As we all know – whether we believe in them or not – there are hundreds of UFO sightings on record over the years. However, these sightings continue to happen all around the world today. And while most of us only hear of some of the better-known and fully investigated sightings from many years ago, some of the most intriguing have happened within the last two years alone. And what’s more, dozens of further intriguing sightings will happen in the years ahead.
Perhaps what is a bonus of the contemporary age is that most people have instant access to cameras on their phones. With that in mind, then, here are ten sightings from recent years, all of which have video footage to back them up. Make of all of them what you will.
10UFO Caught On Video Flying Past Doncaster Airport, United Kingdom, August 2020
We will start with arguably the most recent UFO sighting on our list. It involves an intriguing piece of footage captured at Doncaster Airport in the United Kingdom. A local father and son were watching arriving airplanes when they began to film one that was approaching. However, unbeknown to the witness, he had the setting on slow motion. This meant the footage, when played, was much slower than it should have been. However, because of this, the pair were able to see a strange disc-shaped object speeding across the screen in the background.
They had not seen it with their naked eye. However, the more they viewed it, the more convinced they were that it was not a bird or a drone. Once the footage appeared online many UFO researchers were quick to state how credible the video likely was. Not least due to the straight-line motion that it moved in and the fact that it moved much too fast.
9Meadow Park Football Stadium, United Kingdom, February 2019
Perhaps what makes a UFO sighting at Meadow Park Stadium during a women’s football match in February 2020 all the more intriguing is that the game was being broadcast on television at the time. Not only did this mean that those at the stadium witnessed it (and quite possibly managed to capture footage themselves) but many witnessed the object from the comfort of their own homes. In fact, it was a viewer in London who happened to be watching the match who first spotted the strange orange orb over the stadium.
As we might imagine, there was much debate as to the credibility of the sighting. Many believed the object was nothing more than a drone in the area. If it was an alien craft, what might the reason be for it seemingly approaching a packed stadium? Might it have been there as part of an alien spying mission?
8Object The Size Of A Bus Captured Near The International Space Station, February 2020
There have been many UFO sightings captured from the live feed of the International Space Station over the years. At the end of February 2020 one of the most recent of those would unfold.
The footage – which appeared online almost immediately – shows what appears to be a “bus-sized object” enter into the frame. What’s more, it seems to be heading toward the space station itself. It would even remain in view for around 20 minutes. As with many sightings of this nature, there is a difference of opinion as to whether the strange object was an alien ship or a top-secret space vehicle of the American military or space program.
Whether it is of consequence or not, there has been no word given by NASA or the space station as to what the object might have been. Perhaps that silence on the matter should tell us all we need to know.
7Resident Captures Two Strange Objects Over New South Wales, November 2019
While on vacation in New South Wales in Australia a witness captured footage of two UFOs in the sky overhead. Some UFO researchers would claim the footage was the “clearest daylight footage” ever recorded.
What is perhaps particularly interesting is that the two UFOs are different from each other. One appears to be a disc shape, while the other is seemingly distinctly triangular. One thing we should perhaps consider – and something which will come up later in our list – is that many people claim to see such UFOs actually changing shape in midair. With this in mind, might it be that as opposed to being two UFOs of a different type they were simply captured each in a different form?
The witness would report that they watched the UFOs for around 5 minutes before they finally disappeared into the distance. The footage will undoubtedly be studied for some time to come.
6Disc-Like Object Circles Small Plane Over Spangdaheim Air Base, Germany July 2020
A particularly interesting UFO sighting was captured over a United States base in Germany (Spangdaheim Air Base) on the evening of 7th July 2020. The disc shaped object was captured flying extremely close to a small airplane making many who viewed video ask if the pilot themselves had also witnessed the strange craft. This would appear even more likely when we see that the disc-like object circle the plane.
There is much to investigate about the sighting. For example, was the plane in the region as part of an intercept mission? If so, what do the US military working out of the base know about the incident? Might it even be that the craft was, in fact, a top-secret military vehicle? Like many of the sightings on our list, there are numerous other similar incidents on record. And UFO sightings over military air bases are in abundance within the records over the years.
