You need the right tools to capture UFOs -- whether alien in nature or not -- if you want anyone to actually believe your epic story. Luckily, HuffPost Weird News has compiled that list for you. Here's what you need on your UFO hunt tonight:
Warm clothing (depending on your location)
A good pair of binoculars
A good, reliable camera (duh!), capable of actually capturing night images
Fellow eyewitnesses and some snacks (in case it's a long stakeout)
Information from a database that can guide you to possible UFO hangouts
The database may be the best thing you could consult if you want any heads up on where UFOs are most often seen, thereby increasing your own chances of capturing that elusive million-dollar image.
According to the website IT World, there are several database sites used by UFO seekers to help triangulate possible hotbeds of activity of unidentified flying objects. It's not unusual to find locations where eyewitnesses claim to see UFOs several days or nights in a row.The National UFO Reporting Center
This database displays UFO reports according to event date, state, UFO shape and date posted.*U* UFO Database
This is a very interesting database created over a 20-year period by UFO researcher Larry Hatch, who made it clear that his site is not a UFO reporting center. "The site is here to show the results of a long research effort, an attempt to find clues or patterns in sightings data," he writes.
According to AboveTopSecret.com, while Hatch dropped out of contact with the UFO community several years ago due to health problems, his site contains "18,552 carefully filtered UFO events, distilled from hundreds of books, major journals, catalogs, correspondence and other sources. [The] scope is worldwide, for all dates from antiquity to the present."UFOdb.com
The UFO Sightings database specializes in pictures and videos, offering a variety of viewing and analysis tools to maximize your UFO footage viewing experience.Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
In addition to a database of the most recent sighting reports and locations from the last couple of days, MUFON -- the 3,000-member worldwide UFO investigation organization -- is dedicated to studying UFO sightings and offers directions on how to correctly record or videotape a UFO encounter.more & pics