The annual event celebrates all things UFO related and reminds enthusiasts worldwide to ‘watch the skies’.Intended to help raise awareness of “the undoubted existence of UFOs”, World UFO Day is a special event for UFO enthusiasts and researchers as well as for disclosure advocates who are attempting to encourage world governments to reveal what they know about UFOs.
The day also commemorates the best known UFO case of them all – that of the object which crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico and was later covered up by the military.
UFO Day is also a time to look back over the last twelve months of UFO related news and revelations, of which there have certainly been quite a few.
Perhaps the most significant recent development was the official declassification and release by the US Department of Defense of three video clips of unidentified objects recorded by US Navy pilots.
Eight hazard reports providing additional details of the encounters were also made public the following month thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Naval Safety Center.