During the first week of 2012, UFO reports streamed in from around the world as numerous eyewitnesses described and videotaped strange things in the sky.
The Colorado-based Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO investigative organization in the world, received many reports of UFOs during the first week of the year from eyewitnesses in 36 out of 50 states.
“For the entire month of January 2011, MUFON recorded around 500 reports, and we’re already up to 233 after just the first week of 2012,” said MUFON international director Clifford Clift.
WeatherWatch suggests that what people are seeing are either meteorites, slow-moving, orange-colored Chinese lanterns or normal aircraft.
Most UFOs turn out to be explainable objects, but with the ever-present small remainder of the unexplained, MUFON’s Clift is optimistic about how the rest of the year may unfold.
“One reason why I think it’s going to be a good year is because people are looking at the sky a lot more and now they know where to report UFOs, and they’re reporting them like crazy,” he explained.
Credit: @ParanormalRptr (Alejandro Rojas) via Twitter
We’re only 10 days into the new year and it looks like we’re going to set a new record for UFO sightings in 2012.
Heck, it’s so popular even IRAN has joined the frenzy.
Here are two YouTube videos of UFO sightings also mentioned in the original story.
a plastic bag in the wind a UFO descending from the sky to the ground in Japan:
Second is a bunch of lights in Brazil:
This one is hard to judge. Not because it looks like a UFO or spaceship or anything, but there is no reference point as to how far away it is, how big it is, what shape it is, etc. It’s just a black background with flickering lights on it. Not much to go on.
It’s going to be a wild year…