In recent times, people have been going crazy about sighting of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), which have become synonymous with alien sightings. Creative minds had imagined these UFOs to be of different shapes and sizes, but people were baffled when they witnessed those mysterious objects in different forms such as saucer-shaped, glowing discs, diamond shaped etc.
Over the years, the number of these UFO sightings has increased drastically and a "UFO Stalker," based on MUFON Case Management System, shows that this year alone has recorded a whopping 83,715 UFO sightings.
The UFO Stalker website said that there has been a 12 percent increase in the number of sightings reported this year from that in 2016. The site shows a map pointing out all the areas in the US and the rest of the world where sightings were reported.
The users are allowed to view an interactive map that shows the pictures of UFO sightings across the world. Once clicked, it reveals all the necessary details including the date, time and type of sighting. It also show the experience of several users who came across such sightings.
According to the map, the US has reported an approximate 30 UFO sightings this month, with a huge concentration of sightings near the boroughs of New York City. In November, the total sightings went up 28 percent from the number of sightings in the month of October.
An observer, who was not named, has witnessed a UFO sighting on November 21, 2017 has shared his experience in great detail.
"I was laying down watching tv when I heard this 'thump thump' and a whirring buzzing sound and I got up to look out my window when I saw a white almost glowing object flying almost straight up into the sky and another object sitting still next to it I was unsure the still object was craft and not a star or something when it started flickering I went to take a video on my phone and took the picture on accident then when I switched to video my phone went dead. at this point when I looked up to continue observing the object there was only the mobile one left in the sky as it flew over my house."
"I then them on my slippers and ran outside and watched it fly over. I turned my head, I saw another identical craft to the one I was watching when it turned direction and appeared to then go downward. by the time they were done it almost looked like exhaust trails or something ,I'm not sure but same as in the picture and that was all that was left after a few minutes and there cris crossing pattern in the sky above me," one of the sighting reports on the website read.
Apart from these, the major cities have also showed an increase in the number of sightings that can be used to create higher awareness and a higher internet affinity. Such cases can be seen in countries like India, where only big cities recorded sightings compared to under-developed areas.
The ufologists have explained the rise in sightings to test flights of secret military aircraft or natural flashes. They have also repeatedly said that the internet plays a key role in the growth of UFO sighting reports during the last couple of years.
Reports suggest that most of the sightings are seem to be concentrated toward coastal areas across the world, with a majority of sightings clustered around water bodies. The Great Lakes region of North America also shows a high number of UFO sighting reports.