By Jessica Ferri
1. The Foo Fighters
During WWII, American, British, German and French fighter pilots all reported seeing large glowing orbs in the sky that could not be explained – these came to be known as “foo fighters.” The genesis of the name itself is unknown, but some have theorized it comes from the German word for fire “feuer.”
2. Hopeh Incident, China
This photograph was taken in 1942 and later discovered in a photo album. The owner of the album claimed to have purchased the photograph from a street photographer in China. Some claim the UFO looks like a hat or a bird, others say it’s a flying saucer.
3. Men In Black
In 1947, a seaman claimed to have seen six doughnut shaped UFOs flying in the air above Maury Island off the Puget Sound in Washington. One of the objects dropped debris on the deck, injuring his son and killing his dog. The next morning, the seaman claimed a man dressed in black and driving a black Buick showed up at his doorstep and made vague threats that his family would be in danger if he ever spoke to anyone about the incident.
4. First Flying Saucer Sighting
Just a few days after the Men in Black incident, Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine UFOs flying in the air near Mt. Ranier, Washington. The press coined the term “flying saucer” to describe the objects, which stuck. Arnold stood by his story and became a semi-celebrity in the world of the paranormal.
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