The topic of UFOs has been pondered over for decades now. Plenty of people around the world claim to have witnessed the phenomenon in various shapes, sizes and situations, yet the mystery behind it remains alive. National Geographic has released new data ahead of their new documentary ‘UFOs: Investigating the Unknown‘, where the findings claimed Edinburgh is the top spot in the UK for UFO sightings.
Over 2000 adults participated in a study, which revealed a whopping 48% of Edinburgh residents believed in UFOs and a whopping 18% claimed they have witnessed a believable UFO sighting.
Out of all the participants, 10% said they have witnessed something unusual in the city, and 59% of those who spotted something weird claimed the sightings were of alien origin.
The ‘UFOs: Investigating the Unknown‘ airs on May 2 at 8pm, and explored the enigmatic phenomenon of unidentified flying objects at a deeper level, taking viewers on an adventure into the secret government projects and the topic itself.
What is more, the study found that 31% of all surveyed think that humans will eventually make contact with alien life. Unsurprisingly, 42% also think that the government is also not telling the whole truth about UFOs to the general public.
41% of those surveyed believe aliens would come to Earth to carry out scientific studies, while 21% fear they would be harvesting the planet for raw materials.
Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator for the Ministry of Defence, said: “UFOs are big news now, and a lot of people are reporting – and sometimes filming – extraordinary things. While many people are convinced these sightings involve alien life, most cases turn out to be misidentifications.”
“The chances are that there’s intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, and even though the vast distances make direct contact a challenge, encountering an alien civilization would be the biggest story in human history.”