World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.
The goal of the July 2 celebration is to raise awareness of "the undoubted existence of UFOs"and to encourage governments to declassify their files on UFO sightings.
World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO) define this day as “a dedicated one day of the year for the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects.” World UFO Day Organization aims to raise awareness about UFOs and the extraterrestrial intelligent beings that come from other worlds. The organization celebrates this day to encourage people to think that humans are not the only intelligent being in the Universe. On this day, the followers also come together and try to get the Government to declassify the files on supposed UFO sightings.
Rosswell project: the key event
“On an unknown day in July,1947, a Project Mogul balloon crashed in the desert near Rosswell, New Mexico.
It was part of a top-secret project by the US Army Air Forces involving flying microphones on weather balloons to extreme heights to detect Soviet nuclear test explosions.
The wreckage of the balloon was first spotted by William Brazel, who described it as a "large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks".
The rapid response of the army to recover the debris and the subsequent cover-up story, which stated that the wreckage was that of a weather balloon, served as the basis for conspiracy theories.
This would pave the way for a craze for extraterrestrial encounters that had a strong impact in 1950s Hollywood, peaking in the 70s and 80s giving rise to classics such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET and of course Star Wars.”
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