There are a lot of weird things going on in Twin Falls. Some of those weird things have explanations, like my neighbor outside at midnight shoveling his driveway. Some have fake or theoretical explanations like the loud booms we often hear from the Mountain Home Base.

Then, we have those that can't really be explained like the 30 reported alien UFO sightings in Twin Falls since 1980. That may not seem like a lot since it averages out to less than one a year - but if even one alien spaceship comes unannounced to our town that is arguably one too many.

According to the National UFO Reporting Center (yes, that's a thing) the first recorded UFO Sighting in Twin Falls was in 1981, and there wasn't another until 10 years later in the fall of 1991 where a green light was headed east to west across the sky. The next sighting was in 1999 and was another green orb 'larger than a full moon' running across the sky.

Between the years 2000 and 2009 there were 12 more sightings varying from green orbs, light flashes, and v shaped or triangle UFO's.

In 2012 and 2013 there were 4 sighting each year and 2015 has had the most sightings reported at 5. The most recent reported sighting was on December 12, 2016 and it lasted for 10 minutes. The person reported it as:

Solid ball looking thing floating West. Looked like it changed directions from South to West. No sound and no lights. Recorded it on my phone!

Since 1980, there have been hundreds of sightings reported in Idaho which is interesting since we know that they don't all get reported to this website for tracking. In early November, Buhl and Twin Falls residents were certain there was a UFO either following or being towed by a helicopter.

If you have seen a UFO you can report it to NUFORC so they can track it.


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