A UFO is short for Unidentified Flying Object. Tales of UFO's have been around for a long time. Many sightings have been identified at a later stage as natural events in the atmosphere.
The term, 'Flying Saucer' was adopted in 1947 when several saucer shaped objects were seen flying around Washington State. These were proven to be hoaxes and man made objects. Until proven without shadow of doubt, UFO's remain only tales and scientific unproven mysteries to many.
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