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World UFO Day

Celebrate World UFO Day with us! Join the search for extraterrestrial life and find out what mysteries lie in the great unknown.
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Get ready to celebrate World UFO Day on July 2! This day was created in 2001 with the purpose of raising awareness about UFOs and alien life forms, while also encouraging people to look skyward and witness anything unusual. It's a great opportunity for both serious UFO researchers and casual enthusiasts alike to come together in the spirit of exploration.

History of World UFO Day

World UFO Day Dates

World UFO Day Timeline

<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 Incident</div><div class='timeline-text'>In July, a farm near Roswell, New Mexico, became the site of the most famous alleged UFO crash in history, sparking widespread interest in extraterrestrial life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>DC UFO Incident</div><div class='timeline-text'>Over a series of nights in July, numerous UFO sightings were reported over Washington D.C., causing widespread concern and publicity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Project Blue Book Ends</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Air Force concluded Project Blue Book, its official investigation into UFO sightings, stating that they were not a threat to national security.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UFO Disclosure Project</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. Steven Greer founded The Disclosure Project with the goal to disclose to the public the government's alleged knowledge of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World UFO Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural World UFO Day was celebrated, aimed at raising awareness and encouraging public discussion about UFOs and extraterrestrial life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>U.S. Navy Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Navy acknowledged for the first time that leaked videos from 2004 and 2015 did indeed show 'unexplained aerial phenomena'.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World UFO 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'>Research UFO sightings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to research the various UFO sightings that have taken place around the world. Compare stories and theories to get a better understanding of what might be going on in the skies.</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'>Go stargazing</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to a dark area or set up a telescope in your backyard and spend the evening looking for UFOs. Who knows, you just might spot one!</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'>Host an alien themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and decorate your place with alien decorations. Play alien movies, serve up extraterrestrial snacks, and dress up like aliens!</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'>Attend a local event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check around your area for any events related to World UFO Day. Look for speakers, parties, and other gatherings that celebrate this special 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'>Make your own UFO</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some paper plates, markers, glue, and construction paper and create your own UFO. Hang it up outside or use it as a decoration indoors.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World UFO 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 promotes awareness of the UFO phenomenon</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World UFO Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about Unidentified Flying Objects and spread knowledge about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It's a day to foster curiosity and open dialogue between skeptics and believers, and keep our eyes towards the skies!</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 encourages exploration for truth</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>UFOs have been a topic of fascination that has spurred both scientific research and individual exploration for decades. World UFO Day celebrates this journey for truth and reminds us that there are still answers waiting to be discovered in our universe if we just push the boundaries of what we know!</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 the imagination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The possibilities of extraterrestrial life can spark conversations that range from science fiction to philosophy, encouraging people around the world to think outside of the box and explore their creativity. That's why World UFO Day keeps imaginations running wild with its reminder that anything is possible -- even out of this world!</p></div></div>

5 Unearthly Facts for World UFO 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">UFO sightings are more common than you think</h3><p class="facts-content">Approximately 45,000 UFO sightings have been reported in the U.S. alone over the past two decades, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.</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 term "UFO" was coined by the U.S. Air Force</h3><p class="facts-content">In 1953, the U.S. Air Force officially adopted the term "UFO" to replace the previously used phrases such as "flying discs" or "flying saucers".</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">UFOs aren't strictly a modern phenomenon</h3><p class="facts-content">Reports of unusual aerial phenomena date back to ancient times. For example, Roman author Julius Obsequens reported sighting "phantom ships" in the sky in 100 BC.</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">The first documented UFO sighting in the U.S. dates back to 1639</h3><p class="facts-content">Colonist John Winthrop of Massachusetts documented in his diary a strange event where a large, strange light in the night sky dashed back and forth across the Charles River.</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">Extraterrestrial life might be more likely than you think</h3><p class="facts-content">According to the Drake Equation, a formula used to estimate the potential number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy, there could be thousands or even millions of civilizations out there.</p></div></div>

World UFO Day FAQs

When is World UFO Day?

World UFO Day is celebrated on July 2 every year. In 2024 World UFO Day will occur on a Tuesday.

World UFO Day Dates

Year
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Day

2023

Jul 2

Sunday

2024

Jul 2

Tuesday

2025

Jul 2

Wednesday

2026

Jul 2

Thursday

2027

Jul 2

Friday

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