It's been a helluva year for unidentified flying objects.
Once thought to be fictional works used to sell tabloids,2019 has been awash with news of UFOs,aliens and strange phenomena—including reports(complete with video)from verifiably sane sources.
In May,the Pentagon admitted it investigates UFOssoon after Navy pilots claimed to not only have seen but recorded UFOs during training exercises in 2004 and 2015.
In November,another report in Popular Mechanicsconfirmed that after the 2004 incident,two"unknown individuals"took the data tapes away and wiped the Navy hard drive.
Meanwhile,just around the time the Popular Mechanics report was released,unidentified flying objects were captured on video off North Carolina's Outer Banks and the Army announced a partnership with Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy to research alien technology.
与此同时，就在大众机械的报告发布前后，不明飞行物体在北卡罗来纳州的外班克斯被捕获，陆军宣布与 Blink-182主唱 Tom DeLonge 的 To the Stars Academy 合作研究外星人技术。
But while astronomers say humans finding aliens may take a long time,2019 was a particularly active year for UFOs visiting Earth.
虽然天文学家说人类发现外星人可能需要很长时间，但2019年是 ufo 造访地球特别活跃的一年。
According to the National UFO Reporting Center,on Sept.21,in Gallipolis,Ohio,"A husband(former law enforcement)and wife(scientist),while sitting outside their recreational vehicle at a public campsite,witnessed a very bright light approach their campsite from the south in an erratic manner,appearing to slow or stop on several occasions as it drew near.It got within 50 yards,they estimate,of their campsite,at which time,out of a sense of alarm,the husband reached for his.45 caliber sidearm,but he felt unable to use his arm,or lift the firearm.The object,estimated by the witnesses to have been approximately 20 feet in diameter,hovered nearby for approximately 8 seconds,and then suddenly accelerated toward the west,and disappeared very quickly to the west."
9月21日，加利波利斯国家 UFO 报告中心称，"一对夫妇(前执法人员)和妻子(科学家)坐在他们位于一个公共营地的露营车外，目睹一道非常明亮的光线从南方飘忽不定地接近他们的营地，当光线接近时，他们似乎减速或停下来。他们估计，枪口离他们的营地不到50码，此时，出于警觉，丈夫伸手去拿他的.45口径手枪，但他感到无法使用手臂，也无法举起枪支。目击者估计该物体直径约为20英尺，在附近盘旋了大约8秒钟，然后突然向西加速，很快向西消失。"
Meanwhile,on Sept.1,in Taos,New Mexico,"Three elk hunters allegedly witnessed two alien creatures,standing upright,on a nearby hilltop.The next day,two of them return to the same area to look for evidence,and they allegedly witness an unusual looking craft resting on the ground."
Closer to home,on Aug.12,on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway(near exit 38B by Atlantic City),"A husband and wife were driving north on the NJ Garden State Parkway when their attention was drawn to two peculiar white lights that appeared to be approaching their location.Suddenly,they realized that the lights were affixed to a very large,triangular craft,which maneuvered to above the highway and hovered.The witnesses could see'windows'on the top of the craft,from which light appeared to emanate.Traffic was passing underneath the craft."
8月12日，在离家更近的新泽西花园州公园大道公园(靠近大西洋城38B 出口)，"一对夫妇驾车沿着 NJ 花园州公园大道向北行驶，他们的注意力被两盏奇特的白色灯光吸引，这些灯光似乎正在接近他们所在的位置。突然，他们意识到灯被安装在一艘巨大的三角形飞船上，飞机在高速公路上空盘旋。目击者可以看到飞船顶部的"窗户"，光线似乎从那里发射出来。车辆从船底下经过。"
If you're worried about your home state,a handy UFO HotSpot Infographic was created by SatelliteInternet.com that shows the states with the most alien activity.
如果你担心你的家乡，一个方便的 UFO HotSpot 信息图表是由 satelliteinternet.com 地理创建的，显示了外星人活动最频繁的州。
According to the infographic,aliens apparently prefer colder climes as"UFO hotspots include Washington State(the home of the National UFO Reporting Center),Montana and Vermont.Alaska and Maine are also popular states for alien encounters."
根据这张信息图，外星人显然更喜欢寒冷的气候，因为"UFO 的热点地区包括华盛顿州(国家 UFO 报告中心的所在地)，蒙大拿州和佛蒙特州。阿拉斯加和缅因州也是遭遇外星人的热门州。"
The states with the least alien activity are Texas,Louisiana,Georgia,Mississippi and Alabama—despite former President Jimmy Carter logging an official report with the International UFO Bureau in 1969,claiming he had seen a self-illuminated,multi-colored UFO before giving a speech at the Lions Club in Leary,Georgia.
外星人活动最少的州是德克萨斯州、路易斯安那州、乔治亚州、密西西比州和阿拉巴马州——尽管前总统吉米·卡特(Jimmy Carter)在1969年向国际 UFO 管理局(International UFO Bureau)提交了一份官方报告，声称自己在 Leary 的狮子俱乐部(Lions Club)发表演讲之前看到了一个。