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  • Paul Bennewitz (1927 - 2003)
    Paul Frederic Bennewitz, Jr. (September 29, 1927 – June 23, 2003) was an American businessman and UFO investigator. According to multiple sources, Bennewitz was the target of a government disinformat...
  • Sean David Morton (1958 - 2023)
    Sean David Morton is a self-described psychic, ufologist and alleged remote viewer who has referred to himself as "America's Prophet." Until legal troubles led to his incarceration in a federal priso...
  • Bill Deagle (1952 - 2023)
    William Richard Deagle M.D Obituary It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of William Richard Deagle M. D (Oceanside, California), born in Detroit, Michigan, who passed away on May 16, 20...
  • Max Spiers (1976 - 2016)
    On 16 July 2016, the death of UFO investigator Max Spiers (or Maxwell Bates-Spiers) (1976–2016) caused controversy among some conspiracists, which led to reports from BBC News and other news outlets.
  • Phil Schneider (1947 - 1996)

An unidentified flying object (UFO) is any perceived aerial phenomenon that cannot be immediately identified or explained. On investigation, most UFOs are identified as known objects or atmospheric phenomena, while a small number remain unexplained.

Scientists and skeptic organizations such as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry have provided prosaic explanations for a large number of claimed UFOs being caused by natural phenomena, human technology, delusions, or hoaxes. Small but vocal groups of "ufologists" favour unconventional, pseudoscientific hypotheses, some of which go beyond the typical extraterrestrial visitation claims and sometimes form part of new religions.

While unusual sightings have been reported in the sky throughout history, UFOs did not achieve their current cultural prominence until the period after World War II, escalating during the Space Age. The 20th century saw studies and investigations into UFO reports conducted by governments (such as Projects Grudge and Sign in the United States, and Project Condign in the United Kingdom), as well as by organisations and individuals.