The 10 Most Mysterious UFO Cases of All Time

4. The Lubbock Lights

One night in 1951, a group of Texas Tech professors saw a strange group of lights racing over Lubbock, Texas. The sighting was reported to authorities, and the local Air Force denied that any planes were flying that night. 18-year old Carl Hart Jr. took five photographs of the fast-moving objects, which became known as the Lubbock Lights.

5. The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter

One of the most bizarre accounts of alleged alien contact on record is the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter, which took place in Kentucky. According to witnesses, small alien beings attacked the Sutton family farmhouse on the night of August 21, 1955. Family members shot at the beings without producing any effect. They claimed that the creatures had claw-like hands and large ears. Some Ufologists believe them, though skeptics say it is more likely that the family was visited by horned owls.

6. The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction

The most famous case of alleged alien abduction concerns Betty and Barney Hill. The couple was driving home from vacation when they saw a bright light in the sky. They claim that it followed them for some distance before descending toward them, at which point Barney said he saw several humanoid figures peering out of an aircraft. According to the couple, they were soon captured and forced to undergo physical examinations at the hands of their alien captors. The case became the subject of a book and TV movie.

7. The Travis Walton Abduction

While working on a government land-clearing project with six other crew members, Travis Walton saw a strange object hovering above the ground in the distance. He approached it and was hit, he says, with a beam of light. During his alleged abduction, Walton claims he was experimented upon by alien beings. He woke up later on the side of the highway.

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