5Metallic Object Hovering Over Shopping Center, Panama, Cuba, October 2019
An intriguing UFO was captured on video at just after 10 am on 9th October 2019 when an unnamed resident noticed a strange, metallic object hovering over a shopping center in Panama in Cuba. The witness, along with a friend, were driving into the shopping complex looking for a place to park. It was as they were heading directly toward it that they noticed the strange craft.
They managed to take in quite a few details of the bizarre aerial anomaly. They would claim as well as being metallic there was a strange white glow to the exterior. What’s more, there appeared to be multiple domes on top.
Many from the UFO community feel confident that this piece of footage is one of the more credible of recent years. We should also note that the video only surfaced online via the witness’s personal social media account. Many “suspect” videos are often pushed on larger and more public platforms in order to earn money from the views.
4Speeding Disc Captured By Volcano-Cam Popocatepetl, Mexico, August 2019
Without a doubt, one of the most intriguing UFO sightings captured on film in recent years took place in August 2019. Volcano-cam watching a volcano in Popocatepetl in Mexico captured what appeared to be a disc shaped object zipping past the screen. Closer examination of the speeding object appears to reveal a black dome on the top, as well as a bright light in the center. Some viewers of the footage have even claimed that the domed part could even be a cockpit of the craft.
It is certainly intriguing footage. And would appear to be something much more solid than a passing bird. As well as much too fast for a drone or other known aircraft.
We have also examined before on these very pages how mountains and volcanoes are claimed by many in the UFO community to house secret alien bases. Whether that is true or not is very much open to debate.
3Rotating UFO Caught Hovering Over The Bristol Channel, United Kingdom June 2020
At some point in early June 2020 a local resident looking out on the Bristol Channel suddenly noticed a strange “rotating object” hovering over the water. What’s more, the strange craft appeared to be near to a ship on the water.
As soon as the footage appeared online there was an abundance of theories as to what it might be. A particular split developed as to the actual shape of the apparent craft. Some who viewed the video asserted that it was most definitely disc shaped. Others, however, were equally certain the craft had triangular dimensions. There also appears to be a white light on the underside of the craft – something also associated with triangular UFOs.
The claims of the craft being triangular are particularly interesting. Many believe triangular UFOs are not the result of alien visitation but of secret military vehicles. Might this have been a case of such top-secret tests?
2UFO Captured “Soaring Away” In Cathedral City, California, January 2020
One of the most intriguing pieces of footage to find its way online in recent years came from Cathedral City in California. The video was captured by a security guard, Douglas Benefield, at a construction site on the evening of 11th January 2020.
When he submitted the video online, Benefield would state that he was merely going about his duties as he normally would do when “everything just felt weird all of a sudden”. Then he noticed something moving in the sky a little way in front of him and reached for his phone. He filmed for several seconds and then immediately watched the footage back. He was amazed to see something enter the frame and hover for a moment. The strange object would then ascend upwards with alarming speed.
He was uncertain of exactly what the object was. However, he was certain that it was a craft that was unlike anything else he had seen.
1Shape-Changing UFO, Monroe City, Missouri, June 2020
Just before midnight on the evening of 30th June 2020 in Monroe City in Missouri, a local resident was going around her home ensuring it was secure before turning in the for the evening. As she walked into her backyard, however, she saw a strange orange glowing object overhead. To begin with, it was completely motionless. What’s more, it was completely silent. After several moments, though, it suddenly began to move in a fast “zig-zag” motion. Even stranger, as it moved, it appeared to change shape.
The object remained in view for around a minute, eventually moving toward the front of the house before finally disappearing back in the direction it arrived. She managed to capture several seconds of footage of the incident, though. Incidentally, the detail of a UFO changing shape in midair is one that surfaces relatively frequently in UFO reports. Whether this is a trick played on the eye or whether it suggests a truly advanced vehicle is open to debate.