By Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:16 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 2 September 2020
Reported UFO sightings have shot up amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the National UFO Reporting Center hearing about 51 percent more strange encounters so far this year compared to the same period in 2019.
The non-profit has 5,000 incidents recorded for 2020 with a whopping 20% being reported in April, at the height of lockdown across the country and the same month the Navy released three archival UFO videos.
Photos have also captured a SpaceX satellite soaring through the sky following its seventh launch.
Peter Davenport told the Wall Street Journal that he has been taking 25 to 50 calls a day at his home in Harrington, Washington as people describe unidentified flying objects.
The National UFO Reporting Center has had 51 percent more UFO reports this year compared to the same period in 2019. In April the Navy released three archival UFO videos (pictured)
The non-profit has 5,000 incidents recorded for 2020 with a whopping 20% being reported in April, at the height of coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The US satellite SpaceX Starlink 5 is seen in the night passing in the sky above Svendborg on South Funen, Denmark, on April 21
The 72-year-old runs the center with just one other