The Best UFO Sightings, Videos & Encounters of 2024

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Marcus Lowth
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February 24, 2024
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Much like the start of 2023, 2024 is a year that many in the UFO community believe will bring further seismic revelations about UFOs and what the governments of the world might know about them. Whether that proves to be the case, of course, remains to be seen. One thing is certain, though – that UFO sightings will continue to be reported as 2024 unfolds.

We will update this page each month with the most interesting sightings and reports, so be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly.

February

Although UFOs were reported around the world during the month of February, some of the most intriguing came from the United States, with many of them resulting in equally intriguing photographs.

“Flying Saucer” Photographed Over Argentina, 1st Feb.

On the afternoon of February 1st in San Pedro de Colalao in Argentina, an elderly couple, Rene and Rina Juarez witnessed a “flying saucer” while photographing birds while on vacation from their San Miguel de Tucuman home. [1] According to Rina, she at first believed the object was a “blackbird” heading toward them before her husband countered that “it’s not a bird, it’s a flying saucer”.

Realizing the enormity of what they were witnessing, the couple managed to capture several pictures of the mystery object. Rina would further recall that the object was “at the same height as the power cables” for several moments before began “going higher and higher”. Rene would offer that it was a moment “you had to see to believe”.

Interestingly or not, this particular region has been home to some of the most interesting UFO encounters on record. And the entire South American continent is a hotbed of sorts for UFO and allegedly extraterrestrial activity.

You can see one of the pictures taken by the couple below.

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Multiple Red Orbs Over Colorado Springs, 1st Feb.

On the same day, at just before 7 pm in Colorado Springs, Colorado, two local residents witnessed multiple red orbs relatively “low to the horizon”. [2] According to the report they made to the National UFO Reporting Center, these objects “appeared to be rising” as well as heading to the north of their location. What’s more, they appeared to be “gaining speed as well as elevation”.

As the witnesses watched, the orbs “went out at different times” although they were still able to see “an outline or aura” of them on the black of the night sky before they eventually “disappeared completely”.

The witnesses estimated that the orbs were only around 20 to 30 feet above them when they first noticed them and that they remained silent throughout the encounter, which lasted around 60 seconds.

You can see a still shot of that video footage below.

UFO Crash-Landing In Mississippi? 6th Feb.

Without a doubt, one of the most detailed sightings of recent weeks unfolded in Brandon in Mississippi at a little after 1:30 pm on February 6th. [3] According to the report, an anonymous witness stated they were in their backyard with their two dogs when they suddenly noticed a “silver liquid-like object with a long bright light trail” that was “swimming downward through the sky like it was liquid in a fluid but erratic manner”. They continued that the object was clearly “highly metallic” and that the sun reflected brilliantly off it.

They stated further that the main section of the object was “like a silver molten liquid drop” that was “swimming through the air” with the “tail thinning out into a metallic light vapor”. It was only the “erratic movement” of the object that differentiated it from a meteor.

The witness continued to watch the falling object, however, it only remained in view for six to seven seconds before it disappeared behind the nearby trees. Although they weren’t sure if the object was freefalling or purposely landing, they did hear a “large boom” several moments after it disappeared behind the trees.

In his report, the witness also stated that the entire area was “peculiarly silent”, and that even the two dogs, “who normally bark at everything” remained quiet. Also, whether of consequence or not, the witness recalled that around 15 minutes before the appearance of the object, they noticed a “nontransponding military aircraft” fly overhead, and also noted that a similar nontransponding helicopter had flown over the region in the early hours that morning. Could this be some kind of proof of prior knowledge on the part of the military of UFO arrivals? Or might it suggest that the craft itself was some kind of advanced military vehicle?

You can see an artist’s impression submitted with the report below.

“Spinning Metal Balls” Spotted Over Blackpool, UK, 12th Feb.

At around 4 pm on February 12th in Blackpool, England, 24-year-old Jack Atkinson spotted two metallic orbs hovering overhead while standing in his parents’ business, The Log Place (a log yard). [4]

He watched the objects for around 90 seconds, also managing to capture the objects on film. Then, without warning, they simply disappeared. What was particularly strange about this was that there was no cloud to vanish into, just a clear blue sky. It was as if they simply vanished into thin air.

