World UFO Day 2022: Why do we commemorate the unexplained? What purpose does it serve? We commemorate unidentified flying objects on July 2 each year by observing World UFO Day. It basically serves as a global awareness day for people to assemble and search the skies for UFOs. Some people even observe it on June 24.
Aviation pioneer Kenneth Arnold, who was also a businessman and politician, wrote about a UFO on June 24. Most people agree that it was the first publicly publicized UFO sighting in the US. 1947 saw the infamous Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting.
Arnold had claimed to have observed a line of nine gleaming, illogical flying things passing Mount Rainier. He estimates that those items are moving at a minimum speed of 1,200 miles per hour.
The July 2 festivities aimed to promote “the undeniable existence of UFOs” and persuade governments to declassify their records on UFO sightings. The famous 1947 Roswell incident, which involved a purported UFO crash, is commemorated on July 2.
Officers from the United States Army Air Forces salvaged balloon debris from a property close to Corona, New Mexico, in 1947. Years later, conspiracy theories contend that a flying saucer was involved in the wreckage and that the US government hid the facts.
The World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO) later designated July 2 to be the day of celebration with the intention of raising public awareness of “the existence of UFOs and with that intelligent being from outer space.”
In the first public UFO hearing in 50 years, a top US defense official testified to lawmakers in May of this year that more unexplained flying objects have been detected in the sky over the past 20 years.
According to Scott Bray, deputy director of Naval Intelligence, “during the early 2000s, we have noticed an increased number of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft or objects in military-controlled training zones, training ranges, and other approved airspace.”
Bray linked the increase to both technology advancements and US military attempts to “destigmatize the act of reporting sights and contacts.” But he claimed that nothing had been found by the Pentagon “that would suggest it’s anything non-terrestrial in origin” to be the cause of these phenomena.
NASA revealed a new study in June that will enlist top researchers to look at unexplained airborne occurrences. The project, which will start early this fall and run roughly nine months, will concentrate on identifying the data that is already accessible, figuring out how to collect more data in the future, and figuring out how NASA can evaluate the results to try to further scientific understanding.
Daniel Evans, the NASA scientist in charge of overseeing the study, told reporters on a call that NASA had “answered the call to solve some of the most baffling riddles we know of” throughout the years.