PARIS, FRANCE — A UFO caught on video hovering over Paris may be the same object spotted over China and Australia several years ago, say ufologists (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/05/ufo-sighting-video-purportedly-showing-massive-light-over-paris-raises-questions.html).
Video, which appears to show a cigar shaped object beaming a stream of bright light down to the ground below it, was posted to YouTube by Secureteam10, a paranormal investigations channel that often posts video of aerial phenomenon.
According to data published by the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), sightings of unidentified flying objects have reached an all time high (http://www.nuforc.org/index.html) and these sightings, say researchers, are most common in the U.S.
Why are Americans obsessed with UFOs? Maybe it’s related to Internet access,” says Sam Monfort, a doctoral student in Human Factors and Applied Cognition at George Mason University. “You have to have Internet access to submit a report, after all.”
According to Monfort, UFO sightings have increased steadily over the last century, with 104,947 reported sightings on record over the past 100 years.
One of the first recorded UFO sightings comes from Portland in 1905, where a ‘buzzing,’ sphere-shaped UFO descended from the clouds,’ Monfort writes on his website, Visualise This (https://vizthis.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/i-want-to-believe-ufo-sightings-around-the-world/). ‘Other shapes began cropping up later, with Saucers dominating the scene until the 1990s, when mysterious lights became the most popular.’
In fact, documents the report, the States actually report 300 times as many sightings than do other countries around the world, with Washington State, Montana and Maine being the highest in reports of unusual lights in the sky. Interestingly, southern states, which are often most closely associated with being in the “bible belt”, are among the lowest in UFO sightings.