saucers" was the term first coined following a sighting
of a UFO in 1947.
the time, newspapers nationwide reported an eyewitness account
of 9 objects hurtling across the sky near Mt. Rainier, Washington
like "a saucer skipping across the water".
then, thousands more sightings of flying saucers or UFO's
(unidentified flying objects) have been reported, discussed,
wondered about, or lambasted by experts, and in the press
most often regarded as "tin hat" sensationalism
most famous of these in popular culture is the purported 1947
crash in Roswell in New Mexico, along with the infamous
51, a suspected top secret US military installation that
may be home to recovered alien spacecraft and bodies carefully
hidden by the U.S. government in the deserts of Nevada.
after serious scientific research on the matter (see the Project
Blue Book - stating in 1969 that almost 90 percent of
UFOs were actually comets, weather balloons or flocks of birds)
belief in visits by extraterrestrial aliens continues unabated.
course, the 10 percent of unexplainable close encounters
only fuels the speculation,
the Web, examine the available evidence in pictures, video,
news reports and eyewitness accounts at top sites devoted
to the topic, or join a discussion in online message boards
to learn more about a growing belief that, in the wide reaches
of an expanding universe, we may not be alone ....
More information about UFOs around the Web:
UFO Reporting Center - Search the database for historical
and most recent U.S. sightings, or use the online form to
submit your own. Also includes case highlights, airline and
jet chase reports, UFO videos, phone hotline.
and UFO's - A virtual encyclopedia of information
on UFO's, close encounters and related phenomena including
crop circles, cattle mutilations, historical sightings, the
Roswell crash, purported depictions in art history, related
flying object - Wikipedia entry on the topic with
discussions on their history, major sightings, conspiracy
theories, UFO's in pop culture & photos, related resources.
UFO Museum & Research Center - The official site
in Roswell, New Mexico with news on the latest exhibits, the
annual UFO festival, with related photos, audio files, virtual
tour, maps, directions & visitor information.