Have we been seeing more visits from extraterrestrial visitors, or are more people just letting their imaginations run wild? It seems like that’s the question of the day, as UFO sightings were up in some states, with 285 sightings being reported across seven states over just the month of August.
The news came to us by way of OpenMinds, which pointed to a new report from the Mutual UFO Network on the number of sightings in August of 2014. The states reporting the highest number of UFOs for August were California, Washington, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Colorado, Indiana and New Jersey.
Seven states, though, combined for an impressive 285 UFO sightings for the month. Those were California, Texas, New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. California led the way with 99 UFO sightings reported by itself, nearly half of the spike in what MUFON calls UFO Alert 3 states.
So, what were are people saying they see when they report UFOs? The most commonly reported UFO was the spherical type, with 179 such cases being reported in August. Others report seeing circular UFOs, star-shaped UFOs, and triangular UFOs. Other shapes include discs, ovals, fireballs, cylinders, cigars, and teardrops. There were even a few Saturn-like UFOs, though we don’t know if observers were looking through a telescope at the time they saw those.
It’s not just UFO sightings, though; MUFON also says people reported 28 occurrences of a UFO taking off, hovering, or landing near them. In one case, an observer said they even observed an “entity” entering or exiting a craft.
As to whether UFO sightings are on the uptick, that’s a bit hard to call. Reporting numbers fluctuate from month to month. For instance, there were 99 sightings in California for the month of August, but that figure is down from 104 cases in July and 107 cases in June. In April, though, there were only 80 sightings reported, down from 103 UFOs in March.
Lest you think the madness is over, you should know that witnesses are still reporting UFOs even now. In Sayersville, NJ, a witness reported watching and photographing a diamond-shaped UFO moving at about the level of the treetops.
“The object was diamond-shaped,”the witness reported, “but concave towards the bottom. The back almost looked like something out of a movie, like it would have engines off the back, only it wasn’t moving in the direction the engines were facing.”
Of course, if you’re of type to buy into this thing, you probably don’t think UFOs are anything new. The Inquisitr has on odd archaeological discoveries that some think depict UFOs and aliens visiting humans thousands of years ago. It’s not the sort of thing that will be resolved any time soon, though, so keep watching the skies; you just might see something interesting.