Conspiracies

The Least Credible Alien Sightings in History  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the sightings you're most skeptical about and think probably didn't happen at all.

Alien abduction and the lore around UFO sightings have become so prevalent in society that you can ask someone what it would like to be abducted and they would concoct a scenario that's nearly identical to the most famous of UFO and alien sightings. That's not to say that it's impossible for aliens to exist, but it's hard to believe stories of alien sightings that seem spurious. Are aliens real? It's hard to say, but some of the most recent offbeat alien sightings all seem to have a lack of credibility about them. That's why we've put together this list of the least likely alien sightings for your skeptical pleasure.

If you keep your eyes on the grocery store tabloids, you'll notice that UFO conspiracies have taken the backseat to celebrity relationship fallouts and beach body nightmares. But if you start to look around, you'll realize that visitors from other planets have never stopped popping in to say hello. Whether they're buzzing airplanes in Spain or getting their freak on with lumberjacks, aliens are here to stay. Maybe? The stories on this list aren't really the easiest to believe - they really just need a little more evidence. Is that too much to ask? Take a look at the alien abduction stories on this list and let us know what you think.

Vote for the sightings you're most skeptical about, and leave us a comment if visitors from beyond the stars have contacted you. However, please leave out any direct references to probing.

1
Alien Base On The Moon
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Why people were tooling around the moon on Google is anyone's guess, but leave it to the underground theorists to find an "alien base" hidden in a crater. As cool as it would be to have alien neighbors, this is probably just a glitch in the matrix.

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2
UK Mystery Orbs

In 2009, clusters of more than 100 lights were seen over the UK and Holland. Engineer Paul Slight took photos on his mobile phone of the strange objects hovering over Lincoln. Although, they kind of just look like paper lanterns.

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3
UFO Descends On Iceland
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In 2013, this video of a mysterious fireball falling onto Iceland went viral when some hopeful skygazers thought it might be a UFO. But as far as everyone else was concerned, this was just a lazy attempt at getting everyone's hopes up for an Icelandic alien party.

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4
UFO Destroys Taliban Camp
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When this video of a UFO destroying a Taliban camp popped up on the Internet, an immediate firestorm of opinions began to rage. Some thought it was a UFO, others believed it to be animation, and a lot of people thought it was a drone in action.

Obviously, the military has been tight-lipped on whether or not this was a drone, and it definitely wasn't a UFO - so it was just animation... right?

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