World UFO Day Is Saturday June 2, Believers Urge Governments To Declassify Space Alien Documents

Coburn Palmer

This Saturday, June 2, is World UFO Day, the international holiday believers set aside to discuss the existence of space aliens and urge governments around the world to declassify UFO documents.

World UFO Day was created to honor U.S. pilot Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting of nine objects flying in tandem over Mount Rainer national park, according to

"Although most people are quick to associate UFOs with conspiracy theories or a cultural phenomenon it possible that one day one of these unidentified flying objects could prove an association with extraterrestrial life."

This year's UFO Day was chosen as a way to mark the anniversary of the UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico and to encourage the U.S. government to declassify its documents.

When people look into the sky and can't identify what they see, it's technically referred to as an unidentified flying object, or UFO. Most strange sightings can be explained away as a bird, plane or weather balloon, but sometimes they can't, and that's when UFO aficionados start to speculate on the existence of space aliens.

There have been several unexplained UFO sightings over the years.

The most popular UFO incident occurred in 1947 outside a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico and alien invasion theories still focus on the event. It's this supposed alien crash that has become the focus of alien aficionado efforts to force the U.S. government to declassify documents.

As the story goes, a crew of engineers stumbled onto the secret alien base during construction and fast responding Green Berets and Special Forces battled tall gray aliens to rescue the humans being experimented on. The U.S. forces suffered 60 causalities before completing their mission.

Previous CIA employee Mark Richards, made famous by his Camelot murder conviction, claims to have led a team into the subterranean caves during the encounter.

In 1967, Canary Island residents in Spain reported seeing a blue sphere with humanoid figures inside hover just above the ground before disappearing into the sky.

UFO sightings continue to this day with hundreds of people around the world claiming to have witnessed alien craft visiting the Earth. It's these believers that have led many groups to urge the governments of the world to declassify their UFO documents.

"The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena. The American people can handle the truth."

What do you think? Should the U.S. government release its files on aliens, UFOs, Roswell and Area 51?

[Photo credit: AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson]