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UFO’s are spotted all the time by hundreds of people. Of course they are real, but what their nature is comes up for debate all the time. Most can be explained by natural phenomena, and some are considered by a creative few to be something supernatural or alien in nature. But UFOs have not just appeared since the creation of science fiction movies, nor have they been documented by cameras alone.
A historian has revealed that he has uncovered evidence of what may be the first-ever documented UFO sighting – which was made in Hull, England, way back in 1801.
Although the earliest UFO image was taken from the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, in 1870, sightings of these mysterious objects may have stretched back even earlier, with some evidence only put down in writing. Mike Covell, an author and historian, perused through newspaper archives from the beginning of the 19th century, and discovered a written description in the newspaper, the Northampton Mercury, of a huge, moon-like orb that appeared over the city at roughly 1:00 a.m. on July 11, 1801, accompanied by a weird blue light.
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It also reported that this immense moon had a black bar across it.
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