Jack would state to the local newspaper that he “really didn’t know what it was but they looked like two metallic objects that were spinning”, adding, “It was pretty crazy”.

There have been many sightings of metallic orb-like objects around the world – and what’s more, sightings of these round, metallic objects go back decades. Many people who viewed the footage were also quick to point out that the objects appeared similar to the recently released footage filmed by a United States military drone in the Middle East in July 2022. You can see a news report on that footage below.

Of course, whether there is a connection or not is not certain. This sighting, however, and the footage captured by the witness is certainly interesting.

You can see video footage of the recent sighting in Blackpool below.

Yellow Crescent Shaped Object Over Arizona, 12th Feb.

Although there isn’t an incredible amount of detail, a sighting that occurred later that same day on the other side of the Atlantic over Buckner in Arizona is also worth exploring here. [5] According to the report, at 10: 15 pm on the night in question, a local resident was letting their pet outside when they noticed a “brightness” slight ahead of them, appearing to come from a nearby field, ever so slightly above the trees.

When the witness focused on the area where the glow was coming from, they could make out a “glowing yellow crescent” with “red and orange lights that rotated” around it. At first, the object simply hovered there silently. Then, after several minutes, it set off into the distance, very slowly, eventually disappearing from sight. In total, the witness estimated that the object was visible for around three minutes.

You can see a sketch provided by the witness in their report below.

Bizarre Events Unfold Over New Hampshire, 14th Feb.

At 10:15 pm on February 14th in Boscawen, New Hampshire, a couple were in bed when their almost pitch-black bedroom was lit up by a “crazy bright white light” that appeared to be “crescent moon-shaped” outside. [6] When the witness looked out of the window, they could see the object was only a short distance away just above some nearby trees. Due to the brightness of the object, the witness was certain it had not been there a short time earlier, as they would have noticed when they came to bed. Therefore, it must have appeared from somewhere very quickly.

The couple made the decision to go to the other room where the window offered them a slightly better view of the anomalous object. From here, the witness shined a flashlight from the window in the direction of the object. Although the beam only stretched as far as the trees themselves, the object appeared to react, steadily growing larger as it came forward, even starting to cast its glow over the witness’s backyard. It did, however, eventually come to a stop, remaining over the top of the trees.

Then, things got even stranger. As the witness continued to watch, the object “changed shape” while moving up and down over the trees. This movement was “subtle”, to begin with, but then changed to becoming much more drastic. Then, out of nowhere, “two other, much smaller lights popped up” – the first one to the left of the main object, and the second, much higher up, to the right.

In total, the pair watched the display for just short of half an hour before all three of the lights “got dimmer and smaller, and (then) disappeared”. The witness further stated that the “whole thing had a very eerie creepy feeling” about it.

You can see a picture of that object below.

Object Like a “Flying Police Car” Over Connecticut, 14th Feb.

Only five minutes later, at 10:45 pm in Somers, Connecticut, a similar aerial vehicle was reported. [7] According to the report, the witness noticed an “odd flashing object” that they described as looking like a “flying police car”.

To begin with, they believed the object was nothing more than a plane. However, after watching it for several moments, they noticed how “odd” the lights appeared – certainly not like a commercial or military plane. What’s more, they also noticed a “weird flashing” of multiple colors.

By this point, the witness reached for their phone and recorded several seconds of footage before the object disappeared into the distance. Around 15 minutes later, a military jet flew over the same area, although it is uncertain if the appearance of this jet was connected to the unknown object.

You can see a still frame of that footage below.

Anomalous Object Filmed By Drone Over Ukraine, 24th Feb.

Although the exact date the footage was filmed is not known (the post concerning the footage first appeared on Instagram on February 24th), footage said to be captured by the 406th battalion of the Ukrainian Air Force of an unidentified object is certainly intriguing. [8]

Although there is little detail, the strange, disc-shaped object was noticed in real-time as the unit was searching along the frontlines with the drone in the middle of heavy fighting near the front line. As we might imagine, to begin with, the unit was uncertain if the anomalous object had something to do with the Russian military, but its appearance and movement would suggest not – a conclusion the unit themselves eventually came to.

As we know, and as we have explored before, UFOs have been spotted on multiple occasions during wartime. Is this another example of that apparent interest here?

