UFO sightings are on the rise, according to the National UFO Reporting Center, and that was even before the UFO hearing in Congress this last week. In fact, Americans claim to have seen 1,439 more UFOs in 2022 compared to 2021—a 39% increase year-over-year. Between January and May of this year, UFO sightings in 2023 tally 1,374 already! And, according to our survey data, 54% of people believe they’ve seen something like a UFO themselves.
So, what’s leading to the increase in sightings of unidentified flying objects? It could be the Pentagon’s official release of UFO videos or the House Oversight Committee plans to hold a hearing on UFO sightings.
Or, perhaps it’s the 4,000 Starlink satellites currently in orbit. Our survey findings show that 23% of Americans have mistaken one of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites for a UFO.