Whether you call them Unidentified Flying Objects or Unexplained Aerial Phenomena, reports of weird sightings in the skies were up in 2020 — big time. With so many people sidelined by the pandemic, skygazing became a more popular pastime, which was accompanied by a spike in UFO reports — 167,632 of them in the U.S., according to UFO researcher Cheryl Costa.
And it's not just loners out in the desert, either — pilots on an American Airlines flight caused a big buzz when a recording of their UFO sighting hit the headlines in March.
But it's a past sighting by U.S. Naval personnel that's garnering headlines now after video of the encounter leaked.