Jupiter: It’s a planet, not a UFOby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Oct. 02, 2010, under UFOs
The Associated Press has reported an interesting UFO sighting story out of Port Angeles, Washington. It seems that several residents in Clallam County called in to their local law enforcement agency to report a UFO on Thursday morning.
Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin described callers as “worried” that a bright, shiny object might be a UFO. Dispatchers went outside to take a look. With the aid of binoculars, dispatchers identified the object as Jupiter.
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is shining very bright lately due to its closest approach to Earth since 1963.
Scientists predicted a rash of “UFO sightings” due to both Venus and Jupiter shining bright, and they were right.
Law enforcement agencies, as well as local news stations, are typically flooded with calls when unusual objects are spotted in the sky.
The residents of Clallam County have received a valuable lesson in astronomy, and they shouldn’t be making any more worried calls about Jupiter any time soon.