unidentified flying object (UFO)

Aerial object or optical phenomenon not readily explainable to the observer. Interest in UFOs increased with developments in aeronautics and astronautics after World War II. A U.S. government panel investigating sightings in the 1950s reported that 90percnt coincided with astronomical or meteorological phenomena or sightings of aircraft, birds, or hot gases, sometimes under unusual weather conditions. Some remained unexplained, however, and in the mid 1960s a few scientists concluded that a small percentage indicated the presence of extraterrestrial visitors. This sensational hypothesis, promoted in the press, met with prompt resistance from other scientists. A U.S. Air Force UFO study begun in 1968 firmly rejected the extraterrestrial hypothesis, but a large fraction of the public, and a few scientists, continued to support it. UFO reports vary widely in reliability. The unaided eye is easily fooled; radar sightings of UFOs, more reliable in some ways, may fail to distinguish physical objects from meteor trails, rain, or thermal discontinuities and are subject to radio interference. Seealso SETI.

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Unidentified is a 2006 science fiction Christian film produced by Rich Christiano and Alvin Mount. It was written and directed by Rich Christiano and stars Jonathan Aube, Josh Adamson, Michael Blain-Rozgay, Jenna Bailey, Lance Zitron, and the popular Christian pop rock musician Rebecca St. James, starring in her first film.


In May of 2005, Rich Christiano wrote, co-produced, and directed Unidentified, his second feature length movie. Dave Christiano served as Rich's story consultant. It was released in theaters in April 2006 under Five & Two Pictures. It was rated PG for thematic elements.


The subject of the film deals with UFO's and how they could possibly play into the end times.


An incident occurs in a small Texas town. A man, while driving home on a back highway at night, claims to have encountered a UFO. Two reporters from a national magazine are sent to investigate the incident because their editor wants to publish a story on the controversial subject of UFOs. Brad (Josh Adamson) thinks UFOs are a hoax, Keith (Jonathan Aube) senses that something is out there. What follows is a quest by each man to prove the other wrong. Are UFOs real? A hoax? Is there an explanation?

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