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Five Ways to Separate a True UFO From Known Aerial Phenomena

Keep these tips in mind was you watch the skies!

It’s an exciting time to be into UFOs. The government is finally taking sightings seriously, releasing information about what they know, and even holding hearings about what to do about these mysterious objects in the sky.

No one can really say what UFOs (literally “unidentified flying objects”) are. They could be aliens, or they could be unknown technology used by other humans, or evidence of a secret civilization here on Earth. In fact, due to the long association of the term UFO with alien visitors, many UFO enthusiasts have switched to the term UAP, “unidentified aerial phenomena”. And there are five characteristics to look for when you see something in the sky you don’t recognize that will differentiate these strange objects from, say, a bird, a plane, or a glimpse at Starlink. 


1. Anti-gravity lift. UFOs appear to rise and maneuver from the ground with no visible means of propulsion, like jet engines, propellers, or even wings.

2. Sudden and instantaneous acceleration. In addition to remaining in the air in an unknown way, UAPs are also known to move fast and to change speeds and maneuver in the sky in ways that ought to defy the laws of physics, and are certainly well beyond any known human technology.

3. Hypersonic velocities without signatures. As above, these crafts move at impossible speeds without making sonic booms or leaving vapor trails, like a jet or rocket might.

4. Low observability, or “cloaking”. Ironically, UFOs are often hard to look at, appearing blurry, hazy, or winking in and out of visibility in a way that defies explanation.

5. Trans-medium motion. Many observations of these objects witness them moving from over the ocean to underneath, or rising up from underwater into the air, or moving in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Watch for these five "observables" when searching for your own UAPs!