July 2 happens to be National Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Day. If you’re like most of us, you’re not so sure you believe in them but aren’t so sure we’re alone in the universe either. Regardless of how you feel about the matter, there’s been incredible information made available about UFOs via numerous sources including the NSA’s page dedicated to unclassified documents about UFOs.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense: “Between 1948 and 1969 the Air Force investigated 12,618 reported UFO sightings. Of these, 11,917 were found to have been caused by material objects such as balloons, satellites, and aircraft; immaterial objects such as lightning, reflections, and other natural phenomena; astronomical objects such as stars, planets, the sun, and the moon; weather conditions; and hoaxes. Only 701 reported sightings remain unexplained.” We found 15 NSFW (no such f#$king way) UFO tales that are so vividly remembered by those involved, they’re hard not to believe.
1. UFOs Over Tehran • 1976
In September of 1976, over the city of Tehran—Iran’s capital—a UFO “incident” resulted in a four page report from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency describing how whatever was flying through the sky had disabled two F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors in the area. It’s been reported that several Iranian military officers involved have stated the object was not terrestrial in origin.
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