Since organizations began keeping records in the 1950s, UFO sightings have been increasing each year in America and worldwide. It is not known whether this increase in sightings is due to there being more unidentified flying objects in our skies or rather an increased technology for people to be able to report a UFO sighting. Perhaps it could have been a mixture of both.
With the advent of the internet, tracking has improved since with a click of a button anyone can report a UFO online. But even more valuable is the fact that the internet has allowed tens of thousands to post stories, pictures and videos. This wealth of information provides UFO investigators and enthusiasts with the ability to research, compare and add to our knowledge database, which furthers the scientific study of UFOs.
A recent example of how technology has enabled information from different parts of the world and even different times to shed light on similarities of the UFO phenomenon that can be found in comparing reports of 3 different sightings of a ring in the sky.
Fort Belvior, Virginia
The first sighting was made in 1953 at Fort Belvior, Virginia. Fifteen witnesses at a US Army military facility spotted a perfectly symmetrical ring or circle in the sky, which was moving quickly. The military’s explanation was that the circle was a smoke ring from an atomic bomb simulation.
The second ring in the sky sighting was in 2009 at King’s Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Virginia. Same characteristics as the 1953 UFO sighting, however, this particular ring hovered in the sky above the park. The amusement park asserted that the smoke ring was caused by one of their rides; however, countless people witnessed the object and were certain it was something not of this world.
The third ring was sighted in 2010 in Kosovo. Authorities mostly assume this ring in the sky is also caused by some sort of smoke, and certainly that argument is very compelling. Yet again, the internet has made it possible to take 3 separate liabilities and view their similarities in a way that no other generation has been able to accomplish. These rings have been sighted in multiple countries all over the world, but only in this day and age, do we have the technology to put all the pieces together.
It would be easy to accept the government’s assertion that the 1953 ring was due to smoke, but the fact that multiple sightings, pictures and videos are now available that show these same type of rings are being seen all over the world in non-military locations proves that there there is certainly something to investigate.
As researchers are able to document and study incoming data, we draw close to being able to understand and hopefully one day prove just what these unidentified objects are, where they come from and answer the timeless question: do aliens exist?