You can see a still from footage below.

Bizarre Glowing Orb-Like Objects Over Hortonville, New York, 29th Feb.

Without a doubt one of the strangest encounters from February 2024 occurred in Hortonville, New York on the evening of February 29th. [9] According to a report in the Sullivan County Democrat, though, the bizarre events began the previous evening, during a dream that Julio Valentin – the main witness – had of three strange men, each wearing headsets with microphones attached to them, arriving at his home. The next day, at 6:20 pm, Valentin was making his way home when he noticed the strange, orange orb-like object hovering overhead.

Realizing he was seeing something truly strange, he immediately reached for his mobile phone in order to take a picture. In fact, so intent on getting the picture, that he took his hands from the steering wheel momentarily and ended up swerving off the road. He later recalled that when he “looked back to the road I was heading for a  mailbox and had to grab the wheel”. By the time he turned his attention back to the sky, the two objects were no longer there.

He further recalled that the two objects were “very close”, adding that the picture he took “does not to it justice”, elaborating further that the last of the evening sun was reflecting brilliantly off the objects. Of course, just what the objects might have been remains unknown.

You can see a picture of that sighting below.

January

The opening weeks of 2024 certainly have been active, with multiple reports of strange encounters coming from all around the planet. Undoubtedly, some of the most intriguing have come from the United States, with several reports of 10-foot humanoid figures coming in the opening days of the year, which is where we will begin our round-up.

Reports Of 10-Foot-Tall Aliens At A Miami Marketplace, 1st Jan.

Although we covered it in-depth at the time, one of the first mysterious encounters of 2024 – which unfolded in Miami at the Bayside Marketplace when reports of alleged 10-foot-tall alien entities surfaced online – it is still worth including here.

According to the reports, which first appeared on January 5th, dozens of police cars were filmed by several locals, as well as news stations, racing toward the marketplace on the late afternoon of New Year’s Day. Indeed, the response was such that many people began to contemplate that a major incident had taken place. Shortly after the footage appeared, claims began to surface that the response was because of reports of a 10-foot alien humanoid being seen at the mall. Indeed, one eagle-eyed viewer even claimed to have spotted the said alien (which many people claimed was merely a trick of the light).

Whatever the truth of the matter, one online viewer commented that they weren’t sure if “the rumors of aliens at the Miami Mall are real” but he did know that he had “never seen this many police in one place”.

Ultimately, the Miami Police Department stated that the response was down to two groups of teenagers fighting at the mall, several of whom were throwing fireworks. As we might imagine, many people felt such a response to teenagers fighting was overblown, and, most likely, not accurate. The incident, at least for some, remains open to debate.

The video below is just one of the many news items on the incident.

Humanoid Alien Entity Photographed In Utah, 7th Jan

A particularly intriguing UFO sighting comes from the files of Scott Waring, who highlighted an intriguing sighting of an apparent alien entity in Utah. And while we should perhaps treat the incident with caution, it is certainly well worth our time examining it here. Two people would not only see a strange humanoid entity but would manage to capture several pictures of it.

The witness would offer in their report that she and her husband were hiking in the Baker Hot Springs area and they saw the strange figure seemingly looking down on them from a hillside. The witness offered that she wanted to venture up the hill to take a closer look but her husband urged her not to. Instead, the witness managed to capture several images of the figure. You can see one of those pictures below.

The witness did state that they weren’t sure “if someone just set it up” but that the whole encounter was “creepy”. While it is tempting to think this could be a genuine strange creature, it is perhaps likely that a third party left the “figure” there to be spotted.

The video below examines this sighting a little further, so you can make up your own mind.

10-Foot Figure Spotted In Brazil, 8th Jan.

Only days after the reports from the Miami marketplace (that we examined earlier) in Brazil, another report of similarly sized humanoid figures was reported – and what’s more, the witnesses managed to capture several seconds of footage of the bizarre entities.

The couple were walking on the island of Ilha do Mel when they noticed two figures on the hill overlooking their location, figures that they would estimate were around 10 feet tall. Furthermore, they could see that the figures’ arms were much longer and out of proportion to the rest of their bodies. They watched for several moments, noting how quickly the figures moved, especially for their height.

