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The Closer we study life, the more extreme places we find it thriving. The latest research suggests that life emerged over 4 billion years ago when Earth was an alien and deadly place. The planet was razed by intense volcanism and an asteroid storm that lasted 100 million years. Moreover, this day reminds us of the possible existence of aliens in the universe. July 2nd is observed as World UFO Day 2022 around the world as people indulge in parties and sky watching to look out for unidentified flying objects. Aliens, UFOs- sounds spooky right? Read this article till the end to enlighten yourself about the fun and interesting facts about World UFO Day and everything related to it.
Is our planet Earth the only chapter in the story of life? Is it the only place where life thrives? The answers lie somewhere in the distant space and time of the realm. Is there a life beyond? However, the story of Earth gives us a glimpse of hope that life could be universally common. It also teaches us that life is fast-acting, immovable and made of basic, common ingredients. After 4 billion years of isolation, the search for our cosmic kin has begun finally. Although, the existence of aliens seems almost inevitable. Let us delve deep into the cosmicity of the unnatural existence.
World UFO Day 2023 Date – July 2nd
The fascination with the unthinkable never goes away for anyone. Even though it is hard to believe, almost everyone has this interest in watching movies and documentaries related to UFOs and extraterrestrials. It is on July 2nd that World UFO Day is celebrated by everyone across the world. Some people even celebrate this day on the 24th of June every year. On many occasions, social media was buzzed with sightings and news of the unidentified flying objects. As reported, it was on June 24 that American aviator Kenneth Arnold spotted nine, shiny unidentified flying objects in the United States of America. Hence, some people celebrate World UFO Day on this day. Similarly, on July 2nd, 1947, a UFO crashed in Rosewell, New Mexico and thus a few other people observe this day as World UFO Day.
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World UFO Day 2023 Theme
There are no specific themes for World UFO Day as with the other special days, but since time immemorial, the fiction world is teeming with aliens, UFOs and people living beyond the galaxies in movies, books, documentaries, anecdotes, novels and what not. Though humans logical reasoning and scientific discoveries haven’t been able to prove the existence of these extraterrestrial beings or their spacecraft, this day is still celebrated to create awareness and find out about the aliens thus.
UFO- Definition & Meaning
Well, you’ve read about the aliens and UFO’s in the lines above, so what actually are UFOs? According to Wikipedia, An unidentified flying object is any aerial phenomenon that cannot immediately be identified or explained. Most UFOs are identified or investigated as conventional objects or phenomena. They have also classified as completely unidentified or identifiable anomalies, as put forth by the World UFO Day official website. As a matter of fact, the extraterrestrial being, ie the aliens are termed as intelligent beings or even sapient beings bringing forth civilizations probably which might be far more advanced than humanity.
World UFO Day 2023: History and Significance
In the early 1900s, American aviator Kenneth Arnold seemingly spotted nine, shiny objects flying over Washington on the night of June 24. Arnold described them as “ a large flat disk” and “like a saucer”, which has now inevitably become the symbol of an imaginary spaceship.
The WUFODO, generally known as the World UFO Day Organization, then decided to mark July 2nd to create awareness about the existence of UFOs and the intelligent beings from outer space. However, they wanted to point out the fact that we are not alone in this universe. Additionally, the WUFODO also wanted to encourage governments to declassify the files on the supposedly so-called ‘UFO sightings’, with the aim of celebrating togetherness and solidarity among people who believed in the reality of aliens and other extraterrestrial beings.
Roswell Incident Mexico, 1947
In the summer of 1947, the Roswell UFO incident reminds us of a world-renowned conspiracy theory about the existence of aliens. It was a project by the US Army Air Forces that involved flying microphones on weather balloons to detect Soviet nuclear test explosions. A farmer named William Brazel discovered unidentifiable debris in his sheep fields just outside Roswell, New Mexico. He described the wreckage as a “large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks”. The local US Army Air Force base claimed that the debris came from the crashed hot air balloons but many people in that area thought that they were remnants of a flying saucer.
Called a “cover-up”, this incident soon paved way for Hollywood movies on extraterrestrial encounters in the 1950s and to date. Even now, after more than 70 years, the incident remains a defining feature of Roswell’s identity. However, the area covering the ranch from where the US army recovered the so-called “flying disc”, now has a UFO museum and research center, along with alien-themed streetlights, and a flying saucer-inspired McDonald’s outlet. The area also has a broken-down UFO model on the side of State Route 285, showcasing an extraterrestrial “family” stranded and looking for a head-start.
World UFO Day Quotes 2023
Here are some famous UFO quotes to relish.
- “If you want to be sure of unusual things such as aliens or UFOs, then you have to think about it from an unusual way of thinking.”
– Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
- “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
– Arthur C. Clarke
- “ if the aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”
- “ We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from, and what do they want.”
-Apollo 14 Astronaut Capt Edgar Mitchell
World UFO Day 2023: Quiz
1) UFO stands for what?
Answer: Unidentified Flying Objects
2) World UFO day is observed on ___?
Answer: 1st July
3) When was the earliest known UFO sighting?
Answer: 100 B.C
4) During World War II, American fighter pilots used what term to refer to unexplained sights in the sky?
Answer: Foo fighter
5) Around the time of the solar eclipse of July 11, 1991, what city experienced a wave of UFO sightings?
Answer: Mexico City
6) Where is AREA 51 located?
7) What is the name of the hidden base near AREA 51 where Robert Lazar claims to have worked for the U.S. government reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft?
8) What was the name of the U.S. Air Force’s 22-year investigation into the existence of UFOs?
Answer: Project Blue Book
9) What U.S. President once reported seeing a UFO?
Answer: Jimmy Carter
10) On average how many UFO sightings are reported around the world each year?
Hope this article has helped you figure out the fun facts about aliens and UFOs in addition to World UFO Day. We have barely scratched the surface. Nature’s hoard of secrets is bottomless. Watch out for Unidentified Flying Objects and don’t forget to click a selfie. Entri wishes you a Happy World UFO Day!