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Aliens and UFOs

  The first "flying saucer" was reported in 1947.  A pilot saw some strange disks in the sky.  He told reporters that they looked like "saucers" and the name "flying saucers" caught on.  Since then 40 million UFO sightings have been recorded.  The most common sightings are of balls of light which move quickly.  There have been reports of crash landings by mysterious objects and of alien abductions.  In 1948, the United States Air Force set up an investigation into the sightings of UFO's.  By 1969, when the project ended, about 12,000 incidents were recorded.  It was determined that a quarter of these occurrences were caused by natural phenomena or known objects.  The rest remained unidentified.  Most ufologists (people interested in UFOs) believe that aliens visit Earth from distant galaxies which technology and human science are not yet advanced enough to find.

  UFO sightings are called Close Encounters.  A Close Encounter of the First Kind is seeing a UFO.  The Second Kind includes evidence such as landing marks.  The Third Kind is when a witness sees or meets alien beings.  Everyone has seen imaginary UFOs in films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and television shows like the X-Files.  Ufologists investigate UFO sightings by real-life witnesses.  Hi-tech equipment is used to measure radio waves and magnetic effects which might be caused by UFOs and track mysterious craft on radar screens.  Amateur ufologists watch the skies using cameras and telescopes.  If they spot a UFO, they record its position, color, shape, and movement.  This data is sent to UFO organizations.  Permanent observers keep watch for UFOs around the world.

 

Answer the questions below

 
In what year was the first "flying saucer" reported?

1946

1948

1947

 
The United States Air Force set up an investigation into the sightings of UFO's in 1948. How many years did this investigation last?

50 years

21 years

10 years

 
UFO sightings are called Close .
 
A television show mentioned in this passage is .
 
People interested in UFOs are called .
 

How many types of Close Encounters are mentioned in this passage?

one

two

three

 
A Close Encounter of the Kind is seeing a UFO.
 
Ufologists investigate UFO sightings by real-life .
 
Is the following statement true or false?  Most ufologists believe that aliens visit Earth from distant galaxies which technology and human science are not yet advanced enough to find.
 
Of the 12,000 incidents recorded, how many of these occurrences were caused by natural phenomena or known objects?

3/4

1/4

1/2

 
The Third Kind of Close Encounters is when a witness sees or meets beings.

 

 

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