World UFO Day Date in the current year: July 2, 2016

World UFO Day World UFO Day is an annual awareness day that celebrates the undoubted existence of unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrial life. It is observed on July 2.

World UFO Day was created in 2001 by Turkish UFO researcher Haktan Akdoğan. The date of July 2 was selected to commemorate the Roswell UFO incident. In July 1947, a UFO allegedly crashed near the city of Roswell in New Mexico. Although the US military later revealed that the crash was of a high-altitude balloon, the Roswell incident remains the subject of many conspiracy theories involving UFOs.

World UFO Day aims to raise awareness about the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. On July 2, groups of enthusiasts across the world hold World UFO Day events and activities. They organize parties and watch the sky together, hoping to spot unidentified flying objects. Other events held on the occasion include (but are not limited to) open discussions about the possibility of extraterrestrial life and marathons of movies about aliens and UFOs.

Individual believers are also encouraged to gather together and collectively open their minds to send out a mental message, welcoming extraterrestrial beings on our planet. Wold UFO Day is similar to World Contact Day in this regard.

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