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Is the Pacific NorthWest a Hotbed for UFO Activity?

by John Prentice                  February 21, 2019                   (nbc16.com)

• “Are we alone in this galaxy or not?” “Its the most important question we’ve had in human history,” said Peter B. Davenport, director of the , National UFO Reporting Center and Hotline established in 1974. “I’ve had several sightings,” Davenport said. “I was living in St. Louis, Missouri the time. I was a kid about six and a half years of age. I was watching a drive-in movie and we saw an object that to this day astonishes me. It was bright red, it was painful to look at and it just accelerated at amazing speed.” In the 20+ years he’s worked for the National UFO Reporting Center, Davenport says he’s heard thousands of UFO stories from seemingly credible people. As a result, he is convinced Earth is visited on a regular basis by a wide verity of extraterrestrial beings.

• The first UFO sighting to make national headlines was published in Pendleton’s East Oregonian in 1947 and originated in Washington state, when a pilot named Kenneth Arnold spotted nine saucer-like aircrafts flying above Mt. Rainier. The Associated Press picked up the story and a few weeks later Roswell was in the news. ‘UFO fever’ took America by storm and the U.S. Government took notice, launching official investigations into the threat UFOs could pose to national security, like the U.S. Air Force’s “Project Blue Book.”

• “[The Pacific Northwest] has been a hot-spot for decades,” said Maurene Morgan, Washington State Director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). “You hear about Kenneth Arnold sighting of the nine skipping saucers in the Mt. Rainier region and then you hear about Roswell, New Mexico and that’s where it stops,” Morgan said. “But really there are newspaper accounts going back to 1893 in a Tacoma newspaper where these fisherman say they saw this electronic monster coming out of the water. When Hanford was being developed, sightings began to appear in the 1940s. These were red glowing orbs and the military used to scramble planes to chase them and they’d disappear from the radar.”

• Another early Washington state UFO encounter occurred in June of 1947. The “Maury Island Incident,” as it came to be known, involved flying saucers, a cover up by a man-in-black.

• Dr. Bernard Bates, a physics professor at the University of Puget Sound, says the universe as we know it is about 13 billion years old and possibly infinite in size. He says that massive amount of time and space makes the probability of intelligent life… “Oh, probably 100 percent.” Bates says if extraterrestrials have the technology to travel through the vast expanses of outer space and visit our planet, it’s very likely they would also have the technology to visit undetected.

 

Do you ever look up at the night sky and wonder if someone, or something, looking back down at you? Like…aliens?
You’re not alone.

“The universe is really big, in fact it may be infinite in size,” said Dr. Bernard Bates.

Bates has been teaching physics at the University of Puget Sound for years and says the universe as we know it is about 13 billion years old and possibly infinite in size. He says that massive amount of time and space makes the probability of intelligent life elsewhere extremely high.

“Oh, probably 100 percent if you look at the whole universe,” Bates said.

“Its the most important question we’ve had in human history,” said Peter B. Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center and Hotline.”Are we alone in this galaxy or not?”

The Center and Hotline were established in 1974.

“I’ve had several sightings, the first one probably explains why I’m sitting in the KOMO studios talking about UFOs,” Davenport said. “I was living in St. Louis, Missouri the time. I was a kid about six and a half years of age – I was watching a drive-in movie and we saw an object that to this day astonishes me. It was bright red, it was painful to look at and it just accelerated at amazing speed.”

To this day, he has no idea what it was. Davenport says the experience changed his life and in the ~20 years he’s worked for the National UFO Reporting Center, he’s heard thousands of UFO stories, from seemingly credible people. As a result, he is convinced Earth is visited on a regular basis by a wide verity of extraterrestrial beings.

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Washington Man Spent Last 25 Years Running National UFO Reporting Center

by Dave Somers and Ian Smay                   January 31, 2019                    (krem.com)

• Peter Davenport is the Director of the National UFO Reporting Center in Harrington, Washington, which tracks sighting of UFOs across the country and compiles data relating to reported UFO sightings. He has served in the position for the last 25 years. (see 5:20 minute KREM 2 News report on Peter Davenport below)

• Davenport relates that we started calling these phenomena unidentified flying objects, or “UFOs”, in 1947. “We are being visited routinely about these things,” Davenport said.

• “I developed an interest in UFO work when I was very young, probably six years of age I estimate it was,” he said. “I saw a UFO on the outskirts of the St. Louis airport, seen by hundreds, possibly thousands of other people. Even though that was 1954 … the image of that object remains imprinted on my brain clearly, indelibly.”

• Davenport thinks these happenings are very important to humanity, as he talked about when describing a UFO sighting in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1997: “It was immense and it was hovering motionless over the witnesses,” Davenport said. “If this is true, if there is even a shard of a possibility this is true, it is the biggest scientific question confronting mankind.”