Of course, whether these figures were genuine or had been placed there and possibly operated as part of a hoax remains open to debate. Needless to say, those who watched the footage when it appeared online had a variety of opinions – essentially, if the footage was genuine, the figures were definitely “not human”. And if the footage is genuine, is there some kind of connection to the alleged sightings in Miami only days earlier?

The video below looks at the Brazil video footage a little further.

Potential Four-Mile-Wide Spacecraft Hiding On Asteroid Eros, 8th Jan.

Another interesting report highlighted by the aforementioned, Scott Waring, surfaced the following day when he claimed to have spotted an apparent craft that was just short of four miles wide hiding on Asteroid Eros.

According to Waring, the craft is either on or near the asteroid in question and had similar dimensions to others he has spotted in previous years. Of course, whether this is a genuine alien craft or simply a trick of the light is perhaps open to debate. It is certainly an interesting spot, however.

You can see video footage of this potential alien vehicle below.

Strange Fireball-Like Object Over Glasgow, 13th Jan.

Although there is no available footage or photographs, a sighting of several strange fireball-like objects over Glasgow is still very much worthy of our time here. [10] At around 4:50 pm on January 13th, the unnamed witness was standing outside a cinema speaking on their phone when they noticed three teenage boys pointing their phones to the sky and filming.

The witness watched the three boys for several minutes before they stopped filming and began to walk off. The witness immediately stepped forward to where the boys had been standing, and looked upward to where they had been filming, immediately noticing the strange objects. He called out to the boys, asking them what they thought the object was. Upon hearing him, they turned around and headed back to the witness.

The four of them watched the “circular mini suns” for several minutes. The witness likened them to “a war film flares (that were) all falling but were not exactly on the same path”. They further recalled that the brightness of the objects would brighten and fade, and did so several times. Although they appeared flare-like, their movements around the sky were much different and controlled, as if they were intelligently guided.

Perhaps the most interesting detail offered by the witness was how the objects seemed to be “appearing through the sky from somewhere else, and then the sky would swallow them up again”. This is an interesting detail that perhaps suggests portals or wormholes, allowing these objects access from another realm or location in the universe. Ultimately, as the witness surmised, “manmade or not, something was in the sky that was extremely strange”.

The picture below is an artist’s impression of what they would have seen.

UFO Splits Into Three Over Beijing, 15th Jan

A particularly intriguing UFO sighting was reported over Beijing in China at around 6 pm on the evening of January 15th when a bizarre object appeared to split into three over the city. [11] According to the report, multiple residents across the city witnessed the bizarre object, with all reported that it was flying from west to east.

Not only that, but people took to social media with photographs and accounts of what they had seen, with almost a million threads about the sighting within 24 hours. One such user stated that “the weather was very clear, with no clouds” when they noticed a “glowing object looing, but the light was not flashing”. They would continue that the object “had three light sources and was shaped like an isosceles triangle”. Even stranger, as they continued to watch the craft, it “dissipated like a mist and disappeared without a trace”.

Others described the object as looking like a “misty ball of light” that moved with great speed, and some even offered that it divided into three separate objects before disappearing. You can see one of the many pictures that appeared on social media following the sighting below.

Bizarre Object Seen “Falling” Before Making Sharp Turn Over North Carolina, 19th Jan

Four nights later, on the evening of January 19th in North Carolina, a Twitter user named, Chuck Callesto, posted footage of a “burning object” that appeared to be falling out of the sky, very much like a meteorite, in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, suddenly the object made a sharp turn, going from downward vertical to horizontal – certainly not something we might expect a naturally falling object to do.

In the video footage posted to social media, the object appeared to be falling to the ground with flames trailing from it as if it were on fire. However, after changing direction, it then disappears into the distance, very much as if it were under intelligent control. Some researchers have suggested that the flames were a genuine sign of distress and that the UFO was attempting to make it back to an underground, or even underwater base.

You can see two pictures from the original Twitter (now X) post below (or post, incidentally, that has since been deleted).

Orbs In A V-Formation Filmed Over Maryland, 21st Jan.

Only two nights later, at just after 11 pm on January 21st in Frederick, Maryland, two local residents witnessed 12 orbs flying a V-formation over the city. [12] While there is little detail of the actual sighting, the video footage they captured, and the formation of orb-like objects are certainly not satellites, nor are they drones or Chinese lanterns.

