Aliens have been a topic that has been debated for many years now. Nobody has been able to give scientific evidence of their existence, but we may have many more believers after this new revelation.
Six former officers and one former enlisted airman had a news conference in Phoenix, in which they claimed that they witnessed UFOs shutting down nuclear missiles, according to ABC News. They say the sightings were from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and that there were strange hovering crafts that appeared at Montana’s Malmstrom Air Force Base, where they deactivated some nuclear missiles.
This is not the first time people have claimed that UFOs are real, but this may be the most believable. Here are three other top alien encounters of the last 50 years.
Mexican Air Force Sightings
On March 5, 2004, Mexican Air Force pilots were patrolling the area over Ciudad del Carmen looking for drug smugglers, according to Spike. Flying objects were soon detected and caught on tape by the pilots. The object could not be seen by regular radar or the naked eye. The objects started to multiply as nine more flew into the path of the crew. The Mexican Department of Defense even acknowledged the sightings of the UFOs, according to UFO Info.
The Phoenix Lights
On March 13, 1997, lights that were flying in formation were seen by thousands of people on the West Coast. One of the people who witnessed this was the governor of Arizona, Fife Symington. Symington used to be an Air Force Officer and rejected the explanation of the Arizona National Guard that it was flares, saying that flares don’t fly in a formation, according to The Arizona Republic.
Fire in the Sky
Perhaps the most well-known and most exciting UFO encounter is that of Travis Walton, who had a movie made about his sightings. Walton was supposedly abducted by aliens in Arizona on Nov. 5, 1975. His logging crew supposedly witnessed it and all took lie detector tests to prove their story. Walton was later found five days later and recounted a story of being abducted and tortured by aliens. It is a story that has intrigued people for years, according to The UFO Case Book.
Based on all the stories of UFO encounters, some of them have to be real. There are too many accounts and video evidence of strange objects to all be government aircraft or flares.
ABC15 Staff, “Group says UFOs found nuclear weapons?” ABC News
Bradiger, “The Top Seven Most Astonishing UFO Encounters” Spike
Michael E. Salla, “Mexico’s Department of Defense Releases UFO Information” UFO Info
Leslie Kean, “‘UFOs’ except: A look at the Phoenix Lights” The Arizona Republic
Travis Walton Abduction, “Part 1” The UFO Case Book