UFOs Essay Research Paper UFOs What are

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UFOs Essay, Research Paper UFOs: ?What are they?? In the past fifty years, UFO sightings have shot up in numbers. Now that there are enough witnesses, we can try to find out what or who these UFOs really are. When asked about the incidents, the government would make something up for an explanation instead of telling the truth. It?s up to people like you and me to find out what really happened. The number of sightings of UFOs in the United States alone is phenomenal. Even though it has been determined that many photographs of flying objects, discs, and lights at night have been hoaxes, modern video footage taken by several different people is considered to be authentic. At a Texas airshow, many spectators got video of what was believed to be a UFO in broad daylight (Omni 54).

The states where UFO sightings are most prominent are California, Texas, Washington, Oregon, the Gulf Coast States, and some New England States (Ritchie 220). An interesting fact about these areas is that they are on or near the ocean or some other body of water. Although the area is not near a major body of water, the desert in the western states (mainly Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico) seems to be a leading area in sightings. In Nevada?s desert, the government is supposedly housing a crashed UFO in a place called Area 51, which may explain some of the sightings. UFOs sighted have many different shapes and sizes according to witnesses. The Adamski Saucer, referring to George Adamski?s drawing from a personal experience, is described as a round disk with portholes around the

circumference of a dome in the center and three-ball landing gear (Ritchie 3). Another type of spacecraft commonly described is the Saturn Shape. The Saturn Shape has a round circular body bisected by a disk in the middle (Ritchie 183). Hundreds of people around the world have also encountered UFOs. The countries where sightings are commonly reported are Australia, several Asian countries, Great Britain, Germany, and many other European countries (Ritchie 221). UFOs have even been sighted in space by astronauts. NASA?s code name for UFOs is Santa Claus. There are many different types of beings encountered in abductions and sightings. The majority of abductees claim to have seen a humanoid type alien with a large egg-shaped head, long, skinny arms and legs, large blackeyes, and

slit-like mouths and nostrils. Characteristics of other aliens are insect-like features, clothed or unclothed, and hairless bodies. There are a number of documented UFO incidents ranging from abductions to crashes. The following are three well-known incidents in the UFO community: In Roswell, New Mexico, on the evening of July 2, 1947, many witnessed a large lit object streak across the sky and disappear just outside of Roswell. The next day, a local man was driving near town and sighted a huge wreckage. When local authorities arrived, they contacted the federal government. Within days, the wreckage was cleaned up and those who saw it were told to keep quiet, or else. After the media questioned the government as to what it was, the government replied that it was a weather balloon

that had crashed. Many years later, eyewitnesses gave descriptions of the wreckage. They said that the material the craft was made of was like that they had never seen before. Some of it looked like tin-foil but would not tear or permanently crease. Other material had what resembled hieroglyphics written along the side. Along with the wreckage were three or four small alien bodies. They were completely hairless and were wearing tight-fitting, gray outfits. The pieces of the craft and the bodies were supposedly transported to an army base in Michigan that has very high security. The government?s clean up and cover up of the incident was done in a matter of two weeks (Ritchie 178). Albert Bender, a supervisor at an industrial firm in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been abducted