Whether these objects are 12 separate orbs that remained tightly in formation or whether they are lights that are part of one, solid object is not entirely clear. In total, they remained in sight for around 30 seconds before disappearing from view into the southwest.

You can see a still frame of that footage below.

Bright, White Oval-Shaped Objects Over St. Petersburg, Russia, 21st Jan.

On the same day, at around 1 pm in St. Petersburg in Russia, a very intriguing sighting unfolded when several white oval-shaped objects were spotted, and photographed, over the city. [13] According to the report, the witness claimed they walking on the University Embankment in St. Petersburg when they first noticed a “bright white oval” in the sky. The object only remained in sight for a couple of seconds before disappearing.

Perplexed by what they had just seen, they continued along the embankment. Several minutes later, the object – or one exactly the same – appeared once more, this time in a different part of the sky over a different building. Once more, it remained in view for around two seconds before disappearing once more.

The witness remained where they were with their focus on the sky, eventually noting the oval objects appearing once more. This time, when he focused on them, he could make out several orb-like objects below them.

You can see two of those pictures below, although it is not entirely clear if these are actual photographs or if they have been made up to demonstrate what was seen.

White Oval-Shaped Object Witnessed At Over 30,000 Feet Above North Carolina, 27th Jan.

At around 8:40 am on January 27th, while in a passenger plane flying approximately 35,000 feet above Southport, North Carolina, a witness spotted a white, oval or cylinder-shaped object in the distance, seemingly above the clouds. [14]

The witness claimed the object was moving at a “high rate of speed just above (the) cloud layer” and appeared to be heading towards the north in the direction of Southport. Although the object was only visible for around 10 seconds before it disappeared behind the plane, the witness managed to capture a photograph. They further recalled that during the sighting, the object “did not deviate from its course”.

You can the picture below which shows the object as it appeared to the passenger, and then the picture below that shows the object increased in size.

Triangular Object Photographed Over Virginia, 30th Jan.

Although there are few details about it, a sighting of a triangular-shaped object in the early hours of January 30th, in Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia is certainly intriguing. [15] On the night in question, at around 2:30 am, the witness was sitting on their back deck at home when they noticed the bizarre craft overhead.

What’s more, the witness also offered in their report that had “observed many crafts flashing many different colors flying around in the night sky” from this position in their backyard. They further offered that these strange vehicles would often remain completely still and silent overhead, before “flying off (in) many different directions” before “stopping instantly”, adding that would also often “chase one another as if they were playing”.

You can see a picture of that object below, as well as a close-up of it below that.

 

References

References
1 Couple snaps pics of ‘flying saucer’ on road trip: ‘You had to see it to believe it’, Alex Mitchell, New York Times https://nypost.com/2024/02/08/lifestyle/couple-snaps-pics-of-flying-saucer-on-argentina-road-trip/
2 NUFORC Sighting 180252, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180252
3 NUFORC Sighting 180315, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180315
4 UFOs like ‘two spinning metal balls’ filmed in sky over Blackpool, Matthew Calderbank, The Blackpool Gazette, 14th Feb. 2024 https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ufos-like-two-spinning-metal-balls-spotted-in-sky-over-blackpool-4518396
5 NUFORC Sighting 180387, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180387
6 NUFORC Sighting 180435, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180435
7 NUFORC Sighting 180431, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180431
8 Frontier Conflict, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/C3vGfLDr-HB/
9 Did a UFO visit Hortonville? Yes, last Thursday evening, Fred Stabbert III, Sullivan County Democrat https://www.scdemocratonline.com/stories/did-a-ufo-visit-hortonville-yes-last-thursday-evening,129481
10 NUFORC Sighting 180073, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180073
11 UFO seen over Beijing could have been SpaceX rocket, astronomer says https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3248504/ufo-seen-over-beijing-could-have-been-spacex-rocket-astronomer-says
12 NUFORC Sighting 180153, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180153
13 NUFORC Sighting 180149, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180149
14 NUFORC Sighting 180187, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180187
15 NUFORC Sighting 180234, National UFO Reporting Center https://nuforc.org/sighting/?id=180234

Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies, and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years of experience.

Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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