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This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# unidentified flying object
NASA scientists say 'more high quality data' needed on UFOs in first public meeting
NASA announced last year it was analysing observations in the sky that can’t be identified as aerial or natural phenomena.
This year
# Justin Trudeau
US warplane shoots down unknown object flying over Canada
The North American Aerospace Defence Command said it had detected an object flying at high altitude over Canada.
# unidentified flying objects
US government examining over 500 'UFO' reports, over triple the number in its 2021 file
Most of the new reports come from US Navy and Air Force pilots, the report said.
Last year
Unannounced rocket launch causes UFO scare in South Korea
The Defence Ministry said the launch was part of its efforts to build a space-based surveillance capability and bolster its defences.
# unknown unknowns
Nasa launches independent team to study UFOs despite ‘reputational risk’
The space agency considers this a first step in trying to explain UFOs.
# unidentified flying objects
Pentagon reveals increasing number of UFOs reported in past 20 years
“We’ve made no assumptions about what this is or isn’t,” the deputy director of US Naval intelligence said.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Do you believe that alien life exists?
A landmark US government report on UFO sightings said most could not be explained.
# unexplained
Landmark US government UFO report finds evidence 'largely inconclusive'
The sightings “probably lack a single explanation,” the report finds.
Three US Navy videos of UFOs have been published by the Pentagon
The videos were taken in 2004 and 2015, and are still deemed “unidentified”.
# ailenstock
'Storm Area 51' attendees fail to storm Area 51 as far fewer than expected turn out
It was a spur-of-the-moment joke that spiraled into a large-scale event.
'Moving so fast': UFO sighting under investigation by Irish Aviation Authority
A number of pilots reported the sighting to Shannon Air Traffic Control last Friday.
Someone reckons they saw a UFO knocking around Dublin 18 last night
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Cabinteely.
# the rendlesham forest incident
Christmas lights: The inside story of one of the world's most notorious UFO sightings
Three decades on, talks to the man at the centre of the Rendlesham Forest incident, Christmas 1980.
# ghouls
No one on Tinder into UFOs or ghosts? Try this supernatural dating website
# i want to believe
13 creepy Wikipedia pages that'll keep you awake tonight
It takes all sorts to make a world. All sorts.
CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist
Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Strike
Lufthansa cancels 64 flights after cabin crew walkout
The eight hour strike follows a breakdown of talks between the airline and trade union UFO over pay increases and temporary staff.
# space junk
Unidentified space object falls from the sky in Siberia
The Russian Federal Space Agency has denied ownership of the object – saying it is neither a rocket nor a spacecraft.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In this evening’s Daily Fix: Hospitals move closer to crisis, “killing fields” trial opens in Cambodia, close encounters of a third kind in Wicklow, and the case of the thieving seagull…
# is it a bird?
Is this a UFO in the skies over Wicklow?
Strange looking objects appeared in the skies in Wicklow and Kildare yesterday….
Release of government files unveil reports of UFO sightings and phenomena
The UK government has released thousands of pages of documents relating to UFO sightings and reports.
# Santa sighting
It's looking a lot like Christmas: Santa-shaped UFO spotted by pilot
No confirmation yet on whether Ryanair crew will next week be spotting flying pigs…
# is it a bird?
New tapes do little to solve British UFO mystery
Tape recordings of a potential UFO landing in Suffolk 30 years ago do little to explain the mystery.