• One such occurrence happened in Spokane on Dec. 30, 2018. The UFOs were described as orange circles that made no sound. Another recently reported UFO sighting happened in Chewelah, Wash on Dec. 14, 2018. This one was much shorter, only lasting one to three seconds and described as “a big, bluish green sphere” that lit up the sky and was the size of a football field.

• “What worries me even more than the presumed aliens themselves, is the fact that our government is not sharing that information with the American people,” says Davenport. “This is wrong in my opinion.” He added that the press has not pushed the government hard enough to release information relating to UFOs and that the media needs to cover UFO sightings more often.

 

A man in Harrington runs the National UFO Reporting Center, which tracks sighting of UFOs across the country.
Peter Davenport is the Director of the National UFO Reporting Center in Harrington, Wash. He has served in the position for the last 25 years.

    Peter Davenport

The center records and compiles data relating to reported UFO sightings.

He said that we started calling these phenomena “UFOs,” or unidentified flying objects, in 1947.

“We are being visited routinely about these things, that since 1947, we’ve called UFOs,” Davenport said.

One such occurrence happened in Spokane on Dec. 30, 2018. The UFOs were described as orange circles that made no sound.

Davenport thinks these happenings are very important to humanity, as he talked about when describing a UFO sighting in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1997.

“It was immense and it was hovering motionless over the witnesses,” Davenport said. “If this is true, if there is even a shard of a possibility this is true, it is the biggest scientific question confronting mankind.”

5:20 minute video of KREM 2 News report on Peter Davenport,
Director of the National UFO Reporting Center in Harrington, Washington

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What Are The Odds Of Seeing A UFO In The US? It Depends On Where You Live

by Mark Lugris                     September 24. 2018                        (thethings.com)

• The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has cataloged almost 90,000 reported UFO sightings since it was founded in 1974. However, some are actual UFOs of extraterrestrial origin, and some are not. Casino.org has launched a webpage where visitors can find the probability of seeing a UFO in their state, as well as learn about notable UFO sightings throughout history.

• In the United States, the highest probability of seeing a UFO is in Wyoming, where your odds are one in 20,500. In Florida the odds drop to one in 348,500. Meanwhile, in Missouri, which only has a population of 6,113,532, there have been 7,467 UFO sightings, yet in New York, with a population of 19,849,399, there have been a scant 7,641 sightings.

• On January 13, 2018, a witness in Pasadena, California saw five “circular UFOs” at 12:45 pm. A second witness 90 miles away in Carlsbad, California saw the five circular objects at 2:30 pm. Two and a half hours later in Hollywood, Florida, a police officer reported seeing “numerous orange lights above the coastline”.

• In addition to UFO sightings, a sociological research poll revealed that nearly four million Americans have been abducted by aliens. Consequently, 40,000 Americans have purchased alien abduction insurance.

 

Despite that the fact that aliens are usually seen as a futuristic lifeform, UFO sightings date back thousands of years. In 1440 BC, the scribes of Pharaoh Thutmose III reportedly saw “fiery disks” floating over the skies. And in 74 BC, a Roman army under the command of Lucullus was engaged in battle with Mithridates VI of Pontus when “all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies. In shape, it was almost like a wine-jar, and in color, like molten silver,” according to Plutarch, a Greek biographer. The UFO was reportedly seen by both armies.

Nowadays, the odds of seeing a UFO depend mostly on where you live. In the US, you are most likely to see a UFO in Wyoming, where your odds are one in 20,500. However, if you live in Florida, your odds drop to one in 348,500. Meanwhile, in Missouri, which only has a population of 6,113,532, there have been 7,467 UFO sightings, yet in New York, which has a population of 19,849,399, there have been a scant 7,641 sightings.

Casino.org has launched a site that explores UFO sighting odds where users can check the probability of seeing a UFO in their state, as well as learn about notable UFO sightings throughout history.

This year in California and Florida, three different residents in three different cities reported seeing UFOs on the same day. On January 13, a witness in Pasadena, California said they had seen at least five “circular UFOs” at 12:45 pm. The second sighting took place at 2:30 pm about 90 miles away in Carlsbad, California when five circular objects were seen. Two and a half hours later in Hollywood, Florida, there was another sighting of “numerous orange lights above the coastline,” by a police officer.

Sightings can be reported to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), an organization that investigates UFO sightings and/or alien contacts. NUFORC, which has operated continuously since it was founded in 1974 by Robert J. Gribble, has cataloged almost 90,000 reported UFO sightings. However, it is estimated that 90-95% of sightings are not UFOs. They can be weather events, military tests or other incidents. Still, there are many sightings that cannot be explained.

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