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This could be the biggest database of confirmed UFO sightings online

This could be the biggest database of confirmed UFO sightings online

There's a long list of reported Unidentified Flying Object sightings that span hundreds of years. The Mutual UFO Network is building a site to collect all of those stores in one place.

Does that sound a little too X-Files for your taste? I don't blame you. The reason for which the Mutual UFO Network built its network might change your mind.

The goal behind building this massive database, according to the Mutual UFO Network, is to study alien technology. Jan Harzan, executive director of the network, told Space.com how scientists could use information gathered from UFO sightings:

A second major benefit would be breakthroughs in the energy these craft use to power themselves. From the thousands of observations we have, they are not using propellers, jet engines or rocket motors to propel themselves, nor do they require large fuel tanks.

Next page: Find out what scientists had to say.
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