Oct 6, 2007

Quirky Website: National UFO Reporting Center

The Quirky Website of the Week is a regular feature on this site. Feel free to recommend other quirky websites in the Comments section.

The National UFO Reporting Center, which is located in Seattle, WA, was founded in 1974 by UFO investigator Robert J. Gribble. The Center describes its primary functions as "to receive, record, and to the greatest degree possible, corroborate and document reports from individuals who have been witness to unusual, possibly UFO-related events."

On the Center's website, visitors can read of recent sightings, search the report database, and even file reports of UFO sightings. The most recent UFO sighting in Northwest Ohio was reported on June 24:
I was driving home from my friends house going from Toledo, Ohio to Oregon, Ohio. While crossing the maumee river I saw what looked to possibly be a blimp shape, but it was very brightly lit and it was white and gray in color. A few blinking lights on top and bottom of craft. Flew very slow and low to the ground, maybe 1-2 thousand feet high.
There is no mention on the site of recent reports on Toledo Talk of unusual lights over the Maumee River. At any rate, the website is recommended at the least as an entertaining diversion, and it might one day serve to answer questions about extraterrestrial phenomena.


Anonymous said...

"At any rate, the website is recommended at the least as an entertaining diversion..."

Have you even bothered to do ANY research into the topic of Ufology?? I think not. If you had, you might not write off the subject as an 'entertaining diversion' you flipping moron. I'd like to see you tell Stephen Hawking that quantum mechanics is an 'entertaining diversion' and see how well that goes over. If you can't speak about a topic intelligently--don't bother at all. Period.

historymike said...

Hello, Anonymous-Troll-With-Attitude-Problems:

If you read the rest of the sentence from which you cherry-picked the out-of-context material, you will see that I concede the possibility that UFOs are legitimate phenomena, and that this site might indeed play an important role.

But, like all true-believing zealots, you attack those who do not swallow YOUR version of the truth hook, line, and sinker.

You must be just grand fun at parties.

Hooda Thunkit said...


Obviously anon is one of THEM!

I'd be careful, if I were you :-)

Mad Jack said...

version of the truth hook, line, and sinker.

That would be 'hook, line and snicker' if you please, Mr. Mike.

UFOs are defined by the label, which no one bothers to apply literally. The key word is unidentified. That does not mean that the flying saucer in question is piloted by little gray men who took a wrong turn at alpha-centauri and need directions.