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World Contact Day

On World Contact Day, let's unite in our shared curiosity about extraterrestrial life and make contact with the unknown together. Are you ready?
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March 15 marks a special day for believers in extraterrestrial life – it's World Contact Day! This unique holiday was first declared in March 1953 by the International Flying Saucer Bureau, an organization dedicated to researching and documenting sightings of unidentified flying objects. The purpose of this day is to encourage individuals to make peaceful contact with any potential alien civilizations that may be observing Earth. Whether you're a skeptic or a true believer, this day offers a fun opportunity to ponder the mysteries of the universe and imagine what could be out there beyond our world. So let's celebrate World Contact Day and keep our eyes on the skies!

History of World Contact Day

World Contact Day Dates

World Contact Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1899</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tesla's Claims of Alien Signals</div><div class='timeline-text'>Inventor Nikola Tesla claimed to have received extraterrestrial signals during his radio experiments.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1938</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>War of the Worlds Broadcast</div><div class='timeline-text'>Orson Welles' radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds" caused panic due to its depiction of a Martian invasion.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1947</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Roswell UFO Incident</div><div class='timeline-text'>The reported crash of a UFO near Roswell, New Mexico sparked widespread interest and conspiracy theories about extraterrestrial life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1953</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Contact Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Flying Saucer Bureau declared March 15 as World Contact Day, asking members to send telepathic messages to extraterrestrials.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>SETI Project</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project gained prominence, using scientific methods to search for extraterrestrial communications.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pentagon Releases UFO Videos</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Department of Defense officially declassified three videos documenting "unidentified aerial phenomena", reigniting public interest in UFOs.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Contact Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a UFO-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a fun-filled party with a UFO theme. Decorate with alien and spaceship decorations, serve alien-inspired snacks, and watch classic sci-fi movies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a UFO convention</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for upcoming UFO conventions in your area and attend one to celebrate World Contact Day. You'll get to meet like-minded individuals and learn more about the history of UFO sightings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch the night sky for UFOs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>On World Contact Day, spend some time outside gazing at the night sky in hopes of spotting a UFO. You never know, you may just make contact!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read about famous UFO sightings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend the day reading about famous UFO sightings and theories. This is a great way to expand your knowledge on the subject and celebrate World Contact Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own UFO sighting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make your own UFO sighting by creating a fake spaceship or using special effects. This is a fun way to celebrate World Contact Day and let your imagination run wild.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Contact Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates our curiosity and imagination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Contact Day is a reminder to embrace our sense of wonder and explore the unknown. This holiday was inspired by the possibility of extraterrestrial life, reminding us to keep an open mind and constantly question what we know.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In attempting to make contact with extraterrestrial beings, World Contact Day also promotes unity among humans. By focusing on a shared goal, it encourages collaboration and communication between individuals from different backgrounds.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It sparks important conversations</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The idea of contacting other intelligent life in the universe raises thought-provoking questions about our place in the world and beyond. World Contact Day provides a platform for discussions about science, philosophy, and humanity as a whole.</p></div></div>

5 Unearthly Facts About World Contact Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>World Contact Day is based on Telepathic Communication</h3><p class='facts-content'>Believers of World Contact Day attempt to telepathically broadcast a message to extraterrestrial beings. These mental exercises are meant to transcend interstellar distance and make communication possible.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Day Inspired a Song by The Carpenters</h3><p class='facts-content'>Influence of this unique holiday extends into pop culture – The Carpenters, a popular American music duo, released a song in 1977 titled "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," which was inspired by World Contact Day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>More People Believe in Aliens Today Than Ever</h3><p class='facts-content'>Surveys suggest that belief in extraterrestrial life has been increasing over the years. A Glocalities survey in 2017 suggested that 61% of people believe there is some form of life on other planets.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Project Blue Book" Documents were Inspired by this Fascination</h3><p class='facts-content'>The U.S. Air Force conducted a series of studies on UFO sightings between 1952 and 1969 known as "Project Blue Book." Over 12,000 reported sightings were investigated with the majority being debunked, yet some remain unexplained to this day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There's a protocol for actual alien contact</h3><p class='facts-content'>As unlikely as it may seem, should we make actual contact with extraterrestrials, there is a protocol outlined by SETI and the International Academy of Astronautics on how to respond, ensuring the news is shared responsibly with humanity.</p></div></div>

World Contact Day FAQs

When is World Contact Day?

World Contact Day is celebrated on March 15 every year. In 2024 World Contact Day will occur on a Friday.

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