in the sky and many of these were videoed or photographed and shared online.
How to Observe World UFO Day
If you are interested in space and UFOs, look for events and gatherings near you where you can spend the night searching the sky for UFOs with other enthusiasts, and discussing your common interests.
If you are not a believer, but love movies that deal with the theme of aliens and UFOs, organize a sci-fi movie marathon night with your friends and family, and watch some classics of the genre.