UFO spotting becomes pandemic obsession with sightings up 51% compared to the ...

UFO spotting becomes a pandemic obsession with sightings up 51% compared to the same period last year - and most were reported in April amid buzz over Navy pilot footage and SpaceX's satellite launch The National UFO Reporting Center has had 51 percent more  UFO reports 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 coronavirus pandemic lockdown Peter Davenport runs the nonprofit and said he has been taking 25 to 50 calls a day at his home in Harrington, Washington  UFO buzz has increased around the time of a History Channel show and the launch of the Pentagon's task force to study 'unidentified aerial phenomena' SpaceX's 2019 Starlink satellite constellation launch could also be a factor 

By Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:16 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 2 September 2020

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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 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 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

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