World UFO Day

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World UFO Day
Observed byInternational
SignificanceA day celebrating UFOs.
CelebrationsSky-watching, parties
DateJune 24, July 2
Related toUnidentified flying objects, Ufology

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,[1] while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.[2][3]

The stated goal of the July 2 celebration is to raise awareness of "the undoubted existence of UFOs"[4] and to encourage governments to declassify their files on UFO sightings.[5]

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  1. ^ "Out of This World, Out of Our Minds". New York Times. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Why don't you? Go alien?". The Scotsman. 2 July 2004. Retrieved 2009-06-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Can you answer the UFO questions?". BBC News. 2 July 2003. Retrieved 2003-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ "July 2: World UFO Day, the Real U.S. Independence Day, I Forgot Day, Violin Lover's Day and Freedom from Fear of Public Speaking Day". Yahoo News. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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