Some people still want to believe. While UFOs and the creatures that may inhabit them are mostly the subject of science fiction movies and old episodes of “The X-Files,” every year many people still report sightings of what they think are flying saucers and UFOs -- and 2015 has been no different.
One of the most recent claims of UFO sightings has come out of Clancy, Montana, a small town in the southwestern part of the state with a population of less than 2,000 people. Richard O’Connor has had two cameras aimed at the sky for nearly two years in the hope that he can find something out there, and in November he said he captured about five images of what he believes were two UFOs, the Great Falls Tribune in Montana reported.
“It appears to be a light source,” O’Connor told the paper. “In my opinion, even a hardened skeptic would say, ‘Wow, that is what I expect a UFO would look like.’”
The case of the reported UFO has gone unexplained thus far, as many are. However, some UFO sightings often get an official explanation from the U.S. government – that they weren’t UFOs.
In November, some people in Southern California and Arizona reported seeing a light streaking across the sky, which some claimed was a UFO. A video of the light attracted millions of views on YouTube.
While many speculated about the light's origin, the U.S. Navy said it was only a missile test – a statement not all were happy with, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“I'm not 100 percent convinced I know what happened no matter what news channels are saying,” Julien Solomita, a video blogger who saw the light, told the Los Angeles Times. “I'm kind of remaining skeptical because we were there, and it was crazy.”
After video footage surfaced of an unidentified object hovering above the Calbuco volcano in Chile in April, some were quick to say the image was a UFO. While at least one researcher said the object looked like the Phantom 2 drone, others remained skeptical.
There's reports that a UFO has been seen crossing the moon. pic.twitter.com/ProzpnE4uB
— The Universe (@TheUniverse_TM) December 24, 2015
In June, a young boy in India was snapping photos of clouds when he captured an image of what some thought may have been a flying saucer circling the skies. While some raised doubts as to whether the object was alien, others said it was definitive proof that UFOs exist, the Express reported.
Rumors of another UFO sighting followed months later, also in India, stemming from viral photos that came to light of a large disc-like object flying in the sky over Uttar Pradesh in November. The photos of the object circulated on social media, but local officials said after it was another hoax.
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) November 15, 2015
One of the more high-profile UFO sightings came after U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a photo of the sky over India in November, showing a mysterious object in the picture’s corner. NASA didn’t offer an explanation, but at least one UFO hunter, Scott Waring, suggested that Kelly intentionally showed the UFO, trying to suggest that there may be aliens out there, the New York Post reported.